Eyebrow Dilemma

My eyebrows are out of control. They grow out in all directions and look wild.
Is there anything I can do to keep them in line?

There are many great products you can use to tame disobedient brows. You will also need the proper tools to groom and apply the product you choose. You can start with a brush or comb made for eyebrows. After brushing the hair up and out you can carefully trim any extra-long hairs with a small scissor made for the face.

If you have hair that needs to be removed, the best way is to have it permanently removed. Tweezing and waxing are temporary methods that can cause irritation and inconsistent results. Thermolysis is the best way to permanently remove unwanted hair. After consulting with a professional and deciding on the proper shape you can begin to work with products.

Depending on the amount of control needed, you can try a variety of things such as wax, pomade, gel, mouse and even hairspray! Anything you use on your hair you can use on your eyebrows. Just be careful not to get it in your eyes.

Some people use old fashion moustache wax, it’s inexpensive and you can get it at the drugstore. The main ingredient is beeswax, and it’s very dense, so a little goes a long way. After brushing the brows into position take a small amount of wax and warm it between your fingers. Gently but firmly apply the wax to the brow working it through all the hair starting from the center moving out to the ends. Brush or comb again to get all the hair in place, several times if necessary.

If wax is too thick for your needs, another option is brow gel. It comes in mascara like tubes, with a brush or comb attached. There are several shades available along with clear, which can be used in combination with pencils or powder colors to fill in or enhance sparse areas, or to change the color completely. Again, working with a professional to decide on shape and color is a great way to learn what works for you.

Yet another choice would be mouse or hairspray. It can be applied with your fingers or a brush applicator. Always spray product onto the applicator never near the eyes!


Cheryl has advanced training and years of experience with Thermolysis. Understanding growth cycles of hair and pre-treatment preparation are key elements for permanent results. She maintains strict sanitation and sterilization of instruments and environment. Cheryl also gives each patient her complete attention during the treatment session. I myself have had permanent hair removal with Thermolysis along with many of my staff and patients. Martha Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H.