While threading is still a relatively new hair removal technique in the Western world, it has been used in Eastern countries for centuries.Threading is a method of hair removal originating in Asia. In more recent times it has gained popularity in Western countries, especially with a cosmetic application (particularly for removing/shaping eyebrows).
This method uses twisted cotton thread to grip and yank hair out at the root; it’s more exact than waxing and quicker than plucking. Practitioners use their mouths to hold the thread taut, while both hands control shaping.
Threading allows for a more defined and precise shape and can create better definition for eyebrows. It is also used as a method of removing unwanted hair on the entire face and upper lip area. Threading is not a good method for removing hair on arms or legs, as the hair in those regions is typically quite coarse and there is too much to remove.
It is unknown where threading originated first, Central or South Asia. According to one theory, the practice started in South Asia over 6000 years ago and spread throughout Asia, the Middle East, and in recent times Europe.
BENEFITS OF THREADING
Threading is much healthier for the skin than waxing, and it creates no ingrown hairs.
It is inexpensive, fast, and relatively painless (with a skilled practitioner).
Threading is suitable for all skin types, even those too sensitive for laser hair removal or waxing.
It takes no more than 10 minutes to thread both eyebrows.
No chemicals are used in threading.
The results of the treatment last for two to four weeks.