How to Thin Eyebrow Hair

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How to Thin Eyebrow Hair
Lose the bushy brows with three simple tools. (worker"s portrait image by Cherry-Merry from

Maintaining eye contact with others is important. Unfortunately, this can be a difficult task for some if they are distracted by a thick pair of bushy eyebrows staring back at them. Do not be that person with out-of-control brows. There is a way to easily thin out your eyebrows and maintain them, keeping all eyes on yours, not your excess hair.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Eyebrow tweezers
  • Eyebrow brush/comb
  • Eyebrow scissors
  • Mirror

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  1. 1

    Pluck excess eyebrow hairs with the eyebrow tweezers. Pluck hairs that are lingering underneath your natural brow line, but do not pluck hairs that are at the top of your brow. If you have a very thick brow, you can thin it out by plucking an entire row of hairs from the bottom of the brow. If you find this step to be painful, apply ice to your eyebrows.

    How to Thin Eyebrow Hair
    Pluck stray eyebrow hairs with tweezers. (tweezer 3 image by askthegeek from
  2. 2

    Brush all of your eyebrow hairs upward using an eyebrow comb. Make each hair extend to its longest length.

    How to Thin Eyebrow Hair
    Brush all eyebrow hairs upward. (make up eyebrow image by Julia Britvich from
  3. 3

    Carefully trim the tips of the hairs that appear too long by using a small pair of eyebrow scissors. Start out by trimming off the smallest amount possible and then trim more if necessary.

    How to Thin Eyebrow Hair
    Trim excess length off of eyebrows with scissors. (scissors image by Nedda from
  4. 4

    Wipe away the trimmed hairs with your hand. Brush your newly trimmed eyebrows with the eyebrow brush. This time you should brush them from the inside out.

  5. 5

    Check your newly trimmed eyebrows in a mirror. If you feel they are still too bushy, repeat any steps that you feel will get you to the point of perfection.

    How to Thin Eyebrow Hair
    Admire your new thin eyebrows. (mirror image by Svetlin Rusev from

Tips and warnings

  • Take your time. It is best to thin out hairs little by little. You do not want to go from bushy to bald.

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