Threading: An Ancient Method of Hair Removal

Originating in the Middle East, threading has been practiced for centuries. This procedure is used for eyebrow shaping as well as removing hair from the cheeks, upper lip, and chin.

Eyebrow threading is popular in the Middle East, India, and some Asian countries for both men and women. It is slowly becoming fashionable in the United States as a better alternative to waxing and plucking.

Read on to learn more about the art of threading! Also, check out the video at the end to understand exactly what threading is and how it is done!

By using simply a piece of cotton thread, hair can be removed swiftly yet meticulously from the most delicate areas of the face. Facial threading is the best alternative to waxing and tweezing, especially for sensitive skin. Unlike waxing, threading does not remove a layer of skin, which may cause sun damage. Many people find that threading is the best and quickest way to get a great arch to their eyebrow. Because threading is so effective in removing even baby fine hairs, makeup and sunscreen go on much smoother. 

Threading is more efficient than tweezers because it pulls out a row of hair with one sweep, instead of plucking them one by one. Tweezers can often nip the skin causing small marks. Threading eliminates this entirely. Also, excessive tugging and pulling by tweezers can lead to an earlier onset of wrinkles. 

Waxing is another popular procedure that threading surpasses in accuracy. A person skilled in threading can give your brows a smooth and neat look. When your eyebrows are waxed a layer of skin is pulled up with the wax. This can be painful and bad for the health of the skin around your eyes. When done right, threading does not disturb the skin at all and can be done just as quickly as waxing. 

Does not peel off a layer of skin.
• Hair does not grow back as fast.
• Skin does not get as red and irritated.
• Can pull out individual hairs.
• Hair does not need to be long, but just above the skin.
• Will not produce more hairs or make hairs stronger.
• Will pick up the finest hairs from the skin surface
• Leaves skin smooth

Threading is an acquired skill that one should learn from a trained professional. It is a craft that requires time and practice in order to perfect. Threading is an art form, creating clean lines with precision while refining the appearance of the face. Threading is the answer for those who are looking for a natural and beneficial technique of hair removal. 

Only a handful of salons and spas offer this exclusive service right now. Due to the lack of training programs available, many skin care professionals either do not know about threading or are unfamiliar with the process of threading.
For places that do offer it, threading prices will vary from place to place but some salons offer eyebrow threading for as low as five dollars. Eyebrow threading should be done once every two weeks though some people may be able to go longer between treatments.
Threading is by far the least invasive method of facial hair removal, leaving the skin clean and smooth.


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