Hello, sparklers! I hope you are having an absolutely wonderful week.
So if you clicked on this post, I assume that most of you are trying to decide whether or not you want to thread your eyebrows. You probably know what it is already. But for those of you that don’t, I’ll give you the basics:
To put it simply, Eyebrow Threading is a way to remove eyebrow hairs to help you get the shape that you want. It is one of the three primary ways that people clean up their eyebrows, along with tweezing and waxing.
I got my brows done for the first time ever about two weeks ago, and before I go into the pros and cons, I would like to let you know how my experience was, and what happens when you step into that threading salon.
When I went to my local threading salon, I will admit that I didn’t choose that salon for the awesome reviews or the professional look of the building. Rather, I was debating whether or not to get my eyebrows done, and the shop was coincidentally there. I chose to get my brows done on a whim and wanted to get it over with.
If you are considering getting your brows done, don’t overthink it or put it off for too long. Just do it!
I walked into the salon, and a woman approached me and led me to a threading chair. Apparently, it wasn’t necessary to book an appointment.
The ACTUAL Threading Experience
Pain Level: 3/10
- I have a “medium tolerance” to pain. It didn’t hurt as much as I expected, but it did hurt. It was like someone pinching you hard, which I guess is kind of what was happening. Your threader will have you stretch out a section of your brow so that they can ensure they get the eyebrow hairs as efficiently as possible. The thread essentially rips out rows of brow hair, as painful as that sounds. I promise you that, at least for me, it’s just like “Ow!” and then that row of hair is done.
Time: 5-7 Minutes
- Yes, eyebrow threading does not take very long, and so the pain doesn’t last long either. Each brow took, maybe, 2 minutes each.
- At the place I went to, it was very inexpensive to get your eyebrows done. I didn’t do anything to my brows except clean them up, as I was already happy with the shape I was born with. Perhaps that impacts the price for some, but it was $10 only at the place I went to, regardless of reshaping the brow or not.
Now the part you’ve all been waiting for!
The Pros and Cons
- My brows were noticeably more defined in terms of shape.
- As opposed to stories I’ve heard about the allergic reaction some get from waxing, I had no allergic reaction.
- My skin wasn’t irritated that badly, and the redness went away within one day.
- From the time I got them done to now (about 2 weeks), I’ve noticed almost no regrowth at all.
- It doesn’t take long at all.
- When you get your brows done, there’s always a chance that they’re going to be uneven. Mine were just slightly after the woman had finished. Simply ask your threader to fix the uneven area, and it will look as though nothing happened!
- Your eyes water constantly, and you feel like you’re about to sneeze but never do. I’m sure you know that feeling.
In terms of comparison to waxing, I can’t say much on the subject, as I’ve never gotten my brows waxed before.
I have tweezed my brows here and there before, and I will say that I definitely recommend threading over tweezing. In my opinion, threading is more efficient when it comes to cleaning your brow shape and therefore less painful.
Good to Know
- Do not touch your eyebrows after threading for at least 24 hours. What I mean by that is – don’t scratch them, pull at them, or itch them if you can avoid it. The skin of the parts of your brow that were tweezed are very delicate and raw after tweezing, so leave them alone so that you don’t cause a small cut. Don’t itch them (try not to touch them entirely, if you can) because the pores of the skin are open now, and are more susceptible to pimples.
- I don’t recommend exfoliating your brows until 1-2 days have passed since the tweezing since it could cause even more irritation to the newly exposed skin.
- Newly tweezed brows look better the second day. (At least for me.) So if there seems to be not much of a difference, when you wake up the next day, they’ll look better because the swelling has gone down.
So? Yes or No?
I recommend trying eyebrow threading, as my experience was a pleasant one.
Again, everything mentioned and recommended in this post is through my own personal opinion and experience! ❤
Let me know in the comments what your brow experiences were, and if you have any tips or tricks that you use!
♥ Thank you! ♥