Removing Unibrow - A unibrow is where the hair from one eyebrow goes all the way across your forehead and touches the other eyebrow to appear as if you only have a single eyebrow. Two of the most famous unibrows are from the movie Austin Powers and the movie Dodgeball.
Because this is become a more public form of mockery toward both men and women that experience this problem, there are now more treatments aimed directly at correcting and removing†unibrow.
1.) Shaving the unibrow – You could potentially shave just above the bridge of your nose to give the appearance of two separate eyebrows; however, the stubble left can make your eyebrows just as bad or possibly even worse.
2.) Waxing the unibrow – There a specific waxing kits you can use for waxing your eyebrows if you can handle the pain associated with waxing.
3.) Laser Removal/Electrolysis on the unibrow – Laser hair removal can permanently remove hair and prevent it from ever growing back. At the bare minimum it can prevent your hair from growing back for months at a time.
Especially if you go to a specialist they can shape your two eyebrows so that they are perfectly even which is a lot better than you could do by hand. This is by far the most recommended way if you can afford the treatments.
4.) Tweezers on the unibrow – Tweezers are the most conventional way of removing eyebrow hairs. This method also referred to as plucking is used by most women and men that have a unibrow. This method can work very well for those who have hairs with shallow roots but can be incredibly painful for those with deep roots.
5.) Hair removal creams – Hair removal creams can be fairly inexpensive and can prevent hair growth for multiple weeks at a time. If you dislike the pain associated with waxing and plucking, but can't afford laser treatments then this option might be for you.
The way your eyebrows are groomed can make a considerable difference in your appearance as your eyebrows help shape your eyes and give you character. It is important to keep your eyebrows trimmed and well groomed.
Bushy eyebrows require ongoing care and attention. Still everyone needs some kind of maintenance of his or her eyebrows. Good grooming tips are needed by men and women, as well.
Never shave your eyebrows as a quick fix. When your eyebrows start growing back, they will require constant maintenance. The continuous need for grooming will be obvious. Eyebrows require their own special care. Use your razor for grooming your beard.
It is not a good idea to use depilatories within the eye area. It is easy to irritate the skin and cause unwanted injuries. With depilatories, your hairs will grow back quicker than with waxing or tweezing. Your eyes are precious and delicate. Do not risk the safety of your eyes.
There are many kits on the market for waxing your eyebrows. With step-by-step instructions the process seems simple. It is best to have a professional wax your eyebrows, but if you decide to do it at home, have a professional do it the first time. Watch carefully to see how it is done and be prepared for temporary discomfort and pain.
Trimming Your Eyebrows
For those who have thin eyebrows, a small pair of scissors may suffice to trim away the stray hairs. Grooming and trimming of eyebrows is best done under bright light.
Select an area to give attention. Then trim your eyebrows in the direction of hair growth. Work slowing, with care. Hairs trimmed too short will stick out in silly fashion. With a few days of careful trimming you will know if you are on the right track.
Plucking Away Stray Eyebrow Hairs
Besides waxing, tweezing is still the most efficient method for removing eyebrow hairs. If you need to pluck your eyebrows, keep a clean pair of tweezers handy for this purpose.
Keep your tweezers store in a safe and sanitary place. Don't let anyone use it. Some men may want to use a tweezers to clean their fingernails.
This is unsanitary and it makes the tweezers less effective. If you allow such use of your tweezers, prepare to buy a new pair when the ends do not meet properly to grab the hairs.
Begin tweezing with moistened eyebrows. Tweezing after a shower is ideal, but soaking your brow area with a warm washcloth for several minutes will give the same effect. Comb your eyebrows in the direction of their growth and let them fall naturally in place.
Decide which areas need thinning. Then tweeze your eyebrows in the directions of hair growth. For an even look, start underneath, from inside, out. Pull each hair out, one by one, to avoid mistakes. Be careful, some hairs may not grow back!
When you tweeze the center of your eyebrows, look carefully to make sure you don't get them too far apart. You can always go back later and remove additional hairs, if you need more space.
Do not pluck too many hairs from the top of your brow. Target obvious stray hairs and thin them out a little. Start from the center, then outwards.
Unibrow refers to when your eyebrows actually appear to be one solid line of hair rather than two distinct eyebrows.
For most people, there is a distinct space of hair free skin between the eyebrows but for many people, hair that grows in this space gives the appearance of one big long eyebrow and it can be something they want to deal with.
In some cultures, unibrow (or monobrow) is often seen as being visually undesirable and both men and women can experience it.
Eyebrows are funny in that we tend not to spend much time thinking about them but they often become very noticeable when people start doing things to them like shaping or trying to minimize them.
In that regard, shaving your eyebrow hair is generally not considered to be an effective or desirable method to deal with unibrow since you could accidentally (and very quickly) shave too much hair which will really make your eyebrows noticeable, and for the wrong reason!
Here are some options that people often consider to remove unwanted eyebrow hair.
Tweezing: Using tweezers to pluck individual eyebrow hairs is a popular method of dealing with unibrow. Since it involves removing hairs by the root, it can hurt but can also help you achieve several weeks of hair removal if not longer.
You might also consider using a professional (ie. in a beauty salon or clinic) to do it for you so that desirable results are achieved.
Waxing: As with the tweezing option, waxing can also give you several weeks or longer of hair free skin but given the relatively small space between the eyebrows, this might be a process best conducted by a professional lest you wax off more hair than you wanted.
Laser or Light-based treatment:†Laser and light-based treatment can be a good option for unibrow removal since it may result in relatively long term hair removal of the unwanted hair.
Given the size of the area that can be cleared with laser or light-based systems, unwanted eyebrow hair can usually be treated relatively quickly. Both processes need to be conducted by a professional so cost could be a factor in your decision.
Electrolysis:†With Electrolysis, you might end up with permanent hair removal and since the space between your eyebrows is relatively small, Electrolysis is often a good choice to eliminate unibrow.
Electrolysis can get expensive especially if multiple treatments are involved but it may offer you long term or even permanent results. As with laser and light-based options, Electrolysis needs to be conducted by a professional.