May 12, 2011 12:59 AM Subscribe
Lady-hair filter: will threading cause the same reaction as waxing did?
posted by citands to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I currently bleach the fuzz above my lip. I'd like it to be gone forever, though, or at least for a couple of weeks.
My experiments in the past with home waxing led to what looked (and felt) like every single follicle becoming infected and turning into a tiny spot. This was painful and aesthetically unappealling. I believe this may have been a reaction to either the wax or the post-wax soothing oil, though I've also had a similar (less vigorous) reaction when I've not used the post-wax oil. It seems like dirt is immediately getting into follicles which were previously sealed.
I want to try threading, but I'm worried I'll have the same problem as with waxing. As this isn't really the sort of thing one can patch-test, I'd like to ask Metafilter ladies:
1) have you had this reaction with wax? what was I doing wrong?
2) have you subsequently moved to threading? was it better or worse?
and a little bonus question: 3) is there any benefit to going to an expensive fancy salon for first-time threading, or am I going to be ok with one of the random street-salons? There are plenty of both where I live.