I have been thinking about getting my eyebrows re-shaped for a while so I’ve been through the trivial task of growing them out for the last few months – hence the awful looking eyebrows in some of my photos recently.
I decided to try out threading as it sounded like a good alternative to waxing. Depending on where you go the advice differs slightly. I have been to two different places and one said you should get them redone every 2-3 weeks and the other every 3-4. I guess it depends on how much growth you want there to be until you next go but you can pluck in between sessions if you want to keep the shape without having to get them done quite so often. I have also been advised to use oil (an equal mix of castor and olive) on my brows daily to help promote growth. I was going to do this but I never got around to it and to be honest I have found that my brows have grown fine without the extra effort of having to apply oil every day so now I don’t think I’m going to bother.
I’ve had my eyebrows threaded three times and I still can’t get over how quick it is! You’re literally in the chair for 5-10 mins and it’s all over. As for the pain… it isn’t too bad! It does pull a little on your skin but it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting and it definitely wouldn’t stop me from getting it done, although everyone’s pain threshold is different so please consider this before giving it a go.
If you are thinking of getting your brows threaded I would also suggest to shop around unless you’re going to a place that has been recommended by someone (I find that is always best). The reason I say this is because I have found the price varies considerably. The first place I went to cost £15 whereas the second was only £6 and actually did a much better job.
A downside to getting this done is that it also totally mucks up your makeup! You have to pull your skin so it is taught so you end up smudging your foundation and eye makeup.. not a good look.
So here are the before and after shots:
In this picture you can see all the random hairs scattered around under my arch. I also felt my brows were a little flat, I wanted them a little more curved but you can’t really tell that from this picture.
Overall, I really like the look I get with eyebrow threading. it is really precise and leaves really neat smooth edges on your brows. I’m going to continue to get mine done regularly 🙂
What is your favourite way to tame your brows?