I plucked all my eyebrows out!

United States
February 24, 2012 9:07pm CST
I hate my eyebrows! I have my dad's eyebrows... they are like gray whiskers that just stick out. They don't lay down and they are very course... they have been that way since I went through menopause. I hate them. I've shaved them off before several times and drew on pretty eyebrows .... Well, I got in a mood last night and I just started plucking. I only meant to try and pluck the whiskery ones, but that ended up being all of them because they are all gray or white stiff whiskery eyebrows.. some grow over an inch long, and I have to trim them.. I'm sick of it. I will keep them plucked and shade in the area with eyebrow shaping with a brush. It's kind of like eye shadow but darker and goes on with a brush.. it works better than a pencil. Does anyone here have horrible eyebrows? Have you ever plucked them all out or shaved them off? My eyebrows look like my dad's and my brother's... awful on a woman. I like to be feminine and those eyebrows of mine are masculine.. I hate them!
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17 responses
• Ireland
26 Feb 12
I'm lucky enough to have fairly light eyebrows, they only require very little reshaping and a little filling in if I happen to be bothered to wear makeup. If you're happy with what you're doing with your eyebrows now, then fair play to you. Just be sure you don't end up like the lady in our local who got nicknamed 'McDonalds' due to her M shaped eyebrows. Two hugely curved eyebrows which if they were any closer together would become the big M off the logo!
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• United States
26 Feb 12
That's funny. Mine were never like that thank goodness.
• Canada
25 Feb 12
I actually don't have this problem with my eyebrows. I have never shaved my eyebrows off before and don't plan to either because so far I just need to pluck a few stray hairs to shape my eyebrows better. I'm glad I don't have thick and course eyebrows, mines are more like my mother's. I'm just wondering whether the eyebrows come out thicker after shaving them? Have your eyebrows become more thicker after shaving or not?
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• United States
25 Feb 12
No, my eyebrows never changed after shaving... the reason I shaved them in the first place was because they had turned to wire, so to speak after menopause. My eyebrows are genetically like my dad's ... and my brother's are the same way... when I was a teen they were nice brows, but after going through menopause early in life I got very masculine eyebrows and I hated them. I like plucking them better than shaving because it takes longer for them to grow back. When they start growing back i will just pluck out the hairs as I see them appear.
• Nigeria
25 Feb 12
shaving your eye brow, how will you look
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
25 Feb 12
I don't know if you have a Sally's near you or any other place where you can buy beauty supplies. They have eyebrow stencils that you can use to help put on your eye brow pencil. They turn out really nice.
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• United States
25 Feb 12
Yes, we have a Sally's near us, thanks. I just told my daughter to let's stop in there after I get paid. She said they even have fake eyebrows you can put on, but I wouldn't want that.
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• United States
25 Feb 12
I had a friend that used those stencils all the time. They just reused them over and over again, they worked great. All you have to do is line it up where your eye brows were. Hope they help. I know as we get older our hands are not as steady.
• United States
29 Feb 12
What you should have done is have your daughter come and assist you. All you had to do was have her use the eyebrow comb and comb them up. Then have her trim them along the arch line to remove the long sections. Then they will lie a lot flatter. The few that would still stick up you could pluck. Then use the eyebrow pencil or powder to color them in when you do your makeup. I never shaved them off. The gray or white ones do come in thicker and tend to curl. Noticed this on many people before. If you follow the above you will still have your natural brows with the feminine look you always wanted.
• United States
1 Mar 12
My eyebrows are all gray and white Cooking, and they do tend to curl and get really long. I will try this when they start growing out again. My daughter has cut them with scissors before but it was just awful.. she just cut them straight at my eyebrow. Right now the only way for them to look feminine is to draw them in.. mine are not thick in number... you can see my skin through the hairs of my eyebrows, but the hairs themselves are thick and wiry. They have been since I entered menopause.
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
Oh, I remember the first time I plucked by brows. It was my first time and I overplucked it! To fix it, I applied eyebrow pencil to my brows every time I went out of the house so that it still looks like I still have brows. LOL.
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• United States
28 Feb 12
I used to do that too. In fact, a mistake is what prompted me to just pluck them all anyway.
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@Aja103654 (5663)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
I starting shaving and plucking when i was in high school. my eyebrows are really dark and they don't have a good shape. i visit the parlor sometimes to fix them but i never experienced shaving them all off. it's bad to shave because it will make them grow faster and thicker.
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• United States
28 Feb 12
That's a myth. Mine didnt grow heavier or faster. Mine were already wild and the stayed the same which is why I prefer to pluck mine out. I used to have really dark arm hair. I hated it because my husband would grab it with his fingers and pull it. I waxed them and they got much lighter. I can barely see the hair on my arms anymore.
@SomeCowgirl (32277)
• United States
26 Feb 12
I started getting mine waxed abut five years ago, there was a period of time that I didn't bother getting them waxed but I didn't like the look. Mine would be almost a unibrow, and it wasn't attractive. I like the way I look with waxed brows because I feel that I look more presentable. With my brows all busy I felt I looked meaner, but the waxed brows brings out my appearance more and opens my face up quite a bit.
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• United States
28 Feb 12
I used to have a unibeow when I was younger. I used to get them waxed at the salon and the unibeow went away. After I went into menopause they got really wild. I live drawing them on and it makes me look about 20 years younger.
@Hatley (120915)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Feb 12
hi pointlessquestions I have the opposite problem mine are too soft and silver white. I have brown eyebrow pencil but that looks werid with white hair.;I know there is gray eyebrow pencils on the market but just need find them.My hair is white so my eye brows should be grey to match.they just need a little shaping but I will not p pluck them.
• United States
26 Feb 12
Hi Aunt Hatley! If I had light eyebrows I wouldn't mess with them either. Mine are wild. Some of the brow hairs will grow over an inch long if I didn't cut them once. Just for fun once I used that Dippity Do stuff to paste my brows to my forehead.
@savak03 (6652)
• United States
26 Feb 12
When I was in high school we had this one class we had to take. They called it charm class but it was supposed to teach us how to present ourselves to potential employers. In this class they taught us how to dress and how to use good posture and how to use make up. I bring this up because the teacher wanted us girls to pluck and shape our eye brows. I didn't want to do this because I was convinced it would hurt. And anyway since I wore glasses that covered my eyebrows I didn't think it mattered. I still don't pluck my eyebrows but I think I was blessed with nicely shaped ones anyway and so they don;t need any help.
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• United States
26 Feb 12
You are very fortunate to have nice brows.
@CODYMAC (1355)
• San Diego, California
25 Feb 12
OUCH!! sounds painful. I have a unibrow. I have been told that it is not very flattering. I never shave it because I feel like it does not really matter. My friends even tried to hold me down once to shave it and I RAN!!! I had to remind them that if I want to look like a neanderthal then they should respect it!!! JK. I told them that it was not the end of the world and to focus on larger issues like, nose hairs!!! Have a great day PointlessQuestions. :)
• United States
26 Feb 12
Lol! Nose hairs! At least I don't have a problem there like I do with the brows. Mine never got worse with shaving. They were that way when I hit early menopause. They grow long and curl and I'd have to cut them with scissors. Even my beautician used to shorten them by cutting them. It's easier to pluck them. It doesn't hurt me to pluck them. I'm used to it.
@almond24 (1252)
• Hungary
25 Feb 12
I never tried shaving my eyebrows, though I don't like them. They are coarse and long, so not too easy to shape. They are thin in the mean time, not a thin line, but just not enough in some areas. I need to fill them up with eyebrow pencil, but that way i think they look acceptable.
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• United States
25 Feb 12
Mine were the same way... they would grow to be an inch long if I didn't cut them with scissors once in a while. They are sparse too.. I can see my skin through them, but the hairs themselves are coarse like wire.. they go in all directions too... they are awful and now way to make them go in one direction. So I just plucked them.
• China
25 Feb 12
actually, I am a boy and I did not care about my eyebrows that much.Howvere, I felt quite frustrated when my girlfriend taked about it. she said that my eyebrows were the unliest ones in the world and what is worse is that my eyebrows looks like a female's. So when I surf the internet and had a look at your views here, I have the same feeling as you. It is certain that it must hurt to pick your eyebrows by using some special tools. Nevertheless, I never did this because it really hurt and bad for our health. Do you agree? and actually, Beauty is just a skin and what we should take care is the inner spirits rather than a nice face. so let it by and let it natually.
• United States
25 Feb 12
It only hurts for the first time you pluck them... I guess you just get desensitized because I can pluck really fast and it doesn't hurt. I can even pluck the hairs around my lip. I have hair that grows on the right side of my lip... like a half mustache... just on the outer corner.. I pluck them too. Women who get older and go through menopause often have facial hair.
@preethaanju (3000)
• India
25 Feb 12
oh this is really sad. Why have u done such a thing? its also not leag to shave off one's eye brow. I was told long back that criminals used to shave off their eye brow to hide their identity. Anyway you must be looking even more worse without your ye brows
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• United States
25 Feb 12
On the contrary, I look better without them, because I can pencil them in or shade them in with an eyebrow brush. I have very course eyebrows that just keep growing. I have to cut them with scissors when they get too long.. they look terrible and have since menopause. Shaving eyebrows won't hide anyone's identity... you still look like you, minus the brows.... geesh! What a thing to say?!
@carolbee (16245)
• United States
25 Feb 12
I have never shaved my eyebrows because it's my understanding they will grow back like horse hair. Fortunately enough, my brows are still a light brown and have pretty much stopped growing. No plucking needed here. A little bit of pencil and I am good to go! Prior to the time they stopped growing, I would have them shaped by my beautician with wax. Was easier than plucking them one by one.
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• United States
25 Feb 12
Actually shaving doesn't make them any different than they were before. Mine eyebrows have been like wire since I was in my late 40s and they have stayed that way. I hate them. I've dyed them before because they are white and gray, but the color doesn't stay. I shave the hair on my arms sometimes and it doesn't come back wiry.. my legs when I shave them, the hair doesn't grow back stiff either.
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
25 Feb 12
no my problem is facial hair like a man but I don't have an eyebrow problem. I have a beard which is worst lol
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• United States
25 Feb 12
I don't have a problem with facial hair really... just a little on the right side of my lip and I pluck them.. I get a few under my chin and I pluck them. I don't have a beard. One of my friends does have a beard. She was in the hospital once when she got very sick. She was on a ventilator and they hadn't shaved her in days and she had an inch long beard all over her face. I felt so bad for her being so sick. She would never let her face look like that for people to see. Her daughter came and shaved her one day.. she was in a medically induced coma at the time.
@GardenGerty (75988)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Feb 12
Mine are okay, except they are pretty light. I have tried to put a little henna on them when I color my hair, but I am afraid of really messing up. I have filled in with brown powder before as well. If I use the right shade it looks pretty good.
• United States
25 Feb 12
Lucky you! I have my father's eyebrows and so does my brother. However, him being a guy it doesn't matter for him. I'm going to take someone's advice and go to Sally's Beauty Supply and get a stencil to shade in perfect brows. We have a Sally's in Winder.
@clocks123 (1230)
• United States
25 Feb 12
they have many eyebrow pencils out there which have improved throughout the years. i have done this myself. i plucked too much and before i knew it they were gone!! you may be able to go to the salon to have them done professionally, it takeS patience for them to grow in but they will. I do mine myself. i hold a pencil up against my nose this is where they begin. the pencil then is held up straight to the outside of my iris. this is where the arch should begin. pencil is then held side of my nostril on a slant this is where they end. the best to you