Threading vs Waxing for brows. Why I’ll never go back to wax.

My threaded brows

My threaded brows

It is an on-going debate amongst brow aficionados, and there doesn’t seem to be a clear winner, ever. But here is my take on it, and why I think threading is best.

It all boils down to the stretching of skin. The more skin is stretched, the more its elasticity breaks down and the more likely it won’t bounce back. This becomes even more acute as time marches on. And skin that has lost its elasticity by being stretched (as opposed to naturally through ageing) will droop sooner. Apply this thinking to the delicate skin around eyebrows and above eyelids, and you will understand why I won’t have my brows waxed. The skin in this area droops naturally with age, so why help it along unnecessarily?

Secondly, threading also gives a much more precise shape to the brow. The therapist is more able to follow the natural shape of the brow, rather than producing a harsh and sharp line which waxing results in. Curved and natural looking arches ensue with threading. And less ingrown hairs. And no skin being pulled. And hairs being pulled out from the root and not broken. It hurts less and less, the more you have it done.

I’ve been going to the same lady for years at Blink Brow Bar and won’t let anyone else touch my brows. She cares and I get the same result every time I go. The shape she gives me suits my face. Yes, I love her 🙂



  1. Sophie
    14th June 2015 / 2:51 am

    Love your brows! I haven’t tried threading before but I’d love to give it a try. I’m just too impatient leaving my hairs to grow out haha

    • 14th June 2015 / 8:22 am

      Ha ha I know. I tweeze in between to manage any really bad strays and go to my threader every 3 weeks or so. She does such a great job that the shape lasts for a good few weeks. What do you do to keep yours in shape?