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Why I'm Scarred For Life: Who Knew Second Grade Unibrows Could Cause So Much Damage

August 8, 2008 by SheFindsChristine
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I don't think being a woman is ever easy. But I will say that being a woman outside of the tortures of middle school and high school is much easier – sometimes. Kids, especially little girls, are ruthless! I can remember situations just like Rebekah where I was teased for my hairiness.  

In second grade one of my girlfriends told me I had a unibrow. I went home from school that day and asked my mom if I could start plucking my eyebrows. She said no. And I did it anyway. Now I meticulously pluck at my stray hairs EVERY morning. Lucky for me there are always plenty of little guys to grab. This little black tweezer from Revlon ($6.50) is such a miracle that I've got my mom, sister, and boyfriend hooked on it.

 

It didn't stop at my eyebrows. Not only did I have caveman hair on my legs but my arms as well. High school was when I really started becoming self-conscious about my arm hair, and since then I've tried everything. Shaving was not good because it grew back soooooo fast I would have a 5 o'clock arm hair shadow. I also tried Nair but my hair is just too thick for that. I bleached it for quite sometime and my favorite of all the bleaches on the market is GiGi's Gentle Bleaching Cream ($4.46).

 gigi gentle bleach cream

Then for a few years I didn't just want it lighter – I wanted it gone. My best friend in high school started purring and petting my arms in class and I knew it was time to say bye-bye. But waxing was too expensive for my high school salary. After all those infomercials I had seen, I bought Nads. It’s definitely not as pain-free as they make it seem on TV but it does hurt way less than wax – keep in mind you're doing it to yourself. Get the whole Nad's Hair Removal Essentials kit for $29.99.

nads hair removal kit

As for the girls who used to tease me – the one who made fun of my unibrow definitely got one herself a few years later. And, my best friend who pets my arm hair while purring – she still does and I do it right back to her because her first name is Kitty.

For more ways to keep your arm hair under control check out our products featured on better.tv and our Hair Removal Guide

 

 

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