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Old 08-08-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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No ......the brows are not the curtains...They are the frame of the picture. You will notice that when you keep damaging the root of the hair...eventually the root becomes scarred and the hair will not come back. YOU my friend are eventually going to run out of eye brow. Do you really want to look like that old immigrant Russian lady with the bleached hair and penciled in eyebrows that are never quite balanced? It could happen to you--------------------STOP picking at your face!
Over-plucking might be a problem for some, but most women who pluck their eyebrows do not pluck all of the hair out. We remove the stray hairs from underneath the arch that looks messy. Most of us are pleased that the hair doesn't grow back.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I have always just plucked the strays whenever I am putting on my eye make up......so I have pretty full brows. The problem now is the occasional gray one that pops up.....where I do not want to pluck.

Why don't they make little, tiny kits of eyebrow dye?

And......why do the strays keep coming back? LOL I am almost 60.....they should all be gone for good by now.

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Old 08-08-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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Does anyone want to here about my old man eyebrows? If I do not manage them I start to look like some old wizard. When I am getting my hair cut...I let her trim my eyebrows...as long as she does not go crazy with the scissors I can live with a bit of a trim....

Point being - plucking can become an obsession.
I used to use this line when elderly men had those hair shelf eyebrows....they could let them keep
growing and eventually comb them backwards & not do a comb-over.


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Over-plucking might be a problem for some, but most women who pluck their eyebrows do not pluck all of the hair out. We remove the stray hairs from underneath the arch that looks messy. Most of us are pleased that the hair doesn't grow back.
Some of us "mediterranean " types did what we had to in order to eliminate the uni-brow.

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I have always just plucked the strays whenever I am putting on my eye make up......so I have pretty full brows. The problem now is the occasional grey one that pops up.....where I do not want to pluck.
Why don't they make little, tiny kits of eyebrow dye?
Yeh, why don't they have that type of kit? Perhaps - Sharpie pens?
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: CA
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I get my eyebrows threaded every 2 weeks. It's less than 10 minutes & less than $10.
People DO notice. Friends actually commented the first time I had them done.

I also noticed they make my face look....just better. There's some elegant effect. They are not weirdly arched or to thin, but shaped in a flattering way. I've always plucked my brows (as they have lots of stray hairs & almost no shape naturally), but the threading really made a difference.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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Sparse brows will NEVER be a problem for me. I inherited my father's thick, wiry, masculine eyebrows - the only positive thing about them naturally is that I don't have a unibrow.

So I must clean up everything that grows down close to my eyelid (a dozen or more hairs per side) and create an arch, because they are just thick and straight. I literally went from a wallflower to getting noticed once I plucked my eyebrows at age 14.

What people think about the time I spend on my eyebrows is completely irrelevant. My tweezers are my single most important beauty implement.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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Some people *need* to spend more time on their eyebrows than others--it depends on what you have naturally and how much, if at all, they need grooming. I'm female and fuss over mine because the hairs are fine and straight (like on my head) and want to go every which way. I trim my husbands' every once in awhile because the hairs tend to grow too long--have to pluck his ears!
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Alot of time in terms of shaping and fussing over the eyebrows.

I think more people should. The eyebrows frame the face. I don't know anyone obsessed with their eyebrows. Plenty - male and female - who ignore them.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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I can't help but wonder how one would know how much time another person spent on their eyebrows?
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I haven't had real eyebrow hair (or most of the hair on my head) since I was maybe 19? Back around 1980, give or take a year. I use a pencil to "sketch" a pair of brows. And I wear a wig. And most people don't know. Most of my family knows I wear a wig, but until I told them (it came up in conversation, just like it does here) they had no idea that I wore eyebrow pencil.

I guess if you've done it long enough you learn how to make it look very natural. I won't do the tattoo, because if the end result isn't what I like, there's nothing you can do about it. If the pencil result isn't what I want, I wipe it off and do it again. Takes all of 3 minutes for the pair, and costs 99 cents every 3 months for a Wet & Wild taupe liner/brow pencil.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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Some women and men are very hairy and their eyebrows grow across their foreheads and meet in the middle - I guess they have a lot of plucking to do.
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