Learn Threading Hair Removal

Threading hair removal is a comparatively recent treatment, which can be done either at home or at many salons. Threading is a great answer for removal of fine hair similar to that, which grows above the upper lip. It is more successful than bleaching or shaving unwanted body hair, but it can be as painful as hot waxing depending upon how sensitive your skin is and how thick your hair grows.

The process is termed threading for the simple reason that you use ordinary sewing thread to remove the hair below the root. Frankly, it is probably faster and easier to have the job done at a salon but if you are into home remedies and want to learn threading hair removal, here is what you need to know.

  • Start with about two foot of strong sewing thread. Take one end of the thread in each hand and tie the ends together so you end up with a continuous circle.
  • Hold the thread with both hands and wind it about ten times until it looks similar to a bow tie with the wound section in the middle.
  • Start sliding the wound section toward one hand, spreading one hand's fingers while closing the other hand's fingers. Move the wound area from each hand and fingers you spread and close. Once you are able to move the wound area backwards and forwards easily, you can start.
  • For the reason that you have more area to work with, practice the process on leg hairs until you get used to it.
  • Sit down on a chair and prop one leg up so it is at a comfortable height. Pick the hair that you want to remove. Place the wound side of the thread on one side of the hair and then lay the thread from the opposite end around both sides of the hair.
  • Now, do the finger stretching and closing routine to quickly move the wound area to the other side of the thread. This will capture the hair and pull it from the root. Repeat the process until you have treated the entire area.

If all of that sounds confusing, it is probably best to go to a salon the first time around. By doing so, you can learn how it is all done, and then try it yourself at home. Threading is comparatively cheap, so just think of paying to have it done as tuition because once you learn how it is done you can continue to do it yourself.

Depending upon how rapidly your hair grows back, you may only have to thread once every four to six weeks.

There are no real dangerous side effects to threading hair removal although, if you are particularly sensitive to pain, you may find the procedure uncomfortable. The positive aspect is that once you learn how to carry out the threading process yourself, you can do it quickly and as often as you wish.

Page Updated: July 9, 2017
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