When the eyebrows meet, it is called a unibrow or monobrow. In some people, a unibrow is discreet while in some people it is apparent. Either way, it is a bummer, especially for females.
If you are not fond of your unibrow, the following are the best possible methods to remove it.
If you have a sparse unibrow, consider plucking. All you need for this method is a tweezer.
Tweezing involves removing hair from the follicle. For that reason, it will take at least a few weeks before your unibrow is noticeable again.
Another plus of plucking is tweezers are cheap, and you won’t spend a single coin if you already have tweezers.
However, plucking is painful. To make it less painful exfoliate the area of the unibrow using a damp cloth. We recommend using hot water to damp the cloth. Alternatively, pluck your unibrow immediately after taking a shower.
Start plucking from the middle of your monobrow and work your way to the point where your eyebrow should start.
Waxing is a popular hair removal method, especially for females, because of the long-lasting results. You can have it done by a professional or buy a waxing kit to use at home. Waxing kits come with directions to follow. Most of them require you to heat or warm the wax.
If you are new to the waxing world, consider wax-covered strips. All you have to do is press the strip against the area you want to remove hair. Then, hold the skin around that area firmly and remove the strip.
To reduce pain and irritation, apply cold water, or use ice cubes on the waxed area. Another option is hydrocortisone cream.
We do not recommend waxing if you have sensitive skin, or sunburns, warts, and moles on the unibrow area.
Shaving is the easiest way to remove a unibrow. The process is painless and straightforward.
However, shaving is a temporary solution as it only cuts hair from the surface as opposed to removing hair from the root. Therefore, a shave monobrow requires more maintenance – even daily if your facial hairs grow fast.
For best results with shaving, use a razor or clipper specially designed for eyebrows. You can find reviews of the best clippers and razors on hairclippersclub.com. For a clean shave, wet the unibrow or apply shaving cream.
Using hair removal cream
Hair removing creams also knows as depilatory creams, are a good option if you prefer a fast and painless process. Follow the directions on the box, which involve applying the cream and rinsing off.
However, like shaving depilatory creams remove surface hairs only. So, you have to use the cream every few days.
Like any other chemical-based solution, depilatory creams can irritate the skin. Therefore, before you apply it on your unibrow, test it on a more discreet area of your skin. Also, make sure you buy a cream designed for facial hair.
Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal procedure. Unlike laser hair removal, electrolysis works on all types of hair and does not have adverse side effects on any skin type.
However, for best results and to minimize the risks of infection, you have to get it done by a licensed professional. This professional could be a dermatologist, and esthetician, or an electrologist depending on where you are receiving the service.
The process uses electric current to kill hair roots. The hairs already on your unibrow will fall off after a few days. After that, your unibrow will not grow back again.
This procedure is expensive. Also, it is time consuming as it involves several sessions, each running a few hours.