Before You Thread Your Eyebrows at Home, Here’s Why an Expert Cautions Against It


Between eyebrow appointments, it can be tempting to touch-up your brows at home. A few too many stray hairs pop up out of place and before you know it, you're staring into a magnified mirror reassessing your entire brow shape. Sure, tweezing and waxing have their own risks, but of all of the ways to maintain your eyebrows, threading is probably the last one you want to attempt at home.

You can find DIY tutorials for just about anything on the internet — threading your eyebrows included — but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea. We will always encourage experimentation with beauty and becoming your own at-home pro, but there are some skills that are better left for the experts. Here's why.

What to Do Instead of Threading Your Eyebrows at Home — and Why

"Threading requires a very precise technique that your everyday at-home user may not be familiar with or may not know how to do, this would require a lot of YouTube searching to learn and master," said international brow stylist Melanie Marris.

If you go to a professional for eyebrow threading, you will most likely hold the skin taut while they maneuver the string. Because it requires both hands to move the thread back and forth, you're down a pair of hands to hold the skin, as well. "At times, you will be blocking your vision when maneuvering the string around the brow and creating your shape," said Marris. "If you do not get the hair out properly with the string, you risk snapping the hair."

Instead, she recommends tweezing, which similarly to threading, plucks the hair from the root. "Tweezing the hair out using tweezers is a mRead More – Source

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