What is threading all about?
For first-timers, eyebrow threading can be little daunting. But, trust us when we say that it’s not as scary as it seems. Once you know what to expect, you can stop stressing about how much it’ll hurt and start rushing to make an appointment. After all, if you want beautiful, well-defined brows, threading is a great way to go about it. So, before you book your next brow wax or pull out the tweezers, read this guide for you to know about eyebrow threading.
Threading is a method of hair removal originating in Iran, India, Central Asia and China. In more recent times it has gained popularity in Western countries, especially with a cosmetic application (particularly for removing/shaping eyebrows).
Eyebrow threading has been around much longer than the treatment’s recent rise. As far as the treatment goes, eyebrow threading is straightforward: An eyebrow stylist uses twisted cotton strings to rip hair follicles out of their pores. Ripping hair out of its follicle sounds more painful than it is. Eyebrow threading is widely considered the most gentle form of eyebrow grooming because it’s only pulling on eyebrow hairs. At its worst, the pull of the threads will feel a little like plucking your eyebrows with tweezers. Due to its precision, threading makes it ideal for use on the eyebrows and face, but as it is time-consuming, the technique is not often used anywhere else on the body.
Threading is also one of the gentlest types of hair removal. As the cotton only pulls the hairs, your skin doesn’t get caught in the crossfire, meaning that it’s an ideal option for anyone with sensitive, irritable, or acne-prone skin. But, even though it is gentle, you’re still removing hairs. So, you can expect a little redness and if your skin is extra sensitive, possibly minor irritation.
a Precise Finish to your brows
Eyebrow threading is, at its core, is all about precision. Even the tiniest hair can be teased out of its follicle. Because it gets every single hair, no half-grown strays are left behind. Plus, threading allows for total control over which hairs are removed and which aren’t. You can get really precise with shaping.
Maintenance Is Way Easier
Unlike tweezing, which can’t always grab onto shorter, partly grown follicles, threading can remove all of your unwanted hairs at once. Because of that, they’ll all grow in at the same time, so you’re not whipping out tweezers or stopping in for touch-ups every week. In general, people like to clean up by tweezing at home after two weeks of threading.
It’s a Quick Process
Most brow cases, clients will be able to get in and out quickly. One expects to be sitting there for forever, but the whole thing takes about 20 minutes tops. And if your brows are already in relatively good shape? Expect it to take even less time.
How Often Should You Thread?
While the rate of regrowth is individual, typically threading clients tend to get their eyebrows threaded every two to three weeks. Because the process actually removes singular hairs from their roots, the results can last just as long as waxing.
If you’re looking for sharp, defined brows, you’re in the right place. By moving hair-by-hair, eyebrow threading delivers precise results. It doesn’t matter if you’re working with hairs that have been growing out for weeks or the nub of a bad tweezing job: eyebrow threading can pull any and all unwanted hairs out of place.
When you’re leaving the salon, schedule your next threading appointment for three weeks from the day you visited. That’s typically how long you’ll have until the vestiges of your old brows start to grow back.
Benefits aside, there are some side-effects you may way to keep an eye on. All that pulling on hair follicles can result in redness around your eyebrows following the treatment; sensitive faces may have subtle irritation as well. In any case, we apply a cooling gel, like aloe vera, to calm your skin. Book your threading appointment at Beauty Haven – price list can be found here.