Threading, a thin (cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, and then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short lines of hair. Threading can also be done for full face, upper lip, chin, sideburns and cheeks.
Benefits of Threading
- Threading only removes hair, not skin, and because it is so exact, it can remove hairs that are finer than those that can be removed by waxing or plucking.
- Threading is very fast -- sessions will only take about 15 minutes.
- As opposed to eyebrow waxing, threading provides more precise control in shaping eyebrows and is gentler on the skin.
- It can be painful as several hairs are removed at once: however this can be minimized.