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WHAT is the solution to caterpillar eyebrows? I am so f(*&*(d off with plucking, it is taking over my life.

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HowTheFillyjonkStoleChristmas · 23/12/2006 18:19


I cannot be arsed with it any more, I am THIS close to stopping entirely and letting my eyebrows take over my face

what are those JML trimmers like?

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choosyfloosy · 23/12/2006 18:25

Have you tried shaving them? That's what I do.

Mainly because my biggest issue is a unibrow, so one sweep of the razor and it's Noel Gallagher no more. I shave quite a big gap into the middle, and also shave from the bottom of the brow to give a better arch, and at the outer edges.

Not to be done while too drunk, but it's quick, painless and cheap - what's not to like?

SpicymulledSheraz · 23/12/2006 18:32

What about electrolysis or laser ?

maryhadaharpsichordyeahlord · 23/12/2006 18:33

get them waxed then pluck back into shape every day
but it's a life sentence filly, get used to it.
I also have a moustache and the beginnings of a beard so think yourself lucky love

maryhadaharpsichordyeahlord · 23/12/2006 18:34

ime electrolysis is expensive and not that great

HowTheFillyjonkStoleChristmas · 23/12/2006 18:42

oh ffs

I actually don't have too much eyebrow. no unibrow or beard or mustache

but...dunno, I do like a nice eyebrow...

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FrayedKnotRoastingOnAnOpenFire · 23/12/2006 18:57

Waxing, waxing, waxing.

So worth it.

You only need to get it done about once every 5 weeks & keep them tidy inbetween.

HowTheFillyjonkStoleChristmas · 23/12/2006 19:06

can I self-wax?

and how often would this "tidying" be, then?

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dinny · 23/12/2006 19:09

it's only about a tenner to get them done professionally and after a couple of times the regrowth is so fine you hardly need them done. would not self-wax eyebrows, no way

Ceolas · 23/12/2006 19:13

No would def not self wax

HowTheFillyjonkStoleChristmas · 23/12/2006 19:15

is that so?


how long does it take?

can it be done at places that advertise "eyebrow shaping?"

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dinny · 23/12/2006 19:16

yes - any beauty salon at all would do it. takes 10 mins max.

Ceolas · 23/12/2006 19:16

eyebrow shaping is it. waxing and then they pluck the odd stray. Takes about 10 mins

pinkchampagne · 23/12/2006 19:19

Is it very very painful to get them waxed?
I have the thickest eyebrows & it's painful enough plucking them!

HowTheFillyjonkStoleChristmas · 23/12/2006 19:20

oooh pain

didn't think of pain

don't like pain

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dinny · 23/12/2006 19:22

not painful - much less so than plucking

HowTheFillyjonkStoleChristmas · 23/12/2006 19:23


am sold

if you could just confirm thst it is not embarassing or intrusive i will be away

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LorinaLovesSprouts · 23/12/2006 19:23

Waxing is probably best for you. Cost about £8 and hopefully your beauty therapist will give them a lovely shape too. You will need to pluck them in between times but thats normal personal maintenance like cleaning your teeth every day.

Please please do not get electrolysis on them . I love it for other places ie chin and lip ,but fashions in eyebrows really change over the years and you dont want to end up stuck with really 'yesterday' ones.

Foe the same reason dont even think about semi permanent tatoos on them.They can last years.

LorinaLovesSprouts · 23/12/2006 19:25

It is agony .

And thats me telling you that and I didnt have any pain relief with either of my kids and was ok then.

Waxing hurts but no pain no gain!

Ceolas · 23/12/2006 19:27

It's not that bad. I find plucking myself OK pain wise, but plucking at salon much wirse than waxing. Don't know why?

HowTheFillyjonkStoleChristmas · 23/12/2006 19:29

lol at normal personal mainteance

cleaning my teeth doesn't hurt and my kids can do it too. they even have funky timer toothbrushes...

i think this is actually my problem, that my eyebrows lose shape quickly, so they look like caterpillars. they are not too extensive really, just furry

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LorinaLovesSprouts · 23/12/2006 19:30

It is every bit as bad as childbirth but it is over in 10 seconds so its worth it

MKGnearlyimmaculateconception · 23/12/2006 20:06

Waxing hurts the first few times, but I've been doing it for 8 years now and only have to go for a clean up every 5 months (my hair is growing in slower) and you get used to the "pain". It's kinda like the pain of getting your ears pierced. It hurts for a little bit, but the act is over really quick.

HowTheFillyjonkStoleChristmas · 23/12/2006 20:11


unless i get a beautiful baby out of it i can't see how that level of pain could every be worth it....

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MKGnearlyimmaculateconception · 23/12/2006 20:20

It feels nothing like childbirth. Now a bikini wax on the other hand is painful.

It's like ripping off a bandaid that is really stuck on. It hurts but you do it really quick to get it done with.

themoon66 · 23/12/2006 20:38

Had an eyebrow wax at the Clothes Show a couple of years ago. I was on a stand in front of a watching audience. I asked it if would hurt coz I didnt want to show myself up by screaming in front of a crowd. Lady said it would hurt a bit, but not as bad as plucking.

TBH I didn't feel a thing... truely.

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