So, What ARE the Facts About Hair Threading?
Well, as hair removal techniques go, hair threading is actually a relatively new process.
While threading for hair removal is simple enough to be done by almost anyone at home, it is also done at many salons...and, that might be a better choice, as it can be a bit painful and the results can be "spotty" if it is not done carefully.
Threading can be a great solution when it comes to removing fine hair such as the hair that grows above the lip. It is much more effective than shaving or bleaching, but, be warned, it can be just as painful as waxing depending upon how sensitive your skin is and how thickly your hair grows.
The procedure is called threading simply because you will use ordinary sewing thread to remove the hair below the root. You may have seen someone at a kiosk in a mall doing this.
Honestly, it's probably going to be quicker and easier to have it done at the salon, or at a kiosk in the mall, but, hey, if you're into home remedies, here's all that you need to know.
You start with about 2 feet of strong sewing thread.
Take one end of the thread in each hand, as if your were going to floss your teeth, but knot the ends together so you end up with a continuous circle. Holding the thread firmly with both hands, wind the thread 10 times until it resembles a bow tie, but remember to keep the wound portion in the middle.
Next, slide the wound portion towards one of your hands by spreading the fingers of the other hand while closing the fingers of the other. You will sant to practice moving the wound area back and forth by alternating the fingers that you spread and close. You'll use that skill later.
Once you have reached the point where you can easily maneuver the wound area back and forth, you are ready to proceed.
Because you have more of an area to work with and practice on, try out the procedure on leg hairs until you get the hang of it.
Sit down on a chair and prop one leg up so it's at a comfortable height. Select the hair that you want to target for removal. Place the wound side of the thread on one side of the hair and then lay the thread from the opposite end around both sides of the hair. Now, do the finger stretching and closing routine to quickly move the wound area to the other side of the thread. This will capture the hair and pull it from the root.
Simply repeat this process until you have treated the entire area.
I know, it sounds confusing, doesn't it. That's one reason why I recommended that you have it done at the salon at least for the first time. Pay attention to how it's done, and then try it at home.
Bottom line; the threading hair removal technique is relatively inexpensive. Just think of paying to have it done as tuition because once you learn, you can continue to do it at home. Depending upon how quickly your hair grows back, you may only have to thread once per month.
There are no specific or dangerous side effects to threading although, if you are especially sensitive to pain, you will probably find the process extremely uncomfortable. The up side is that once you learn how to perform the threading procedure, you can do it quickly and as frequently as you need to. You can even teach your friends, and watching them experience the pain of threading for the first time might even make up for your own pain!