Eyebrow trends have taken over social media. Beauty influencers constantly upload videos of brow shaping techniques, making us question which one is the best. With the threading technique gaining more exposure, is waxing still an option?
We, at NYGal, want you to make the best decision concerning your eyebrows. So we’ve created a pro and con list for both threading and waxing.
What To Know About Eyebrow Threading
Threading is a hair removal technique involving a single cotton thread. The thread is twisted and pulled to remove unwanted hair. It removes the hairs directly from the root allowing for adequate brow shaping. While it just gained popularity over the past few years, threading has been used for decades in other parts of the world.
The threading technique is also used for other areas on the face. Face threading removes unwanted hair on the lip, chin, and cheeks. It isn’t recommended for large areas on the skin, such as legs and arms. Cotton thread is a miracle worker.
Pros Of Eyebrow Threading
There are so many benefits of eyebrow threading. There are no harmful chemicals used nor a pair of tweezers needed to remove unwanted hair. Brow experts recommend this hair removal technique for those with sensitive skin. It is virtually painless and doesn’t leave you with much skin irritation.
Another pro of eyebrow threading is that it works much faster than tweezing. The cotton thread allows for multiple hairs to be pulled out at once. While waxing and threading both removes multiple hairs at once, threading does it in a less painful and long-lasting way. Hair growth is minimal in the weeks following this brow shaping technique. You’ll get a sharp, clean finish after your eyebrow threading session. The best thing about threading is that is doesn’t require much preparation. You don’t have to grow your hair out for weeks to get your brows shaped.
Cons Of Eyebrow Threading
Between waxing and threading, eyebrow threading is the more expensive option. If you’re on a budget, waxing is a better option for you. Another con of threading is that it sometimes pinches the skin. This can result in a more painful experience.
Eyebrow threading can also be a con if you don’t see a brow expert. Inexperienced brow shapers have a higher chance of breaking the hair instead of removing the hairs from the hair follicle. You can find threading boutiques all over the city. Just make sure you go to a trusted salon.
What To Know About Eyebrow Waxing
Eyebrow waxing has been the preferred method of brow shaping for years. It involves using a hot wax and small strip of waxing paper to remove unwanted hair. Eyebrow waxing can give you a thick, bold look or a natural brow. Waxing helps you achieve the brow look that you desire.
Pros Of Eyebrow Waxing
Waxing also minimizes hair growth, with a long lasting period of about 4 weeks between sessions. Brow experts recommend eyebrow waxing for those with coarse hair because it removes the hair quickly and easily with one strip.
Another pro is that it is cost-efficient and can be done at home. You can get a sharp clean finish in the comfort of your own couch. While we suggest going to a brow expert, it’s your choice where you get your eyebrow waxing done.
Cons of Eyebrow Waxing
Waxing is not for those with sensitive skin. It can leave irritation and has the potential to burn the skin. If your skin is sensitive, scarring is a possibility. Waxing is also the more painful option as hot wax is on your face and pulls multiples hairs out. Ouch!
Another con of eyebrow waxing is that you must grow the hair out for weeks before your session. The hair must be long enough to pull with the wax. This means that you’ll have to walk around with bushy eyebrows for weeks just to get them done. If you’re impatient, this is not a good option for you.
What’s The Verdict?
Waxing and threading both have their pros and cons. Threading is less painful and faster, but costs more and must be done by a brow expert. Waxing costs less and doesn’t require a lot of skill, but it’s painful and requires preparation.
We say to do whatever feels right to you. Many women feel more comfortable getting their hair threaded instead of waxed; while others won’t get near hot wax. It’s easy to be influenced by the beauty videos posted everywhere; but at the end of the day, only you know what is right for you and your beauty regimen.