The Battle of the Brows: To Wax, Thread, or Tweeze?

The Battle of the Brows: To Wax, Thread, or Tweeze?

It can be tough to decide which hair removal method is best for you

Our eyebrows give our facial expression and symmetry, which is why it’s so important to give them the attention they deserve. Brows also frame our eyes, so taking care of them can really make-or-break any look. And I don’t just mean in terms of which brow-gel you use.

Making sure your brow shape works well with the shape of your face will really bring any look together. Regardless of what kind of style you’re going for, having a good method of shaping your brows is vital.

Whether you prefer natural and fluffy brows, thin and precise, or if you just want to get rid of some strays, here are three popular methods of brow hair removal. But which one is your best bet?

Is threading the real deal?

Originating in central and east Asia, threading is a very popular method used mostly in salons. Threading is perfect for creating a more natural and softer look with your brows, but if you want precision, it can produce underwhelming results.

That being said, it’s still a great alternative to waxing and hair removal cream because of how easy it is on the skin. Since it’s only a thin string of cotton touching the skin, there is no hot and sticky residue to scrub off.

Threading is recommended for those with light eyebrows and peach fuzz around the face. However, for those with much thicker and more deeply rooted hairs, the process will take much longer and be more painful.

The pros and cons of waxing

By far the most painful type of hair removal, waxing is a very harsh method. It’s messy, but it’s quick. Hair grows in much slower, but there’s a bigger chance of getting an ingrown hair from waxing. It’s one heck of a mixed bag.

It does have lasting results, but you have to wait till the hair is 1/4 inch long before waxing again. This means you’re stuck with irritating stubble for a few days to a week. And it only takes one slip of the aesthetician’s hand to ruin your brows. Not just ruin them, but outright remove them completely! And because hair doesn’t always regrow as thick, if at all, this could leave you with mismatched brows.

The convenience of having your brows done at the spa or the salon is a big factor in why it’s so popular. However, doing it at home can get really expensive, or even dangerous. There’s a chance of burning yourself if you’re not used to handling the hot wax. And a single bag of wax beads can cost anywhere from $10 to $20. And that’s not counting the cost for the heating machine.

And even when it’s done properly, there’s a chance of having a bad reaction to the wax being violently ripped from your skin. Your eyes may be red and puffy for hours if you have sensitive skin. So you have to ask yourself if the speed and convenience of a salon wax are worth the money and pain.

In fact, most salons will go in with tweezers after wax anyway to remove the stubborn hairs. So really, why not just skip the middleman?

The wonders of tweezing

Tweezing is by far the best and most precise way to shape your brows. Not only is it a lot less painful than waxing and threading, but a lot cheaper in the long run if you find the perfect pair of tweezers.

Finding a good working pair of tweezers is a little like finding a soul mate. They’re dependable, strong, and you'll never want to say goodbye. Much like World’s Best Tweezers by Regine Switzerland; the handcrafted brow tool dubbed as the “Rolex of tweezers."

Regine’s tweezers are expertly handcrafted in Switzerland by the craftsman who is devoted to ensuring top quality. Every tweezer goes through a 40-step handcrafting process and is inspected under a microscope to ensure that the tips are in perfect alignment. The 25-degree slant tip, in particular, works well with the delicate contours of the face and makes for very precise tweezing, so precise that we promise that the hair will be pulled comfortably from the root every time. Unlike mass-produced tweezers without an etched tip, Regine will not let that stubborn hair slip from its grip. Even the smallest and deeply rooted hairs are no match.

If you’re already a tweezer fan, you know how often poorly crafted tweezers can ruin our brows. If tweezer tips are off by even a fraction of a millimeter, they won’t work well. There’s nothing more annoying than watching a hair snap at the root, only to get sucked back under the skin. It’s not long enough to try and remove it again, but it’s long enough to remain visible through the skin. That tiny dark dot will haunt you for days on end, and may even stay down there as an ingrown hair. So why put up with it?

There is no price too high for a product that you’ll own for the rest of your life. Investing in good products such as skin-care, foundation, and of course Tweezers, will actually save you money down the line. No more will you need to replace a dull pair, because Regine tweezers have a lifetime guarantee. This is because Regine uses a double tempering method on their surgical grade stainless steel. This method strengthens the steel, so it’s impossible for it to break. They will never dull, nor will they rust in your makeup bag.

Most mass-produced tweezers are not double tempered, and some are even made from weak metals such as nickel. Not only will these products become dull over time, but they will also lose grip. Replacing these cheap tweezers over and over will eventually add up, so it’s best to invest in a product you know will last.

Tweezing is easy, and over time your skin will thank you for not drenching it in chemicals or causing inflammation. Even if you’re still a fan of threading or waxing, the only way to get rid of stray hairs between pricey salon appointments is to tweeze, so why not treat yourself to an heirloom quality pair of tweezers this holiday season? Your brows deserve it.