Which Is Better Waxing Or Threading Your Eyebrows?

It goes without saying that brows are one of the biggest trends in beauty right now. While we used to groom them privately in our bathrooms with a pair of tweezers, recent years have seen other methods and techniques take the lead.

So, which is better waxing or threading your eyebrows?


Waxing and threading are two hair removal methods that are commonly lumped together into a single category. But, in actuality, they're totally different. Waxing involves, well, wax, that solidifies on the skin, thus trapping individual hairs before ripping them away.


Threading, on the other hand, involves pinching the hair between two cotton strings that pull each strand of hair up and out of the follicle. 


According to Brittni, "Threading is extremely damaging to the hair follicle. It tears the follicle if hair is removed—that is why it is so painful." To make matters worse, there is a chance that the hair won't actually be removed at all—just broken off at the skin's surface. "Threading breaks the hair, which could cause it to grow in different directions," says Brittni. That's why she says the hair will "grow back in faster, because hair is broken instead of fully removed."


Brittni personally recommends waxing. "Waxing, if performed correctly, such as using correct products and tools, is much more gentle on hair follicle and skin," she says. But there's a catch. You should only wax if you take the proper preparations. She uses "a pre-wax treatment to lubricate follicle and create a barrier between the wax and skin." This allows for easier, gentler removal that pulls the hair out by the root—which in turn means less chance of breaking or tearing (although it's always a possibility.)

We would be remiss to say, though, that there aren't benefits to threading as well. It has little to no contact with the skin, so there's less of a chance of irritation or getting burnt, and if you do get a little pink from threading, it usually goes away within the hour. Also, if you use anti-aging products like retinols around your eyes, you're more likely to suffer irritation from waxing. Since threading uses a string to remove strays around your brows, you also won't suffer from any allergic reactions. If your skin is particularly sensitive, it might be your best option.


Waxing Vs Threading - The Verdict

Waxing is perfect for super thick brows and for clients that find brow shaping really painful. It's quick with instant results so is a good option for those that don’t like the threading or tweezing. 

Threading is good for clients with sensitive skin and good for anyone that has recently had skin peels or is on medication that would prevent them from having waxing. 

Choosing between the two is really about personal preference. Although I would say that waxing is currently the most requested method by my clients.


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