You know your eyebrows draw attention to your facial features a lot, you must tame and shape them with perfection. When it comes to maintaining your brows, you’re left with two choices – waxing or threading. The good part is that both these hair removal methods can be done at home or at the parlor. The real question is – which one do you stick to? We’ve listed the pros and cons of each method to help you make the best decision. You’re welcome!
Ok! First we discuss threading. By the way did you know that the Middle East was the first to introduce threading to the world? In fact, it’s popular and preferred by everyone because it’s the best and gets the job done fast. Threading also tackles and removes fine hair like a pro! Getting it done for the first time may be painful for some. Well, don’t worry, it will get better with time.
- It helps give your brows a more precise and detailed definition.
- Compared to waxing, threading is more hygienic. Each cotton thread that comes in contact with your skin cannot be recycled and gets chucked away soon after.
- Threading is quick and can be easily wrapped up in less than 10 minutes.
- Unlike waxing, it does not leave behind product residue.
- Sticking to threading does not lift, over-exfoliate or damage your skin.
- Since several hair are being pulled out at a time, threading can be more painful than waxing and tweezing.
- Threading is far more expensive than waxing and tweezing.
- If the person threading your eyebrows is not experienced, the hair can be broken instead of being removed at the hair follicle.
- Rolling the thread against the skin creates friction and pinching can occur as a result.
- You could experience pain if not done right.
Waxing is a quick and reliable way of removing unwanted hair. There are two types of waxing though – hard and soft. While hard wax is to remove hair from sensitive areas like your bikini line and lips, soft wax is used on thick-skinned areas like face, underarms, thighs and legs.
- The results of waxing ends to have the longest period in between regrowth. (We’re talking about 4-6 weeks)
- If you have a thicker, coarser hair that grows back quickly, you should consider waxing for best option of shaping.
- Hair tends to grow back finer.
- Long-term waxing can damage hair follicles and reduce the re-growth of unwanted hair.
- It’s quick and easy to be done by yourself at home.
- Post-waxing, your skin becomes tender and prone to pain.
- If not done well, waxing has the potential to burn your skin and cause breakouts, blisters and possibly scars.
- Your skin can get irritated due to wax residue or ingredients present in the wax.
- Giving precise shape to the eyebrows can be very challenging through waxing, because it can glue to wrong hair and come off.
Want A Quick Clean Up? Try Tweezing
Tweezing is inexpensive but it’s painful and time-consuming. It requires skill, accuracy, and patience. If you don’t have any of these qualities than it’s a bad option. Because you’ll pluck out the wrong bunch of hair and that’s a mistake you don’t want to make.
- You don’t have to make an appointment at the salon.
- Tweezing can not only shape your brows but also helps you to remove small amounts of unwanted facial hair too.
- A tweezer is inexpensive and can be used for multiple sessions.
- For large areas of hair, don’t put your bets on tweezing because it’s time-consuming and painful.
- It can damage your skin and also cause ingrown hair.
- You will be doing it again and again because within a week, your brows will grow back with a much thicker texture.
If Shaving Is Your Cup Of Tea…
The only good thing about shaving is that it’s quick, but we still won’t recommend it. Shaving causes hair to grow back thicker and darker. Plus the cons overweigh the pros. Why don’t you scroll and see for yourself?
- It’s quick to wrap up and simple to do.
- Hair tends to grow back thicker, quicker and darker.
- You could experience razor cuts and burns.
- Does not remove the roots, but only the hair that lies above the skin
- Changing the blades of razor can fall expensive.
Now that you got your answers to not just two hair removal techniques, but two more, which method will you choose? We’d love to know! Comment your opinion and share it with your friends.