My first threading experience

Hi everyone,

I’m still in the process of trying new things, writing reviews and editing photos. I underestimated how little time I would have this weekend as I spent Saturday shopping and today I went out for a Mother’s Day meal. While I was out in town I decided to take the plunge and get my eyebrows threaded, here’s what I thought.

I had originally planned to go to a more private place to have them done because all the places in town are quite exposed, especially on a busy Saturday in town. However, when I passed Superdrug I thought let’s just do this now and save some time later. Plus it was half the price. I did not like having them done in the shop window, I did not like having a group of teenagers watching (even if they were there for their friend). I did not like how the woman went straight into it without asking if it was my first time. I did tell her what I wanted her to do before I paid for the service, but it all felt very rushed. I didn’t know that I had to hold my face in a certain way and whilst I bumbled around I explained that I had never had this done before. I had done a little research on threading beforehand and it just seemed more appealing than having them waxed, the research did not prepare me for what I experienced.

The pain. Oh god, the pain. I felt like my flesh was being torn into. I felt like my face was being burnt. She just went about ripping my hair out and I had to stop her in between brows so that I could wipe my tears. I didn’t fully cry but my eyes involuntarily watered from the pain. It was over in two minutes, I was quickly shown her work and I was rushing back home with large sunglasses on to really think about my decision to have this done.

They look tidier, there were a few hairs she missed which I tweezed later on, I don’t think they look too different but other people have said that they do. It’s supposed to last a few weeks and I don’t know if I’d put myself through that again, I might think about tweezing to tidy them up for now and see how that goes. If I do go and get it done again it will definitely be in private. I am far too anxious to go through that again. I also don’t know if I’d put my skin through it again, it’s still quite red after over 24 hours and I am getting little lumps, the same ones I get if I shave too much with a facial razor. Hopefully that will subside by tomorrow. The skin itself is not too sensitive or sore and it’s really smooth, no stubble. I’m on the fence about the whole thing.

These aren’t the best photos but here’s me at the beginning of the day, with no clue about what I’m going to put myself through later.


And this is me today (also post haircut), there was bad lighting this morning so it’s a different angle but I hope to have better images soon.


Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend, heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s back to work I go.


Published by charmoflove

I blog about vegan and cruelty free products.

3 thoughts on “My first threading experience

  1. Your brows look brilliant. 🙂 Sorry to hear about your experience. I’ve never had my eyebrows threaded, but I would definitely not go back to a place that treated me like a number and not a person! When I was a teenager (so, mannny yrs ago!) had my eyebrows waxed a few times and wouldn’t recommend it. Animal products aside, I felt they were too rough and it can cause permanent hair loss (which they didn’t advise me of at the time); this isn’t ideal considering how much hair actually makes up an eyebrow! Oh well, here’s to a great week ahead!


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