Everything You Need to Know About Eyebrow Threading
Eyebrow threading originated in India and Central Asia. It wasn’t until recent times that this practice gained popularity in Western countries.
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WHAT IT IS AND THE PROCESS
Eyebrow threading is a method of hair removal that originated in India and Central Asia. It’s not until recent times that this practice has gained popularity in Western countries. The process consists of a thin cotton or polyester thread that is doubled, then twisted. It’s rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. It differs from tweezing in that it is able to remove short rows of hair instead of one at a time.
You can try and thread your eyebrows yourself, but for the best results, it is recommended that you seek professional assistance. Mobile Styles, an on-demand app, brings these professionals to your door anytime, anywhere, which prevents stress from forming when trying to find the time to tend to your beauty.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Threading is known by many as one of the best ways to achieve better brows. The pain is bearable when compared to other techniques, it feels like tweezing multiple hairs at once. Once the service is being performed, you’ll be asked to pull your eyelids in opposing directions for the stylist to work on. If this is your first time getting it done, be sure to let them know. Use this time to tell them the shape you want. Also, be sure to not wear lots of eye makeup to prevent it from smudging everywhere.
While getting the service done, you’ll experience all sorts of uncontrollable side effects. Sneezing and watery eyes are perfectly normal for you to go through. Once finished, they’ll show you the results in a handheld mirror. If there’s anything you want to tweak, tell them right then and there. After that comes the option for Aloe Vera and maybe even a massage which will soothe the pain away.
You’ll experience redness for about an hour afterward. Different skin types experience different levels of redness. So, it’s best to not go out for a while after your session.
The final outcome results in the best eyebrows you’ll ever see in your life, brows that will surely receive compliments and attention wherever you go.