The Frisky posted a poll asking its readers what was their favorite method of hair removal for eyebrows. I was surprised to see that most people (55.24%) only pluck, while 16.9% wax and 11.67% thread.
Now, I’m not trying to sell any spa packages here, but I feel an obligation to espouse my love for eyebrow threading. I started getting my eyebrows waxed in middle school, and constantly dealt with the redness, pain, and even occasionally ripped-off skin that can come with waxing sensitive skin. My friends all waxed too and many suffered their skin being ripped off, and had to walk around school with open wounds above and below their eyebrows (it was really attractive). We thought there was no other way, lest we remain bushy-browed, which was not happening.
One day, I accompanied a friend to an Indian spa and experienced threading. It hurt way less than waxing, and about the same pain level as plucking. Another great thing about threading is the person doing it has way more control over the shape than with waxing, so your eyebrows come out looking evenly arched, as opposed to two brows looking different, which can happen with waxing. I only need my eyebrows threaded every 4-8 weeks, and pluck occasionally in between. Also, every place I’ve gone to only charges $10-$12 for eyebrow threading.
I love threading and will never go back to waxing. Although I’ve only had positive results (with the exception of the threader’s spit getting on your face, which can unfortunately happen) I’ve heard of people getting staph infections (because the person threading you has to put the thread in his/her mouth) and other negative results from threading. I’m wondering: