Dealing with thick eyebrows or the dreaded unibrow is easier than you think.
Whether you have had a unibrow for as long as you can remember or your brow line has begun to connect as an adult, you undoubtedly want to get rid of it. However, you may not know the best way to get rid of this troubling problem. If so, then you need to understand how each of the options will affect your appearance and the upkeep involved with them.
Should A Man Shave His Eyebrows?
Because you are already shaving your beard and mustache each day, you may think that shaving those extra hairs is a great way to make them disappear. This is not really the best solution, though. Among the problems with shaving your brow is making sure the two sides are even. Even a small swipe too far over will leave you with a mess.
On top of that, shaving your unibrow in the center does nothing for the rest of the brow shape. You will still have errant hairs that need to be plucked or tamed if you want an attractive and smooth eyebrow appearance.
In fact, plucking is the preferred alternative for tending to both of your eyebrows. This will give you the most control over the shape and style of your brows. While you will not want to make them super thin, you should construct an attractive shape that works well with your bone structure.
You should begin by plucking the hairs between your two brows. Use a magnifying mirror to make it easier if you need a closer look.
Keep in mind you don’t need to sculpt your eyebrows the way a woman would you just simply need to clean them up a bit. Pluck any lose hairs not connected to the brow and clean up the middle. Below we’ll go over the simplest way to keep your eyebrows tidy.
Here Is The Easiest Way To Pluck Your Eyebrows
- Grab one hair at a time with a pair of tweezers and pull in the direction of the hair growth.
- Make a quick “yank” rather than trying to be slow about it.
Continue to do so until you have the area above your nose cleared. A good way to determine where to stop is to draw an imaginary line from the side of your nose to the inner corner of your eye and up. Do this with both eyes and remove the hairs that fall between the two lines.
For the outer tip of the brow, you will draw a line from the bottom of your nose to the outer corner of each eye. Remove any hairs that extend beyond the brow toward the hairline on each side.
As for the upper and lower curves of the brow, you want it to be smooth and natural, flowing with the bone beneath it. Only pull out those hairs that will not lay smoothly against the others or that are far beyond the layout of the rest. You may want to consult additional pictures to make sure you are removing the hairs in the correct direction.
Use a bit of witch hazel or other astringent when you are done to seal up the pores where you just removed the hairs. If you don’t keep astringent on hand just use some good aftershave. Touch up the area once or twice each week so that you never have to experience unruly eyebrows again. Once the initial plucking is done, you will only need a couple of minutes a week to keep them looking smooth and styled.
If you pluck the brow hair a couple times per week you’ll only need to spend a few minutes of your time dealing with it.
Not only will you look better, you’ll be able to relax, knowing that those out of control eyebrows are no longer an issue.