Eyebrow threading technique has a long history as it was used in the ancient world, in particular in Asia & the Middle East. These days the technique is regaining its popularity especially among women with sensitive skin who prefer eyebrow threading to other commonly used methods, such as tweezing and waxing. Eyebrow threading is more skin sparing than waxing as it leaves the surface layer of skin undamaged thus preserving natural protection from sun rays. In addition, this technique allows women to achieve the desired effect of kempt eyebrows with clearly-shaped lines framing the eye.
How does it work?
The only tool you need for threading eyebrows is a thin double-stranded cotton thread. The technique implies
sweeping the thread along the skin area, catching unnecessary hairs in it with rhythmic movements and lifting them from hair follicles. The whole procedure is performed with particular accuracy by a skilled master.
Both eye threading professionals and those women who have experienced the method state that compared to brow waxing it causes less skin irritation as minimizes skin damage, as it is focused on a single hair. It takes about 5 to 7 min to carry out an eyebrow treading manipulation. The upper lip and the whole face threading manipulations will require 3 and 15 minutes respectively.
Why do women chose threading?
There is a growing demand for the eyebrow threading service in salons worldwide, in particular, in the USA. It is an alternative to other wide spread methods, such as waxing, sugaring or tweezing. The principal advantage of this eastern technique is minimizing discomforting feeling associated with painful and skin damaging hair removal during waxing. Another benefit relates to saving money and time, as eyebrow threading provides a long-lasting effect due to removing hair from the root.
Women also value the very manner of eyebrow shaping which is carried out both from underneath and the top. In the process of tweezing, especially performed at home, removing unwanted hairs may lead to holes and divots in the eyebrow shape. There are certain hairs in the eyebrow line which function as supporters for the whole brow playing a critical role in creating its shape. These hairs’ removal can seriously destroy the entire shape. This problem is not typical for threading technique.
The advantages of threading:
– Waxing can cause early wrinkle appearance. This harsh technique is usually associated with tugging on, pulling, stretching and possible peeling of the skin layer. On the contrary, threading allows you to remove unwanted hairs and remain smooth and fresh.
– Compared with waxing eyebrow threading takes less time and it is less messy.
– It eliminates applying chemicals, artificial materials or invasive methods.
– Hair reappearing is rather slow.
– Skin redness and irritation are rare phenomena.
– Possibility of targeting a single hair.
– Hair becomes more sparse and finer over time.
– Even the finest hair may be picked up from the skin surface.
– Perfect option for people who use tretinoin (RetinA drug) & isotretinoin (Accutane). It is recommended by dermatologists!
– Fully suitable for derma which is very sensitive for waxing procedure or hair removal with laser.
– Many of those who have breakouts (acnes) after waxing procedure tend not to have this condition after threading.
– Cheap alternative method to laser or waxing.
What is specialist’s attitude about threading?
Threading eyebrows procedure is advised by healthcare professionals especially for those who use Accutane/RetinA for their skin. The good news is that this procedure doesn’t have strong influence on skin, unlike other removal techniques. However, a little pinkness on the treated skin area is normal, but it usually disappears in 10-15 min. In rare situations, treated area can remain pink (red) for 30 to 60 min. Many people who have acne after waxing procedure or hair removal creams get rid of this problem after changing to threading. If skin is ultra sensitive, it isn’t recommended to use aloe gel or any lotion usually applied by threading specialist. An expert can rub a special ice cube into the treated skin area for 10 min and then dry it. It is advised to refrain from applying any skincare products for several hours as long as the skin is sensitive.