Brown Girl Beauty: Threading

5 Jun

I’ve been getting my eyebrows threaded since high school.  The one time I waxed my eyebrows, the skin around the area turned white and was sensitive for days.  Threading is a fast, inexpensive hair removal method that makes my eyebrows look groomed for weeks with minimal pain.

Threading has gained popularity in the last few years, but there’s still confusion about what the ancient Indian art exactly entails.  The threader makes ordinary thread taut with pressure and scrapes the hair off – it sounds painful, but it’s no worse than tweezing for me.  Lotion afterwards helps. 

Darker-skinned girls benefit from this practice as well-defined brows really make our eyes pop. You’ll get tons of compliments, as waxing and tweezing don’t offer the same definition.  Threading is available at a lot of salons and I’ve noticed carts in malls offering the same service.  It’s also great for removing other unwanted facial hair!

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