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Hey girls, wondering what the best method for making my eyebrows feminine, rather than the bushy caterpillars I currently have :(

I've used tweezers and an electric razor with a detail attachment, but the hairs seems to grow back too fast and twice as thick half the time.

Will HRT help with this at all? My eyebrows feel like a dead giveaway but they are so hard to maintain. Is it worth going to a professional place to get them done?

Help a sister out!



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Staying and keeping oneself femme is and needs to be a daily & regular routine, hrt will slow and possibly soften hair but don't count on it. The words "high maintenance" ring very true in our case! Which, is why beauty is a multi billion $ busines, yesterday $30 got me 4 light brown brow pencils, a tube of color stay, and a dark brown eyliner pencil.

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Waxing lasts for a bit longer than most methods but it still requires maintenance.
HRT didn't help me at all. The best thing i've found is a good pair of tweezers and a magnifying mirror.



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With practice, its possible to shape ones own brows,, but its difficult and the results aren't always the best. I don't like tweezing my own brows, so I've gone to professionals. I've tried threading and waxing, and much prefer waxing. A good technician can do wonders on even heavy brows, but the first couple of times it might be painful, since you're waxing off a lot of hair. Brows don't have to be thin, either. Lots of attractive women have thick brows; they just need to be neat and shaped nicely.

Most salons will do waxing for $6-8.

Carolyn Marie

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Soory,Denise,I have to get in on this!Carolyn Marie,how long does waxing last?And what about this new thermoal tech.,any opinions?


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Angie, I started having them waxed in 2006 at the salon. She was very conservative at first, by my request. The first time I had them done I could not tell much difference, plus my brows were blond as I had not enhanced them yet with color. I met my daughter's for lunch and they could tell from the parking lot. Over the years she really gave me a great arch. I do them every 4 weeks, hair color 6 weeks. Like Carolyn Marie I don't care for twezzing, but will do in a pinch. Smile's... Sarah

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Soory,Denise,I have to get in on this!Carolyn Marie,how long does waxing last?And what about this new thermoal tech.,any opinions?


I think its an individual thing, regarding how long between waxes. Mine is about every 6 weeks.

Carolyn Marie

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Waxing and Threading are about the same for me. I have done the self tweezing thing and am too much of a sissy to do it to myself by now. By now my brows are white blonde (ok, grey) so I use a MAC red/brown blush powder on them with a small flat brush that I use like a calligraphy pen to get the shape in to them. <I also have some very prominent scars that interrupt my brows, and the blush powder fills that in nicely> My eyebrow hair did get a little finer after 2 years on HRT, but not enough to really erase old age effects on them.

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Yeah my biggest fear with the tweezing is not so much the pain but that I will make my eyebrows look bad and not be able to fix :unsure:

Thanks for advice girls, I need as much as I can get :P

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I have a small electric eybrow trimmer which I use for length and pluck outside of the defined area. It works for me although results are not as tidy as they would be with a professional job. I must say though that if left to grow my brows would get big and bushy. Before I started trimming they were so long that they curled and irritated my eyelids. It is a genetic trait as all male members in our family have them. When I started I had them almost shaved but they do grow a little more now. I just use a pencil daily.


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I went to a professional, and she was able to give me good advice as far as shaping and trimming. It was a bit of adventure to go, but I was glad I did. If I could afford to go back, I would certainly consider doing so. I the meantime I make do with a tiny mustache comb, trimmers, and tweezers. Sometimes my results are not the best, but they eventually grow back, just take it slow.



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Scissors for me, same effect. Then I like to final trim with those little dollar store razor comb thingies. Remember the old eyebrow addage "sisters, not twins", easier to do and look much more natural.

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I do waxing, and I don't find it painful (personally anyway). Waxing seems to be the longest in-between. And like posted above, various styles come in play. The bigger eyebrows are fashionable. What I did was go to a spa (and still do because I just adore the woman doing it as she helps me with all kinds of tips - makeup, waxing, etc). It's about 15$ Cdn a session and I go once a month (even though she told me I could go a bit longer, but I like the neatness it provides). And honestly, I love the pampering!!!

I can totally relate about fearing to go too far. I did try on my own and botched them (very first time I ever tried to shape them). I mean, it grew back, so no worries. But it was a bit humbling to say the least. :) Anyhoo there's ways to correct your eyebrows with makeup if needed.

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Going to a professional is definitely the way to go because they'll do it right. I tried doing it myself for the longest time and when I went to a professional, she made me wait until my brows grew back in completely before she would do anything with them because I had done it wrong for such a long time.

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waxing helps and tweezers are a necessary follow up with a good brow comb, shadow and color. It takes practice.


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I tweeze every other day or so. I also use one of those electric eyebrow trimmers as needed. Sometimes the hairs get a little unruly. I did get them waxed once and seem to have been able to keep on top of the regrowth.

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I'm in the same boat as you Marcie.  I've found they are much easier to deal with when you have a good starting point. 


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Hi ladies, I haven’t paid much attention to my eye brows yet.  I use my nose hair trimmer to chop them down when they start to get bushy.  At this point they are quite white and don’t show much when trimmed.



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