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Threading - All You Need To Know

Fighting unwanted hair on the body is an essential part of self-care for many fair feminines. Today there are many different techniques for dealing with excess hair. One of them is threading or trimming.

General Information

Threading, or trimming, is an ancient technique for removing unwanted hair from any part of the body. This is an excellent alternative method that can be substituted for waxing, sugaring, photo epilation, or shaving. For the first time, women started threading in eastern countries. In addition, this method has been actively used by women around the world.

The thread allows you to get rid of excess hair for longer. Most often, threading is done to clean the skin of the face. This method is useful for removing fine hair from under the lower lip, removing above the upper lip on the cheeks. This procedure works well for sculpting eyebrows as well. Less often, use thread to remove hair on the legs in the bikini area.

Silk threads are used in the threading, with which excess hair on the skin is quickly removed.

The essence of the method is:

You take a silk thread, fold it in the shape of figure eight and slide it over the skin, trapping the hair against its growth. It is not possible to thread all areas of the body yourself. For example, threading in a bikini area (particularly deep) or under the armpits is problematic. In this case, visit the professionals in the salon.

Advantages and disadvantages

Threading has its positive and negative sides. The advantages of this method include:

  • no financial investment is required;

  • The procedure is easy to perform, possibly on your own, without seeing a beautician.

  • Hair growth is slow; the effects last about a month.

  • Threading does not provoke the development of an allergic reaction, as in a waxing situation;

  • By threading it, hair of any density can be removed. You can remove more than one hair in one movement, but several at the same time.

  • in addition, dead particles of the epidermis are removed;

  • The damage to the epidermis is minimal.

  • With systematic performance, the hair becomes less dense and grows much more slowly.

In such a procedure, it is very important to follow all the necessary rules, use antiseptics to treat the skin, carry out proper preparation and adhere to the rules of care after flossing.

Threading also has certain negative nuances:

  • Threading is quite painful;

  • You need to familiarize yourself with the execution technique first, everything may not work the first time.

  • Incorrect pulling can lead to ingrowth.

  • Removing hair on your own is not always convenient.

  • After hair removal with a thread, irritation often remains on the skin. Improper processing can lead to redness and inflammation processes.

  • When epilating large areas, you need to stock up patiently and in good time.

Skin preparation before threading

To do the threading, you need to grow hair up to half a centimeter. Otherwise, it will be difficult for the thread to catch it. The skin preparation process is as follows:

1. Scrub the desired area of ​​the skin.

2. Following this procedure, dead cells from the epidermis are removed. Do it on the eve of trading.

3. It is recommended to steam the skin to reduce discomfort. To do this, apply a hot towel to the desired area.

4. Dry the skin, it shouldn't be wet.

5. Apply talcum powder to keep the thread from slipping.

Next, you need to prepare the thread. Cut about 50 centimeters of thread. Be sure to disinfect it with an antiseptic. You can soothe your skin by applying ice cubes. When threading your way, you should also prepare gloves and a mirror.

Spend time

The first-time threading usually takes a long time, especially if you have no experience with it. However, after several training courses and repetition, the threading time is no more than 20 minutes.

Threading according to the body zones

The general threading technique for each skin area is as follows:

  • Measure the thread, its length is no more than 50 centimeters;

  • Tie different ends of the thread so that a circle forms.

  • Place it on the index and middle fingers of both hands. Twist the thread two or three times to create a loop. A ring should be a little smaller.

  • Firmly press the resulting loop onto the desired area of ​​skin. The twisted center of figure eight should be under the hair and the other end of the loop under it.

  • Use your fingers to press the smaller ring sharply in opposite directions.

  • As a result, the hair that fell into the resulting loop will be removed.

  • If necessary, repeat the described manipulations.

It is important that the rotation in the middle moves alternately in one direction and the other. This can be achieved by sliding and spreading your fingers with the thread and pressing it firmly against the surface of the skin. The twist catches the hair, clamps it tight, after the jerk it is quickly torn out.

Eye Brows Threading

Before trying eyebrows, you need to perform them. Draw lines with a pencil - from the inner corner of the eye to the corner of the nose, from the corner of the nose to the outer corner of the eye. The highest point of the eyebrow growth is drawn. Next, the threading is done, removing the hairs that are outside of the lines drawn. Before doing this, you also need to steam the skin and properly prepare it.

With a thread, the hair is first pulled out sharply at the lower edge of the eyebrow from the bridge of the nose to the temple line. So, do the same movements for the top of the eyebrow. At the end of the manipulations, the skin is soothed with an ice cube, a soothing lotion or cream is applied.

How to select a thread

The ideal option is a special Arabic cotton product with increased strength. However, as an alternative option to the role of hair removal thread, the usual home thread that we use for sewing is used.

The main thing is that it is made of natural cotton, durable and uniform. In the east, women also use the silk option. However, since this thread slips off too much, it can only be converted to its use after long training with a normal product.

Important! The length of the thread should be about 45-55 cm. Too short or too long a length cannot provide a convenient procedure.

Why threading is a great way to remove hair?

Threading is the oldest method of removing unwanted hair that has gained popularity in the field of modern cosmetology. The procedure eliminates financial costs, reduces the rate of growth of the hair, and allows you to cleanse all parts of the body. Due to the use of materials made on the basis of natural fibers, their implementation minimizes the risk of allergic reactions, the appearance of irritation, redness and rashes.

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