Blogstar entry: surprising solutions to atrocious arches
Like the mad rush before any formal occasion, I had my eyebrow waxing appointment booked and ready to go at 3.15 on the dot for my Valedictory in two night’s time.
Eyebrows are a priority of mine. I like to keep them natural, but if they veer towards the scruffy side they are so noticeable. Even more noticeable is a botched eyebrow job, so I am quite pedantic about my choice of hair removalist.
Anyway I have this friend who tends to involve herself in my decisions, and she insisted that I ditch my eyebrow waxing for something she claimed no one should live without.
After a forty minute drive we ended up at a particular hair salon, where I was to learn of the most useful hair removal technique known to women.
How I was blind to threading is beyond me, but for any other girls living under a rock, here are the basics:
Threading is an ancient method of hair removal that originated in the Eastern world.
A cotton thread is twisted tightly and rolled over the hair line, plucking an entire line of hair. Don’t worry - it isn’t as painful as it sounds! From my experience, the faster they go, the less it hurts. It also depends on the part of your eyebrow being threaded.
As the top hair was being plucked I felt a tickling sensation, but as it went underneath I thought to myself, “Oh my – why am I sitting here voluntarily ripping my hair out?!”
I am a complete wuss. But if I were to rate threading on a scale of pain, with waxing being a 10, threading would be a 6.
There are also two major advantages to threading.It looks AMAZING, with minimal redness. (And I have pale, sensitive skin.)
It only cost me $8 at hairway in Fountain Gate.
I know how I am going to be taming my arches from now on!
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