Eyebrows

What's better for eyebrows threading, waxing or plucking? Does anyone know of celebrities who pluck vs. wax vs thread so I can have pics of the differences?
I wax. But I think threading is better. It is more precise and less harmful to the skin. Plucking is impractical for removing many hairs IMO.

I dont know where you can get pics. Maybe try Anastasia or Shoba's web sites.
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I pluck. I think it's safer and it's so relaxing spending 10 minutes trying to grab every last little hair. I'm weird like that.

I also prefer my eyebrows to be on the big/thick side, so plucking works for me because I never have to pluck out lot of hair.

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I switched to threading a couple of years ago. The results for me are more precise, better shape to my brows overall, and I don't have to go off retinoid products days before to help avoid my skin being ripped off along with the wax.
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I get the wax strips done. Not the kind where the cloth rips it off, but the kind where the wax is applied directly. Nice shaping and less painful than threading.


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I loved threading. Right now, I'm plucking because I moved and haven't been brave enough to find a threading place where I now am (I'm extremely picky about who threads my eyebrows). I used to wax and they always made my eyebrows too thin. My eyebrow area also used to get super red, swell, and have little pimples pop out after waxing.
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I get the wax strips done. Not the kind where the cloth rips it off, but the kind where the wax is applied directly. Nice shaping and less painful than threading.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Interesting - I find threading far less painful than waxing. Definitely a YMMV thing.
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I've always just plucked. Waxing is imprecise and seems to remove too much hair...and too much SKIN! As a Retin-A user, I cannot tolerate waxing without ending up with a scab...not pretty.

I suppose threading would be good if you have a lot of find hairs that need to be removed and if you can find a good practioner.
I like to tweeze. I've threaded myself before. It's accurate, and gets the fine hairs above the eyebrow, but I still end up having to tweeze the middle. It's good for upper lip hairs too. Hurts a little.

It's easier to tweeze.

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How do you thread yourself?! Ive tried, but it is hard to learn.
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There used to be a really good threading tutorial on YT by a user named Eily. I almost got the hang of it, but it's a little too awkward when you have bum hands

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I watched some youtube videos.

It was actually fairly easy. The hard parts are figuring out the right length of thread.

I liked how you can line up the thread w the angles of your brow. Gives nice shape.

I haven't threaded them a while. It hurts more but thats bc it's gets all the baby hairs.

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There are some pretty cool springs that remove facial hair, even the baby hairs, but they're not recommended for eyebrows, because they are imprecise. Fast for mustache and sideburn hair though and doesn't damage the skin like waxing does.

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I get them threaded a couple times a year (usually once per season and before a big event) and then maintain by plucking. I find the shapes are cleaner and more natural than waxing and I don't have to deal with potential burns or issues with contaminated wax (germaphobe in the house!).

If you do decide to thread, go to Indian salon because they're usually cheaper. EX: the average cost of threading at a salon is usually $12+ before tip in my area, I get them done for $6 before tip.

And example of what my eyebrows look like threaded. Pardon the face, the photo was taken mid-storytelling.


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My avvie shows my brow waxed. And I use concealer to clean up between waxings.
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I wax but want to try threading. I can't pluck since my eyebrows are very fine blond hairs
I used to wax because threading is much more painful but I'm used to threading now. I got waxing done at an indian salon and at the end they would thread to make it precise so my tolerance for threading went up slowly after that. It also really depends on the beautician, some are more harsh than others.

Usually threading gives the most precision but I believe it can be achieved by waxing as well. I also don't need that much precision, I like a little bit of 'naturalness'. I like the fact that with threading there's no pulling of the skin.
Nothing I've ever had done to myself, including botox shots and a tattoo, has ever hurt as much as threading, imo. It felt like someone took a razor to my skin.

I walked away in a daze. That was November; six months later, I'm still growing out the results. Never again.
What happens when you try growing your eyebrows back after a mistake, does it look bad??

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