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How to Remove Eyebrow Wax From Clothing

Updated April 07, 2017

Eyebrow waxing can be performed by either a professional in a salon or at home using do-it-yourself waxing kits. The wax used to grab and remove hair is viscous and sticky, which can cause a problem if it accidentally drips onto clothing. Removing eyebrow wax from clothing needs to be approached carefully and as soon as possible, since leaving wax on clothing can cause stains and discolouration which may be permanent.

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  1. Allow the wax to cool and harden. Do not rub or wipe at the wax while it is warm, as this will spread the wax and push it deeper into the fibres of your clothing, making it more difficult to remove. If the wax is warm, try placing the article of clothing in a cool area or even in the refrigerator.

  2. Remove the hardened wax using a flat, thin object. Small amounts may peel off using your fingernails or a small knife as long as you are careful not to damage the fabric underneath the waxed area.

  3. Spread a brown paper bag over the ironing board and set the iron on a low setting without steam.

  4. Place the article of clothing wax side down on the brown paper and pass the iron gently over the top, moving constantly until a dark spot appears on the brown paper.

  5. Move the wax spot to a clean space on the brown paper and repeat until the wax is gone.

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Things You'll Need

  • Knife or other flat, thin object
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Brown paper bag

About the Author

Gwen Wark

Gwen Wark is a freelance writer working from London, Dublin, and New York. She has been a published writer since 1998 with works appearing in both university and local publications. Her current writing projects include SEO, web copy, print and advertising features. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in history from Rutgers University.

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