What Is Threading Hair Removal
Threading is a process of hair removal that works to remove hair from the face or the body with the use of strings (or threads). Threading works much in the same way that tweezers do with the exception that threading removes the hair much quicker.
If you have ever been waxed then you will have an idea of what hair removal by threading is like. However, threading is a much less painful version of waxing. Think of threading as the kinder and gentler version of hair removal that is less irritating to your skin and provides better looking results than waxing does.
- The History of Threading
The origins of threading are not precisely clear but it most likely started in the Middle East or in Egypt. Cosmeticians are not typically taught the skill of threading hair removal; it is, instead, passed down through the generations from those who are skilled at threading.
- The Hair Removal Process
Threading is typically performed by an experience technician who skillfully works with no other tools but two strings. In a salon setting, the client will relax on a table while the technician uses a large magnifying mirror to view the hairs much more clearly. The threads are held in an X form, and they are twisted in the middle of the X. The thread is skillfully moved back and forth in a controlled motion while being held against the client’s skin. This repeated motion quickly, and easily, removes the hair in a relatively painless manner.
- The Cost of Hair Removal By Threading
In salons, if threading is an offered service, it typically costs around $10. In high-end exclusive spas, threading hair removal can cost as much as $50 for a single session. During the session you can also opt for a full-face threading that includes your lip, chin, and any other areas that you may need worked on. A full-face threading can cost between $35 and $65.
- How Hair Removal by Threading Feels
If you have ever been waxed then you are probably familiar with how painful hair removal can be. Threading is relatively pain-free when compared to the pain that can accompany having your eyebrows and upper lip waxed. Threading can be a bit painful on the most sensitive area around the corners of your mouth; it feels much like it would feel if someone were to quickly remove your hair using tweezers. Threading can sting a little bit, perhaps even bring a tear to your eyes, but the best part about hair removal by threading is that it is over very quickly. Threading on other parts of your body can often be much less painful than threading on your face as there are fewer nerve endings on your legs versus on your eyebrows. Keep in mind that some people could be very sensitive to the sensations of threading so be sure to let your technician know if you have a low threshold for pain.
- The Results of Threading Hair Removal
A skilled threading technician is able to be highly accurate with the process of hair removal. Eyebrows can be shaped in the perfect shape and can be done so without causing any irritation to the client’s skin. Waxing and other hair removal products that are applied to the skin might cause severe skin irritations; however, threading targets only the unwanted hairs so the skin is left untouched and unaffected. Many believe that the process of hair removal by threading can actually help with exfoliation and help to increase skin circulation.
- Threading Words of Caution
Unless threading is done by a skilled condition, it can be done in a manner that actually does more damage than good. Instead of directly pulling the whole hair out, unskilled technicians could break the hairs or leave them to the point where they become ingrown and potentially infected. Skin can also be affected and even cut if the threading hair removal is done in too rough of a manner.
It is best to have your threading hair removal done by a skilled technician who will not just provide references but can also ensure that you will be completely satisfied with the results.