How to Prevent Eyebrow Hair From Pointing Up

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Unruly eyebrows may be a problem for both women and men. You may have a few stray hairs that point up, or you may have many hairs that point in different directions. When your eyebrow hair refuses to stay flat and smooth, you can quickly tame it as part of your daily grooming ritual.

Step 1

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Use an eyebrow brush or a hard-bristled toothbrush to brush your eyebrows up and outward. Do this a few times until most of your eyebrow hair is smoothed down.

Step 2

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Apply a brow-taming wax or gel product. You can usually find these in stores that sell cosmetics. If the product you choose comes with a brush applicator, brush it through your brows. Otherwise, rub the product over your brow with your finger and run the toothbrush back over the hair to smooth it down.

Step 3

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Trim or pluck any strays that are particularly stubborn. You will likely get good results from your brow-taming product without removing hair, but if you have one or two hairs that refuse to stay down or a long hair that stands out, consider pulling it out with tweezers or trimming it shorter.

Things You'll Need

  • Eyebrow brush or hard-bristled toothbrush

  • Eyebrow wax or gel

  • Tweezers or scissors (optional)

Tip

You can make your own eyebrow-taming wax product at home. Deborah Grayson of iVillage.com recommends heating a mixture of two teaspoons grated beeswax and one teaspoon of castor oil in a heat-proof dish. Place in the microwave oven until the wax melts. Pour it into a clean container and let it dry until it is solid.

Warning

Be careful if you choose to pluck or trim stray eyebrow hair. Plucking a single stray hair might not change the shape of your brow, but you can end up removing too much hair if you try to remove multiple hairs. If you trim a long eyebrow hair too short, it may be more difficult to hold it down with an eyebrow-taming product.

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