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should threading hurt like a bitch???!!!

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urtwistingmymelonman Sat 22-Jun-13 16:50:47

I posted on here a week or so ago regarding my nasty brows and decided to go to have them threaded and dyed.
never again!
agonizing does not even begin to describe where im coming from.
quite frankly id rather stick my head in a deep fat fryer than go through that ever again.
should it have hurt that much?

ggirl Sat 22-Jun-13 16:53:57

yup and lol at your thread title
waxing is the lesser evil

Orianne Sat 22-Jun-13 17:01:17

Oh go on I bet they look fab? Put Emla on an hour before next time and NEVER have them threaded when you have your period.

mirry2 Sat 22-Jun-13 17:03:19

I'll get less painful the more often you have them done, as long as you don't leave a long gap inbetween.

urtwistingmymelonman Sat 22-Jun-13 17:04:46

good god really?
why on earth would anyone ever go back for seconds then?
some people must like pain.

TheBookofRuth Sat 22-Jun-13 17:08:46

Weird, I've never found it particularly painful.

NeverBeenToMe Sat 22-Jun-13 17:10:13

Why does it hurt so much? Surely it's just tweezing but with cotton instead of tweezers?

DebsMorgan Sat 22-Jun-13 17:10:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Yonididnaedaethat Sat 22-Jun-13 17:11:47

I've had it done once! never again, I'm sticking to waxing.

Tho I did think threading made my eyebrows better but I'm not brave enough to have them threaded again.

urtwistingmymelonman Sat 22-Jun-13 17:18:43

i don't know debs but it bloody well did!
ive tweezed for years and that's a breeze compared to this threading lark.
its not like ive got a low pain threshold either so i just don't know.
waxing from now on i think.

urtwistingmymelonman Sat 22-Jun-13 17:21:14

and with threading they pull out multiples at once and they go against the grain.

Vibbe Sat 22-Jun-13 17:22:30

I've not had my brows threaded professionally, but have threaded them myself. It didn't hurt too much, but was more painful than using tweezers as more hairs were pulled at the same time.

MooncupGoddess Sat 22-Jun-13 17:23:30

Yes, it's like having barbed wire dragged across your forehead. Works well though!

bunnymother Sat 22-Jun-13 17:26:17

Oh, I wonder why waxing hurts me but threading doesn't bother me?

Stopputtingitoff Sat 22-Jun-13 17:27:09

I have very fair eyebrows and not only did it feel like I was having razor wire dragged over my eyes it also took what seemed like forever. I think they should offer gas and air as pain relief.

urtwistingmymelonman Sat 22-Jun-13 17:27:39

maybe you are not of this world bunny.

BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 22-Jun-13 17:33:02

Two paracetamol about twenty mins before appt

bunnymother Sat 22-Jun-13 17:34:24

I am an intergalactic rabbit

KneeDeepInDaisies Sat 22-Jun-13 17:34:36

I don't mind threading except when I have my moustache top lip

That hurts like a bitch!

Trills Sat 22-Jun-13 17:38:24

Threading and plucking and waxing and sugaring and epilating are all "pulling the hairs out by the root", so there's no particular reason why one would hurt less than the others.

dontyouwantmebaby Sat 22-Jun-13 18:16:24

it definitely hurts more the first time you have them threaded but after that, provided you have it done regularly, not so much.

I'd only ever go with a fully-trained, experienced professional for it - they will ask you to hold your skin taut between your brows. I think it gives far better results than any other method, especially better than waxing IMO.

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Sat 22-Jun-13 18:23:03

Trills there is smile Threading pulls out several at once!!

My friend lied to me, it hurts!! A LOT!! Never again.

AwkwardSquad Sat 22-Jun-13 18:53:13

I had the area above my lips threaded. It was utter agony AND I ended up with folliculitis so I had a moustache of spots. Never ever again. Ever. No.

valiumredhead Sat 22-Jun-13 18:54:09

Ime yes !

AnnoyedAtWork Sat 22-Jun-13 19:01:32

IMO it's less painful than waxing and does not leave you as red after. I was always so embarrassed walking around with a red moustache after waxing! Think the first time you get threaded it hurts a lot more than subsequent times. I get my eyebrows and upper lip done every two weeks - they don't really need it until four probably only i notice - but you get such perfect results with threading I will never go back.
Also now I find the hair grows back less and is finer. If you get eyebrows make sure the lady speaks English so they understand when you say you want them left thicker and don't want them trimmed at the top! bad experiences

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