Eyebrow threading seems a bit scary and at times like a form of torture. It can be hard to see the benefit of removing one hair at a time versus waxing an entire row with one quick move. This technique, which has its origins in Asia for centuries, consists of two pieces of cotton thread rolled over hairs, removing each hair and it’s attached follicle. It doesn’t sound like a good time does it? And are the results absolutely worth it?
Unlike waxing which also exfoliates the skin while removing the hair; threading only removes the hair. Therefore, it’s kinder and gentler on sensitive skin, acne-prone skin and skin being treated with retinals’ or Accutane. You might be a little red for longer than you’d like but, overall your skin will be happier.
The other benefit of threading is that it takes less time. An average waxing can take up to 15 mins. Threading is quick and rarely takes up to 10 minutes to complete. Who doesn’t love a 5-minute makeover?
Threading can be seen as the ultimate brow clean up. Tweezing takes forever as you grab one painful hair at a time. Waxing can at times break hairs leaving smaller hairs behind and resulting in varying growth cycles for sections of the brow. However, threading grabs all the unwanted hairs at once. Resulting in a precise clean finish. A well-trained brow artist can thread a single hair or a row at a time. Leaving a clean defined shape. Threading also allows the brows to grow in at the same time, giving you less reason to pick up your tweezers a week or two after your brow appointment.
Threading is not just for brows. Threading is a much safer option for any facial hair removal. Lips, chins and sideburns are all great options for facial threading. Removing the unwanted hair and leaving the skin less irritated.