How to Shower After Microblading

Microblading is an increasingly popular beauty trend that involves using a handheld device to create artificial hair strokes on the skin. Depending on the complexity, the process can take between two to six hours.

On average, it takes about four hours for one session of microblading. In this blog post, we will show you different techniques on how to shower after microblading. 

One of the most important things to know after getting your eyebrows tattooed is how long you should wait before showering or bathing because water may affect the healing process and cause fading or smudging in some cases.

There are many different opinions, but research shows that waiting three days is best, so here are some tips for taking care of your new brows during this period!

How to Shower After Microblading

8 Methods to Use: How to Shower After Microblading:

Here are some methods on how to shower after microblading so that you don’t have to worry about your eyebrows when showering.

1. The Wet Paper Towel Method:

Tear a new roll of paper towels into individual sheets. Take one sheet and get it nice and wet with hot water from your sink. Wrap the excess paper towel around your hand, so you have a tightly wrapped but very wet piece of dampened paper towel on your hand.

Gently pat the area where you had micro blading minutes done until it’s as damp as possible.

2. The Plastic Baggie Method:

Take a new plastic baggie and wet it with hot water from your sink. Next, place the baggie on top of your microbladed area for a couple of minutes. This will help the towel absorb excess water. Please take off the baggie once it’s damp and discard it when done.

The Plastic Baggie Method for Shower After Microblading

3. The Bar of Soap Method:

Take a small bar of soap and wet it with hot water from your sink until you have a good size lump of soap in your hand. Then, rub the wet lather all over your dampened micro bladed area, using gentle motions to help remove any excess ink that was not removed by rinsing after the microblading procedure.

4. The Sponge Method:

Take a clean kitchen sponge and wet it with hot water from your sink. Shake off the excess water from your sponge, which will help you avoid getting excess water on your skin from the damp sponge after it’s been used to wipe away excess moisture.

Next, brush your microbladed area with a dampened sponge until it’s as moist as possible.

5. The Clean Cloth Method:

Take a clean cloth or hand towel that you have lying around your house, wet it with hot water from your sink until the fabric is damp all over inside. Next, place the wet cloth on top of your microbladed area for a couple of minutes; this will help the towel absorb excess water. Please take off the cloth once it’s damp and discard it when done.

6. The Ice Cube Method:

Take an ice cube in your hand, and place it over the area that you just microblade. Hold the ice on your brows for at least ten minutes; don’t hold it forever, though. Your brows can get too cold and damage them while regaining circulation. It’s a common mistake to think that the harder, the better, but this isn’t true.

Your brows need to be “warm enough” because cold will cause them to become pale and even have purple tinting around them because of all the blood vessels contracting. Warmth is required to restore circulation, so avoid using ice cubes directly on your brows.

7. The Cold Spoon Method:

Take a cold metal spoon and hold it against your brows. It’s best if you use it while soaking in the tub, but make sure the water isn’t too hot or else your skin will get damaged as well as your brows.

You might want to cut the handle off of a plastic spoon and attach it to a metal spoon if you’re worried about getting burned. This method requires some maneuvering to do without potentially burning yourself with a real metal utensil.

8. The Compression Method:

If you’re worried about swelling around your brows due to microblading, you can use the compression method to avoid getting those unsightly bumps. Take a clean cloth and soak it in hot water from your sink until the cloth is damp all over inside.

Then, place the cloth on top of your brows for around ten minutes to stay warm. This will help to reduce swelling. You can also use your hand or any other clean object that you have lying around the house to do this, so it’s free.

Caring Tips After Microblading:

Caring Tips After Microblading

1. After the procedure, the skin becomes inflamed and sensitive.  You can reduce the redness and irritation by using a cold compress or ice pack on your face for 10 to 15 minutes every hour. If you find it too irritating, use it for 5 minutes every 2 hours.

2. Avoid hot steam showers or baths as much as possible, especially on your brows, because the heat can cause swelling. However, you can take a warm bath or shower after the inflammation subsides (around 12 to 24 hours later).

3. Don’t touch your brow area with dirty hands while it’s healing. Keep contact limited to critical situations (such as applying makeup), and always wash your hands afterward.

4. Try not to use any face creams until your skin is completely healed, which will be around two weeks or so after the procedure. Otherwise, you might accidentally contaminate the area with bacteria that can cause infections and other complications.

5. Don’t pick at scabs that appear on top of your brows, as those scabs contain all of the pigment. You can even place tape on top of the scabs to ensure you don’t pick at them and potentially remove more than necessary.

6. Avoid getting sunlight on your brow area, especially if you notice redness or inflammation because this can cause pigmentation problems and reduced color definition.

7. For the first week after the procedure, you should avoid touching your brows with dirty hands while they’re still healing up under scabs. After the scabs come off, you can use a mild soap to wash them in the shower with warm water.

How Soon After Microblading Can I Wash My Hair?

This is a fairly common question among microblading clients. But there’s no simple answer. It depends on the type of soap and the technique used in eyebrow tattooing. It also depends on your lifestyle. So, let’s take a look at the different possibilities.

First, please note that you can’t wet your face or eyebrows for 24 hours. Avoid using soaps and cleansers anywhere near your brows for the first few days. This includes the hairline around your forehead if any microblading strokes extend onto it. Instead, use a gentle, alcohol-free baby wipe to clean these areas.

After 24 hours, you can wash your face and use a gentle or no soap on your brows if they’re healed enough. If the area around your eyebrows is red and inflamed after the first day, avoid using soaps for another day until the color begins to calm down.

Then, start washing your face and use a gentle soap on your eyebrows. Every time you wash, gently pat the area dry with a clean cloth. If you’re prone to oily skin, use a toner after cleansing and before applying moisturizer.


To summarize, after microblading you should shower with warm water for 10 minutes. This will help the pigment stay in place and avoid possible infection. In addition, you may experience some redness or swelling that can be alleviated by using a cold compress on your eyebrows to reduce inflammation and pain.

The key to a successful microblading is understanding how to care for the area properly. Follow the steps mentioned on how to shower after microblading, and you’ll have a gorgeous new look in no time!

Jennifer Branett
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