Eyebrow threading sounds very painful, but is about the same as brow waxing and is not hard on your skin. Threading your eyebrows gives you a better result than waxing or plucking because it pulls an entire row of hair from the follicle to achieve a more straight-looking line of hair. Threading is an ancient form of hair removal used in Israel and the Middle East and is becoming increasingly popular in urban centers such as New York , London , Paris and Sydney . Extremely precise, it boasts the same long lasting results as tweezing and waxing (with less pain, say some eyebrow shaping veterans).
Inexpensive compare to other methods of hair removal. Eyebrow threading is very precise and allows specialists to have greater control than waxing, resulting in a better eyebrow shape for you. When threading your own eyebrows, be aware that you may not do it perfectly the first time, but practice will make it easier. Should you make a mistake, remember that your eyebrows will grow back and you can always use an eyebrow pencil to fix any problems.
Practice on an inconspicuous area before attempting to thread your own eyebrows. If you decide not to use toner to close pores after threading, be aware that these open pores could be susceptible to infection.
Threading is done in salons with one simple tool. This tool is a piece of one hundred percent cotton thread. One end of the thread is held between the teeth or is anchored around the neck of the beautician and the other end is held firmly with the left hand. The index and middle fingers of the right hand then form a loop in the center of the string. Some beauticians will apply baby powder to the eyebrows before they begin. The baby powder will absorb any oils around the hair follicles that may cause the hairs to slip from the thread as it is pulled.
The thread is then rolled over the surface of the skin collecting the hairs as it moves. The thread is then used to lift the hairs out by the root. This procedure does involve a small amount of pain. The amount of pain will vary from person to person. Many people find that this is the best way to get a great arch to their eyebrow. Because threading is so effective in removing even baby find hairs, make up goes on much smoother.
People that specialize in threading are hard to find in the United States but if you do some searching you will mostly likely find a salon near you. Threading prices will vary from place to place but some salons offer eyebrow threading for as low as five dollars. Eyebrow threading should be done once every two weeks though some people may be able to go longer between treatments.