Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Eyebrow Shaping - Threading Or Plucking?

Whenever, I get very lazy and cannot be bothered to get my brows threaded I always end up plucking them. However, a lot of people tell me to always thread them as apparently, a mixture of the two is quite bad. Therefore I thought I'd tell everyone about the 'pros and cons' of threading, over on my blog GeorgiaaNicolaou, and the pros and cons of plucking, here on Rachael's beaut of a blog.

  • Cheap: All you need to pluck your eyebrows is a pair of tweezers that will last you for ages.
  • Hair grows back finer: You cant physically change the thickness of you hair, which is a common misconception that many people have. People think that if you thread your eyebrows or anything, your eyebrow hair will grow back thicker. This is wrong, as all you do is blunt the hair. However, when you pluck, you pull the hair away from the follicle, therefore it will grow back naturally.
  • Duration: As you are pulling out the hair, it will obviously take longer for the hair to grow back.

  • Aggressive: Some impatient people, like me, do not have the patience to pluck their eyebrows. Therefore, when I do pluck my eyebrows I do it very hurriedly and I end up irritating my skin.
  • Duration: A different duration, this is time to actually pluck them wise. Lets admit it, it does take long to pluck your eyebrows as there is always that one little hair you spot just when you think you have finished.
  • Shaping: It is really hard to shape your brows, especially when you have no clue where the arch is meant to go and when your brow is meant to start and finish. The picture above explains how to pluck.
Well there's my little guide type thing! hope you found it helpful:) I loved being a guest post on Rachael's blog! I hope you guys check out my blog here. If you'd like the see the second part to this post, the pros and cons of eyebrow threading, click here!


  1. I used to always get mine threaded but I had a few bad threads & didn't like trusting people with it. I just pluck them now, much safer :)

  2. I get my eyebrows threaded every few months or so. It does take a while to grow back but during the months inbetween my next threading appointment, I usually pluck any hairs that's growing out of the shape. When it gets a bit more bushier, I head down to the salon and get them shaped and threaded.

  3. I have never had my eyebrows threaded, I use tweezers or wax x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness


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