Doing your own eyebrows is cheaper than going to a salon or those specialty places. They've popped up in our local mall--they use string to remove the hairs. I think the wax costs between $6-11, and I hardly use any wax at all when I do. So investing in the wax is a good deal. I think Eyes by India charges $8 just to do eyebrows. I don't know if they are connected to the Eyes by India in Indianapolis.
My eyebrows are pretty thick. I just started waxing my brows a few years ago, but through practice, I've gotten them to where I like them. If you've never done it before, you might want to wax just a small part to see what it's like.
The wax needs to be at a certain temperature, and that's tricky. You don't want it so hot that the liquid is runny. I think that's the hardest part about this.
Once you've spread the wax on, let it sit for about a minute or so, and gently push the wax against the skin. After another minute, gently peel up on one side of the wax. Get a good grip, then tear it off? quickly in the opposite direction of the hair grown. Do this fast! If you do it slowly, it's way more agonizing.
The advantage to waxing is if you do it right, you can take out a lot of hairs at once, especially the very small, hard-to-see ones. The disadvantage is if you get too much wax on your eyebrow, you'll end up with a lot of hairs missing and maybe some strange-looking holes.
I used to get Sally Hansen wax, and they included a tiny bottle of something called Azulene oil. This helps soothe the skin and ward off bacteria. It's not uncommon for the waxed part to look a little pink. If you don't have this oil, you may want to wash the area with some anti-bacterial soap and maybe put some baby oil on after.
I don't have pictures of the actual procedure, because I usually don't think of photographing this, and I went from making grippy tweezers to the eyebrow waxing process. I should have saved it for another blog post, but oh well! Maybe you could try using Plasti-Dip on the tweezers as well! What do you think!?