I will be the first to admit that I am not fond of the adage Pain is Beauty. No it’s not…it’s not even cute. Pain is pain. Point blank. Period.

One of the things I like to do to keep myself groomed is to keep my eyebrows from meeting in the middle of my face by getting my eyebrows done. For years, getting them “done” consisted of walking into a salon to get my brows waxed and praying that the person knew what they were doing and I wouldn’t end up blind at the end of my trip. Then in a random conversation about beauty things we swear by, a Soror of mine mentioned getting her eyebrows threaded. I have seen it done in the mall but it always looked a little sketchy to me. Usually when I observe, the thoughts in my mind sound a little like this:

“Did they put a needle in her face to get the thread through there?”
“Wait – so how is a piece of thread supposed to clean up my eyebrows?”
“Oh no. That’s going to hurt. Spare me of anymore painful beauty activities!”

I asked her what it was like and how she liked getting that done versus waxing. In a nutshell, she said, ”Eyebrow waxing actually hurts more than getting them threaded. I will never get them waxed ever again.”

What a bold statement! She explained the technique to me which is nothing more than a piece of cotton thread twisted when used to rub up against your skin until the hairs are plucked. Viola! Easy and it doesn’t hurt. In awe, I began my hunt to find a place in Atlanta that could do it. I came across a Groupon for one for $9 so I gave it a go. After months of giving threading a try, here is my conclusion:

Overall, I sincerely recommend converting. Threading is a great way to get the defined brows you’re craving without all the painful hoopla.

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4 thoughts on “Blushing Black Beauty: Eyebrow Waxing vs. Eyebrow Threading

  • I really want to do this threading thing!

  • I have been thinking about the threading but heard that it hurts. So, I’m a little nervous.

    • LaTisha

      @Aretha Totally understand. Everyone’s threshold for pain is different and I’d like to think that I’m pretty sensitive than the average. However, I will tell you: in comparison, waxing still hurts more. Try it out. 🙂

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