I heard about eyebrow threading about 5 years ago. It is very popular on both the East and West Coasts and is rapidly growing in the South. A few of my friends get their brows threaded in Atlanta and they rant and rave about how wonderful it is and how it's much better than waxing and plucking. "They say" it prevents wrinkles and lasts longer.
Well, being in Mississippi the past few years, I don't think they exactly have a threading salon in the nearby mall. I didn't hear about one. I had a hard enough time finding salons that didn't charge an arm and leg for a brow wax. I usually just waited for my 6wk visit to Atlanta.
So, now that I'm back in a larger city, I decided to try my luck at this whole threading deal....not good.
First of all, my brows weren't in desperate need of arching...but they did need some cleaning up. So I let the pushy Indian woman talk me into threading (but now before I explained how picky I am about my brows).
"I don't like them thin, don't take off too much on the ends, don't like them round, be careful with the arch on the right eye, watch for curly hairs!"
Call me what you want...it's my face! And we've all seen people with jacked up brows.lloking a H.A.M.
So she started threading. It felt kind of weird but less painful than waxing. But at one point it felt like she nicked me...but I thougt, it's thread, come on.
She showed me the first eye and sure enough, there was a small pink line below my brow...very similar to a scratch. "Oh no, honey..what's that," I asked her as I sat up in the chair. She told me it was normal for the first time...blah, blah, blah.
I let her finish. And my brows look fine..but I just don't like the process. It seems less precise than waxing, there was no prep (i.e. brushing and trimming the brows). She wiped them off with some dry cotton ball thingy. I also didn't like the fact that I have to be involved in the process.
With waxing, you just lie there, shut up and wait until it's over. With threading, I have to hold down my eyelid, pull back my forehead (messing up my new eyeshadow in the process). The experience wasn't bad...just not what I imagined. Needless to say, it looks like the only person I will be talking about threading with...is my seamstress.
But if you're interested, don't let me stop you. lol. Here's some info I found:
It originated in India, threading also known as “Knits” in Arabic and “Fatlah” in Egypt is an ancient method of hair removal. The art of eyebrow threading may be seen in the gentle and precise twisting of a length of cotton thread which is twisted along the hair which is to be removed. This twisting action traps the hair and lifts it out of the follicle.