Until fairly recently, I’d waxed and tweezed my eyebrows but had never tried threading.
I was completely terrified of eyebrow threading.
Although plucking individual hairs and tearing wax of skin is rather painful, I assumed threading was much worse. This technique is the primary method of hair removal in Asia and has been around for many years. The stylist rolls twisted cotton thread over the hairs to rip each follicle right out of its pore. This didn’t sound very pleasant to me. However, once I braved the process and saw the results in the mirror, I was convinced. I was also surprised that it doesn’t really hurt all that much. It creates an unusual tugging sensation that isn’t overly painful and is definitely worth a little discomfort. Eyebrow threading offers way more precision than other forms of hair removal. Even the tiniest hair can be teased from the follicle. No strays are left behind, and there’s control over which hairs are removed. The results are perfectly defined and shaped brows. Because threading removes all the unwanted hairs at the same time, they all grow back at the same time. There’s no need for constant touch-ups in-between salon appointments. I usually do a bit of tweezing after two weeks and set up another threading appointment after four or five weeks. I like that the whole process only takes about ten minutes. I don’t need to spend a whole day just to have nice looking eyebrows, and it costs around the same as waxing. Because there’s very little irritation, my skin isn’t raw or red afterward. I can take care of a threading appointment during my lunch hour, head back to work and no one is asking what happened to my face.