Threading is a method of hair removal that’s perfect for areas of the face, such as the eyebrows. The technique has benefits in Asia for centuries and consists of rolling twisted cotton thread over unwanted hairs. As this happens, the cotton rips each follicle right from its pore. Due to its precision, threading is ideal for use on the eyebrows and face, but as it is time-consuming, the technique is not often used anywhere else on the body.
Threading is also one of the gentlest types of hair removal. As the cotton only pulls the hairs, your skin doesn’t get caught in the crossfire, meaning that it’s an ideal option for anyone with sensitive, irritable, or acne-prone skin. But, even though it is gentle, you’re still removing hairs. So, you can expect a little redness and if your skin is extra sensitive, possibly minor irritation.
Although eyebrow threading is not exactly a fun treatment to undergo, many women continue with the process because of the results. The biggest advantage from threading is undeniably the beautiful, defined brows that you’ll find yourself with after the treatment. As the method is all about precision, the process can remove even the shortest unwanted hair from its follicle. As such, it’s the ideal option for achieving perfect eyebrows and won’t leave behind half-grown stray hairs, such as other hair removal methods. Just make sure you choose an experienced technician. A tech who knows what they’re doing will have complete control over which hairs are removed and which are left behind. So, if you want those perfectly arched brows of your dreams, threading is the way to go.
Another benefit of threading is that the maintenance is easier than with other methods of hair removal. As the process is incredibly precise, it can tackle even the shortest and finest of hairs. As such, threading can remove all your unwanted strands at one time, unlike tweezing which often leaves partly-grown follicles behind. Therefore, as your hairs are removed at the same time, they’ll grow back at the same time, meaning that fewer touch-ups are necessary. To keep your brows looking defined and divine, all you’ll need to do is have them threaded every five weeks and touch up at home with tweezers every two to three.
If you’ve never tried eyebrow threading before, it may be because you’re concerned that it’ll hurt. Don’t worry, though. You’re not alone. Fear of how much threading will hurt is one of the biggest deterrents for potential clients. The truth is though, this method of hair removal isn’t nearly as painful as many people believe it to be. In fact, many customers tend to describe threading as an unusual sensation or uncomfortable, but not painful. Others say that it feels like tweezing multiple hairs at once. Either way, it won’t be pleasant, but you’ll still be able to handle it.
If you’re still concerned about how it will feel on your skin, let the technician know before you begin. You can even ask them to first do a trial on the fine hairs on the back of your hand so that you can get accustomed to the sensation. Once you see that it doesn’t hurt on your hand, you’ll be feeling confident enough to move up to your brows.