6 Hair Removal Methods For Your Eyebrows

Eyebrows are a very important feature of our face. The shape of our eyebrows defines how our eyes an...

Eyebrows are a very important feature of our face. The shape of our eyebrows defines how our eyes and face look. Well groomed and curved eyebrows make our face look more sculpted and defined. It sharpens our facial features and significantly affects the appearance of our face. On the contrary, when eyebrows are not shaped it makes our face look asymmetrical. It can make eyes look bigger or smaller and can make our face look wider or narrower. You can keep your brows thick or thin depending upon your choice. There are so many methods that you can choose for this task, however, choosing the perfect method for eyebrow modification is very important as it greatly affects your appearance.
Sometimes we get stuck with the regular methods that we usually use and see around us and never explore other available options. It may be possible that the other method may suit you better than the present one. In this article, we will be discussing some methods that are available for eyebrow shaping and their pros and cons in detail so that you can avail the best method for eyebrow shaping.


1. Threading

This one is the most widely used and preferred method around the globe for eyebrow shaping. Each and every one of us has undergone this method at least once. Studies say that this method was developed centuries ago in Eastern and South Asian countries. A cotton thread is looped and twisted in such manner that it removes hair as the thread moves. This is the most effective method and pulls hair from its roots.


Pros:
  • Very precise shaping. 
  • Removes hairs from its roots. 
  • Economic as it requires only a thread. 
  • Chemical free.
    Could be performed at home.
     
  • Once you get the technique right, it requires only 5-10 minutes and voila! You are done.
Cons:
  • Very painful method.
  • Technique is very tricky and requires a lot of practice.
  • May not trap small hairs.
  • May cause itching and redness of skin.

2. Waxing

This method is uncommon and least used for eyebrow shaping. It is mostly used by the women who have thick and bushy brows which could not get easily trapped in the thread. Unibrows are also widely removed by this method both in men and women. Wax (hot or cold) is applied over the area to be waxed and pulled with the help of a strip. This causes the hairs to be pulled along with that strip resulting in hair removal from your brow bone.


Pros:
  • Removes large portion of hairs at once.
  • Less painful than threading.
  • Less time-consuming.
  • Can groom thick brows.
  • Pulls off hair from follicles, results may last as long as 4 to 6 weeks.
Cons:
  • Can be used on extra hair but eyebrow shaping through waxing is very difficult.
  • Waxing requires hair to grow at least to one-fourth inch which means living with hairy brows till they grow considerably.
  • May not be best for sensitive skin as it requires very hard pulling and tucking.
  • Waxing can cause irritation and rashes depending upon the nature of your skin.

3. Tweezing / Plucking

This is the most popular and easiest way for self-eyebrow hair removal. All you need is a good tweezer and ample light. We can use it almost every day to keep our eyebrows defined and well shaped. Just grab your tweezer and start plucking the unwanted hair one by one which you think are out of place.


Pros:
  • Do not require prior practice or training to perform this method.
  • Cost effective.
  • Painless method.
  • We can keep complete control over the shape of the eyebrows.
Cons:
  • We can over tweeze which can affect the shape of our brow and can cause over thinning.

4. Epilating

Nowadays, many facial epilators are available in the market. Big brands are launching various styles of epilators that claim to give fast and easy hair removal experience at home. Epilating is a great option when you don't have much time although using them on eyebrows can be a bit tricky.


Pros:
  • Anyone can use them at home itself.
  • Easily available online through trusted brands.
  • Battery operated, so saves a lot of time and effort.
  • Chemical free.
Cons:
  • Facial epilators of reputed brands are quite costly.
  • Tricky to use, may not be helpful in properly shaping and curving the eyebrows.

5. Laser Hair Removal

Lots of women are opting for this method as this is a permanent solution. Many big saloons are providing attractive packages on laser hair removal and you are free from visiting saloons every week. However as eyebrows are really close to eyes this method should be performed in utmost care and by a specialist only. Hairs follicles are burned with the help of the laser, hence allowing permanent reduction of hair from that area.


Pros:
  • Permanent removal of hair so you get well-groomed eyebrows 24 hours.
  • The length of hair free period is many times higher than any other method.
Cons:
  • The cost of the laser hair removal technique is very high.
  • Removes extra hair but does not provide actual shaping of brows.
  • Dark skin people should avoid this method as it has more side effects on dark skinned people.
  • Some cases of eye damage due to laser have been reported.
  • Tiny hair can start re-growing even after treatment that needs to be removed timely.

We tried to incorporate each and every method for eyebrow grooming here, you can choose whichever suits you best. Remember a little risk is always good. If you feel that a particular method is not suiting your skin type or is not that effective, try switching to other methods and find what suits you best. Please comment below to share your routine eyebrow shaping methods and how you find the article.

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Contributed By: Chahat Monga

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  1. I always thought laser is the best. Atleast we don't have to run around parlours but then its scary!

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  2. Yes lavanya, I have been thinking of getting laser done for upperlip and underarm area but I guess it's going to take a while.

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  3. I've only tried threading and a I tweeze a bit at home to remove strays. Didn't know you could epilate and get a good finish.

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  4. Facial epilators are best when you are in hurry or want to remove extras or unibrow. But shaping becomes a difficult task with them.

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