Hair threading is an ancient method commonly practiced in Eastern countries like Egypt and India. Threading is similar to tweezing in that it removes only small areas of hair, and it removes the entire hair follicle. Compared to tweezing however, multiple (2-5) hairs are removed simultaneously. Threading is typically used on facial hair only, especially the eyebrows. It allows a crisp and defined shape to remain as the thread is held taught in a line. A cotton thread is twisted and lined up along the brow and pulled along unwanted hair in a twisting motion, which traps the hair in a mini lasso lifting hair right out of the follicle. It is extremely sanitary, nothing but the thread touches the skin, and it’s thrown away after use.
Threading is great for people with unruly brows. No chemicals are applied on the skin. If you’re unable to wax or use depilatories, then threading is ideal.
Some hair growth is necessary. 1/16 inch of hair is needed for thread to wrap around the hair. For reference, we suggest 1/2 of a grain of rice in length before coming in to your appointment.