(Closed) Threading vs Waxing vs plucking

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
14661 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve always plucked, but commenting to see what other people say!

Post # 4
1069 posts
Bumble bee

I really like threading. It feels super weird, I don’t find it painful, just odd feeling, but I love that they get all of the tiny hairs and don’t usually need to pluck, plus it always looks really precise and clean to me. I don’t mind waxing either because it’s fast and the place I go to always does a little massage with it.

Post # 5
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I pluck my eyebrows.  They aren’t thick, and have a natural arch, so I pluck away the strays every other week or so.

Now, OP is a fellow April Mamma, so she’ll appreciate this, but I’ve taken to getting Brazilian waxes done, since my belly prevents me from seeing anything near my nether-regions.  Shaving is no longer a safe option!  Surprisingly, the waxing isn’t bad (they use a hard, stripless wax) and I am not even irritated after.  It’s so much easier and faster I’m considering keeping up with it after the baby.

So, basically, if my eyebrows were more difficult to do, I’d get those waxed as well.

Post # 6
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ChocolateLime:  Threading is amazing! I get my eyebrows threaded on a regular basis because I cannot trust myself to make my eyebrows look symmetrical (I learnt that the hard way!). For me it is much cheaper than waxing because I only pay £2.50 and it is much more precise than waxing.  I also have super sensitive skin (I can’t use anything with alovera, teatree, perfumes etc) and I have never had any problems or rashes from threading.


If you do go for threading just make sure you don’t wear black mascara or you will come out with panda eyes Smile

Post # 7
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I can’t pluck my eyebrows either, I hate it.  I always got waxed but switched to threading about two years ago.  I will say I think threading is more painful than waxing but once its over its over.  With waxing, my skin got irritated and my eyebrow area would be red and swollen for hours.  I also like the results of threading better.

Post # 9
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I pluck.  My eyebrow hairs are long so I trim them too.  I used to occassionally go get a wax for a shape up.  But hadnt in years (with the exception to my wedding).  Now I’m back to plucking that the wedding is over.  My mother told me when I was very young that she always plucked and she no longer needs to because of it.  I’m seeing how many years of plucking I need before this is true.  So far, I’m around 10. 

Post # 10
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@DaneLady:  I just got a brazilian too at a few weeks ago at 37 weeks pregnant! It did really hurt for me though! 🙁

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I used to get my brows and upper lip threaded, but had to stop because my poor brows needed a break. I can’t do waxing, as I have really sensitive skin, but other than redness afterwards, I’ve only broken out from threading a couple of times. My threading lady puts aloe on afterwards.

I don’t think it hurts so much as it just feels weird. There are spots where my eyes water, but you get used to that after it’s been done a few times.

Post # 12
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I like threading, if you get a good consultant the shape comes out a lot nicer than waxing. I find it does hurt slightly more than waxing though, but I think that is only because it takes longer.

I would recommend waxing if you are highly sensitive so you can get through it faster! Bear in mind your hormones will be running wild if you are just about to have a baby so may hurt more than usual. But you can handle it, it’s over before you know it!

Post # 13
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I like threading and plucking over waxing. Threading gets all the baby hairs and peach fuzz but it takes longer. I do it at home. Usually I pluck them with tweezers. I hate waxing because my skin is very sensitive.

Post # 14
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I always pluck my eyebrows becaue I’m afraid someone might mess them up if I were to get them threaded or waxed and since they are a focal point of the face I cant have that happening!! lol

Post # 15
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I pluck, one of my ex boyfriends used to get his threaded, and LOL! One time they really messed up his eyebrows, they took them a little too far apart and he looked a little messed up. It was so funny.

Waxing irritates the crap out of me.


Post # 16
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I usually pluck but I am definitely not amazing at it, I was thinking of getting them threaded but do you have to let them grow out to do that? 

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