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  •  ...sometimes that's an indication... (6+ / 0-)

    ...of hypothyroidism. Specifically if your eyebrows start disappearing at the far ends...

    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

    by paradise50 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:58:19 AM PST

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    •  In my case (2+ / 0-)
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      I think it's just middle-aged dowdiness setting in.

      I come from a very long line of middle aged dowdy women.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 04:38:48 PM PST

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      •  eyebrow problems! mine are short on the ends (2+ / 0-)
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        because I WAY over-plucked as a teen, trying to figure out make-up... a nerd with a no-makeup-mom means you have neither mentor nor friends to help! Anyway, I massively over-plucked (I now know) trying to get Sophia Loren's eyebrows rather than the thick coarse "old man eyebrows" I was originally issued (this was also YEARS before Blue Lagoon made inky caterpillars fashionable!) Unfortunately this did NOT make what remained any more fine-textured, just made for fewer strands to work with.

        FINALLY about a decade and a half ago I found ... Paula Begoun, the Cosmetics Cop, there she is! And HER instructions about shaping brows actually work for me and make me feel like I do so have the eyebrows of an actual female! (rather than having a collection of old man NOSE hair stuck on my forehead!)

        So, that's what eyebrow pencils are for, filling in and extending things that a'nt there no more! At least for me. Unfortunately I am now finding one grandmother's stark white, THICK, wires popping up in some of the thinnest places! Places where I can't really remove them without leaving a bald patch! And regular brow pencil just doesn't stay on long. AND also, as the color fades, it's getting harder and harder to find a pencil color that doesn't end up looking like clown makeup!

        Oh well, I have glasses frames to hide behind. That works too.

        "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

        by chimene on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 06:51:55 PM PST

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        •  I lost half an eyebrow as a kid to a scar (0+ / 0-)

          and got tired of drawing it in, and finally had a very talented cosmetologist tattoo it in for me. No one can tell--even when I tell them I have a tattoo on my face they can't pick it out.

          But yeah, I over-tweezed too, and then lost the outer eyebrows to hypothyroidism. I love my eyebrow tats!

          “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”
          – Nelson Mandela, proof that the final form of love is forgiveness.

          by smileycreek on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 09:34:33 PM PST

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