To thread or not to thread

27.5.10

I had my very first experience with threading this week. I decided my eyebrows were starting to resemble a couple of caterpillars and it was time to get them knocked back into shape. Normally I do them myself and then every so often get them waxed or plucked professionally so that I can maintain the shape at home but I decided to give threading a go after my Sister was impressed with her experience of it.

The process took longer than waxing and it wasn't painful, but it was an irritating kind of feeling made worse by the fact that it wasn't an instant process like waxing. She did the middle (no I don't have a mono brow.. hehe.. just a few little strays), the underneath and the top, and changed the shape and look of my brows altogether.

In a few minutes and for £8 I got the brows I've always wanted but have never been able to do myself. They are symmetrical, perfectly neat and unlike plucking/waxing, which sometimes leaves behind very short hairs, threading got the lot!

I recommend you give it a whirl!

25 comments:

  1. I've always always wanted to try threading, but I totally lack in the eyebrow department - They just don't seem to grow, or extend themseves wide enough!

    I wonder if threading would be able to give me the shapely brows i've always been after...Hmmm

    Thanks for posting sweets!

    Xx

    http://thebeautysanctum.blogspot.com/

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  2. I was also thinking about getting my brows threaded but was having doubts. But now i think i'll give it a try too, thanks!

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  3. I always thread! I learnt how to do it myself, it just does the job perfectly! :) x

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  4. Glad you did this post because I've been thinking about geting my eyebrows threaded too! I recently saw a threading area in my local Debenhams when I was getting my nails done - felt a bit like fate, so I'm going to book an appointment! xxx

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  5. I've always wanted to try this too but haven't been brave enough. You might have inspired me!

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  6. oo where did you get them done lovely ?

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  7. I've always wanted to try threading but worried it would be painful (I'm such a wuss!) I might look into it now!xx

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  8. I'm unsure on it. I dont like my eyebrows being waxed, I go to the lady who plucks them just because I find I get a better result. I'd try this if it came about tho & some one near me did it x

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  9. OOhhh this sounds good!! great post, love insights into this kinda thing! I had terrible experience with waxing in a spa/salon and have been plucking since but im rubbish at it.
    ps just uploaded wee photo of my pug alseep on twitter thought u might like it :) we should start a pug blog for your pugs and mine! lol x

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  10. my brows are so unruly. i pluck them all the time, but they never look right. i got mine threaded ages ago and it was fine until i realised she'd ruined the shape of my brows and spaced them too far apart, now over a year later they are still super sparse in the middle! however i DO like the way they look after been threaded, so nicely shaped!

    id definatly get it done again! but not at the place i did before!

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  11. I love threading :) ever since I tried it last year, I haven't stopped.
    Glad you had a nice experience.
    X

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  12. I always get my eyebrows threaded - wouldn't use any other method. Threading gives such a neat, precise shape!

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  13. Threading is my preferred method, though I dont get it done very much. It does create a clean and long lasting look. I found my first one quite painful, but I hdnt eaten before hand so probably had low blood sugar. :) Emma x

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  14. Oooh pic please!
    I've always fancied having a go at this. I think I'll have to give my eyebrows a week or so to grow a bit as I've overplucked them (again!). Hate it when that happens xx

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  15. I do both - pluck and thread. I do it myself though - save some money! x

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  16. I've heard a lot of good things about it but I didn't like it when I got mine done, but only because I felt my eyebrows were too thin. It did help with ingrowing hairs though x

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  17. Threading is definitely the best way to get fantastic brows - wouldn't have mine done any other way now!
    Glad you are so happy with how they turned out! xx

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  18. So glad to hear this recommendation, I've been curious to try this....Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  19. Definately need to try threading!

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  20. I nearly got my eyebrows threaded last time I grew them back in but ended up plucking them myself again :( I really want to try it!xx

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  21. threading didn't work for me :(
    they gave a beautiful shape and a really clean line, but two days later, these tiny little white spots came up where I had had my threading done.
    It looked horrible! My skin is just too sensitive!

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  22. @Binia - Oh that sucks! :( I hate it when things like that happens after a beauty treatment.x

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  23. I'm a recent convert to threading too, plucking/ waxing just don't compare to the results you get from threading in my opinion.

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  24. £8?? didn't realize it was so cheap... for some reason, i thought it would cost more...i'm so afraid of having others shape my eyebrows...

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  25. I always thread, so much better results. I used to pay £8 but have found a fab thread-ist who does them for just £4, she's so much better than my previous one.

    xx

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