Should I get eyebrow waxing, threading or plucking?


Threading or waxing the brows

Maintaining your own brows may be time-consuming and result in adolescent-Esque catastrophes. It’s quite tough to shape and balance your own brows correctly, which is why it’s always worth seeing a professional beauty therapist. However, you’re then confronted with the minefield of deciding whether to wax, thread or pluck your brows. How do you determine which method of brow threading, waxing, or plucking is the best?


The simplest way to begin is to remove one of your alternatives. Plucking is no longer regarded as an effective method for shaping and caring for brows.

Follicle development can be slowed down by improper tweezing techniques or by plucking them too frequently. While reaching for the tweezers is perfectly acceptable for eliminating stray rogue hairs that sprout out of nowhere between treatments, it is not an adequate option for complete brow shaping. This is because each time you pluck, you risk breaking the hair at the root, which will never regrow.

Should I get eyebrow waxing, threading or plucking?

Due to the possibility of irreversible injury, you may discover that many hairs do not regrow and you are unable to produce a pleasing brow, particularly when the eyebrow trend evolves.

Additionally, waxing and threading endure longer than plucking. After only two weeks of plucking, you are likely to use your tweezers again. Why do threading and waxing have a longer-lasting effect than plucking? This is because they also remove the root of the hair.


The actual choice is between eyebrow threading and eyebrow waxing. To assist you in making the selection, it’s beneficial to understand what each procedure entails, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Waxing the brows

With eyebrow waxing, the beauty therapist gently applies some heated wax to the hairs to be removed. They then attach a tiny paper strip, exert pressure, and swiftly remove the paper, yanking out the hairs.

Threading brows

Despite its recent popularity increase, eyebrow threading has been around for hundreds of years. With the brow skin taut, the wax-coated thread is carefully wrapped around the hairs, rapidly removing them from the follicle.


Consider the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Waxing is readily accessible and is frequently recommended for people who experience discomfort with threading. It’s quick and effective. The majority of people notice that their eyebrow hairs get softer and finer with time and with repeated wax treatments. Waxing is especially advantageous for those with dense brows, since it may remove a substantial amount of hair in one session.

However, waxing makes it far more difficult to get an extremely accurate finish. Additionally, certain persons, such as those with sensitive skin, those having chemical peels, or those taking retinol, should avoid it (an ingredient in some anti-aging creams).

By contrast, eyebrow threading is typically considered to be superior for people with delicate skin, skin allergies, or who have already had adverse effects from waxing. Threading is more exact, especially when performed by a trained operator who is able to include both fine and coarse hairs into the waxed thread. Preparation and cleanup time are significantly reduced compared to waxing.

Threading, on the other hand, is frequently reported to be more painful than waxing. It’s also a more difficult process, and without the brow skin being kept taut, it’s possible for tiny wounds to occur accidentally. However, the true reason threading may appear to be more painful is because it requires repeated efforts. Whereas with waxing, the wax strip is removed in a single quick motion.


Threading and waxing are both considered semi-permanent procedures. The results persist longer than those associated with rapid hair removal, such as shaving, but not as long as those associated with laser hair removal. Both of these methods remove hair from the root but do not really destroy the root, allowing the hair to regrow.

Threading and waxing both last many weeks, with some individuals not requiring to repeat procedures for up to six weeks. Both methods require hairs to be a respectable length for each fresh treatment. Threading can be used on hairs that are slightly shorter than those used for waxing.

Then there’s the time required to get your eyebrows waxed or plucked professionally. Again, both take around the same length of time, around 20 minutes. Additionally, the pricing is typically equal. Our beauty experts at Secret Spa can do both waxing and threading, and the procedure costs the same for the same period of time.

Thus, there is no apparent reason to select between threading and waxing in many respects. Finally, everything comes down to personal choice. However, if you’re still confused, your expert beauty therapist will be able to advise you on the best course of action.


Regardless of whether you’re threading or waxing, it’s a good idea to cleanse your skin beforehand and remove any remnants of makeup. Threading or waxing your brows when they are clogged with debris or oil might result in post-treatment pimples. Before beginning, a skilled beautician will check that your skin is clean. For the same reason, avoid quickly applying makeup such as brow pencil, since this can easily penetrate and clog the opening follicles. As a result, it’s ideal for at-home beauty treatments.

Additionally, we often recommend abstaining from the sun or sunbeds for a day prior to plucking, waxing, or threading, as well as the day following. Sun exposure might exacerbate your skin’s sensitivity. Additionally, some women find it beneficial to skip brow treatments during their period, since hormones can make their skin more sensitive.

Choosing between eyebrow threading and eyebrow waxing is truly a personal decision. You can experiment with both and choose which you prefer.