Question about grooming eyebrows.

  • Flamesoul

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    Mar 18, 2013 7:34 PM GMT
    Well, I pluck the center of my eyebrows, or else, I would have a unibrow. That's all good, But aside from that, I find my eyebrows too bushy.

    I read somewhere that some men trim their eyebrows using a comb and haircutting scissors, and some guys even use a beard trimmer without a comb. (with a trimming guide so the eyebrows don't get shaved off completely, of course.)

    So...my eyebrows would grow back if I did trim them with a scissors or a beard trimmer... right?

    Well I went to see my hairdresser a few days ago and I asked her if I could trim my eyebrows, while she was cutting my hair. And she said to NEVER do that. Not with the scissors OR with a beard trimmer, because the hairs would grow back to be even bushier.

    Is this true ? Because I made a topic here about shaving body hair with a ''phillips bodygroom trimmer'' once, and someone told me ''If hair could grow back this way, then we would have found a cure for hair loss.''

    I guess this means that body hair wouldn't grow back to be thicker or bushier... Or in greater number, but still... I wonder about the eyebrows.

    Anyway. 2 questions!

    1) Is it true or not that my eyebrows' hairs will be thicker and/or longer if I use a beard trimmer or haircutting scissors ?

    2) If it is NOT true, would it be okay to use a beard trimmer with the biggest trimming guide to see if I like it, and if it's not short enough for my taste, to make them progressively shorter using shorter trimming guides?

    Thanks for the help!
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    Mar 18, 2013 8:04 PM GMT
    From what I know, your hair wont grow back thicker. That's just a myth. You eyebrows don't look bushy at all. They look great. MY eyebrows on the other hand are bushy. I find bushy eyebrows attractive and sexy though.
  • Flamesoul

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    Mar 18, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
    Well, maybe THICK is more like it.

    But really, they won't grow back even if I use a beard trimmer with a trim guide ? I mean using that looks/sounds much easier than cutting them with a comb and scissors...
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    Mar 18, 2013 8:28 PM GMT
    No, they won't grow back thicker. It may seem that way because after the cut they will have a blunter cut end than the natural silky tapered end, but that goes away as they grow out.

    I trim my eyebrows, as I got older they started to grow. I think that's pretty common. You're gay, you don't want to look like Andy Rooney.
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    Mar 18, 2013 8:28 PM GMT
    Flamesoul saidWell, maybe THICK is more like it.

    But really, they won't grow back even if I use a beard trimmer with a trim guide ? I mean using that looks/sounds much easier than cutting them with a comb and scissors...


    Huh? Your eyebrows WILL grow back however you choose to trim or cut them. If it was that easy to get rid of hair, everybody would, lol. Well, not everybody, but many. I have never done anything with my eyebrows, but I guess it'll grow back just like your beard, hair or your chest and legs do when you trim or shave it/them.
  • Flamesoul

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    Mar 18, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    Well I just feel insecure about it 'cause I always heard that kinda stuff all my life, so even if it's a myth, it makes me kinda worried... That's why I posted about it here...

    I wonder if I should try it though. Maybe with the biggest guide ?
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    Mar 18, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
    showme saidNo, they won't grow back thicker. It may seem that way because after the cut they will have a blunter cut end than the natural silky tapered end, but that goes away as they grow out.

    I trim my eyebrows, as I got older they started to grow. I think that's pretty common. You're gay, you don't want to look like Andy Rooney.


    I trim mine as well using my clippers. Never had any issues with growing back thicker.
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    Mar 18, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
    Flamesoul saidWell I just feel insecure about it 'cause I always heard that kinda stuff all my life, so even if it's a myth, it makes me kinda worried... That's why I posted about it here...

    I wonder if I should try it though. Maybe with the biggest guide ?


    I think you should go to another hairdresser who actually can do you eyebrows also. Most of them will do it, weird that your didn't do yours and told you what he/she told you. I mean, sure try it at home. Just take one "triml level" at a time.
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    Mar 18, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    Flamesoul saidWell, maybe THICK is more like it.

    But really, they won't grow back even if I use a beard trimmer with a trim guide ? I mean using that looks/sounds much easier than cutting them with a comb and scissors...

    I trim my eyebrows regularly, and the hair grows back as fast as other hair, believe me. I also pluck between them, but with age the unibrow problem I had as a kid has almost disappeared.

    I use a Norelco beard trimmer with the adjustable comb set to position "3". I just bought a Wahl electric trimmer to cut my husband's hair, and it came with a special comb just for eyebrows, never saw that before. Without trimming our eyebrows they'd look like 2 squirrel's tails.
  • Flamesoul

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    Mar 18, 2013 8:41 PM GMT
    Ok, that's how I'll do it. Thanks a lot for reassuring me about this guys!
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    Mar 18, 2013 8:44 PM GMT
    Flamesoul saidOk, that's how I'll do it. Thanks a lot for reassuring me about this guys!


    Good luck!
  • PolaroidSwing...

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    Mar 18, 2013 8:48 PM GMT
    Be careful with the eyebrows.

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    Mar 18, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    BTW, take the hair down in steps. Do NOT use a trimmer without a comb attachment. Going from bushy to bald will look startling & comical to your friends. Start with a thicker comb or setting, and go down in the smallest increments you can, until you get the length you want. That becomes the comb or setting you'll use routinely. Good luck! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 18, 2013 8:55 PM GMT
    PolaroidSwinger saidBe careful with the eyebrows.

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    No biggie.
    You can always draw them back in later.
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  • Flamesoul

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    Mar 18, 2013 8:58 PM GMT
    Comb attachment ? Do you mean those trimming guides that makes it either shorter or longer ? Those things that stop the trimmer from shaving it bald? Because, of course I was planning on using that. Because I don't have one that's only for eyebrows... I just got the normal adjustable lenght ones...
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    Mar 18, 2013 9:12 PM GMT
    Flamesoul saidComb attachment ? Do you mean those trimming guides that makes it either shorter or longer ? Those things that stop the trimmer from shaving it bald? Because, of course I was planning on using that.

    They're called combs or guides, that clip onto the electric trimmer/clipper. They're marked in inch and metric hair lengths. Beard trimmers often have a single adjustable comb/guide. I'd post a pic but it's clumsy from my iPad, will be at the home desktop in a few hours.

    If you're just going to be doing your eyebrows then a light-duty beard trimmer will be adequate. You won't need a bigger clipper intended for haircuts, those are the ones that usually have a set of clip-on combs/guides.

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    Mar 18, 2013 9:18 PM GMT
    I use my nose hair trimmer to trim wayward eyebrows and my hairdresser usually shortens all of them when I get a haircut.

    Unless I had a unibrow I'd never change the shape of my eyebrows, I think it looks to effeminate on a man.
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    Mar 18, 2013 9:18 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    If you're just going to be doing your eyebrows then a light-duty beard trimmer will be adequate.


    I like this one, lots of attachments and less than 20 bucks. My first one broke after several years, and I bought another.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Philips-Norelco-G370-Grooming-System/dp/B000FED5DU/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1363641443&sr=1-2
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    Mar 18, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    showme said
    ART_DECO said
    If you're just going to be doing your eyebrows then a light-duty beard trimmer will be adequate.


    I like this one, lots of attachments and less than 20 bucks. My first one broke after several years, and I bought another.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Philips-Norelco-G370-Grooming-System/dp/B000FED5DU/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1363641443&sr=1-2

    Thanks! I have that very same Norelco kit, with the adjustable comb/guide attachment shown at the top. I use it when I have a beard, and for my eyebrows. I also use it to clean-up my sideburns between haircuts, and the nose hair attachment is great.
  • Flamesoul

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    Mar 18, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    Ah that's right. Sorry, I was confused because english isn't my native language. There are a few words I don't know.

    Well, my beard trimer is a cheap one, from the company Andis, and it came with 6 come guides.

    Keep in mind it's a beard trimmer...

    So here are the lenghts ''1/2'' (13 mm)/ 3/8 (9mm) 1/4 (6mm)

    and the others are simply... 7 day, 5 day, 3 day.

    I wonder If I should start at the 6 mm one. I think the others might be bigger than my eyebrow hairs already.
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    Mar 18, 2013 9:36 PM GMT
    Flamesoul saidAh that's right. Sorry, I was confused because english isn't my native language. There are a few words I don't know.

    Well, my beard trimer is a cheap one, from the company Andis, and it came with 6 come guides.

    Keep in mind it's a beard trimmer...

    So here are the lenghts ''1/2'' (13 mm)/ 3/8 (9mm) 1/4 (6mm)

    and the others are simply... 7 day, 5 day, 3 day.

    I wonder If I should start at the 6 mm one. I think the others might be bigger than my eyebrow hairs already.

    The 9 or 6mm may be just the length you want. Start with the 9mm. If it works then you won't have to buy anything. You don't need an expensive trimmer to do your eyebrows, as long as it's sharp and doesn't pull the hairs.
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    Mar 18, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
    Macaque said
    No biggie.
    You can always draw them back in later.
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    lololololol
  • Flamesoul

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    Mar 18, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    Ok, I'll try it with the 9mm guide as you said, Art_Deco.

    Thanks for the help y'all!
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    Mar 18, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    I use scissors to cut the freakishly long hairs (they can sprout at a moments notice). Since mine are getting greyer, i try not to trim them too short, otherwise it looks like i have none.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 18, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    I trim my eyebrow hair because it goes crazy long. I use a comb and comb them straight up and hold them in place, then I use cuticle scissors and trim away whatever sticks up higher than my natural eyebrow.