Threading is a Mediterranean art of hair removal, which is growing to be very popular in London and New York. It is basically removing hair from the roots, mostly on the face. Threading is very popular for eyebrow shaping since it leaves a very defined and sleek shape.
A 100% cotton thread is twisted and rolled along the surface of the skin entwining the hairs in the thread, which are then lifted out from the follicle. Well this may sound painful, yet it is smooth and gentle and definitely not as painful as waxing! In fact, this technique “gives your face clean lines and your eyebrows an incomparable stunning shape”.
Aishwarya Rai, Miss World 1994, Top Model and actress throughout the USA and India
Why threading and not waxing?
Unlike waxing, threading does not cause breakouts, redness or pigmentation. Ingrown hairs are almost impossible to happen since the thread removes each and every hair from the roots! This is fantastic for those who have sensitive skin!
Threading is very hygienic, as a new thread is used every time. If you have your facial hair threaded consistently, the hair follicle will weaken and become less dense, so eventually there is less or no hair growth. Waxing can peel or burn the top layer of your facial skin, and overtime it can result in the skin loosening and developing wrinkles; this is why it is best used for facial hair removal.
Threading involves NO chemical products, NO hot or burning products, only a single pure cotton thread.
Top celebrities doing threading:
Celebrities reported to have regular threading appointments include Brad Pitt, Glen Close, Reese Witherspoon, Liz Hurley, Heather Graham, Cher and Selma Hayek. Magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Glamour have all featured the hair removal treatment.
A small summary of threading:
- You can thread every 3 weeks with clear, sleek lines
- Threading does not leave scars since it is all done at room temperature, rather than with hot wax.
- Threading does not cause ingrown hairs, unlike waxing does!
- Threading can be done in all parts of the face
- Waxing can peel and traumatize the top layers of the facial skin
- Waxing can make your skin prone to breakouts and redness
We encourage both men and women to try out this fantastic new and safe method of hair removal.