(Closed) NWR Eyebrow maintenance: Threading/ Electrolysis/Other?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What hair removal method do you use/like?
    Electrolysis : (0 votes)
    Laser : (0 votes)
    Threading : (23 votes)
    45 %
    Other : (28 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Tweezers and a magnifying mirror work fine for me.

    Post # 4
    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I get mine waxed about every six weeks or so.

    Post # 6
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I wax mine…..be cautious of threading……I have seen pictures of people getting very bad infections from it. You have to be careful because they consently place the string in their mouth and their hands are consently by their mouth which contracts germs (especially if they have a cold sore) and then when they thread the eyebrow it pulls the top layer of skin off (basicly exfoliate the skin like when you scrub your face really hard) and then the germs on their fingers and the string are on the new fresh skin which the pores are open to (especially where the hair was pulled from) you can google it!

    Note: Please dont take this the wrong way….I mainly raise the awareness of the germs that are easily contracted when the person that is performing the service is not performed with the proper sanitation guidelines. Please make sure if you are having this done that they sanitize their hands, your hands, and they are not placing their hands any where near their mouth or on the string that was in their mouth! (im a licensed cosmetologist!)

    Happy safe hair removial ladies!


    Post # 8
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I tweeze as it’s cheap.

    Post # 9
    198 posts
    Blushing bee

    I use Surgiwax brow shapers from Sally Beauty Supply. They are pre-adhesived strips that are kind of like waxing, but less messy. I then use tweezers to clean up the lines.

    Post # 10
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I get mine threaded and have been getting them threaded for about four years now.  Usually I go twice a month.

    It’s very common where I live (waxing is unusual here).  To be honest, I have never met anyone who has gotten an infection from it.  I certainly haven’t gotten one.

    I prefer threading because of how precise they can be.  It gives my eyebrows a nice shape.


    Post # 11
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Kewii:  I was replying to this last night and got distracted and never submitted my response, but reading yours confused me, because it is almost exactly what I wrote! 

    I’ve also been getting it done for four years, no infections, and never known anyone to get one.  I’ve always heard it is gentler on skin than waxing, and I believe it from experiencing both.  I also agree with Kewii that the results are great, and I love that there is less risk of them accidentally taking off too big of a swathe or something.

    Post # 12
    5183 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I get mine threaded! It hurts like hell but the results are a really nice brow..

    Post # 13
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Threading sounds like my personal definition of hell (well, that might be a little dramatic, but you know what I mean).

    I do waxing, and I have a great gentle toner with witch hazel that does an excellent job of soothing the redness.

    Post # 14
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Funny this should come up now! Some background, then a story…

    I’ve ALWAYS been a waxer, since I was about 14 or so (I’m 27 now). Yes, it hurts; and yes, it always made my skin red in that area for a few hours. But nothing that I couldn’t live with. Then I lived abroad in London for a little while, about six years ago, and decided to try threading while I was there. I HATED it. For me it hurt like hell, even more than waxing. And it took way longer, which meant more time spent in pain. So I never did it again. Went back to waxing.

    Flash foward to this past weekend. I was in Pittsburgh for a friend’s wedding and didn’t have a chance to get my brows done before I left. So the day of the wedding I had some free time and took a walk from my hotel to the Supercuts a few blocks away. They waxed my brows, and they came out AMAZING. I was so happy! They were really red, which I expected, so I just put some extra makeup on that area for the wedding later on, and was good to go.

    Woke up Sunday, and my eyebrows were RED RED RED and itching like crazy. But it was 5:30 am and I had a flight back to NYC to catch, so I just put my sunglasses on and ignored it. What could I do at that point? So when I got home that afternoon, I put some calamine lotion on them, and took a nap. When I woke up, my eyelids had started to swell! I spent the rest of the afternoon/evening with ice packs on my eyes, trying to get the swelling to go down. I thought it was getting better…

    But then I woke up on Monday with my eyes COMPLETELY swollen shut. I could only open them enough to see where I was walking – but barely. So my Fiance took me to the doc, where they confirmed what I suspected: it was an allergic reaction to the wax. They gave me a shot in the office, and now I’m on a steroid treament for two more days.

    As of yesterday (Thursday), my face was finally back to normal. In the meantime, I was MORTIFIED looking the way I did. I couldn’t even bring myself to go out in public! It was terrible. Who would ever think that would happen?? So crazy. And all I kept thinking was, thank goodness this wasn’t happening for my wedding!!

    So, needless to say, I won’t be getting my brows waxed anymore. Yeah, it’s only one experience in ~13 years of waxing, but I don’t EVER want to go through that again! And I’m glad to hear that there’s the option of electrolysis! Threading isn’t my ONLY option now!  🙂

    Post # 15
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I get my brows done at the Benefit Brow Bar in Macy’s and I love it! My hair stylist for the wedding recommended it at my trial and on the day of the wedding she said the first thing she noticed was how much better my brows looked. They really shape them to compliment your face perfectly. I highly recommend it.


    Post # 16
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have waxed for years, but I just got mine threaded for the first time last week and LOVED it!

    I will be a threader from now on!

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