Because I have very sensitive skin, I never tried getting my eyebrows waxed. In fact I have never had any waxing done anywhere on my body. When I first started working on my look I realized that my eyebrows were a problem and I needed to do something with them. I have been plucking them extensively for several years and while it was very time consuming, it worked pretty good for me except that I never really got the shape I wanted from plucking and sometimes, especially when I would trim them with scissors, I would go too far and leave my brows too thin or not full enough. I have even left gaps in them before.
This year I decided to try one of the brow threading businesses that have opened in many of the shopping malls. I was really impressed with the results, and while there is some minimal discomfort, the whole procedure takes about 5 minutes and is over before you know it. For $10-$12 you get professionally shaped brows and a nice clean look that will last at least a couple of weeks.
|Before: Driving to Raleigh yesterday to see my therapist and meet Donna at the mall. This was taken before yesterday's threading.|
|Donna and I at Crabtree Mall|
Brow threading seems to be gaining in popularity and is a viable alternative to waxing. A lot of my friends do not know much about it, so I thought I would share this information here and in my Facebook group, the Trans Beauty Network. In addition, here is a link to an article with a good comparison of threading versus waxing.... http://www.examiner.com/article/method-of-shaping-brows-eyebrow-threading-vs-waxing
Here is a link to a short You Tube video on brow threading.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIeHYNt-rl4.
I hope you will find this blog post helpful and if anyone has any question, please leave them in the comments section.
Benefits of Threading:
*Precision to shape beautiful brows
*Fast and inexpensive
*No chemicals, no mess
*Healthier to the skin, avoids skin damage
*Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin
*Simple, gentle and hygienic
*Leaves smooth and hair free facial skin
*The results last from 2-4 weeks
"From the brochure for Idolize Brows & Beauty"