Threading

Threading is a method of removing unwanted hair on the entire face, particularly for the eyebrow and upper lip area. A thin (cotton or polyester) thread is first doubled, then twisted. It is then pulled along unwanted hair in a twisting motion, to trap hair in a mini lasso, and lifts hair right out of the follicle, root and all. Due to this, the hair follicle will become weakened over time and your hair will grow back finer, if at all, if you get this done repeatedly. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short lines of hair with each pull; thus, although removing hair a lot faster, it can be a bit painful as several hairs are removed at once. You may end up a bit pink and feeling a slight sting afterwards, but this generally lasts only a short time. Another advantage to threading is that it is very sanitary because nothing but the thread touches the skin, and it is thrown away after each use. It is also optimal for shaping eyebrows because threading allows for a more defined and precise shape and can create better definition for eyebrows. If you’re taking a medication or using a skincare product that may cause a problem with waxing, threading may be a safe alternative. This method of hair removal is also great for sensitive skin because, unlike waxing, threading doesn’t remove a layer of skin, which can cause excessive redness. Furthermore, threading can be done as soon as you see the hair. There’s no need to wait until the hair is a certain length. However, threading is not a good method for removing hair on arms or legs, as the hair in those regions is typically quite coarse and there is just too much to remove.