Thread, Wax or Tweezers? The Most Effective Eyebrow Shaping


Eyebrows in today’s post! Precisely-shaped to go along with your facial features – brows enhance the make-up, giving it definition. How to make them stunning? How to shape them? Which technique is the best one?

Plucking brows with tweezers is the best-known way but is it the best one? It’s not precise, takes lots of time, it’s hard to pull the tiniest hairs out. To make things worse, it’s quite painful and invasive, leaving the skin irritated and red.

I share two other eyebrow-shaping methods which work best for me.

Eyebrow Threading

This technique is getting more and more popular in beauty salons. It’s an old method coming straight from the Far East.

Threading is the least painful and fully non-invasive method. Contrary to waxing, the skin isn’t stretched. Threading isn’t as painful as the traditional plucking because it removes tiny hairs with bulbs at once. The redness eases off shortly after threading. It’s the best method for allergy sufferers because it doesn’t require any products (so it’s non-irritative).

A thin, cotton thread is used for the treatment. It’s twisted and rolled over the brows, pulling hairs out similarly to an epilator. The thread can’t be reused. The effect lasts for 3-4 weeks.

Eyebrow Waxing

This is hands down the most precise method. You can get rid of the thinnest and lightest hairs that are hard to remove with the tweezers. It’s the fastest way yet a bit painful. Waxing may cause irritation in the sensitive skin.

The melted wax is applied above and below the brow ridge where unwanted hairs grow. Once the wax hardens, it’s ripped off with one decisive motion. Sugar paste or wax strips make a good choice, too. On the other hand, it’s hard to stick wax strips precisely.

Both methods can be used at home. They’re truly trouble-free. You just need to get the hang of it. Go to a beauty salon for the first treatment to get the right shape.

What about you? How do you shape your brows? 🙂

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