A mum has admitted she waxed her five-year-old daughter's unibrow so that she "wasn't bullied" and "didn't think she was ugly" – but admitted her husband was furious over her actions.

The parent explained that her daughter's "pretty thick dark" eyebrows were "very noticeable" and she didn't want her to get bullied.

Her cousins reportedly teased her over the bushy brow and "called her countless names" and she didn't want her daughter thinking she was ugly.

The mum took to Reddit to talk about the situation, admitting her husband was angry at her of the move, even when she tried defending her decision.

She wrote: "At just five years old my daughter already thinks she is ugly. It breaks my heart because nobody (let alone a five-year-old) should think they are ugly.

"I reassure my daughter she is beautiful and not to listen to her cousins, but my daughter still believes she is ugly."

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She continued: "In a week she is starting kindergarten, and I really do not want the bullying to get worse there.

"So yesterday I took it in my hands to wax her unibrow. I didn't shape them or anything just waxed the middle off to get rid of her unibrow."

Afterwards, she said her daughter was "elated" when she saw herself in the mirror and finally branded herself pretty.

"It warmed my heart to see her so confident in herself, but I made sure to remind her she was beautiful both ways," she added.

However, when her husband came home that night he didn't quite agree.

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She added: "In front of her, he called her beautiful but after she left we had a huge fight.

"He said it was horrible of me to be subjecting my five-year-old daughter to beauty standards. And that at such a young age I'm pushing it on her, instead of telling her she is beautiful the way she is.

"And no five-year-old should be waxing their eyebrows, and I'm pushing the mentality that she is only beautiful without her unibrow. And that my daughter is too young to know what she wants and she should have been able to make her decision to wax it off when she is old enough."

The woman said she "truly understands all the points he has made", however, said daughter was the one who said she wanted her unibrow removed.

"I didn't want her to grow up with the bullying and teasing and blame me because I could have prevented it," she added.

Many people responded to the Reddit, reassuring the mum that she did the right thing.

One replied: "As a woman who had a moustache for way too long… he does not understand what growing hair is like as a woman or girl and is refusing to understand."

While another said: "My brother growing up was relentless and made fun of me for having a unibrow (I didn’t), but it got to the point where I took care of it myself.

Meanwhile another mum has been trolled for comparing her baby to a garden gnome and admitting he had an "ugly phase" – but she said people take life too seriously.

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