You guys- I don't get my eyebrows done. I have NEVER had my eyebrows done.
I will pluck a few hairs here and there, and have even lightened them a tad with bleach before when I had highlights, but I have never gone to town and really had them shaped. When I do pluck hairs, it's like 4 from each side. and then I forget. And I will go months without looking at my brows, or thinking about them.
So for all the things I complain about, acne, scarring, sensitive skin... I am really lucky I got my dad's eyebrows. They are kinda sparse and kinda arched and they mostly just chill out. Except for the fact that my skin is so light and my hair is so dark, they are pretty plain.
BUT every once in a while, when my hair is off my face, or I have a particularly unkempt looking style going on, combined with no make-up and some nice allergy bags under my eyes- I "see" my eyebrows enthusiastically jumping into the chaos and wonder if I'm doing myself a disservice.
You can look at virtually any picture I have posted in the past to see my brows, but hold up- I'm about to take a picture of an eye brow- lol. BRB.
So here is my right eyebrow. (and my freckles)
Is it horrible? Look crazy? I don't know. I can't tell. lol
These past few weeks though I keep looking at them like I need to clean those up, or something. Alas I am afraid that if I really mess with em that they will plauge me with bumps or grow more, or expand and become a part of my life in a way I don't want them to.
Going natural never included my eyebrows. But are they tagging along?
I consider these things time consuming, even with what little I do, and I can't imagine spending money regularly on maintenance like this when I can do what I do for very close to free. I'm getting away with it.
But I have always been a tomboy. I didn't carry a purse until sometime in college. I used to carry a man's wallet in my back pocket, and even had one with a chain lol. Speaking of- even for purses- I carry one purse every day and get a new one maybe once-twice a year. My purse now is a deep mulberry color- purplish-blue with a grey tone to it. It goes with pretty much anything. Last year I had a mustard one, and before that a muddy burgundy. But now I'm rambling.
Sometimes I just wonder if I would be really doing something nice for my face if I got my brows groomed- come what may after the fact. Today with my hair out but my hairline frizzy + no makeup nor earrings = my brows popping off my face like "TOM BOY".
Now that I had my acne pictures all up on here, I feel comfortable sharing with other naturals these beauty conundrums. So tell me- what do you do for your eye brows and do mine look bad? Will they grow back all crazy if I mess with em? And I guess also- who cares but me? lol
LaQuisha from North Carolina // Type 4 Natural Hair
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