Unlike our hair, our eyebrows tend to get taken for granted. Even when they’re plucked and shaped and made to look their finest, few people ever really notice. Let’s face it, when was the last time you heard someone say “Wow, great eyebrows!”? (which is kind of annoying considering the pain and hard work it takes to keep them looking fantastic.)
But, if you want to keep pain, discomfort and unsightly rashes to a minimum (yes, we’re looking at you waxes, depilatory creams and tweezers), threading is by far the best way to go.Threading is an ancient Indian technique that involves using a ‘lasso’ of cotton thread to wrap around the individual unwanted hairs and remove them quickly and precisely from the root of the follicle in one quick, gentle movement. If that sounds like a simple process, don’t be deceived. It takes a lot of practice. And if you’ve ever watched a practitioner at work you’ll understand the skill and artistry that is involved.
Threading also has a lot of advantages – because it is so precise, it can remove the finer hairs that other more uncomfortable procedures like waxing or plucking might miss. It is also a great option for people with sensitive skin, who might have chemical reactions to waxes and depilatory products. Threading doesn’t involve any chemicals at all, just a soft cotton thread. More than that, because very minimal contact is made with the skin, threading doesn’t cause any skin damage. If you are particularly skin sensitive, or if you are taking skin medications that may make your skin thinner, threading is definitely the best option.
Threading is also much faster than plucking, and the finish looks far more natural. Eyebrows that have been worked on by creams and tweezers tend not to look so clean and defined, and you can be sure that for several hours afterwards they’ll show the tell-tale signs that you’ve just had some work done. After an eyebrow threading, most people will never know unless you tell them – and who could blame you for doing that? After all, your eyebrows look fabulous!
So, the next time you think your gorgeous eye caterpillars need a bit of a manicure, why not give threading a try? We bet you’ll be glad you did!