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Old 05-06-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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Hi all. Got a few questions about plucking eyebrows.
First off, im a man. And lately, my eyebrows in the middle near the nose(sorry dont have a better descriptions) are going downwards. My eyebrows have always been strange. They grow UPWARDS at the middle, instead of naturally to the side you know. And now some of the hairs are like 'hanging' down. dunno why.

So, I think I know about tweezing brows that when you pluck the hair, you must pull it to the natural direction of where the hair grows right? So if I pluck the hair that is going down, upwards..will they grow normally again?

And another thing, is there a risk that some of the hair might not grow back again if I pluck them??

Thanks for help
As a guy, here's my weigh in. I went to a high-end hair salon where after my haircut/hairstyling I asked if I ought to do anything with my eyebrows (knowing full well that mine were a bit like what you've described, and needed something to be done). They gave me some recommendations, and then with my apprehensively given permission they went to work on them. I was a bit shocked at first at the impact the changes had on my appearance (I thought I looked like a different person), but after a day I became quite satisfied with them.

My wife and friends who noticed think they look better than ever and this is why I would recommend to others with "challenging eyebrows" to consider doing this. When done well by someone who knows what they are doing, you'll still look heterosexual (for those of you perhaps concerned about this). I only regret one thing. Now looking back at my high school pictures I know I shouldn't have waited so many years to do this.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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I wish my husband would go too! He's afraid of looking like a girl - how can I make him go?? Do you have any photos??! haha.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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You should go to the barbershop and have this done---this is their job--they know how to trim eyebrows! As men age, those things go crazy!!!! Hubby gets his done every haircut! And it won't make you look "girlish", but well-groomed.
Oh gawd! My barber trimmed my eyebrows for the first time a few weeks ago. I have always seen this done to the older men but never me. My first thought was "I'm old now!". LOL

I wax my eyebrows in the center, if I didn't I would have a uni-brow. The hair always comes back.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies. Silly me forgot all about this thread

There's a few things that i'd like to comment on. First the permanent hair removal of plucking. When I was young and my unibrown started to develop, I even had hair growing right underneath the middle of the unibrown, i.e. top of the nose. That's what bothered me the most, so I think for a couple of year I've been plucking them extensively, and I'd say about 95 % of it hasn't grown back. I think it might be a person to person thing. It might not be the same for everyone else. Or some people pluck it too quickly thus not damaging the hair follicle enough. I remember talking to my father about hair on the cheeks(what can I say these hairy genes run in the family LOL) and he said I should pluck them and they won't grow back. It worked for him too.

Someone mentioned electrolysis. I knew someone that had it done on the eyebrows and the hair hasn't grown back in many years. It is permanent alright. But the downside is the pain in the procedure, and over the years NEW hair might grow back there. But for this guy it was no problem because his brows looked more 'natural' again when a very small amount of hair grew back. It's because of having dark hair colour. Looks freakish when tweezed too often.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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For some reason, as teenagers in the 1970's, my girlfriends and I plucked our eyebrows WAY too thin. We though we looked like "Charlie's Angels" that way. I can vouch for the fact that, if plucked too much and for too long of a time, they really WON'T grow back in, not completely anyway. I once heard make-up artist Bobbie Brown say she overplucked as a teen and it TEN YEARS for them to completely grow back in. That's why I always warn my own teenage daughter NOT to overpluck.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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For some reason, as teenagers in the 1970's, my girlfriends and I plucked our eyebrows WAY too thin. We though we looked like "Charlie's Angels" that way. I can vouch for the fact that, if plucked too much and for too long of a time, they really WON'T grow back in, not completely anyway. I once heard make-up artist Bobbie Brown say she overplucked as a teen and it TEN YEARS for them to completely grow back in. That's why I always warn my own teenage daughter NOT to overpluck.
Same here, graduated high school in the late 70's - I can attest to the fact that they do NOT always grow back I have some bare spots and the rest is very thin.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Flamingo13, why did we do that? I look back at my Class of '79 year book, and along with our feathered "Farrah" hair, we almost ALL have way overplucked brows. Just the "style" then, I guess. I gave up a long time ago trying to let them grow in. Now, I've still got my "disco" era brows, but I do fill them in a little with brow pencil.
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