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Old 07-11-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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If you've been thinking about it, don't do it! Over a year ago I got aggravated with them and did the total pluck. That requires a lot of eyebrow update every night. But here's the thing. When I was ready to let my grow back in, they don't grow out with that nice curve. Nope! They stick straight out and there's no way anyone will go outside the home with growing eyebrows looking like that. So I'm doing a good job putting them on with a pencil but it sure would be nice to have them back again. I have made plans to not leave the house for a week while they grow and see what happens. I put the brow pencil on and take a good closeup look. A week is not enough for them to start curving and not look like stupid.

Has this happened to anyone else? How did you go about growing them back without looking socially scary? Sure hope I get some helpful info!
DON'T EVER PULL OUT ALL YOUR EYEBROWS!
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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Best I can think of would be to let them grow and just pluck the ones that don't fit into what you consider to be the "right" curve for your eyebrows. It'll probably look bad for a while, though...
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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I never plucked them all out, but I did overpluck my senior year in high school.

Have you tried some sort of grooming wax made for eyebrows? Perhaps with a brow brush and some wax you can help shape the new hairs in the direction you want them to grow.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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I sometimes wear my brows pencil thin or full natural. When I grow them in I use olive oil at night and make sure I am taking a hair growth vitamin. To tame them i just trim them short with scissors until an even patch grows in. I fill the brow shape with light brow powder and wax. (sometimes pencil too) and set it with my face powder. Don't try to make them darker like most usually do when growing them in. It just makes them look harsh, sparse and odd. They have some videos on youtube.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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I got very critical about my eyebrows a while back, and overtweezed. But I am lucky, if you can call it that, because my eyebrows are very pale, and I have to dye them. As I get older. they aren't going gray as much as losing their pigment. So I dyed them in their overtweezed state, and let the other hair grow in and unless you close you couldn't notice anything (I kept them tweezed -- just not as severely). It took about six months to get them back in shape, because I couldn't just let them grow back in, I had to manage it. Now, about once a month, I do a pull and dye.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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I shaved part of mine once when i was a kid lol
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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Ugh! Makes me think of those chicks that do the "eyebrows by Sharpie" look.




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Old 07-12-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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My Mother did have her eyebrows tattooed on, they looked terrible, sort of like Dr. Spock. Why would anyone take off all their eye brows? Is that a cultural thing?
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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My Mother did have her eyebrows tattooed on, they looked terrible, sort of like Dr. Spock. Why would anyone take off all their eye brows? Is that a cultural thing?
i think its a hispanic thing. its not good.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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Have you tried some sort of grooming wax made for eyebrows?
Have not thought about grooming wax. Looks like Opsimathia has some experience.

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I sometimes wear my brows pencil thin or full natural. When I grow them in I use olive oil at night and make sure I am taking a hair growth vitamin. To tame them i just trim them short with scissors until an even patch grows in. I fill the brow shape with light brow powder and wax. (sometimes pencil too) and set it with my face powder. Don't try to make them darker like most usually do when growing them in. It just makes them look harsh, sparse and odd. They have some videos on youtube.
I've been applying olive oil at night (it's good for everything!) and they do grow faster but are insisting on sticking straight out and I haven't let them last longer than a week because of that. I will try the wax and see what happens. I've been using mineral powder over a mild liquid foundation to make it all look better for the brow pencil application.

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I got very critical about my eyebrows a while back, and overtweezed. But I am lucky, if you can call it that, because my eyebrows are very pale, and I have to dye them. As I get older. they aren't going gray as much as losing their pigment. So I dyed them in their overtweezed state, and let the other hair grow in and unless you close you couldn't notice anything (I kept them tweezed -- just not as severely). It took about six months to get them back in shape, because I couldn't just let them grow back in, I had to manage it. Now, about once a month, I do a pull and dye.
Yours must grow in with a nice curvy shape. Six months to get them back is no surprise. Pulling mine all out was a dumb arse thing to do.

Thanks for all the replies everyone! Hey, those brows penciled on harshly is not the way to do it. It does looks bad. I searched on having brows permanently removed and dyed on but quickly decided against that. Tomorrow I will get some grooming wax and give it a go growing them out again. Have a lovely evening!!!!!
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