For another one of my close friends, threading doesn’t bother her, but she has to take a shot or two before going in for a waxing. She likes to knock all of her hair removal out at once so by the time she gets her eyebrows, armpits, legs, and her love below taken care of, she’s nearly numb from head to toe. But since it’s a once a month thing she figures she can stomach the infrequent pain. After doing painful and non-effective electrolysis treatments more than she’d care to think about and breaking out every time she tries Nair in a pinch, waxing has been her best bet. But trust, there are days when she regrets it.
Some parts of our hair routines are a little trying too, shall we say. Most of us have experienced the dreaded scalp burn when our heads tingled with pain during a relaxer application and we were left with blisters all up under our roots. But even simple things like braiding can be torture for the tender headed. Sometimes you’re just doing it for a braid out, other times, it’s the first step for a sew-in, but no matter the sty;e, depending on how determined the braider is to get every single piece of hair in that braid, you might find yourself asking, why did I sign up for this? I know I’m not the only one who goes through some uncomfortable processes in the name of beauty so tell us your experiences.