Threading

Threading hair removal for men

Today we are going to talk about a type of hair removal that has become fashionable over time. Is about threading. There are many advantages that this type of hair removal offers. It is based on removing hair from the face and between the eyebrows using ropes that act as tweezers. It is the least painful version of waxing. Being softer, you get the same result with a less irritating and better looking experience.

Do you want to know the characteristics of hair removal with thread and the advantages they offer? In this post we will tell you everything 🙂

History of threading

Hair removal in men

Before starting to explain how it works and its characteristics, we are going to comment on where it comes from. It is a rather curious technique whose origin is not entirely clear. Most likely its origin comes from the Middle East and Egypt. It is a very old practice that was used to remove excess hair on the face.

Threading requires great skill. This skill is not taught to beauticians, but is passed down from generation to generation. Most of the technicians who use threading are from the Middle East or of Asian descent.

What is the process?

Eyebrow threading

When you want to use this technique for hair removal, you need an experienced technician. The expert in this only uses two threads to carry it out. They are usually performed in beauty salons, where the client lies down on a table to relax while it takes place. The technician uses a large magnifying mirror so that detailed hair can be seen on a platform.

Once the client is placed and well accommodated, The technician positions the thread in an X that twists in the center. In this way, it moves the thread back and forth in a controlled manner and holds it against the skin. When performing the gestures, the rows of hair are removed in a faster and easier way. Also, it is much less painful than wax.

How does it feel to pluck?

Beard waxing with thread

There are many people who have not yet ventured to use this type of technique to remove excess hair on their face. The main cause of this is the fear of feeling a pain similar to that of wax. However, if we compare it with this technique, Threading is virtually painless. It is a sensation similar to when you remove hair with a tweezer, only it is done faster.

It should be mentioned that the pain depends on the area where you do the wax. In this case, the pain increases when we use threading in the most extreme areas of the upper lip. There the pain increases. When you finish doing this type of hair removal, many people feel itching and small pain. But this is normal, as the skin has shed the hair from the roots. It is possible that during the waxing process a tear comes out from the continuous tugs.

On the other hand, there are those who use threading for the legs below the knee. In these cases, it is not painful at all.

Possible risks

Eyebrows with thread

Although it is a fairly safe technique, the technician who performs it must be an expert. Otherwise it could hurt the user. On numerous occasions, if the pull of the thread is not done correctly hair may break instead of being pulled from the base. This makes the hair grow faster again. If it is not done well, the skin can also be damaged.

For all these reasons, it is important that before performing this hair removal you go to a professional center where they first inform you of it. If you want to learn this hair removal, you can practice on the legs, but never on the face.

Steps to do threading

If we perform this waxing on our face, we can define our eyebrows and leave them with a beautiful appearance. Going hair by hair, it is more accurate than waxing. Hair removal using the threading method can be done even on peach fuzz. Therefore, it is considered a really effective and efficient technique.

This gives the advantage of not needing to wait for your hair to grow to do it. You can go to a salon to get the threads and learn little by little.

We are going to teach you the steps you need to learn the threading technique:

  • First, you need a cotton thread. Approximately 60 cm are cut and the ends are knotted to make a loop.
  • Next, we hold the thread with one hand on each side. We wind the thread around itself about 10 times. The rolled part should be in the center.
  • Wrap the thread around the fingers of both hands and push the twisted part to the side. This is done by separating the fingers of one hand by closing the fingers of the other hand. The process is repeated with the other hand to push the rolled part the other way.
  • Go practicing while you push the wound part of the thread moving it back and forth. Once it starts to flow easily, you will be mastering the technique. Use the threads to remove the hairs.
  • In the chair we can sit down to practice with the hairs on our leg. To do this, we place the thread on the hair that we want to remove. We push the rolled part from one side to the other.

If with the passage of time we practice and learn well to remove the hair on our legs, we can try it on the face. We must bear in mind that it is a dangerous process if we do not do it correctly.

As you can see, threading is a fairly sophisticated technique with great efficiency. Good luck to those of you who want to learn about it 🙂


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