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Epilators vs threading

(20 Posts)
Barmeyoldbat Fri 21-Jun-19 21:05:46

I have mine waxed, in a private room but I have undertaken the treatment when in SE Asia in a public room with others having their done. Tried threading but hated it.

grannyqueenie Fri 21-Jun-19 18:36:09

maggiemaybe, you’re not the only one.....I always spot a sprouter that I've missed! 😬

Charleygirl5 Fri 21-Jun-19 18:34:24

Theoddird I have two hedges if I allowed them to grow. It cost me £3 this pm to have my eyebrows threaded.

Theoddbird Fri 21-Jun-19 18:10:46

I regret continually tweezing my brows out totally in the early seventies....loved the look. It left me with sparse brows...sighs... Oh to have a brow problem....

Jana Fri 21-Jun-19 17:15:44

I use sugaring. I make my own using lemon juice, sugar and water. One small container lasts about a year. I use it about once a month. I did have electrolysis years ago which was very successful, although I needed lots of treatments and I spent over £1000. Unfortunately it all grew back after menopause.

harrysgran Fri 21-Jun-19 16:00:49

I am also a big fan of the epistick takes a bit of practice but once you get used to it pretty painless quick and easy

gillyknits Fri 21-Jun-19 13:40:03

I have an epilator specifically for facial use . I use it on the peach-like fuzz on my cheeks and a slight moustache. It hurts a bit but only like plucking with tweezers. As I have a very sensitive skin it leaves me with itchy blotches for a few hours afterwards. (I wouldn’t use it just before going out in case someone thought I had a contagious rash! )
Don’t think I would use it on eyebrows, as it would be difficult to remove individual hairs like threading! Might end up with no eyebrows. Eek!

cc Fri 21-Jun-19 10:12:15

I did have an epilator but found that I had a problem with ingrowing hairs on my legs - didn't use it on my face.

M0nica Fri 21-Jun-19 07:43:12

Just because there are some beauty facilities in public, it doesn't mean that all are and if you do not like having beauty treatments in public, go to a beautician who has her own private facilities

Mamissimo Thu 20-Jun-19 15:57:41

I’ve used a Braun facial epilator and face cleansing gizmo for ages and am very happy with it. The well known internet giant sells a range of them....so come with more attachments than others. I find it cleanses off makeup brilliantly, deals with the fuzz and those brambles that come from nowhere! If I remember correctly they’re about £40.

Loislovesstewie Thu 20-Jun-19 13:26:14

I have an epilator and use it on my legs and face. I think that the more that you use it, the less it hurts. I do have my eyebrows threaded but have had the whole of my face threaded and that is really lovely. The face feels so smooth. If you do get an epilator then I would suggest that you get one of the big brands. I have a Phillips and it's lasted ages.

Maggiemaybe Thu 20-Jun-19 11:03:32

I have occasionally been caught out at red lights tweezering my chin in the vanity mirror. As a passenger, I hasten to add. smile

Charleygirl5 Thu 20-Jun-19 09:25:47

In my local shopping mall only £3 is charged to have one's eyebrows threaded. People are queuing up to have it done and some brave folk have lips and chin threaded also but that really is too public a place.

sodapop Thu 20-Jun-19 09:01:02

MOnica there are beauty treatments available in shopping malls but as Charleygirl5 says they are not in salons but set up in the open space. I have seen this in the North of England so assume it must take place everywhere.
I had my eyebrows threaded but ever since then they have grown outwards so would not do it again.

M0nica Thu 20-Jun-19 08:53:27

Why do you talk about being groomed in public ? I visit a beautician who carries out all beauty treatments, including threading and electrolysis (which is what I have ) in her private treatment room. I also have my eyebrows tinted and shaped - again done in a private treatment room.

I wouldn't consider any alternative.

Maggiemaybe Wed 19-Jun-19 09:22:51

I’d enthusiastically recommend an epistick, available from just 98p - including postage! - from Amazon (I’m sure other sellers are available). Just google it, and check out the thousands of other positive reviews.

Charleygirl5 Wed 19-Jun-19 09:07:55

I have my eyebrows threaded in public which I loathe but it is very cheap.

Nata Wed 19-Jun-19 09:01:42

An epilator is fine for my legs and armpits. I have been using it for more than 10 years. But no way I get it close to my bikini area, too painful.

Singlegrannie Thu 30-May-19 13:13:43

I use an epilator on my legs.I don't find it painful but I'm not very hairy !

Lindsay10 Thu 30-May-19 13:09:55

I'd be grateful for any advice/shared experience. I find threading effective (though painful), but I dislike being groomed in public. Can an epilator (used at home) deal with both fuzz and individual 'sprouters'? Are some models better value than others?
Thank you for any input.