Eyebrows: Why I Prefer Threading Over Waxing

Hello there!

Today I wanted to talk about eyebrows. I’m not the type of person who fills/draws their eyebrows on because, well quite frankly, I’m awful at it. Every time I try, I end up looking like I have two fat black caterpillars on my face. So it’s very important to me that my eyebrows get shaped up very well. This is why I love threading.

Threading may sound painful, but it’s really not that bad. It’s just a person using a “twist” type of technique with thread. They’re able to pluck out lots of stray hairs with the thread, much more than you would be able to with a tweezer.  I used to feel the pain when I first started, but like waxing, you just get used to it. All of the places I went to get my brows waxed always made them look weird. I have naturally thick eyebrows, and they would always make them thinner than they’re supposed to be. I hated it. Also, many waxing places follow the eyebrow “golden ratio”. For those of you who don’t know what that is, here’s a picture to help.

eyebrwoIt’s kind of like their guide for eyebrows. This was a horrible guide for mine. Obviously not everyone’s eyebrows or facial measurements are the same, so what you do on one person, may not look as good on another. My eyebrows naturally start a little more in, than where the picture has the “begin brow””. But when I got them waxed, they would wax those parts off and have it line up with the beginning of my eye. It really messed up how the rest of my face looked. Also, since that was a natural part of my brows, the hairs would grow back super fast, so I would usually go about every two weeks!

I love threading because the people who thread only follow how your eyebrow specifically looks, not a “one rule for all” type of guide. If you have thick eyebrows, they’ll keep them like that, but just shape them up to be better. One of the best things about threading is that over time, you’ll notice the stray hairs growing slower and slower. Now I usually go after a month and a half. That’s a huge change from every two weeks. Also, I would highly recommend threading for anyone with sensitive skin. I have a friend who went to get her brows waxed one day, but she had a really bad reaction to the wax because of her sensitive skin. The skin under the brows were swollen and super red for about two days. Please be careful with wax if you have sensitive skin! Luckily, with threading they don’t use anything like that. Just the thread. I’ve been getting my brows threaded for over three years now and definitely not going back to waxing.

Let me know which you prefer!

Thanks for reading!

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