Threading: How Two Feet of Basting Thread Solved My Problems
Even happy, confident, well-adjusted girls can have hang-ups.
Like, I know my mom thinks I’m beautiful and I should be happy in my own skin,
but HELLO! I have a MUSTACHE!
This bothers me so badly you don’t even know. Unless you’re Kelli, then you do. I’m scared to blog about it because then people that I was hoping didn’t notice now will notice, and then they’ll judge me, and then they’ll hate me and la la la la la.
So with my obvious distraught-ness over this topic, you know that I must have found the ultimate frugal solution, right?
My good news is that my facial hair issues have been solved with my sewing box. No, seriously. A 2-ft length of basting thread cured the world’s problems.
You can find the link for THREADING YOUR OWN UPPER LIP!!!! Here
Basically twist the center of a thread loop and pass the twist back and fourth between your fingers. The hairs get tangled up in the twist and are pulled out. It’s wonderful! And I can say this because I have tried (and bought) everything!
- Tried shaving in seventh grade, before I knew any better
- Used Nair, for the legs, on my face. That hurt.
- Gotten professionally waxed
- Tried the right kind of Nair, still hurt.
- Let my roommate try some painful wax-without-paper crap
- Bought a plug-into-the-wall contraption
- Tried my own version of the wax-without-paper crap
- Used wax with paper
- Used pre-waxed strips
Who knew my favorite method, and the only one I will ever use again, has been thread? My favorite part is it’s plucking so you don’t get that bright-red-naked-used-to-have-a-mustache-but-now-I-don’t look. It is still plucking, so it still does hurt, but nothing like chemical burns or real burns from hot wax. No marks to make me look diseased the next day.
Can you tell that I’m excited? I so am.
Do I have to mention that threading is very green? Look above at all of the resources I’ve wasted and crap I’ve sent to the landfill. According to Wikipedia (which, I know, is not technically a creditable source) threading originated in Persia and is just now gaining popularity in the Western world. Um… I think whoever invented Nair should have done their research first. Quit re-inventing the wheel, people! Persia already has facial hair removal figured out!
I should note that I am not a licensed esthetician and am therefore not qualified to give you advice. I can only rant about my own problems and tell you how I solved them. So, there. I warned you. But if you already have tried burning your hair off your face, then you know all about risk, right?