Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pluck that!

As in eyebrows. I don't do the waxing thing, but I do pluck my eyebrows for fear of looking like Groucho Marx.



I've never taken the plunge into waxing and to tell the truth, I'm scarred. That's not a typo - I'm scarred because I've seen the bad side of waxing.

Wax on. Wax off.

My friend had her eyebrows waxed, for the first time, before her wedding. Apparently the wax was too hot, or she had a reaction to the wax but either way she ended up with a huge scab on her eyebrow 7 days from her wedding date.

Wax on. Skin off.

Thankfully the scab was healed enough that we could cover it all with a nice layer of foundation, but it has truly scarred me and scared me off from waxing.

Plucking works...



However, I'm constantly checking my eyebrows for stray hairs and I carry tweezers in my purse because the best light is often found in my car. It drives S nuts that I'm constantly in the mirror checking out my eyebrows and sometimes grooming while on the road.

Not to mention that I have curly hair. Curly HAIR. That means that my eyebrows also have a tendency to have a mind of their own and go astray.

And the nice ladies that do my pedicure are always asking "You want wax?" making me all paranoid like I may actually resemble Groucho.

So friends of the blog, should I wax? Or should I just say PLUCK THAT and keep on doing what I'm doing? If you wax, what do you love or hate about it?

18 comments:

Lora said...

I love waxing. I have it done every 2-4 weeks (preferably 2) and pluck to keep the shape up in between.

Visiting from SITS to give my 2 cents :0) Have a wonderful day!

Carrie said...

I do both, but I prefer waxing. My budget does not. I buy wax and do it myself once a month or so to get all the stray hairs my plucking misses.

I've never had anything happen like what happened to your friend! YIKES! I did get my eyebrows waxed for the first time before my wedding and couldn't believe how great it looked!

I TOTALLY agree with you that plucking works best in the car!

April said...

I don't do either but I think I would be too scared to wax. Hot wax that close to my eyes doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

Aleta said...

I used to get my eyebrows waxed, but my skin is very sensitive, so I would get little red bumpbs from the hot wax and if they person doesn't get all of the wax off, it can potentially infect your skin, so be sure to wash afterwards. I stopped waxing and pluck now. I find it's easier to do it myself and I can control how much comes off, etc.

Shannon said...

I've only had my eyebrows waxed once.

And I only pluck them when I remember to do it.

I probably should do a better job at that...

Nancy said...

I wax and I love it. Sure it hurts for a minute but as my mother use to tell me, It hurts to be beautiful. Go for it and wax.
Nancy

Denise said...

I've had I eyebrows waxed once, when I had my big makeover last August. It hurt less than I thought it would. I'm a plucker, because its free. I'm cheap. I might get a wax if I could find a coupon.

ROTFLMAO!!!!

Mamarazzi said...

i think plucking is the way to go. you have more control over the whole eye area and that soft skin doesn't get stretched or burned.

i thin i read something about waxing once...and wrinkles. something about droopy eye lids?

your brows have a great shape...keep tweezing!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

If you don't mind the tweezing, then keep doing it. I prefer to get them waxed because it's faster and less aggravating. Although you do run the risk of some incompetent taking off the outside half of your eyebrow the day before an important job interview.

Oh well. That's why God gave us eyebrow pencils. :)

Brenda Jean said...

I had mine waxed for the first time in December and it really wasn't bad at all. She did a good job, but I have to say that it wasn't a whole lot better than I do with tweezing. I would go again though!

Kat said...

I don't do either. Does that make me strange? I wonder what they would look like if they were shaped. Hmmm...

Mariah said...

Have you tried threading? It's not as bad as waxing and it lasts pretty long. I don't do either

Jen said...

I am just the opposite. Can't pluck must wax!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I've done both. Plucking takes longer but is cheaper. If you get a goos waxer you only feel a quick rip and they'll use something to sooth your eyebrows. It looks good and is fast but again, I can't afford to do it all the time. I'm curly haired too so mine go kinda crazy.

That didn't help one bit did it?

Sapphire said...

I'm not a do it yourself kind of girl, so plucking is out for me. I've been getting my eyebrows professionally shaped since I was in college. I started out having them styled with a straight edge razor. Then I graduated to waxing and about two years ago, I got around to threading. IMHO, you can't beat the polished look of professionally done brows. Having them shaped with a razor doesn't hurt, but doesn't last as long. Both threading and waxing hurt, but with threading there is no risk of being burned.
Ok, this comment is long enough. Let us know what you decide!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

If you have a Bliss spa in your area have them done there. They use cold wax. It is agood idea to have them professionally done at least once for shape and you can maintain by tweezing.

Lula! said...

Girl...
Get waxed. By someone who knows what they are doing. I've never been burned. Seriously. I get it done once a month.

In between waxings, you can find me in my car, plucking in the rearview mirror. You KNOW that is the BEST light for tweezing.

septembermom said...

Wow, good timing for this post. I've been a plucker, but I'm considering going for the wax. I'm not sure where I stand. I'm afraid of having some weird reaction. Why can't anything be easy for women? We have so much "maintenance".