Eyebrow threading is an ancient hair removal technique that uses cotton thread to remove unwanted hair to shape your brows. The thread is twisted around the Brow Artist’s fingers and pulled along areas of unwanted hair in order to grab the brow hairs directly from the root of the follicle. This method is completely natural and chemical-free.
So, does it hurt? Yes and no.
With any hair-removal technique, there will always be some level of discomfort. Threading, however, is the least painful. This is because the hair is removed directly from the root. If you’ve ever tweezed your brows, you can compare the feeling of threading to plucking five hairs at once.
The level of discomfort a person experiences when threading their brows also depends on each individual person’s sensitivity and the area being threaded. For example, most people find the top of their eyebrow as being a lot less painful when being threaded than the bottom of their brow.
How to lessen the pain When you’re having the under part of your brow threaded, your Ziba Beauty Artist will teach you how to use your fingers to hold your eyelid closed and skin stretched. The tighter you pull your skin, the lesser the pain of threading will be.
So why do peoples’ eyes water if it doesn’t hurt that much?
If you’ve ever seen someone tearing up during their eyebrow service, it’s less likely that it’s due to pain and more likely that the body is reacting to the sensitive skin areas being threaded. People who don’t feel any pain while getting their eyebrows threaded have also been known to tear up. This is just the body’s way of alerting you that something is happening to that specific area.
If it hurts even a little bit, why do people still choose to get threaded?
This is a great question and the best answer is RESULTS. People continue to get their brows and other facial hair threaded because the results they see, far outweigh any pain they might bear.
The benefits of threading over other hair-removal techniques are tenfold and can be summed up with these key points:
It’s chemical free.
No liquids or harsh substances are being applied to the skin.
It’s fast – an experienced artist can take 7 – 10 mins.
The results are longer-lasting.
Shaping the brows is much easier and more precise than any other brow shaping technique.
Threading can remove even the smallest hairs.
The hair is being pulled straight from the follicle, so your skin stays in place.
Threading can be performed on any parts of the face!
AND the best reason of all – any discomfort or pain you feel the first time you get threaded, will start to lessen every time you get your brows done.