Monday, February 4, 2013

Waxing or Threading????

What’s the big whoop-tee-do about waxing and threading eyebrows?  Both methods remove hair right?  Yes they do, but there’s a big difference in the hair removal process and its effects…  Here’s some interesting information.

Just the other day, I was getting my eyebrow threaded.  It is something that I’ve started doing within the last year because it’s a healthier beauty regimen as opposed to waxing… This is just my analysis, and here’s why:


This method of hair removal for the eyebrows pulls the hair from the root and over time, your hair doesn’t grow back.  Now this is good if you don’t desire the hair to ever come back again (LOL).  And the down side to this method is, it’s a one shot approach.

Meaning “if” it’s not done to your liking, you’ll have to wait ‘til the hair grows back, providing that the hair follicles haven’t been severely damaged.  I can attest to this, from personal experience, so I know first hand! Gotta use the old eyebrow pencil to filler in…  

Some other things to consider with waxing are, waxing pulls the hair and the skin (hence redness), it’s not equally hygienic as threading and it can become very expensive because the hair grows back in about 7 -10 days (depending on how fast your hair grows).


Having your eyebrows removed via the threading procedure cuts the hair away.  It gives you a more defined shape because the thread is easier to manipulate, creating an arch that’s more flattering to your face.  Threading is also very hygienic since cotton thread is used and thrown away afterwards. 

This process last longer, is inexpensive, leaves no burning sensation like wax does (especially if it’s overheated), nor does it irritates the skin, unless you’re allergic to cotton.  I will say, if it’s your first time having your eyebrows threaded, then it may feel like you’re being pinched a bit...

If the treading process hurts (Tears in your eyes… Hurt), then the technique being used just might not be being performed correctly… There is a method to threading properly, so keep that in mind.  This brings me to some interesting information that I gleamed from Sabina Ahmed, Owner of "Brow Arch The Threading Studio".

 A Little History Lesson:

In the Middle Eastern countries like India and Turkey, many of those women have no concept of “waxing the eyebrows.”  Over there, threading is an ancient practice of hair removal and is used more so for eyebrows, although it can be utilized to remove other facial and body hair as well.  Here in the U.S., threading has become very popular over the last 5-7 years which is why you’re seeing more threading studios and salons. 

 Waxing or Threading????  

Well, the choice is yours!  Just be informed…  I personally prefer threading because of the price, technique used and because it’s very hygienic and a healthier beauty regimen.  If I had to do it all over again, I’d have my eyebrows threaded over waxing them.

So here’s a message to the teenage girls who are “getting their eyebrows done.”  Your skin is nice and tight for now, but as you age, it will change.  Keep in mind, waxing tugs at the skin, whereas threading cuts the hair… Remember, over time, you’ll maintain the elasticity in your skin longer by using a healthier method.  Waxing or Threading???  You Decide!!!


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