I know many of you here read the article I wrote a few weeks ago about getting my eyebrows threaded for the first time. To refresh right fast: It hurt, I cried. The end. At the time I wasn’t sure if I would have the procedure done again- but today I decided to give it another try and so far so good. I like the results- though the procedure was just as painful as it was the first time. As a matter of fact, while reclining in the chair and enduring the awful pain, I asked myself why I had chosen to do this again. But not only me- why as women do we endure painful beauty procedures? From waxing to relaxers that actually burn our scalps, as women there seems to be no pain threshold we won’t cross in the name of beauty. But why do we do it? As women do we want to be beautiful for ourselves or do we want to beautiful for men?
As I was standing in my bathroom looking at my newly cropped brows I liked the way they looked. I liked the image I saw looking back at me from the mirror. Something as simple as getting my brows done made me feel good about myself. So I decided for me, the answer is a little bit of both. I want to be beautiful for me- and if men so happen to notice and like what they see as well- then all the better.
But I wanna know what you guys think. Do you beautify yourself for yourself or do you do it to attract men?