Eyebrow threading

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A friend of mine who lives in another state was telling me how wonderful threading of the eyebrows looks afterward, as compared to waxing or plucking, but she couldn't describe why or how.

Does anybody have any experience with this procedure? Can you please tell me about it?

TIA.
Just got mine threaded for the third time yesterday. The first time it hurt a tad more, and it's repetitive comparing to waxing, BUT I don't get those horrid little bumps afterwards. Plus, the next time I got threaded it hurt way less.

I have a video favorited on youtube, it's funny but it wil show you how they do it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HxvgAF50Sk
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A friend of mine who lives in another state was telling me how wonderful threading of the eyebrows looks afterward, as compared to waxing or plucking, but she couldn't describe why or how.

Does anybody have any experience with this procedure? Can you please tell me about it?

TIA.
Originally Posted by ninja dog


I can see how threading would be gentler on skin and more exact than waxing, but it wouldn't be better than plucking. Threading is plucking without tweezers. Yanking out a hair is yanking out a hair, no matter the tool. The results are dependent on the skill and artistry of the technician at shaping the brow, not the tool she uses.
ITA with RCW--any method depends entirely on the person doing it. I get my eyebrows threaded just because my skincare products make my skin too sensitive for waxing, but besides that I don't have much of a preference.
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I love threading!!

I have really thin but wide eye-brows, waxing leaves my eyebrows too skinny looking and that area gets really read and bumpy!

It's really quick, and less painful IMO
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I get them threaded because I end up with a bad rash from the wax.

Like RCW said it all depends on who does it. I had a lady who did them a while back. The first day they looked fine, the next morning I noticed all these little scratch like cuts on my eyebrows. F'n woman cut me with the thread! It was the last time I let her do them, for sure.


I like threading because to me, it looks cleaner than just plucking. To get the same results, it would take a lot longer with the plucking. I get them threaded about every 4-5 weeks and maintain them semi-decent by plucking.
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Yoly --- how does it look "cleaner?" My friend said that the remaining hair also gets "trimmed." Why?

It just sounds like another method of plucking.....
I got mine done for the first time about three weeks ago at an Indian salon. I always get bumps from waxing so I was looking for something different. It hurt! And I still got little whiteheads, so I'm not sure if I'll do it again.
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Okay, I was all excited to try this, but now I think I won't, after all.

Thanks, all. I appreciate the information.
I got mine threaded for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I love the look, very precise but not extreme. I will definitely do it again. It hurts no worse than waxing or tweezing.
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Yoly --- how does it look "cleaner?" My friend said that the remaining hair also gets "trimmed." Why?

It just sounds like another method of plucking.....
Originally Posted by ninja dog
I find that with plucking, they still miss a few hairs. The tiny ones that I can't get even with my very pointy tweezers. I don't know how they do it, but all off it comes off. The lady who does mine trims the hairs on the part of my eyebrow I'm not getting treaded. just to keep it from getting longer and looking scraggly.

It doesn't hurt so much after you are used to it. I find the waxing hurts more.
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Yoly --- how does it look "cleaner?" My friend said that the remaining hair also gets "trimmed." Why?

It just sounds like another method of plucking.....
Originally Posted by ninja dog
Like Yoly said, threading gets a lot more hair than regular plucking, and it's faster too. It probably wouldn't make a difference if your eyebrows aren't very thick.

The trimming also depends on you. Mine always get trimmed whether I wax or thread, because my brows are super thick and unruly, and if I didn't trim them they would actually grow long enough to curl.
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if I didn't trim them they would actually grow long enough to curl.
Originally Posted by legends


I have one renegade hair which grows and curls much faster than the rest. She trims it, I end up plucking it because it annoys the hell out of me. That sucker comes back quick as hell, curling up and mocking me within a week.
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Threading tends to give a more precise brow. Plucking is rather imprecise.

My understanding is that many Indian/Middle Eastern women have their brows threaded. And I find that they very often have fantastic brows.

I like it a lot. But I prefer the shape I get when I wax my own.
Yep it depends on the person doing it, how good they are at it and the shape they give. I always have to tell my lady to keep it thick and lon and take off as little as possible or else they to it do thin, because they want it really perfect. I only go to her though, no one else listens. I love the way my brows look afterwards.
Threading does look "cleaner".

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