The Eyebrow Waxing Myth You Probably Still Believe

When you can't get to the salon, DIY waxing can be a godsend. But when it comes to waxing your own eyebrows, it can be kind of terrifying — especially if you believe the age-old myth that your eyebrow hair will grow back completely differently. 


Yep, the idea that wax causes your eyebrow hair to grow back faster and thicker is nothing more than a myth. "Some in the industry suggest that this is the case," Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, a trichologist at the Philip Kingsley Clinic in New York City told Huffington Post, but "body hair growth is influenced predominantly by hormonal and genetic factors." Moreover, "scalp hair is also significantly influenced by nutritional components," she continued. 

In other words, no matter your choice of hair removal (be it waxing, tweezing, or threading), your eyebrow hair is going to grow back and look the exact same as it did before you removed it (via Pure Wow). Phew!

Be sure to measure your brows before waxing them

Now that you're less afraid of waxing your brows at home, there's only one trick you need to know to get the perfect brow. And it involves the very first step. According to permanent makeup artist and brow expert Tracie Giles, the key to "creating perfect brows at home is properly measuring them" (via Metro). 


"I would start by lining up your points using the bottom half of a makeup brush or pencil," Nicky Cayot, a New York City-based esthetician and brow artist, advised SELF. Tee Hundley, owner of Suite Tee Beauty Studio in Jersey City, added, "Some like to use a brow pencil to draw a line under the eyebrow where they want their brow line to be, then they just remove all hair under that line." 

Then all you really need to remember is to take it slow. While your hair will obviously grow back, you will need to wait a few weeks, so the last thing you want to do is wax off too much!