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I hate tweezing (plucking) my eyebrows. To me, it’s one of the most tedious beauty routines, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do! I don’t like having my brows done at a salon because I’m a wimp and never trust anyone to understand my pain threshold. But, having said that, I’ve had a growing interest in eyebrow threading, so I decided to find out about it. Here’s what I learned.

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It's an Ancient Way of Removing Facial Hair

Even though the trend of threading eyebrows is on a slow move in the West, it's been one of the most frequently used hair removal techniques in the Eastern world for centuries. Some people say threading originated in Turkey, others say the Chinese introduced it to the world. Another theory suggests threading is the Indian way of removing facial hair because they started doing it 6,000 years ago.


It Requires No Sophisticated Equipment

All you need is a piece of thread and you're good to go. It is a polyester or cotton string usually twisted into a mini lasso shape. Your aesthetician holds one end of the thread and quickly rolls the other end over your eyebrows to pick up unwanted hair.


It is Less Painful than Waxing

Provided your aesthetician is trained in threading, you won't feel any pain. It's not nearly as painful as waxing. You just feel as if someone's lightly pulling on your eyebrows (apparently).


It is Much Better than Waxing

Threading is not as harsh on your skin as waxing, which makes threading a more suitable choice for people with sensitive skin. Waxing removes the upper layer of your skin that irritates your skin.


It Takes Less Time and Lasts Longer

Eyebrow threading is a super-quick procedure. It is even faster than plucking. That's mainly because threading doesn't require prepping of the skin and removes one line of hair at once. An experienced aesthetician can finish the task in less than two minutes. Once done properly, you won't have to go back for an eyebrow procedure for 3-4 weeks.


It Works for All Skin Types

You might aggravate your acne problem if you opt for waxing. Threading is the better choice. Depilatory creams, waxing, and even tweezing can make your skin raw, red, and inflamed. No such issue will arise when you choose an experienced aesthetician for threading.


It Puts You in Charge

Unlike waxing where you feel like you cannot control the situation, threading allows you to see what your aesthetician is doing. You will also be aware of the situation because you will have to pull down on your brows to keep your skin tight throughout the process. It won't be painful but provides you with enough control to tell your aesthetician what you really want.


It Needs Some Hair Growth

You won't get good results from threading if you’ve tweezed or waxed your eyebrows in the last couple of weeks. Your hair needs to be up to 1/16th of an inch long to be threaded properly. Let your hair grow a bit before you go for eyebrow threading.


It May Lead to Unpleasant Results

Eyebrow threading is generally a safe and effective way of removing unwanted hair and shaping your eyebrows nicely. Just make sure to work with an experienced aesthetician because an inexperienced stylist may end up breaking your hair follicles. An inexperienced person may also leave weird gaps in your eyebrows, which cannot be corrected until your hair grows back again.

I’m still not sure if I’m ready to try. Would love to hear from you if you’ve been there and done that!

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Hey, I liked your article on eyebrows threading. Tips shared by you are really helpful. Threading is safer because it does not use chemicals that can lead to skin irritation and will not lead to painful unwanted skin removal. It is generally agreed that threading is not as painful as waxing and other hair removal procedures. Tweezing your eyebrow hair by hair can take an eternity. Fortunately, threading solves this problem by removing multiple hairs at once. This quick process can be repeated until the desired eyebrow shape is attained. Eyebrow threading can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes to complete. Good sharing.

I have done it for many years and have to admit that I love my eyebrows. I do them roughly every two weeks but sometimes it can be three!

Eyebrows aren't the only thing you can have threaded. I've been threading my underarms for about 9 months now and I love it...

I have been threading for six months and at first the friction grom the thread hurt a lot! Now, as long as I make sure to keep the area moisturized it doesn't hurt. My eyebrows aren't perfection because I feel they need to grow in more but the shape is just right for my face.

I've done it. It pinches a bit, so it hurts a little more than waxing, but you get used to the pain after a few times and the end result is always the same–marvelous. (Note: I don't do my own XD)

I have been doing this since forever. I do it myself. When I used to get it done my eyebrows were a little uneven.

I have been threading since I started to fix my eyebrows. It is the most effective way to shape your eyebrows.

I am 16 years old and my mom thought me how to thread my eyebrows when I was 13 years old. Now, it's really easy for me to do.

I've done had mine done for a while now so much better than waxing less pain even

I love how my eyebrows look after threading. However there are times it hurts me so much I feel like throwing up. Speaking of which, I am getting them done tomorrow and hope it goes well!

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