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Hi! Does anyone know how many eyebrows does an average person have?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 21:00, 18 March 2004 (UTC).

Two. One above the left eye, and one above the right. Dysprosia 09:41, 30 Apr 2004 (UTC)
Wouldn't the average be slightly less than two? A few people have one eyebrow, and some have none. ;-) Jonathunder (talk) 22:55, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Mean median or mode average? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:7:1A00:6EF:48E7:8D5D:1120:87B3 (talk) 07:04, 3 February 2014 (UTC)


Does anyone have a source for this claim: Genetically speaking, a bushy eyebrow is dominant and a thin eyebrow is recessive.? Thanks. AED 20:26, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

This article needs sources for its many claims. Please add any sources you can before uncited passages are removed. Alvis 07:09, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


After I removed vandalism that had eaten up most of the article, someone else has decided to delete everything! I will revert the page!—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 22:03, 24 January 2006 (UTC).

Needs expansion[edit]

Much more about the eyebrow needs to be written.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 01:25, 21 May 2006 (UTC).

hey, i don't remember the name, but there is an Eastern European Country where there are over twenty different words for eyebrows of different styles. This totally shatters me when I think about subtly plucking mine, because I fear that somewhere there is a whole nation of people who have a working paradigm for distinguishing the difference. perhaps some reference to this would bulk out the article, maybe without having to jump into labelling people's 'brows. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:55, 23 November 2007 (UTC)


hi! i have a hair in my eyebrow which is longer than 7.6 centimeters which is the present world record right now. so i guess i have broken this record. could you please tell me how i can get my name in the "Guiness Book of World Records"—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 11:50, 19 June 2006 (UTC).

You could start by reading the article on Guinness World Records and following the link to the website. Bubba ditto 17:25, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

People famous for their eyebrow or eyebrows[edit]

Citations are needed for each of these personalities being "known" for their eyebrows before they are fit for inclusion in the main article. Alvis 06:42, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Above list moved to the Talk page per guidelines WP:List. -AED 04:01, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps change to "Famous people known for their prominent eyebrows or unibrows" (with references added, of course)? -Shannernanner 10:26, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

What is it called?[edit]

what are the single hairs that make up the eyebrow called? this is really starting to bug me someone plz help! my email is—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 05:22, 29 September 2006 (UTC).

average normal eyebrow growth?[edit]

I want to know how fast does average normal eyebrow hair grow for a day/week/month?


Man, how do apes get by without eyebrows? They still sweat, don't they? But not a single one has hair anywhere on his flat-nosed face. That's gotta be really irritating, especially considering they all seem to live in hot climates and have fur coats on. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:30, 2 February 2007 (UTC).

Current photo[edit]

No offence to the owner of the eyebrow and eye, but it appears that the person in the image is pulling a rather severe expression, elongating and raising the eyebrow to comical proportions and thus losing the feasability of the image to serve as an illustration of the human eyebrow.

I propose that we find a more suitable image, if one isn't provided within forty eight hours I'll suffer the consequences and break out the digital camera myself if I must. [twitch] Jachin 04:42, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Types and Styles[edit]

I think there should be a section on the different types and styles of eyebrows, followed by pictures.

Also, some people (mostly women) shave their eyebrows off and draw the preferred style with make-up pen. Some stay eyebrowless.

Eyebrow shaving versus plucking[edit]

Plucking the eyebrow strand to clean or improve the looks is painful. Carefully shaving off unwanted areas is a painless alternative. Does shaving remove the eyebrow strand permanently? If not, what is the growth rate of the eyebrow? 16:06, 23 May 2007 (UTC) miguel j. (

Shaving the eyebrow is the exact same as shaving anywhere else on your body. It grows back. hmwithtalk 19:11, 23 May 2007 (UTC)


Why does this article need BOTH a photograph and an illustration of a sculpted eyebrow? Does anyone have a suitable picture of a natural eyebrow, which would be far more valuable to the article? Alvis 07:18, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

OK, with no objections, I'll remove the illustration and keep the photograph. We still need a natural eyebrow photo for th e main photo. Alvis 06:39, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Alvis, are you a male? Take a picture of your eyebrow. We do need a male eyebrow, as well.  hmwith  talk 18:15, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

To do list[edit]

  • Add to article: What does threading eyebrows mean?
  • Add information about plucking all your eyebrow off (some peoples dont grow back) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)
Note: I formatted your section titles to bullets, as I assume that was your original intention. I added more information about threading, and a reference. I also added a sentence and reference about hair possibly not growing back. hmwithτ 22:41, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

More pointless vandalism?[edit]

I'm heading to revert it, I just wonder why it happens... Sullian Rarity (talk) 10:31, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

See WP:The motivation of a vandal. hmwithτ 22:43, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Prevent rain from flowing into eye?[edit]

I'm not a scientist, but the existence of eyebrows appears to be to soak up sweat. I highly doubt that eyebrows evolved to soak up rain. --Lindsay (talk) 00:31, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

You may highly doubt it but it is quite possible. Remember that animals (including humans) evolve to withstand conditions including environmental conditions, for which rain would surely qualify (look into how the differences in skin colour evolved - environmental conditions). It may have been that the eyebrows solved both problems (personal experience is that I get very little rain in my eyes, despite that it may run down my face).--Blondtraillite (talk) 00:13, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Whether or not they're there to soak up rain, it can't be put up based on original sources. You have to find a citation first. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:22, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Female eyebrows vs. male eyebrows[edit]

Is there a difference between female and male eyebrows? Im tempted to say that female eyebrows are thinner, but im not sure if this is just a result of plucking. (talk) 03:43, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Men are hairier than women in general, when it comes to most body hair. The average man has thicker eyebrows, armpit hair, stomach hair, etc. than the average woman. hmwithτ 22:18, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Source Changes[edit]

The first reference actually does not discuss any biological functions, only the communication through the eyebrow. I left the information in as I recall it being true from my biology classes, but I have not found a source to prove it. My computer is dying and I may not get the opportunity beforehand. Therefore, please, if someone can beat me to finding a reference for the biological function of eyebrows, please do so. --Blondtraillite (talk) 00:07, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Modification of Eyebrows[edit]

Can we add to it that one of cosmetic process to modify the eyebrows that most women do nowadays is laser hair removal? I felt that we should inform readers that it is really not an option because it is very risky. There are clinics that allow the treatment and they do it on their customers. Laser hair removal in the face especially near the eyes shouldn't be recommended. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Talaga87 (talkcontribs) 03:15, 26 March 2011 (UTC)


I am doing a project for school to see if my corrections can last until Monday. Can you please allow me to add fleek and anastasia in here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:31, 20 April 2016 (UTC)