Hair Removal Tweezing Or Plucking

Tweezing is mostly used for smaller areas like the shaping the eyebrows, the upper lip or the stubborn facial hair. The results of plucking can last anywhere from three to eight weeks, depending on your individual hair growth rate. When it comes to hair removal, tweezing is one of the most easy and least expensive method, however, the risks can not be ignored.

Hair Never Regrow

Plucking too much can damage the follicles underneath the hairs. Follicles are responsible for generating hair growth, so permanent damage means the hair may not grow back. Although chance of the hair being permanently destroyed will vary from person to person, it is low and something like 5%. With a 5% kill rate, the average hair will need to be extracted at least 10 times before it is gone for good.

May Cause Ingrown Hairs

It is most common side effect of tweezing. Most of the time hair breaks off underneath the skin due to wrong plucking. Finally, it causes ingrown hair problem, pimple or red bumps as side effects. Some people are just more prone to ingrown hairs, especially people with dark, course, or curly hair. You can reduce the problem by plucking the hair from from its root and pluck it in same hair direction to avoid the ingrown hair problem.

Hair Removal Tweezing or Plucking

May Cause Pitting Or Scarring

Each time you rip that hair from your skin, you are damaging the skin itself and that damage may lead to scarring.


Tweezing open the skin pores and provide good environment for bacterial growth. It is good to cub alcohol before and after tweezing. It provides infection free environment.

Choose The Tweezer

Tweezers can be made from stainless steel, metal or graphite. The tweezers you select are definitely a matter of personal opinion and should also be purchased so that they are comfortable for your hands and for the type that you wish to do.

Round Tip Tweezers

combine the safety of a rounded tip with precision of a slant tip tweezer. A rounded tip tweezer is ideal as a first tweezer and for those men and women that prefer a rounded tip when tweezing.

Square Tip Tweezers

are often used by both consumers and professionals because they are easy for at-home use.

Slant Tip Tweezers

are often used by make-up artists, models and celebrities because they are offer great advantages.

Point Tweezers

are an incredibly precise tweezer. They are guaranteed to grab the smallest and finest hairs.

Care Tips on Tweezers

  • Clean Tweezers before and after each use.
  • Protect the tips of tweezers with cap and keep in storage box or tube.
  • Never drop tweezers. Dropping will dull the tip and throw your tweezers out of alignment.
  • Spring tension can be increased by gently pulling the two halves of the tweezer apart.
    Once you have increased the spring, you cannot decrease it.

Five Easy Steps To Accurate Tweezing

  1. Brush hair in the direction of hair growth.
  2. Isolate the hair you are about to tweeze. Hold the skin taut to prevent excess pulling.
  3. Tweeze in the direction of hair growth.
  4. Pull one hair at a time.
  5. When holding the tweezers pull the hair gently but with a quick and smooth direction. Be careful not to yank or cut hair. Cutting hair at the surface may cause the development of ingrown hairs.

Do's and Don'ts

  • Do tweeze in the direction of hair growth.
  • Do open your pores with a hot washcloth to make tweezing easier.
  • Do use a make-up concealer to draw your desired brow shape, then tweeze the hairs that fall below the line.
  • Don't use creams or moisturizers that can cause the tweezer to slip.
  • Don't tweeze nose hairs or hairs growing out of moles.
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