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The Great Debate: Dry Healing vs. Wet Healing for Ombre Brows

When it comes to caring for your freshly microbladed or ombre / powder brows, there's a lot of advice out there. One of the biggest debates in the microblading world is whether to opt for dry healing or wet healing. As a seasoned microblading artist, I've tried both methods and have a clear favorite: dry healing. Let's dive into the differences between these two approaches and why I believe dry healing produces superior results.


Dry Healing: The Allure of Minimal Maintenance

Dry healing, as the name suggests, involves keeping your ombre brows dry and avoiding any moisture for a few days after the procedure. This means no washing your brows, no sweating, and no swimming. While it may sound challenging, dry healing offers several benefits:

  1. Enhanced Pigment Retention: Dry healing allows the pigment to settle into the skin more effectively, resulting in longer-lasting ombre brows.

  2. Reduced Risk of Infection: By avoiding moisture, you minimize the risk of bacteria entering the freshly microbladed skin.

  3. Minimal Disruption to the Healing Process: Dry healing lets your skin heal naturally without interference from external factors.

Wet Healing: A Moist Approach

On the other hand, wet healing involves applying a thin layer of ointment to your ombre brows several times a day to keep them moist. While this method has its proponents, I find that it has some drawbacks:

  1. Potential for Infection: Constant moisture can create a breeding ground for bacteria, increasing the risk of infection.

  2. Less Control Over Pigment Retention: Wet healing may result in the pigment not settling as evenly or deeply as with dry healing.

  3. Extended Healing Time: Some clients find that wet healing prolongs the healing process compared to dry healing.

  4. Suffocated: Due to the ointment given, often times Aquaphor, tends to create an unbreathable barrier on the skin, keeping it from healing as fast as it should,


Why I Choose Dry Healing

After years of experience, I've found that dry healing consistently produces the best results for my clients' ombre brows. Not only does it lead to more vibrant and long-lasting pigment, but it also minimizes the risk of complications. Of course, every client is different, so it's essential to discuss the best healing approach for you with your microblading artist.


In the end, whether you choose dry healing or wet healing for your ombre brows, the most important thing is to follow your microblading artist's instructions carefully. With proper care, you can enjoy beautiful, natural-looking ombre brows that enhance your features and boost your confidence.


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