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Microblading your hairline is now a thing. Here's everything you need to know.

In case you haven't been keeping up to date with your You Beauty episodes (cheeky thing), this week Leigh Campbell and I had a yarn about microblading. Not microblading for your brows - nah. Microblading for your ✨hairline✨.

Yes, really! Microblading has crept all the way up to our hairlines and goodness - WHY DIDN'T WE KNOW ABOUT THIS SOONER.

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"Microblading for brows blew up about a decade ago now, and everyone was having them done," Leigh said on the You Beauty podcast.

"It was the process of having semi-permanent ink and a three-pronged scalpel to mimic hair strokes for fuller-looking brows. The popularity of microblading faded a little and ombre brows were favourable. Though they are still very similar - ombre brows use an electric tattoo gun and shading as opposed to hair strokes."

"Now, microblading is leaving the brows, and it's headed for the hairline. It’s essentially the exact same concert - either a tattoo gun or scalpel is used to create hair-like strokes around the hairline of wherever there's visible thinness on the scalp."

More of a podcast kinda gal? That's okay - we get it. Listen to Leigh and Erin talk all about microblading in this episode of You Beauty. Post continues below.

How cool is that?

As anyone who has experienced hair loss would know, treatment of thinning hair can be a bloody fickle and frustrating journey. More often than not, you can end up throwing money at all different kinds of products and treatments, but reap little to no results.

"In the past two and a half years I've personally experienced postpartum hair loss and then grief hair loss when my dad passed away and although it has improved, my hair has never fully recovered," Leigh shared on the podcast. 

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"I have patches on either side at the front, almost at the temple, and it's really visible when I have my hair back - which let's face it, is in a mum bun 90 per cent of the time."

"I sometimes fill it in with brunette powder, but if it's a hot or humid day, I can end up with pigment on my forehead. This is an awesome solution and I think we will start to see it rolling out in the salons here very soon."

Wanna find out more about the treatment? Of course you do! We all do.

Below is a breakdown on everything you need to know about microblading your hairline.

What is hairline microblading?

Before we get into it, it's probably best to look at exactly what scalp microblading is, no?

As Leigh touched on before, it's a temporary tattooing procedure that involves using a thin blade (usually a tattoo gun or a scalpel) to apply semi-permanent onto the skin and create natural-looking strokes of hair.

These strokes replicate hair strands and create natural-looking volume and thickness in areas that may be experiencing thinning. 

That's why the treatment is commonly used for hair loss around the hairline (particularly receding hairlines), temples, and the hair part, as well as any other balding spots on the scalp.

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When the procedure is performed correctly (pssst... always go to a skilled technician!), the results look extremely natural.

What's involved in the process?

Basically, the process is pretty similar to eyebrow microblading. 

Prior to treatment, the technician will usually develop a tint to match the colour of your hair and skin tone. A numbing cream is then usually applied to the scalp in order to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible.

The technician will then use a small handheld blade to draw small strokes on your scalp/hairline, imitating the appearance of real hairs. The process can take anywhere between two to three hours - depending on the individual. 

Once the procedure is completed, a special cream or gel will be applied to the area to promote healing and calm any irritation.

Is there any downtime involved?

When it comes to the recovery process, there's no downtime involved and you should be able to return to work and normal activities immediately after treatment. 

You can, however, expect to experience some signs of mild flaking, peeling, and itching around the hairline post-treatment - but this usually resolves itself quite quickly.

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What are the benefits of hairline microblading?

As mentioned up there, microblading is a procedure that can effectively create the appearance of thicker hair and a more defined hairline. 

For those struggling with hair loss and thinning hair, this can do a lot of great things for people's confidence.

It's also important to note that microblading is an easier, less intense, and way more cost-effective option than other procedures on the market - such as hair transplantation.

What's the upkeep like?

Microblading results can usually last up to 18 months, however, throughout this time the pigment may lose intensity. As such, it's common for people to go in for touch-ups every six to nine months - depending on the individual and the rate of fading.

Obviously many factors can contribute to fading - such as skin type (oily skin produces more sebum, which can make pigment fade fast), sun exposure, how often you wash your hair, and swimming.

Would you ever consider microblading your hairline? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

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