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spudulika Fri 05-Aug-11 11:10:29

My DD age 12 is claiming her eyebrows are bushy and horrible and saying that she wants them done. I'm not sure how I feel about this. However a few weeks ago she tried to shave them and now they look awful. What should I do??? confused

colditz Fri 05-Aug-11 11:14:51

She's going to keep attacking them so either pluck them for her or take her to have them waxed.

I speak from experience - I tried to VEET my widow's peak aged 12.

BeattieBow Fri 05-Aug-11 11:21:52

I would take her to have them waxed/plucked/threaded I think. 12 is suitably grown up imo to have this done (although only tidied up).

I have a 10 year old who wants to get her legs waxed as she hates the dark hairs...

spudulika Fri 05-Aug-11 11:22:48

"I tried to VEET my widow's peak aged 12."

grin

Actually it was dd who posted the OP! (hence stray capitals and lack of punctuation in thread title....)

She's hoping that lots of people will say that I should take her to get them threaded......

Collision Fri 05-Aug-11 11:23:33

just take her to get them threaded.............am with your DD!

Moodykat Fri 05-Aug-11 11:24:04

I used to have really bushy brows and was teased at school about it. My sister caught me with a razor and luckily grabbed it off me and took me to a salon for waxing! Thank heavens she did!

Sarsaparilllla Fri 05-Aug-11 11:24:31

Threading is quite painful! She might be better getting them waxed? I think 12 is a fine age to have something like that done

take her to get them threaded, I did it at 12. MY friend shaved all hers off because her mum wouldn't let her get them done!

upahill Fri 05-Aug-11 11:31:21

Let her get them threaded.
Pain wise I would say threading and waxing is roughly equal however threading can do a neater job and get individual hairs out.

I threading is cheaper than waxing (not by much it is an inexpensive treatment anyway)

colditz Fri 05-Aug-11 11:35:31

Waxing is a HELL of a lot quicker. Although as she has virgin eyebrows, it willhurt regardless.

bilblio Fri 05-Aug-11 11:44:39

I started plucking mine at 11 or 12, under supervision of my Mum. I've never tried threading or waxing so no advise there.
Let her have it done professionally, or teach her how to pluck herself... or get them to teach her... far better than shaving them off.

Bonsoir Fri 05-Aug-11 11:46:05

Take her to have them threaded (not waxed, as this is bad for long term growth) by someone trustworthy (not in a shopping mall precinct).

crystalglasses Fri 05-Aug-11 11:49:17

Threading is best, but do you want the burden (and cost) of getting it done every month or so?

Maybe get them threaded to start with and then get her to pluck out the hairs as they start to grow back.

upahill Fri 05-Aug-11 11:52:26

Crystal It's not a big deal if they have somewhere local to do it.
It only costs about £2.50 for eyebrows at most places (NOT Debenhams or the like where I would want all my pubic hair threading for what they charge!!)
A lot of places are walk- ins.

crystalglasses Fri 05-Aug-11 11:55:14

I used to pay £4 at one of those popup shops in a shopping precinct, but the last time I did it they'd put the prices up and I was charged £7. So it depends where you live, I suppose.

OhHelpOhNo Fri 05-Aug-11 11:56:12

Also once she's had the threaded a couple of times or in between times she can have a go at it herself... there are lots of YouTube clips to help.

smilesy Fri 05-Aug-11 12:06:33

I began to pluck my eyebrows at around 11/ 12 as I have very thick, dark brows and had a bit of a monobrow going on! As this was the 70's it was not really the done thing to wax and threading was unheard of. I would take your daughter for a waxing or threading and then get her to do the upkeep by tweezing as others have said. Buy her a decent pair of tweezers - Tweezerman slanted are the best imo. Neat brows can have a great effect on the face but shaving them can make you look really weird! (My DH did it by accident once, forgetting to put the guard on his clippers which caused me much hilarity but he was mortified!)

CeliaFate Fri 05-Aug-11 16:32:25

I'd take her to get them waxed.

snicker Fri 05-Aug-11 16:35:44

I would take her to get threaded , buy her a pair of decent tweezers and leave the maintenance or paying for subsequent threading up to her.

mamalovesmojitos Fri 05-Aug-11 16:36:42

Another vote here to take her to get them threaded and maintain them with a tweezerman tweezers.

DorothyGherkins Fri 05-Aug-11 16:37:56

Have you got a local college where they do Beauty? Their charge is so reasonable you and your daughter can both afford to go regularly

superv1xen Fri 05-Aug-11 16:39:51

i'm with your dd - just let her. and she will probably just try and do it herself anyway.

i plucked my own eyebrows about that age and got the piss ripped out of me at school for AGES as i over did it and they looked terrible for ages

would have been so much better if my mum had took me somewhere proper to have them done

as a mum of a dd i will definitely let mine when she is older if she wants to.

mrspear Fri 05-Aug-11 16:41:30

Another vote for threading and telling them that she must maintain them herself.

spudulika Fri 05-Aug-11 21:53:11

Thanks guys. We went to Superdrug where there was a girl doing threading. She charged £5, which dd paid for out of her birthday money. She did a lovely job - not too radical but nicely shaped and very neat. DD's very happy!

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