I find it more painful than waxing or using a tweezer. But because I live in an Indian neighbourhood, there are about different therapists I can go to for threading, I tend to just get it done this way. I sucked in the pain and have been going for years. Honestly I only really wax my eyebrows/upper lip etc. when I get the chance to go to the spa. I only trust spa therapists to do it for me. So the convenience of having threading done down the road makes it the more obvious choice every three to four weeks.
Went to someone else on Sunday because the usual therapist I go to was quite busy. It was horrible. I don’t know why, but she messed up really bad. Maybe it was the way she pulled the cotton. The eyebrows and upper lip were fine (painful but bearable), but the sides of my face were excruciating. I actually started tearing up and had to bite down on my cheek to stop me from screaming. I just assumed it was because I hadn’t been for a while that the extra growth added to the pain. Got in the car and my face was on fire. I looked so, so red. Came home and had to use ice to cool my skin down.
This morning I woke up with so many little blood clot scabs all over. I used so much of concealer to try and hide it. I was even more annoyed when I noticed that some the scabs are in areas where there was never any hair. Completely put off threading. If I go again, I’ll have to be extremely desperate.
Here are a few tips to alleviate the pain:
Take a painkiller about 30 minutes before you get it done
Make sure you’re going to someone who is experienced
If you need your eyebrows/upper lip/sides of your face done for an event. I suggest you go two/three days earlier for threading If the pain is unbearable, tell the therapist to stop.
Which do you prefer – threading or waxing?