Eyebrow Threading

How does eyebrow threading work?

If you are new to the process and wondering, “How long does eyebrow threading last,” it’s first good to know some background on the process so you fully understand more about the service. Eyebrow threading is the most natural and pure form of hair removal. There are no chemicals used, done in a professional setting it is safe, and anyone can get it done. It is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin. Many clients using retinol, Retin-A, steroid creams, or taking any medications that thin out their skin gravitate towards threading as it is a gentle form of hair removal, making it great for anyone with sensitivities such as diabetic patients. Threading does not take off any layers of skin, making it the differentiating factor between that and waxing. Threading is also much more accurate than waxing. Does threading last longer than waxing? A general answer is that they last about the same because both should pull hair straight from the root and follicle. Pulling hair from the follicle can damage the follicle and prevent hair from growing back. This is typically what most clients hope for, however, hair growth is also genetics and hormone-based. Therefore, you can get threaded every two weeks and still notice that unibrow or mustache continue to grow strong. Waxing, on the other hand, can damage the skin and therefore damage the entire growth pattern – this becomes an issue around the brow area as waxing sometimes takes hairs that are meant to stay, leaving you with thinner brows than you would like.

If you’ve ever tried the process yourself, or watched tutorials, you may have a fair idea of how threading works. The method itself can vary based on the beautician’s training and preference, but the general concept is the same.

Firstly : In threading, a single thread is looped and twisted, so a section in the middle of the loop is twined together, leaving two “handles” for the beautician to hold. Now, this twisted bit of thread is what’s used to pull the hairs out. As each “handle” is adjusted, the twisted thread can move either one way or the other. This provides directional control, because the hair needs to be removed according to its grain – that is, the direction in which it grows.

Secondly: Now, when a hair is caught between the open ‘arms’ of the loop and slowly herded into the twisted part, what happens? The hair strand gets guided into the twisted thread and twisted along with it, and this action wrenches it out. So, you’ll sometimes see the beautician play with the thread a bit to get rid of hairs entangled in it.

Lastly: Sounds painful? It is. There’s no beauty without pain. A skilled beautician can minimize the pain, however, by working quickly and efficiently. One major factor that can affect the pain level is where the thread is placed. The closer it is to the root, the less the hair strand is pulled – and so the less it hurts. Ever tried waxing long hair? Imagine that versus waxing quarter inch-long hair.

So there you go – threading explained. A simple, natural process, where hair is pulled out with a loop of thread.

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Is threading good for your eyebrows?

As opposed to waxing, tweezing, or lasers, threading is considered one of the safest and most precise methods of hair removal, especially in the delicate areas surrounding the eye. “Threading allows our specialists to have greater control over which hairs are removed,” says Tummala. The technique is also “100 percent natural,” which means there are no artificial waxes, chemicals, or invasive techniques used during the procedure.

Even dermatologists are on board with the brow-shaping technique. Shari Marchbein, a dermatologist and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine in New York City, considers threading to be one of the safest options as she’s witnessed burns from waxing, particularly in patients who use retinoids for acne or have sensitive skin.

Eyebrow threading is also said to be safer for those prone to post-waxing breakouts, says Dahiya. “Unlike tweezing, threading does not create ingrown hairs and is safer for all skin types,” she says. “A good practitioner has light and painless movements with the thread and skin.”

Although threading does involve a piece of thread held in the practitioner’s mouth, Marchbein says the risk of contamination is little to none because “the part of the thread making contact with the threader’s mouth is not the same part as that making contact with the skin.” However, we should note that while rare, contamination can happen (Khloé Kardashian’s fear), but with proper prep and aftercare, it can be avoided.

Threading isn’t just for brow shaping, either. While the act does indeed remove unwanted brow hairs, Tummala says threading can also target stubbles and peach fuzz-like growth that waxing would normally miss.

Will threading reduce hair growth?

Threading is safe. It will not harm the skin like wax and some depilatory creams can, because the top layer of the skin is not peeled or traumatized, and it does not use potentially harmful chemicals or heat. It is an alternative for people with sensitive skin or those who suffer from acne.

Threading just pulls the hair, unlike waxing which pulls the skin, over time waxing causes the skin to loosen and develop premature wrinkles.

Threading is suitable for removing fine as well as coarse, long as well as very short hair, which definitely gives it an edge over many methods of hair removal.

Unlike tweezing, threading removes one clean line of hair all at once, making it much quicker and easier to shape the brows.

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Both men and woman can have brow threading and shaping. Facial threading isn’t usually recommended on male facial hair as it is too coarse in texture.

Threading can be used to eliminate a unibrow, raise the arch of the eyebrow, or add shape and definition to the brow.

Irritation, skin rashes or excessive redness are avoided with threading, however, the skin may get slightly reddish for a few minutes.

Threading is much kinder to the skin and is considerably less painful than other methods of hair removal.

Threading lifts the hair from the follicle, therefore if it is done on a regular basis, it weakens the hair follicle so hair growth becomes less dense over time, and new hair will grow finer and sparser.

Re-growth is between 2-4 weeks, depending on hair growth. This makes threading the most effective method of hair removal on the face for everyone. If you are looking for the best results, you need to consider threading. It is known to be a wonderful option for formal events, such as weddings or simply as an addition to a regular beauty regime.

How painful is threading your eyebrows?

With any hair-removal technique there is always going to be some discomfort, threading however, is the least painful. This is because the hair is being removed from the root whereas with brow waxing, you’re feeling the pain of hair being pulled out plus the added pain of the skin being tugged on and the use of a sticky wax on sensitive parts of your skin, which doesn’t help.

If you’ve ever tweezed your brows (it’s okay we’ve all been guilty of this at some point), you can think about the feeling of threading as being similar to plucking 5 hairs at once. It can kind of hurt but it also subsides just as quickly.

Discomfort also depends on each individual person’s sensitivity and the area being threaded. For example, people find the top of their eyebrow being threaded, a lot less painful than the bottom of their brow. Luckily, there is a way to lessen the pain! When you’re having the under part of your brow threaded, your Brow Artist will show you how to hold your eyelid closed and stretch your skin with your fingers – a quick tip we have is to hold your skin tightly because the tighter your pull, the lesser the pain of threading is.

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