Waxing and twizzing has never really worked for me. Even in the hands of professionals all I ever got were okay-I-can-perfect-them-with-an-eyebrow-pencil eyebrows. Since spectacular eyebrows were proving to be elusive I decided on going all au naturel. If Julia Robert could flash her hairy armpits on the red carpet, I was going to rock my unruly sparse broad eyebrows with no shame.
Came July 2015 and I had to prep for a Foschini Fashion Friends photo-shoot and I had to face the fact, my eyebrows were not photo-shoot ready. In a grown-up sulk, I searched for alternative hair removal methods and came across an ancient Indian art of threading. This method promised to remove unwanted hair using the common cotton thread. Intriguing, right? Well, it sounded so to me hence I looked for a place that offered threading in Pretoria and found Eyecandy brow bar at the Brooklyn Mall Woolworths.
To say my first threading session was weird is like saying OPW is just a TV show. Manisha, the brow stylist from India, tried to talk me through what to expect, but I could think of nothing other than that I was about to get a facial grooming in the full view of the Woolies’ patrons. So, I locked away most of my girly squeaks and we got on with it while my friend video recorded my first threading experience.
The whole session took less than 15 minutes and I managed not to embarrass myself too badly, I think. The shape I got was an improvement to my natural shape and that gave me more defined fuller looking eyebrows.
Now that I thread regularly, I have to say that this facial hair removal method suits me best because:
- Chances of removing more hair that planned are very limited.
- Your skin is safe from possible wax burns.
- There is no accidentally pinching and bruising of skin.
- Each hair is pulled with its root intact.
- Hair is removed in a fast and precisely manner.
- Like twizzing and waxing, threading offers long lasting results.
If, like me, you want shapely eyebrows and a clean upper lip without weekly maintenance, then you really cannot go wrong with threading.
With love and air-kisses,