Benefits of Threading
One of the greatest benefits of threading is that it is less messier and faster as compared to waxing or tweezing for hair removal purposes. Especially hair on the upper lip and eyebrows. (You can thread anywhere you have hair including your chin.)
Threading is cheaper than waxing and much cleaner! Wax is used over and over and sometimes the same stick is even used to remove the hair. Sanitation is a huge issue with waxing. With threading only one piece of thread is used per person. They have a whole spool of thread so they would never have a reason to use the same piece of thread over.
Waxing causes redness and irritation. With threading no matter how sensitive your skin is you will never get that extreme redness, soreness and yes sometimes scarring caused by pulling out the follicle of your eyebrow hairs. If the temperature of the wax is not exactly right than that too can cause severe irritation. In threading the top layers of skin are not peeled or traumatized in the process.
Threading allows the beautician to develop the natural arc of your eyebrow as they have closer access to each hair growth since it is done individually.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is threading?
- What does threading feel like? Does it hurt?
- How long does threading take?
- What areas of the body can be threaded?
Threading is a hair removal technique that has been practiced for centuries. Facial hair is removed swiftly yet meticulously from the most delicate areas of the face by knotting off thread and creating a trap that forces out hair by the root. It is the best alternative to waxing and tweezing, especially for sensitive skin. Unlike waxing, threading does not remove a layer of skin, which can leave the skin on your face susceptible to sun damage. By far the least invasive method of facial hair removal, threading can target individual hairs to get the precise shape and smooth finish you want.
Threading is comparable to tweezing or waxing. You may feel a pinching or light scraping sensation. in increasing numbers threading is being adopted as the preferred means of hair removal.
A simple eyebrow threading can take just 5-10 minutes. The upper lip takes about 5 minutes; a full face thread takes about 20-30 minutes.
- Threading does not peel off a layer of skin
- Hair does not grow back as fast
- The skin doesn’t usually get red and irritated
- Threading can target individual hairs
- Hair only needs to grow just above the skin to get threaded
- Over time, hair becomes finer and more sparse
- Threading will pick up the finest hairs from the surface of the skin
Depending on your hair type and area of the face, full re-growth can be anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. Hair will start to grow back sparse and finer after repeated threading because hair is pulled out at the root, which weakened it. You can get re-threaded as soon hair grows just above the skin, whereas with waxing the hair needs to be at least 2/8” long before it can be removed again.
No. Since hairs are being removed from the root they actually tend to grow back finer over time.
The thread must be pulled tight in order to accurately and precisely remove each hair. However, the thread that touches the esthetician’s mouth never touches your face.
Yes. However, depending on your sensitivity level, you may experience redness or minor bumps at site, but it should subside in 10-15 minutes. In rare cases, the area may remain red for an hour or two. If you tend to break out after treatment, we recommend not using the lotion or aloe gel that your esthetician usually applies. Refrain from using face products for a few hours until the area is less sensitive. If you develop a rash that does not subside, call your dermatologist.
Yes! Before you begin, always consult with your esthetician and let them know how you want your brows shaped and how thick or thin you’d like them.
Absolutely, but be aware that to create an arched look, our estheticians will need to remove more hair which creates a thinner brow. If you want a thicker brow shaped to your natural contours, we don’t recommend the arched look.
Although hair can be removed once it’s grown above the surface of the skin, we recommend waiting for about two weeks to give your eyebrows a chance to grow back in so your esthetician can give you the shape you want. You can come in anytime for a “clean up.”
Let your hair grow just above the skin and you’re ready. If you want a new or different shape to your brows, let them grow a bit but do not tweeze them so your esthetician can see their natural shape before suggesting the best shape for your face.
Check with your doctor about the specific healing time for your procedure and inquire how long you should wait until to resume threading.