Children with Unibrows... wax em? shave em? or leave em be?

Heather - posted on 05/06/2012 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My 7 year old is the absolute most adorable boy in the world. He has big brown eyes that melt any woman near him, and dark brown hair that is just... well... everywhere! lol He has a unibrow... not super thick, but thick enough that you notice it is connected... and he has forehead hair... and sideburns that go down his cheeks and into his neck... and his back... good lord! The hair gets wavy when wet!!! I love my son, just as he is, but I have joked about taking him to get waxed. Now, I would never do that b/c he is proud of who he is and lovingly calls himself "Mommy's little gorilla". lol I just happened to notice another mom commenting about baby unibrow and was curious as to what other mothers think, have experienced or have done when it comes to their hairy little buggers!

Debate away!

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Alisha - posted on 05/17/2012

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I have a 13yr old daughter and I startes to shave her with the eyebrow shave due to other children being so mean... to me my daughter is just beautiful the way she is but other kids can be awfully hurtful. she it took the others a while to say something but when they did i immediately shaved her infamous brow just right down the middle. I just hate that other children have to be so mean or I would have absolutly left it alone. but no reason for her to get picked at for something that is easily changed

Lisa - posted on 05/25/2012

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Leave him alone and if some one decided to make fun of him just tell him he is unique . When he says it is a problem then deal with it. Boys that age dont care about looks anyway.

Heather - posted on 05/15/2012

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Just to reiterate, I posted this as a debate simply based on other posts I have seen concerning the same situation. I have no plans to shave/wax/pluck or otherwise alter the way my son looks. He is a handsome devil and I love him the way he is! :) Just wanted to be sure that as you are posting your thoughts on the subject, this has nothing to do with the decision for MY child... just a topic of interest. :)

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Christine - posted on 06/04/2012

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My suggestion would be that if it bothers him, have it fixed. I would suggest having the excess hair removed by "threading". This is less painful and better alternative to waxing. Usually you will find someone trained in threading at hair salons such as Fantastic Sams. I have my eyebrows threaded at my local Fantastic Sams for $12.

Ansgirl7 - posted on 05/30/2012

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There are some little tools that are like razors, but specifically for touching up eyebrows. Try to touch it up. But don't do a lot, he's a boy!

Amy - posted on 05/25/2012

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I think if he decides he wants to look different, he'll ask and then you can give him options.I wouldn't go out and do it because of what people may think or say.

Jurnee - posted on 05/21/2012

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my daughter started waxing her unibrow at around 13 if I remember. I lefft it up to her. My 9 yr od son has a slight unibrow and light mustache. he asked about shaving his lip once, but then decided to leave it. I would rather he wait, but if its something that bother him, I will let him do it.

Corinne - posted on 05/18/2012

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I would get that no no hair removal or shave it. It may not bother them now but my little sister growing up was pretty hairy and looks back with such embarrassment that my mom didn't step in and do something. i wouldn't pluck or wax it; that hurts for adults and childrens skin are too sensitive. same with chemical hair removal.

Janice - posted on 05/15/2012

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My daughter is only 2.5 but she has Daddy's unibrow. I have never needed to pluck or wax my brows but my hubby plucks or shaves it on a regular basis- just the middle. Anyways my daughter has always had a faint one and while it bugged me I didn't have any plans to do anything. But one day our daughter was in the bathroom with Daddy and he asked her if she wanted him to do her and she said yes. He was yelled at the 1st time but she now asks so whatever. He has shaved the center section using the tiny nose hair trimmer part of his beard trimmer 3-4 times over the past 9 months.

Isobel - posted on 05/15/2012

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and one time, I was waxing my legs and she asked me to do THAT for her. I did but she didn't let me get passed one strip lol. (she was 10 and already starting puberty)

Isobel - posted on 05/15/2012

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This is going to sound awful. My daughter had a unibrow. I never said anything negative about it, and I never offered to do anything about it, but the first time (around 8 or 9?) she came in on me tweezing my brows and asked if I would do hers and I jumped on the chance. I've been doing it for her for a couple of years now.

Denikka - posted on 05/15/2012

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I think in a case like that, I'd let the child decide. Same as choosing when to start waxing/shaving legs and underarms for a girl. When/if THEY get uncomfortable with it, then do something about it. For eyebrows, I'd probably take them in somewhere professional. I can't/don't do my own eyebrows, it would be weird :P
Like Sherri though, it would drive ME nuts XD

Krista - posted on 05/15/2012

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If it's not bothering HIM, then I would leave it alone, basically. The same goes for leg hair for girls, for example. I'm a fairly big believer in leaving things as nature intended, as long as it's not interfering with the person's health.

Teresa - posted on 05/14/2012

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Leave em be. He's going to have enough issues without knowing mom has his eyebrows waxed!

Kelina - posted on 05/14/2012

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I had a unibrow at his age. Technically I still would if I didn't take care of it often enough, but at that age I didn't care even though kids did occasionally tease me about it. I wasn't ready to do anything about it and it was part of who I was. I think I was 14 before I got two eyebrows lol. I'm hoping my daughter has her daddy's eyebrows so she doesn't have to make that same choice, but considering how much she's like me, In doubt she will!

Sarah - posted on 05/07/2012

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I don't know what I'd do. I'm not sure the chemical hair removers on the market would be suitable for a child's skin.

S. - posted on 05/07/2012

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I'd leave well alone, if he wants to groom when he older and it's his choice then fine.

Sherri - posted on 05/06/2012

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Hmmmm I haven't had to experience this but if I did it would drive me crazy. I am not sure what I would do. Probably get some of that facial lotion hair remover. I know veet and oil of olay both make one.

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