Wacky search term Wednesday: Eyebrow edition

6 Aug

Since my alarming discovery of the freakishness that had become my eyebrows and my subsequent post about it, I have received several search term hits on this topic, including:

plucking eyebrows far apart will they gr…


eyebrow nightmare how long to grow back.

I am relieved to find that I am not the only one in the universe suffering from EPD (excessive pluckage disorder), but I am also very saddened that others must also deal with this terrible disease.  So I am here to offer hope to my fellow EPDers.

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I looked like this:

I know, right?  What was I thinking?  How did I ever find myself here?!  It’s almost too painful to look.

But now, just a little over six weeks later, here I am:



It’s been a long road, and my journey is not yet over.  If you click on the picture to get a better close up, you will see that my left brow (on the right on your screen) is progressing at a slightly faster rate.  The right still has a fair amount of holes.  I suspect I’ll be dealing with density issues for some time to come (hold the jokes, please, I’m still in a vulnerable state!)  But overall, I’m pleased with the progress, and at this rate I suspect I’ll be a fully recovered EPDer with beautiful brows of perfectly natural length and fulness by Christmas.  As long as I can keep the EPD in check, that is.  Constant vigilance!  Anyone interested in starting a support group?


12 Responses to “Wacky search term Wednesday: Eyebrow edition”

  1. jumbo shrimp August 6, 2008 at 3:33 pm #

    Wow, I have to say you have beautiful skin. I’m glad the brows are growing back!

  2. Mother of the Wild Boys August 6, 2008 at 3:41 pm #

    Look at it this way…at least you have brows. DH teases me because my brows are so naturally non-existent and light colored that I actually have to do some eyebrow-enhancement aka brow penciling. Of course, I can always get him back by reminding him that it’s time for his unibrow waxing…

    PS-Did you get my email(s)?

  3. Susan M August 6, 2008 at 4:14 pm #

    Love your before and after shots. If I didn’t know I was looking at differences in eyebrows I don’t think I’d have noticed they were different. Not that there isn’t a difference—I just don’t think I’d have picked up on it. So your brows weren’t that bad in the before shot!

    You have beautiful eyes.

  4. bythelbs August 6, 2008 at 4:55 pm #

    I was worried it would be a little hard to see the difference, but I do have almost a quarter inch of length in regrowth on each side. I still don’t know how I managed to get carried away.

    Mother—I sent you an e-mail requesting further instructions.

    Flip (or jumbo)—Thanks!

    Susan—You’re so nice to me.

  5. Mother of the Wild Boys August 6, 2008 at 5:13 pm #

    Ok, check now. Yahoo is eating my emails. Arg! 😡

  6. cheryl August 6, 2008 at 5:42 pm #

    Hooray for Eyebrow regrowth!

    Agreed. You are gorgeomous.

    And yes, I’m reading BD, and I lied. The Obsession is back with a vengeance. Sigh…

  7. Julie August 6, 2008 at 9:36 pm #

    I’ve missed out on the goings on in the real world. Possessed by BD fevah. Not too unlike cowbell. Somehow, I’m able to put it down for sleep. 100 pages till I can be done with this insanity.

    Oh, and I am pleased with your regrowth. It’s quite impressive…to someone who’s been there, no less.

  8. Alison Wonderland August 7, 2008 at 1:28 am #

    Constant vigilance! But maybe not too constant… or not too vigilant? Anyway, don’t do it again.

  9. madhousewife August 7, 2008 at 7:33 pm #

    “Constant vigilance!” I love it.

    I hate plucking my eyebrows. I’m perpetually on the verge of unibrow. I’m always afraid of plucking too much, though, and I end up plucking not enough. Or often enough. Both.

  10. bythelbs August 7, 2008 at 9:22 pm #

    mad—I’d say err on the side of not enough, rather than too much. I didn’t notice any threat of unibrow the last time I saw you.

    Alison—I need to be constantly vigilant about not over plucking, is what I meant to say.

    Hooray for eyebrow regrowth indeed!

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