Monday, October 12, 2015

I have no idea what my eyebrows look like.

Not long ago I had an epiphany. I realized that I have no idea what my eyebrows actually look like. I had been trying to grow them out for awhile but I was afraid of wayward strays sticking out in random directions.

When bushier eyebrows started to become trendy I figured that I should go ahead and try to grow mine as well but I was honestly terrified. I feel like I am one of the people in this world that is blessed/cursed with a ton of eyebrow hair. I wonder how many people actually have way more eyebrow hair than they allow?

When my life became a bit busier I discovered that my eyebrows actually have their own shape if I let them grow. I am still not entirely sure what that shape is but it has been a rather fascinating process. I will tame them a bit once I figure it out but for now I am just letting them go.

As young as 8 years old I began borrowing my Mom's tweezers to make my eyebrows look how I wanted. I wanted pencil thin eyebrows like Christina Aguilera. I felt like a hairy freak. Little did I know that it was the beginning of a lifelong eyebrow shape experimentation journey. One that I was never very sure of.

When I got married my makeup artist/ friend told me that I should grow my brows out. She mentioned that I have lovely arches and felt that my eyebrows would look stunning if I let them grow a bit. I am sure that she didn't want me to stop tweezing them entirely but that is what I am working towards now. I seriously want to know what they will look like if they remain untouched. I am finally curious enough that I will bear through any potential strangeness along the way.

I imagine that growing out your brows feels a lot like growing out your armpit hair. It is a wild feeling. I feel like I am wandering back to my Scandinavian roots. I imagine that Vikings had big eyebrows too; I can't imagine that they would shave or tweeze them.

For the most part I have been absolutely loving it. I have found that my eyebrows actually behave better when I let them grow out. The hairs stick together instead of sticking straight out for the most part. I don't need to line them because they are substantial enough on their own.

I am starting to wonder what I was so scared about in the first place. So far no one has said, "My, what big eyebrows you have!" Apparently it is much less distracting than that time when I chopped off all my hair.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

<3 KM

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