Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pluck it, wax it, or better yet...

"She asks me why
I'm just a hairy guy
I'm hairy noon and night"
~ from Hair

If we don't have it, we want it. If we have it, we do everything possible to get rid of it. Here's me getting my eyebrows threaded.

Every 6 weeks, my friends and I gather at one of our houses for flavored coffee and deliciously sinful treats, and we wait our turn to get a threading treatment from Jagruti. She's amazing to watch. With a long strand of cotton thread woven through her fingers, she pulls out rows of unwanted hair. It takes about five minutes. The pain is minimal, because as soon as I decide it hurts, she's moved on to a different place. She yanks those puppies out by the roots, so they don't grow back right away.

Last time, she said to me. "Should I do your upper lip?" That's when I realized for the first time that I'm growing a mustache! Oh no. Yes, get those, too. Where else am I growing hair where it never appeared before? That's a rhetorical question. No need to answer.

Let's move on to my husband. Who seems to have lost most of his head hair and acquired a whole lot in his ears and nostrils. I asked Jagruti if she works on men. She said yes, she'd be happy to rip out all that beastly overgrowth. Now I have to think of a way to include him in our next appointment. If I can just get him in the door...

p.s. if you live in the Milwaukee area, visit Jagruti's website for more information.

11 comments:

hatfieldtiffany75 said...

While in hair school, I heard about this. However it was not something they taught us. It sounds very interesting. It is something that I would like to learn because it is not widely used around here.

~ Babs ~ said...

I have never heard of it before today Deb glad you posted this. I get mine waxed. I am going to have to ask about the threading.

signlady217 said...

Still sounds too painful for me. I have absolutely no pain tolerance (a paper cut can hurt three or four days, sometimes more).

My hubby says he has the same amount of hair he's always had; it just went underground and relocated! :) Yes, ears, nose, and back! Thank goodness I love him!

Has anyone else seen that one Rachel Ray commercial where's she's talking to Joy Behar, and asks Joy "how long it takes to do your hair?" Joy's reply back is "are we including mustache and legs?" That just cracks me up every time! :)

Deb Baker said...

I discovered it in a big department store's cosmetics aisle. Jagruti had certain times she did walk-ins.

Haha, I didn't see that commercial.

As to people in this country learning how to thread...you aren't going to be practicing on me!

Aurian said...

O no, no one touches my eyebrows! I shave my armpits and legs, and that is it. I also have one of those hairy boyfriends ... though his head is still full (black and grey), every where else it seems to grow wild!

KeLLy aNN said...

I LOVE getting my eyebrows threaded.
It cleans up my whole face, and shapes really nice.

Cozy in Texas said...

I've seen them doing this at the mall. I was never sure if it was effective. Sounds like quite an art.
Ann

Anonymous said...

Isn't it u believable what all we go through in body upkeep??? I love our threading get togethers

Vickie said...

I finally have a threading place near me and I go see Jasmine every six weeks for my brows and my upper lip. It is so much easier on my face than waxing and I will not go back to that. It's been waxing for the last 20 years or more, but I'd been on the lookout for a threading place since my mom told me about it. She had it done when she lived in Evanston IL and loved it.

Lynda said...

That's so funny Deb. I had the same "awakening" lately with regard to the upper lip. The light hit just right and I thought "OMG, how long has that been there!?" So far, I've been able to do the plucking thing, but I think I'm going to have to move on to something different. Think I'll look into the threading thing.

Shushan said...

You are a brave person! I have never been interested in waxing or threading or any such thing. Good ole razors do for me when something has to be done. ;)

Susan M