Eyebrows: Wax, pluck or thread?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What do you do to your eyebrows?
    Wax : (42 votes)
    26 %
    Pluck : (75 votes)
    46 %
    Thread : (37 votes)
    23 %
    Au Naturel : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    7084 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I pluck stray hairs but I don’t really shape them beyond that. I’m kind of scared of waxing in any form because I once tried to wax the hair above my lip and it was a terrible experience.

    Post # 4
    782 posts
    Busy bee

    @WhiteSnow:  I wax eyebrows for a living! Personally, I wax mine, but threading is easiest on your skin. Tweezing is not practical unless you have very few hairs. When going for a wax, communicate with your waxer. Tell them you want them left thick. It’s hard to find a good Esthetician. My clients are so loyal, they all come during the same week, and I drive 1,000 miles to take care of them. It’s crazy, but working for now, lol! 

    Post # 5
    5209 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Got mine threaded today!

    Post # 6
    1409 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    Pluck! I heard somewhere that waxing can make that skin start to sag or something so I don’t do that haha idk if it’s true or not. 

    Post # 8
    782 posts
    Busy bee

    @legenwaitforitdary:  if it’s a cheap wax that sticks to the skin, absolutely. Especially if the Esthy’ doesn’t hold the skin taut. My wax only adheres to the hairs, so it’s easier on the skin. 

    Post # 10
    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    This may sound strange, but I enjoy plucking my eyebrows. It’s a stress relief. Thank goodness I know when to stop or I’d be drawing them on 😉

    Post # 11
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    None of the above.


    I used to wax them myself for the longest but my skin is so sensitive that the area around my eyebrows would be red and swollen for days. Had them done professionally a few times with the same results.


    Plucking would also really irritate my skin. Red puffy eyebrows.


    I finally just bought an eyebrow trimmer and use that. I don’t have much hair to get rid of and The hair is very thin. I have to touch them up more often than with the other methods but I couldn’t deal with puffy eyebrows anymore!


    Post # 13
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Threading hurts but its the only way my eyebrows look good.

    Post # 14
    1409 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I used to have some embarrassing eyebrows due to over plucking.. I’m finally happy with the shape of mine. I love a good set of brows lol

    Post # 16
    2672 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @WhiteSnow:  I wax them myself when they’re kinda crazy, and I pluck in between. 

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