When we were in Jr. High I had a uni-brow. As if Jr. High wasn’t hard enough. I was one of 3 brown kids in my whole school, my mom barely spoke English and my brother has Downs. The last thing I needed was an unfortunate uni-brow.
After the uni-brow came these:
Finally I manged eyebrowS-2 separate eyebrowS….but I remember them being a lot like this image. Over grown and outta control.
Then there was the THIN brow phase:
Then the grow back phase:
Unfortunate Brow images from: HERE
All the tweezing…and later all the waxing. I HATED my brows, hated them. I never felt like I had it figured out. They were ALWAYS the wrong shape for my face. YEARS AND YEARS of wearing the wrong accessory for my face. UNTIL…my very first trip to NYC with my co-worker Kim C. She had convinced me that I needed to try this “new” thing called threading. She and her sisters took me to this little-kinda gross-hole in the wall brow shop. All Indian women, thread strewn all over the floor. For $10, I was about to have an experience that would change my face forever:) and it hurt far worse than I could’ve imagined! It was magical.
Practitioners use a pure, thin, twisted cotton thread which is rolled over usually untidy hairlines, moustaches and other areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove an entire row of hair, resulting in a straighter line. Because a large area of hair is removed at once, it could be painful, though The Guardian reports that when done professionally “with a cat’s cradle of fine thread” it is quick and painless.”
- It does not require chemical ingredients.
- Threading is gentler on the skin.
- Threading is an excellent option for those who use Retin-A, Accutane or similar products.
- No use of needles, just a twist of thread with expert fingers to pull the hair out.
- No redness, no burn
My Professional Product Whore Opinion:
This is a service, not actually a product. And if your not, you should be.
Waxing works for some people. So, if it does, stick to it-no reason to fix whats not broken. But, if you have ever had a bad experience with waxing or feel like your shape isn’t perfect- YOU SHOULD BE THREADING.
It’s DIRT cheap (I’ve never paid more than $12). If you check yelp or google you should be able to find a few recommendations. On the coasts it was super easy for me to find. In the Midwest and Denver, it is a lot less common but I was still able to find a few options.
While waxing was fine, it is WAY less precise than threading. Also, I hated waxing because I was always getting skin ripped off along with brows. It was painful.
In all honesty, threading hurts. Its like tweezing multiple hairs at the same time. I personally don’t think its any worse than waxing and I like that nothing gets ripped off of my sensitive skin except for hair.
The absolute best part for me is that the shape is always just perfect. EVERY SINGLE TIME.
BTW-Lourdes WORKED IT OUT