Waxing Your Eyebrows?

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April 19, 2006

Beautiful EyebrowsI don't know if there is such a thing, but I was wondering if anyone has a recipe and/or tip for waxing eyebrows. I had mine done at a salon for my wedding last year and cannot afford to keep paying for this. Is there a recipe for making your own eyebrow wax? and does anyone have tips for waxing so I don't look "scary" after doing this? Thank you in advance for any advice on this!


jmz2005 from illinois


April 19, 20060 found this helpful

I was getting mine waxed too and a tip I remember from my salon was to put a little baby powder on your brows before applying the wax...this helps it stick and helps with redness. Another thing they used to do was apply pressure right after they ripped the wax off...just for a few seconds...this also helps with redness.

I now buy a brow waxing kit at walmart for a few bucks and it lasts a long time. I just reheat the wax in the microwave when I want to wax my brows. And to keep them looking great in between waxing pluck out the hairs as they grow in (daily). If you do that you really have no need to wax them regularly.

My Mom uses one of those little trimmers, they are battery operated and are really easy to use. I prefer that for my upper lip "fuzz".

By Daisy (Guest Post)
April 19, 20060 found this helpful

I've been waxing my own eyebrows for years. Here are a few tips I've learned along the way: apply a little baby powder before you start; when you're all done, rub a cotton ball with baby oil over your eyebrows to get rid of any extra wax bits (works on getting wax off bathroom counters too); wax before bedtime, since you'll have all night for the redness to go away.

By Kam (Guest Post)
April 19, 20060 found this helpful

I have done my eyebrows for years. No one can tell I do not get them done at the salon. Just go to your local beauty supply store have someone working there help you find the right wax, strips, and applicator sticks, for your eyebrows. Get all your supplies ready in front of a mirror. Wear tight head band to pull all your hair back off your face. Make sure you have something not valuable you can place the wax jar and supplies on. (you do not want to spill wax on anything valuable, bkz you will have a hard time removing it. With an eyebrow pencil mark the section of hair you would like to remove (once you get the hang of it you won't need to pencil). NEVER over heat the wax in the microwave (mine takes 40 seconds to heat up and it's still very hot), you could burn yourself badly. You just want the top of the stick you place in the wax to be covered with wax. Wipe off most of the wax on the stick on the inside of the jar.


Make sure no wax is about to drip off stick. Blow on the wax and then apply only to the eyebrow hair you want to remove. TRICK: when you apply do not spread wax to high, (otherwise you may remove too much hair) once you press the strips to remove wax, the wax will spread higher. You can always go back with more wax to the spots you missed. Clean up all left over wax off your face with removal strips. Coat I mean coat your eyebrow area with aloe lotion and or antibacterial cream to stop the burn and prevent scares and swelling. Fold up used strips around used sticks and throw away. Give yourself plenty of time to do the process neatly and quietly. Spillage is brutal!! Start here and you can become a pro. I brazilain wax myself also, and I found a great product that doesn't hurt too bad. My man loves it. And you save a bundle doing it all yourself.


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April 19, 20060 found this helpful

a little baby ora-gel to numb

By jmz2005. (Guest Post)
April 20, 20060 found this helpful

Thank You for the great tips, I will be trying these.

By Brooke (Guest Post)
April 22, 20060 found this helpful

Hi I am a beauty therapist from the Gold Coast, Australia. Buy a good quality wax from a beauty supplies shop. Melt wax and use a very small amount on your brows and tilt your head back slightly. It might take a few goes - but you should be able to get it right eventually. whatever you do don't shave or use electric trimmers on them.


If you can afford it, have it done professionally once more and as soon as hair grows back, wax it at home so you don't lose the shape of them. Use an aloe vera gel or even a cold compress after will help to soothe - unfortunately you will still have redness for a hour or so. Hope this helps!! From Brooke.

June 12, 20060 found this helpful

I get the wax that can be melted in the microwave for about a minute, It's quick and less messy. I purchased it at the beauty supply store.

July 14, 20060 found this helpful

Have you considered using a cosmetology school? The one near me offers eyebrow wax for $6 and for every $6+ service purchased, I can get another $6 service for free. Plus I am a student so I get 1/2 off also. What I usually do is get a facial and eyebrow wax for less than $6! A great way to get pampered inexpensively.

By me (Guest Post)
December 6, 20060 found this helpful

what happens if you use body wax on your eyebrows?

March 22, 20070 found this helpful

I used to get mine done too, but now I do mine at home too. I use the baby powder trick as well. And apply the pressure ... it works too. I used to buy the wax kits, but I recently tried to gel kind and LOVE it!!! I don't have to worry about heating it, and if I make a mistake applying it, it rinses right off!!


The kit I bought was pretty cheap and can do any part of the body! I didn't think the gel kind would work until I bought it!! I also pluck in between waxing...that helps a lot!!

March 9, 20080 found this helpful

I plucked my eyebrows for the longes time, but I just figured this out and I love the results: I get those sticky strips (the kind where there's wax in the middle of plastic and you rub it in your hands to warm it up). I hold the plastic up to my eyebrow (whichever one I like more) and color it with a sharpie. Then, cut just under the sharpie line. Warm up the strip, pull them apart and wax underneath both your brows. Your eyebrows will be the same shape, and you don't wax off any hair you don't want to lose.

By Keyaira (Guest Post)
December 21, 20080 found this helpful

Step1 Combine honey and sugar and mix well.

Step2 Cut the lemon in half and squeeze as much juice as possible out of one side into your mixture.


Step3 Mix again.

Step4 Microwave on High for 2-5 minutes.


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September 25, 20090 found this helpful

I get my eybrows and chin waxed at one or the other of the two beauty schools in my town. I do this on a monthly basis. Because of bad shoulders, if I notice a few stray hairs in between, I pluck the ones that I can, then use a small scissor and cut the others really close. A short hair here and there isn't as noticable as they are if they get long.

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May 17, 2007

How do I remove eyebrow wax from the inside of my microwave oven?

Maria from Florida


By Yvonne (Guest Post)
May 17, 20074 found this helpful

to remove wax from the microwave - saturate the wax with WD40; let sit a few minutes and wipe away.
Any oil will work to remove wax but WD40 seems is quickest.


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May 17, 20070 found this helpful

There has to be a good story in there somewhere.

By Jossie (Guest Post)
July 26, 20080 found this helpful

Use Baby oil. Let it saturate for a while and you'll see the wax melting off. Works excellent.

May 12, 20170 found this helpful

Worked like a charm. I accelerated the process with my hair dryer.

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December 23, 20200 found this helpful

Im about to try the wd40. My daughter EXPLODED wax in my microwave. My turnstile is stuck like cement!!!

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April 15, 2009

About a month ago I stopped taking a mild antibiotic for acne. I was on it for 4 years. I also stopped using my ProActive and went back to Cetaphil. I had my eyebrows waxed while on the medication and Proactive and it waxed my skin off and scarred. Now that I'm only using Cetaphil for face wash, can I get my eyebrows waxed?

By crista


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April 16, 20090 found this helpful

You can contact the makers of Cetaphil and ask them your question. Here is a link to their website that tells you how to contact them, or you can type in your question there online and they will email you the answer to your question.


April 26, 20090 found this helpful

It depends on which medication you were taking for acne. It may take a long time to get out of your system, and even longer for that to lose effect on your skin. I do know that Accutane and some other acne treatments can cause problems like this, with greater chances of skin peeling. You may have to stick with plain tweezing for a while.

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