If you hate waxing facial hair or find that chemical
depilatories are too harsh, threading can be a good option for
getting rid of unwanted hair. Here’s the scoop on this up-and-coming
hair removal method.
What is threading?
Threading is actually an ancient method of removing
facial hair that uses twisted cotton thread to quickly pull hair
from the follicle. Although its exact origins are disputed,
threading been practiced for centuries in India, Turkey, and China
and is currently enjoying new popularity in the west as an
alternative to waxing and tweezing.
Advantages of threading
In the hands of an experienced practitioner,
threading is faster than tweezing and can get rid of hair along
straight lines, making it ideal for shaping brows. Unlike waxing and
hair removing creams, threading is ideal for the delicate eye area
and for people with sensitive skin. It is also suitable for people
using skin medications such as Retin-A and Accutane. The effects
last for 2-3 weeks, and threading regularly produces finer, slower
hair growth. It is generally less expensive than waxing.
Disadvantages of threading
Threading works well only on relatively flat, small
surfaces, making it impractical for areas other than the face. The
jury is still out on whether threading is more or less painful than
other hair removal options. Some people report feeling only a mild
sting or pinching sensation where others report substantial pain.
The level of pain may well depend on the practitioner.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find an experienced threader
outside major cities at this point.
See a tutorial
It can take several months to learn how to thread
proficiently, but if you’re interested in trying, watch this video
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