Threading: Why it’s great for older eyebrows and facial hair

Have you seen women getting their eyebrows threaded and wondered what it was all about?

This hair removal method is believed to have originated in the Middle East and South Asia. The technique involves using a thin piece of cotton thread and swiping it quickly against the skin to remove hair at the root without taking any skin along. Trained threading practitioners can perform the procedure very quickly, and for many people, threading is less painful than waxing or plucking.

Here’s some benefits of this interesting hair removal method.

How does threading differ from waxing?

Threading can remove a single hair, or a row of hairs with great precision and is ideal for sensitive skin. It pulls hairs out from the root so it has the same regrowth time as waxing however is a lot less painful.

With waxing, you must wait until hair is a certain length before you can remove it, whereas threading can be done as soon as there is a tiny bit of regrowth.

For facial hair, threading is ideal because you don’t need to wait long between treatments like waxing.

Does threading cause redness? 

The thread is only gently touching the skin however compared to waxing or plucking, most will find they are significantly less pink in the area.

How sanitary is threading?

The piece of thread the artist anchors in her mouth is for tension, to move the thread twists along the thread to remove hair. The thread anchor never, ever comes near the skin, or in contact with the skin. Look for a clean environment with proper threading furniture and sanitary tools.

Other pros:

  • Minimal post-threading redness as compared with waxing
  • No risk of skin removal
  • Long lasting and safe
  • Almost painless
  • Doesn’t stretch skin or damage ageing skin
  • No chemicals – the only thing used in a soft cotton thread
  • Accuracy – individual hairs can be targeted and multiple hairs can be removed at once with precision.
  • Save time and money
  • Safety

Tell us: would you try threading?


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