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I had my eyebrows threaded today.

(35 Posts)
SoupDragon Wed 01-Jul-09 16:05:03

Holy cr*p it was painful! I wanted gas & air.

I do have wonderful brows now though.

rubyslippers Wed 01-Jul-09 16:09:05

yes - it is the only method that gives a fab shape IME

hurts like hell but worth it

bleh Wed 01-Jul-09 16:10:23

Ah yes. First time I had it done I thought "this can't be too bad. I've been plucking them for years". Yes, it can be. Had tears streaming down my face in the middle of a shopping centre

woodenchair Wed 01-Jul-09 16:19:27

I didn't think it hurt, bugger, was thinking of having my top lip done ...

Rhubarb Wed 01-Jul-09 16:20:37

What does that mean?

shinyshoes Wed 01-Jul-09 16:22:00

I though it was painless that why it was more popular than waxing. hmm

stuff that I will rather endure the pain of the dreaded wax pot

goingslowlyroundthebend Wed 01-Jul-09 16:29:01

More painful then waxing, but much quicker and much better results

NervousNutty Wed 01-Jul-09 16:30:19

I love having mine threaded but yes it does hurt, especially under your eyebrow.

It makes my eyes water alot too so I look like I am crying hmm, i'm not honest.

hobbgoblin Wed 01-Jul-09 16:30:31

It never hurts me what are you lot ON about?

Rhubarb Wed 01-Jul-09 16:31:28

But what does it entail? What more could you do other than pluck your eyebrows? I have this image of eyebrows being plaited now!

monkeysmama Wed 01-Jul-09 16:49:25

Pulling the hairs out with a thread. So the therapist uses a piece of thread to put them out one by one. I've been having mine done for years & it stops hurting so much. Looks great too I reckon.

hocuspontas Wed 01-Jul-09 16:53:39

What is the point when you can tweezer for half the pain?

Also, how can it look better? Are you just hoping it does? grin What's the scientific reasoning? [pooh-pooh emoticon]

PortAndLemon Wed 01-Jul-09 17:03:45

Top lip does hurt in a very ouchy way, woodenchair (and made me sneeze a lot) but the results are fab <strokes no-longer-luxurient upper lip>.

hocus, I think it may be that because she's using the thread to pluck out several hairs at once in a straight line it's easier (paradoxically) to get a curve. Did you ever do that curve stitching thing at primary school where you drew straight lines between points on two axes and ended up with a curve? Kind of like that.

You don't tweezer for half the pain, anyway. You tweezer for exactly the same amount of pain, spread out over a longer period. Threading gets it over and done with in one fell swoop.

goingslowlyroundthebend Wed 01-Jul-09 17:03:58

It somehow looks 'sharper' I think because they wipe out all the downey hair too

CMOTdibbler Wed 01-Jul-09 17:04:34

It made my eyes water, but wasn't terribly painful - and at least it is all gone once it is done - no red and sore skin like waxing.

And I've been to a lot of places to have my brows done over the years, and only one place that used tweezers and a mag lamp came anywhere near the quality of the threading I get done for 6.99

SusieDerkins Wed 01-Jul-09 17:07:47

How long does the threading last? Longer than waxing?

hocuspontas Wed 01-Jul-09 17:08:52

Eurgh! I didn't realise it was done in multiples! There's no way I could go through that.

PortAndLemon Wed 01-Jul-09 17:21:51

I wonder if how much it hurts relates to how shaggy you are to begin with? For the first quite-a-few threads I was sitting there thinking to myself "what are they on about, it doesn't hurt..." but then the cumulative effect kicked in and it most definitely did. In my natural state (which I was, pre-threading) I do resemble what pagwatch described on another thread as a partially chewed Denis Healey, though.

pinkmagic1 Wed 01-Jul-09 17:22:19

I don't find it painful at all, far less painful than waxing. I get my whole face done every few weeks by an Iraqi friend of my husbands and it costs me £3!

MrsSeanBean Wed 01-Jul-09 18:03:50

I really struggle to undersdstand how this method can achieve any kind of finesse or accuracy. It all sounds a bit haphazard to me.

But I know many people are fans, so it must get good results somehow

monkeysmama Wed 01-Jul-09 19:12:16

The method's been used for centuries (not that everything old's good) in Asian countries. I pay £3 to have mine done on Green Street. They kind of thin the brow out too which makes them look so much more groomed. I plucked recently having not got to threaders for a while & it just wasn't the same. I'd really recommend it for a quick fix.

shhhh Wed 01-Jul-09 20:37:05

I have mine done and have been for a while now...Im not hairy and just have my brows done, usually monthly or so...

I love the effect, better than what I can do with tweezers...if I do it myself I get carried away yet if threaded I love the shape etc. Also get them to tint them.

BUT it hurts like hell...I can cope with it to start with but then its eyewatering. Imo its a bit like a rope burn on your brows shock.

Dh watched me having them done last week and had to walk away..grin

SoupDragon Wed 01-Jul-09 21:19:04

pinkmagic, you get your whole face done?? Are you a werewolf or something??

It is definitely a much sharper result than waxing or tweezering.

MrsSeanBean Thu 02-Jul-09 07:45:52

But where do they put the threads? Do they sort of line them up where they want the end line to be? Or just 'thread' randomly through the brows (and somehow it ends up a nice shape?) If they are going fast (as I imagine you would have to for it to work) how do they manage to get a nice shape?

Not disputing that it works - just puzzled!

HeadFairy Thu 02-Jul-09 07:53:22

for those that find it hard to picture how they thread eyebrows this nbc news item shows it

It does flipping hurt, but I find it does give a better shape, and it doesn't damage the skin as much as tweezering, which can sometimes scar my skin.

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