How to Fix Low Heavy Eyebrows

by Donna Tinus ; Updated September 28, 2017

Keep up with eyebrow hair removal to maintain a neat, clean look.

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Often overlooked in daily facial care, the eyebrows shape the face and can add years to or take years from a person's face. Low, heavy eyebrows can create the undesirable look of perpetual anger. Trim the long hairs and pluck the low-lying ones to open your eyes. The eyebrows that appear to be one long eyebrow going across the forehead, also known as a unibrow, need to be plucked in the area over the nose to create two distinct eyebrows.

Items you will need

  • Eyebrow comb or small comb
  • Toenail scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Cotton ball
  • Astringent


Step 1

Comb your eyebrows in the direction that they grow using an eyebrow comb or a small comb. Comb them a second time upward, toward your hairline.

Step 2

Trim the eyebrow hair that is sticking up above the upper line of eyebrow growth with toenail scissors. Comb the eyebrow hair back in the direction of growth.

Step 3

Pluck the hair that is growing too low over your eyes. Remove a few one row at a time, then look in the mirror to ascertain if you have removed enough. If not, remove more until they look the way you like.

Step 4

Keep your eyebrows the same width across if you are a man, and slightly thinner in the outer half if you are a woman. Women should create a slight arch, but nothing extremely thin or sharp.

Step 5

Pluck any stray hair growing near your eyebrows, but not necessarily in your eyebrows. Occasionally a few eyebrow hairs may grow next to your eyebrows, creating a bushy look.

Step 6

Tackle the unibrow, if you have one, by plucking the hair growing over the bridge of your nose. The eyebrow should start directly above the inside of your eye.

Step 7

Soak a cotton ball with astringent and wipe your eyebrows and all of the areas you plucked hair from.


  • Don't be concerned about trying to make your eyebrows perfectly even; you could end up plucking more than you intend to.

    Consider having your eyebrows waxed by a professional. It will be slightly uncomfortable, but will last longer.

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About the Author

Donna Tinus has been a writer since 2005. She has a background in medical terminology and has written articles for various websites on topics such as family, finance, medicine, health, pets, gardening, beauty and relationships. Tinus holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Centenary College.