Unibrow Hair Removal
Sometimes hair grows beteen the eye brows giving the appearance of one solid eyebrow as opposed to two. Whilst this isn't a problem in terms of health, it can be seen as undesirable as a feature in some territories and that's why unibrow hair removal is a relatively popular activity.
Of course the area inbetween your eyebrows is very close to your eyes, which are inherently sensitve and so care has to be taken when going for a treatment.
The Best Methods for Unibrow Hair Removal
There's not a generic "best" methods, merely a number of methods that have their own advantages and disadvantages. I have put together a table of options with corresponding links for you to understand what options are at your disposal:
|Sugaring / Waxing
- Removes all hair for about 3 - 6 weeks depending on hair growth speed. Regrowth is hardly noticeable in the first two weeks and then considerably more noticeable thereafter.
- Waxing can usually be done at home, however waxing your eyebrows can be a very difficult task to get right. Eyebrows need great care because a slight mishap and your eyebrows may become very noticeable for all the wrong reasons! I'd recommend seeing a professional if you're going to have your unibrow removed through waxing for this reason.
- Effective on all people regardless of the skin/hair colour.
- Consistent waxing over time usually leads to weakening of hair growth and thinning / finer hairs on the treated region.
- It will cost you around £10-£20 ($15-$30) for a unibrow removal waxing session.
- Probably the most popular form of unibrow hair removal mainly because it's a very accurate way of removing hair as opposed to waxing is more popular for hair removal on larger body parts that require much less attention to detail
- When you tweeze, you pull the hair out from the root so it's not a completely pain free process, although most people find that the pain is easily tolerable
- Tweezing works on a one by one basis - you should never try and tweeze more than one hair at a time
- Tweezing can be done at home and no special training is required - the process is beginner friendly
- It is recommended that you draw that shape of the eye brow using some kind of make up concealer before tweezing hairs from your eye brow simply because single hairs can change the shape of the eyebrow completely and make the shape look odd.
- Typical results are several weeks of no hair and tweezing is effective on all skin and hair types.
- Laser provides a longer term solution than either waxing or tweezing - consistent laser sessions can even reduce growth permanently by up to 70% although results do vary between patients and those with dark skin or red/gray hair are unlikely to get the best results from laser hair treatment
- It's not something that you can do at home, you'll need to see a fully qualified professional to talk you through the right laser and wavelength for your skin and hair type. There are home laser kits, but generally these perform badly and are it's very difficult to achieve any decent results with these kits.
- As the area between your unibrow is small, you can expect to pay a relatively small amount of between £10 and £30 ($15 and $45) for a unibrow treatment at a salon. The treatment won't last very long (less than 10 minutes) and most people find that the treatment isn't very painful at all, although some prefer to use topical anaesthetics that need to be applied 30 - 60 minutes before the session.
- This is the only method that has the potential to permanently remove your unibrow. The FDA have approved the fact that electrolysis is a permanent hair removal method.
- Unlike laser hair removal, electrolysis tends to respond well to most people. There are three types of electrolysis; the type that's right for you needs to be decided by your aesthetician and will depend on your skin and hair type.
- Electrolysis works on a hair by hair basis making it a really bad choice for large areas of the body, but perfect for removing the unibrow. It will take around 10 - 20 minutes to go through the treatment and will cost between £10 and £30 ($15 and $45).