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Old 04-25-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Between Philadelphia and Allentown, PA
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Oh No! Not the dreaded unibrow! LOL It's like a monster growing on your forehead HAHA - JUST kidding.. I'm going to agree with your local barbershop, they should be able to help a brother out.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: CO
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I dont know how many barber shops wax, but i work at a cost cutters and a have more men than ever who just come in for a haircut and say "and could you clean up my brows please." I just trim them and wax what needs to be. the wifes and girlfriends usually tell them to do it. But its no need to be embarrased its so comman.
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:38 AM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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I have to trim and pluck my husbands eye brows, otherwise he will end up with a bushy and furry "uni brow".
I agree with a pp's statement, that the hair will grow back after being plucked. (I have been plucking mine out since years now.......and they keep on coming back....grrrrrr. )
It's better to have it done by someone else first, to make it even, and "outline" the shape. (You can follow up doing the "maintenance work" thereafter)
My husbands eye brow hair also grows into different directions, making it tricky to get an even shape out of it.
He didn't wait the one time, over trimming and over plucking....to end up looking somewhat "funny".
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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I have heard that plucking can sometimes, over very much time, cause damage to the follicle that the hair grows out of and so the hair will not grow back.

If you have hair right over the nose that you will never want again, I would pluck those regularly. Do not overdo it and pluck a thinner area than you think you should until your 'eye' becomes adjusted to better assessing what you are doing. The rest I would trim using the little moustache comb as mentioned above.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:25 PM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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I have heard that plucking can sometimes, over very much time, cause damage to the follicle that the hair grows out of and so the hair will not grow back. .....
I have heard that to...believe me.
BUT, how long does it take for the darn hair NOT to grow back anymore????
I've been plucking for well over 23 years now.....and those pesky things still find a way to come back, where I don't want them, need 'em or like to have 'em...(that's where the plucking comes in )
So, I am pretty positive that this myth is everything BUT true.....huh.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:39 PM
 
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I've been plucking for well over 23 years now.....and those pesky things still find a way to come back, where I don't want them, need 'em or like to have 'em...(that's where the plucking comes in )
So, I am pretty positive that this myth is everything BUT true.....huh.
My brows are very light and fine. I have been plucking the area near my nose for over 20 years. The hair in the area is much lighter now, but it may be just a side effect of aging.

It could also be that I am so old that I am slowly going blind. Ha!

I would not wait for plucking to take its toll, for by the time that would happen you will be too old to appreciate it, but it does a better job than cutting.

I have never tried electrolysis, and do not know if they will do that around the eye, but if I had dark hair that was really annoying, I might ask around. Maybe a dermatologist could make a recommendation.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Hello? I WISH plucked hairs didn't grow back. If they didn't, then nobody would need to pluck their eyebrow more than once. I suggest you take an old toothbrush and brush everything up. Pull out any hair that goes above the desired shape of the brow or any that go in a weird or aberrant direction or stick out too much.
I think it looks funny when guys have their eyebrows cut like a haircut.
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:04 PM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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My brows are very light and fine. I have been plucking the area near my nose for over 20 years. The hair in the area is much lighter now, but it may be just a side effect of aging.

It could also be that I am so old that I am slowly going blind. Ha!

I would not wait for plucking to take its toll, for by the time that would happen you will be too old to appreciate it, but it does a better job than cutting.

I have never tried electrolysis, and do not know if they will do that around the eye, but if I had dark hair that was really annoying, I might ask around. Maybe a dermatologist could make a recommendation.
Awwww.........Now you really "shattered" my illusion.....LOl...... because I thought (and was hoping), you knew something I didn't, and would proof me wrong about the hair NOT growing back.......*pffffftttt*
I know about the electrolysis method, but, I won't take on that task....yet, for a number of reasons. (Not sufficient cash stashed away, no time, no patience, no need for it...yet)
But, of course, THAT might change in the future, and I never say "never"...LOL.
Worse case scenario....a blowtorch, weedwacker or lawnmower comes to mind...ROTFL.
For right now, the plucking will do just fine.
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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Try trimming your brows using a small comb by brushing them upwards and cutting the longest hairs which stick out from the rest. For plucking the hairs on your nose between the brows, pluck each hair separately, by pinching it at the root and pulling in the direction in the which that hair is growing. Make sure you pull as quickly as possible in a jerk like motion so that it doesn't hurt. Good luck.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:40 AM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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Try trimming your brows using a small comb by brushing them upwards and cutting the longest hairs which stick out from the rest. For plucking the hairs on your nose between the brows, pluck each hair separately, by pinching it at the root and pulling in the direction in the which that hair is growing. Make sure you pull as quickly as possible in a jerk like motion so that it doesn't hurt. Good luck.
I do that, since 20 some years, and it works for me.
BUT.....my husband turns into a little baby, when I do that to him. (He's saying that it feels like those hairs in the middle of the brows feel like they are attached to "his brain"....when I pluck them for him. He's such a "wussy".....LOL )
Now I just trim it anymore, because I "scarred" him for life, with the so called "pain" he had incurred.
Some Guys......huh, huh, huh.
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