Written by @dldbrows & PMUHub
Trends come and go but eyebrows will forever frame the face. The correct eyebrow shape will open the eye and help your face appear more awake and youthful.
How do you shape your brows? Have you tried eyebrow threading? Today, Diandra Leigh Dente, founder of DLD Brows, is sharing her thoughts on this form of eyebrow shaping, why it became her favorite and signature technique, and explaining all the benefits of eyebrow threading.
What Is Eyebrow Threading?
Eyebrow threading is a very simple and quick brow removal treatment.
A technician uses a thin, cotton thread to grab multiple or seek an individual hair and pull it out. The thread has very minimal contact with the skin, but loops around hairs. If a technician is skillful, the experience should be quick and almost pain-free.
This is actually one of the oldest and safest eyebrow shaping methods.
What Are the Benefits of Eyebrow Threading?
With threading you have the ability to target that one single tiny hair that’s out of line, or a whole bunch of them, with sharp precision.
You can even grab those little black dots that are actually ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are typically caused by tweezing hairs out in the wrong direction and not removing the hair correctly or directly from the root.
With threading, the hair is pulled out directly from the root, there is no cutting the hair or chance of it breaking, so an additional benefit is that results will most likely last longer than waxing and is a lot less painful.
So, the most important benefits of eyebrow threading are:
- It’s fast
- It provides perfect precision
- It’s less painful than waxing or tweezing
- There is no contact with the skin
- Less irritation and great for sensitive skin
- It can pull out multiple brow hairs at once
Eyebrow Threading vs Eyebrow Waxing
In comparison to waxing, threading is ideal because it is a natural exfoliant and does not strip the skin of its natural oils.
Over time, with waxing you may experience discoloration to the skin which is why threading is more beneficial for the client overall and an ideal technique for sensitive skin.
With threading, hairs can be removed as soon as the regrowth is visible. This is one of the biggest benefits of eyebrow threading.
But when it comes to waxing, clients have to wait until the hair has grown back a certain length before it can be removed again. With threading, the tiniest and thinnest or thickest of hairs can be removed right from the root without any chemicals.
Are There Any Cons?
Even though they are minor, there are still some cons. The area is usually a bit irritated after the treatment (but still less so than after waxing). Also, this treatment is suitable only for facial hair and not really for body hair, other than arms and legs – bikini area is where waxing takes the cake.
It’s very important to choose a skillful eyebrow technician. If the treatment was not done correctly, you risk getting minor cuts, not to mention getting the wrong shape.
What Kind of Thread Is Used?
There are a variety of threading spools and coatings used to shape brows. Many people don’t know that there are options available and how important it is to use proper materials based on skin types: oily skin, sensitive skin, normal skin, and mature skin.
100% Organic Cotton thread is the most beneficial, natural, and non-irritating option, especially compared to polyester or other materials.
The finest quality of organic cotton minimizes breakage throughout the hair removal process which benefits the artist and the client. Its firm structure softly glazes and exfoliates the skin’s surface making the experience almost painless and most certainly, chemical free.
It is SO important to educate and get to know clients throughout their experience because using the right coating of thread will make or break their overall experience.
DLD’s Thread Recommendations
After I finish threading my clients, I always RLT to minimize any redness and allow the skin to absorb any brow mask or brow care products deeper into the hair follicle.
Afterwards, I highlight underneath their brow bone to carve out their eyebrows vs. filling them in. I then usually coat their brows with a gel or incorporate additional brow care to achieve a crisp look.
As PMU artists, it is important for us to follow the natural hair growth direction and bone structure. In order to set ourselves up for success with PMU, we must first clean up and perfect the eyebrow design.
Threading is my go-to and favorite technique when it comes to eyebrow shaping. The precision and detailed results are why I love the technique so much. It’s LEGIT.
While respecting the client’s natural bone structure, facial features, and hair growth direction I initially clean up any stray hairs with my signature threading technique, and exceed expectations every time!