Eyebrow threading is a depilation technique which originated in India, although it is also widely practised in the Middle East. Salons in Western nations offered the service to Middle Eastern clients for decades before European and American women became interested and the popularity of eyebrow threading sky-rocketed. The hair removal technique is not just for the eyebrows: threading can be used to remove other facial and body hair as well. Eyebrow threading involves twisting a piece of thread, usually cotton, into a double strand. This double stranded thread is used to pick up a line of hair and then remove it, creating a very clean, precise hairline.
Eyebrow threading can be used to eliminate a uni-brow, raise the arch of the eyebrow, or add shape and definition to the brow. Because it removes hair by the follicle, it is a reasonably long lasting hair removal technique as well. Repeat visits after three to four weeks are standard. The technique is also not terribly expensive because it is easy to do quickly and does not require costly chemical ingredients. For women who would like to pursue a more natural beauty regimen, eyebrow threading is a good choice, since it does not use harmful products.
- It is less messy and faster as compared to waxing and tweezing for hair removal, especially hair on the upper lip and eyebrows and also a lot more effective and less painful.
- Threading helps slow down hair re-growth.
- In threading, the top layers of are not peeled or traumatized in the process.
Threading is an excellent choice for achieving that perfect, classic eyebrow shape that everyone wants.
- Threading does not cause breakouts, excessive redness or pigmentation like waxing or shaving can.
- Threading, if done on a regular basis, weakens the hair follicle so hair growth becomes less dense over time.
So for those living in the UK, head to the nearest superdrug or boots store or anyone offering the threading service and you will never look back.