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How to Get Rid of a Unibrow

How to Get Rid of a Unibrow | Gillette UK

Keeping unruly hairs in check is no easy task – and that includes brows.

A pair of well-maintained eyebrows helps to frame the face and keep you looking sharp. If you suffer from unmanageable hair growth, you’ll want to know the best methods to tackle it.

Read on and discover what a unibrow actually is, what causes it and the best ways to keep a thick unibrow at bay.

What is a Unibrow?

A unibrow (or monobrow) refers to long eyebrows that connect in the middle.

Hair in the centre of the forehead creates the impression of a single, unified, stern-looking eyebrow and is known in the medical field as a ‘synophrys’.

What Causes a Unibrow?

If you’re curious what actually causes a unibrow, you’ll need to turn to your DNA.

Some studies have discovered genes that are associated with hair density, greying, curling, and unibrow growth. Unibrows were found in people (specifically, men) with the gene dubbed PAX3.

Scientists theorise that once a feature has been isolated to a specific gene, the cosmetics industry may one day come up with a product that can inhibit or alter its behaviour. In other words: if you’re unhappy with your unibrow, science may soon offer a solution!

How to Get Rid of a Unibrow

Until then, you may be wondering what the best way to get rid of a unibrow actually is. Luckily, there’s a number of methods for easy unibrow removal.

1. How to Shave a Unibrow

Our Gillette King C. Style Master is ideal for quickly and easily removing excess hair and styling your brows. Use the edging attachment to create smooth crisp lines, and trim long, unruly hairs with the trimmer attachment, which comes in 2mm, 4mm and 6mm for precision grooming.

2. How to Pluck a Unibrow

To pluck a unibrow, gently pull the skin-tight with your fingers and pull one hair at a time with the tweezers in quick, swift motions. To help prevent pain and hair breakage, pluck in the direction your hair. When you’re finished, rub a soothing lotion on the area to reduce redness and irritation.

3. How to Wax a Unibrow

To wax your brows, you’ll need to invest in an at-home waxing kit, a wax heater, and a popsicle stick. First warm the wax up as per the instructions on the box. Once the wax is fully melted, spread the wax on the area you want to remove hair from, in the direction of the hair growth. Then apply a strip to the wax and let it harden.

Once the wax is fully hardened, remove the wax strip in one hard, swift motion against the direction of the hair growth.

To avoid bruising make sure you stretch out the skin before removing the strips, and after removing, press your palm on the freshly waxed area to apply pressure and reduce pain.

Alternatively, if you don’t feel comfortable waxing your brows at home consider going to a salon instead.

4. Laser Hair Removal for Unibrow

While somewhat costly, using laser hair removal to get rid of a unibrow does have some benefits. The laser damages hairs at the very root to remove the hair permanently.

Laser hair removal is a great option if you want to target regrowth and prevent an unruly, thick unibrow from growing back, however it does require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.

5. Hair Removal Cream for a Unibrow

Hair removal creams contain powerful chemicals that react with the hair. The chemicals in the cream will break down the hair’s keratin, making the hairs easy to wipe away safely.

To use a depilatory cream for a unibrow, apply the cream to any areas you want to remove hair and wait for the cream to work its magic, before wiping away with a damp wash cloth.

The skin around your eyes and brows is very delicate, so use caution and make sure to follow the instructions on the box to avoid irritation and damage to the skin.

Stop using the product if you develop any rashes, or if you start feeling burning sensations.



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