What is “eyebrow threading”?
Eyebrow threading is an ancient hair-removal technique, practiced for centuries among the most beautiful women of Asia and the Middle East. It is the best alternative to waxing and tweezing, especially for sensitive skin. Unlike waxing, threading does not remove a layer of skin, which can leave the skin on your face susceptible to sun damage. By far the least invasive method of facial hair removal, this method creates a graceful brow with clean, well-defined edges that frame the eye.
Is eyebrow threading painful?
Many of my customers agree that threading causes less discomfort than brow waxing. Because it targets individual hairs, threading keeps skin irritation to a minimum. Excessive pulling on delicate skin around the eyes is eliminated, and for those sensitive to waxing or depilatory products, there is no exposure to irritants.
How long does threading take?
A simple eyebrow threading can take just 5-10 minutes. The upper lip takes about 3 minutes; a full face thread takes about 20-30 minutes.
What areas of the body can be threaded?
Is threading better than waxing?
Yes threading is known to be a superior option to tweezing, or waxing. This eastern method of hair removal involves less discomfort and eliminates the chance of your coming in contact with wax that is too hot for tender facial skin. Hair is removed from the root so there’s less of that “grow-back factor.”
What’s the main benefit of threading vs. other hair removal method?
Threading’s main benefit is the manner in which the eyebrow is shaped-not just from underneath, but also from the top. One of the major drawbacks of tweezing, especially when done at home, is that it’s easy to remove the wrong hairs, creating holes or divots in the shape of the brow. Certain thicker hairs on the bottom line of the brow act as supportive “scaffolding” for the entire brow, so if you inadvertently remove the wrong hairs, the whole shape collapses. Then you are left with trying to camouflage your goof until the hairs grow back. Threading eliminates this common mishap. Some of the other benefits are.
- Waxing can tug on, pull, stretch, and can peel off a layer of skin. Such harsh treatment can facilitate the development of wrinkles. With threading, there is none of that. You’ll simply look smooth, refreshed and hair-free.
- Less messy and time consuming than waxing.
- 100% natural; no artificial waxes, chemicals or invasive techniques used
- Hair does not grow back as fast.
- The skin doesn’t usually get red and irritated.
- Threading can target individual hairs.
- Hair only needs to grow just above the skin to get threaded.
- Over time, hair becomes finer and more sparse.
- Threading will pick up the finest hairs from the surface of the skin.
- 100% suitable for skin that is too sensitive for waxing or laser hair removal
- Many people who breakout from waxing tend not to breakout from threading. Dermatologist recommended!
- Inexpensive alternative to waxing or laser
How long does threading last?
Depending on your hair type and area of the face, full re-growth can be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. Hair will start to grow back sparse and finer after repeated threading because hair is pulled out at the root, which gets weakened through this process. You can get re-threaded as soon hair grows just above the skin, whereas with waxing the hair needs to be at least 2/8” long before it can be removed again.
If I get my full face threaded, will the hair grow back darker?
No. Since hairs are being removed from the root they actually tend to grow back finer over time.
Is it okay to get threaded if you have sensitive skin?
Yes. Threading is dermatologist recommended especially for skin that uses retin-A or Accutane. The great news is that threading affects the skin less than other removal methods. However it is normal to experience a little pinkness at site, but it should subside in 10-15 minutes. In rare cases, the area may remain red for 30 minutes to an hour. Majority of people who suffer breakouts from waxing or harsh depilatory creams will find relief after switching to threading. If you think your skin is extra sensitive, I recommend not using the lotion or aloe gel that your threading expert usually applies, instead rub an ice cube on the threaded area for 10 minutes and pat dry it and refrain from using any face products for a few hours until the area is less sensitive.
Can I specify how I want my brows shaped?
Yes! Before you begin, let me know how you want your brows shaped and how thick or thin you’d like them.
I over tweezed. How long should I wait before my next threading appointment?
Although hair can be removed once it’s grown above the surface of the skin, I recommend waiting for about two weeks to give your eyebrows a chance to grow back in then I can give you the shape you want. You can come in anytime for a “clean up.”
What should I do to prepare for threading?
Let your hair grow just above the skin and you’re ready. If you want a new or different shape to your brows, let them grow a bit more but do not tweeze them.
I have acne. Is threading OK?
Yes. There should be no side effects whatsoever. As a matter of fact, the majority of people that experience breakouts after waxing find that threading does not have the same effect. It’s totally hygienic, so don’t have any fears about trying this service.
Is it safe to get threaded after cosmetic surgery?
Check with your doctor about the specific healing time for your procedure and inquire how long you should wait until to resume threading.
Should I have my eyebrows threaded before or after tanning?
Tanning before a facial threading is okay. However, the skin is too sensitive immediately after threading to be exposed to a tanning bed. It is a good idea to wait at least 48 hours after having your eyebrows threaded before tanning.