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Removing Wax from your Eyebrows

Updated on December 24, 2008

Ouch!

You're at home, the Sally Beauty Supply wax strips or jar in your hand. With trepidation, you smear the sticky depilatory onto your eyelid, between your eyebrows, under your nose, on your chin.... wherever you have coarse little hairs you don't like.

You press down with the paper. Taking a deep breath, you yank, like peeling off a bandaid--

Only, if you're me, this is where you fail to pull the wax off cleanly and in one swipe. You rub at it with a washcloth and succeed only in transferring lint to the sticky patches on your face. Rubbing alcohol is like putting out a fire with gasoline. You suddenly regret saving $15 on a salon visit to have this done by a professional. You wonder if you can face the rest of your life with a nickname like "Lintface."

You despair. How do those salon jerks get this stuff to come off so cleanly and effortlessly? What is that magical product they use? Does it cost $200 a bottle?

 

The Solution!

There's no secret to wax removal. Go to your kitchen and pull out a bottle of olive oil. Dab some onto a cotton ball or cosmetic pad. Wipe it over your eyelids, face, or anywhere else you've attempted to remove hair with wax.

The wax will come off quickly, easily, and completely painlessly. Quickly washing your face will remove the oil. It's counter-intuitive to most women to delberately put oil on our faces, but hair-wax removers are usually exactly that. Olive oil, mineral oil, or some other oil-based fluid to bond the wax off of your face and get it outta there!  

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      Robyn 

      3 years ago

      Thanks so much for this. I have waxed half my eye brow off by mistake and the other one is covered in wax. I don't want pull it off or it will bring half of this eye brow off omg.

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      retta 

      4 years ago

      Thanks!

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      Tahmina 

      6 years ago

      Thank U so much! Great tip :-)

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      Savannah 

      6 years ago

      Thank you so much.. I was really worried I was going to have to take off my whole eyebrow.. the whole do it yourself wax systems are not worth the trouble. The key is to put the Olive Oil on followed by washing your face. Great!

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      shawnee 

      6 years ago

      Wow. Works like a charm! And to think i resorted to lighter fluid .... This wasso much better!

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      bull 

      6 years ago

      i tried it & it didn't do anything ! i ended up riping the hair off

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      Connor 

      6 years ago

      It actually work thank you so much

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      enkay25 

      6 years ago

      I took a generous amount of the olive oil and it did not work for me at all. Nor did alcohol. I finally resorted to cutting the wax stuck-on hair off at the end of my eyebrow.

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      Wax stuck 

      7 years ago

      THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

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      saward1 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you - brilliant advice!!!

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      Darci 

      8 years ago

      Wow and to think I resorted to automotive cleaner!

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      tina 

      8 years ago

      Wow I had my face waxed and my hair kept sticking to my face so, I tried this and it worked great.

      Thank you

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      Jee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you so much.. I was just rubbing everything to remove the wax & then googled to find a solution & found this. :)

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      Lynda 

      8 years ago

      Had just waxed my lip and googled "remove wax". Your advice worked perfectly.

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      MD 

      8 years ago

      Excellent tip! It worked like magic.

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      victoria 

      8 years ago

      wow thankyou so much! i was so worried i was gonna rip

      my whole eyebrow off so i tried everything and this worked instantly. thankyou so so much:)

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