Tweezing, or plucking, is a way to temporarily remove individual hairs by pulling each strand out by the root; however, this technique is useful only on small areas like the eyebrows. Tweezing does not make hair grow back thicker, but it can irritate the hair follicle, which is why it's important to choose a high-quality pair of stainless-steel tweezers. Be sure the prongs meet perfectly at the tips and are smooth and polished; they should also have a light spring when pressed together. The shape of the tweezers is up to you, but for brows, a slanted point is most effective (square varieties are better for finer hairs).
Reviewed: July 27, 2001