Brow threading and the history of threading
The ancient hair removal technique known as Threading has been used in India, Middle East and South East Asia for thousands of years (more than 5000 years to be exact). Threading has now begun to gain popularity in Western culture, particularly here in Australia. This unique technique is providing many customers an alternative to waxing and/or plucking. However, there are still many of us that do not know much about threading.
Threading is not only for Women, Men are also enjoying the services and experience of threading to shape their beards, hair on the neck and eyebrows.
Threading is a temporary hair removal technique used mostly on eyebrows, as well as the lips, cheeks, and chin. The name derives from the cotton threads that are twisted to pull the hair from the root. It is also known as “tying” or “khite” in Arabic and is an ancient Indian method that has become increasingly popular
Benefits of Threading
Eyebrow threading involves twisting a piece of thread, usually cotton, into a double strand. This double stranded thread is used to pick up a line of hair and then remove it, creating a very clean, precise hairline.
Threading only removes hair, not skin, and because it is so exact, it can remove hairs that are finer than those that can be removed by waxing or plucking. Threading is not only amazingly fast as a treatment but also relatively inexpensive.
Why should you choose threading for the face over waxing?
- Threading is chemical free
- Threading is better for sensitive skins
- Threading lasts longer
- Threading is more precise
- Threading is much faster
- Threading is much cleaner
Threading of the eyebrows is most common, but threading can tackle hair on other areas of the face as well. The procedure can only be done on flat surfaces of skin, which is why threading has not completely replaced waxing. Threading does have the potential to cause infections, so you must make sure you find a skilled practitioner who uses clean materials and understands the correct aftercare advice.
What type of thread is used for hair removal?
A thin but strong 100% cotton thread is the preferred choice for facial threading. We have 2 different types of threading cotton that are extremely popular with our brow professionals. Both are 100% and grown and manufactured in India which is the world’s largest producer of cotton producing almost 6.5 million metric tonnes of cotton alone in 2019/2020.
GRIFFIN 40 THREADING COTTON ROLL 300 Metres
- Griffin 40 is 100% Indian cotton.
- Griffin is the world’s largest selling threading cotton thread.
- Good elasticity to withstand stress during use.
- Uniform structure of the thread makes it move smoothly over the skin surface.
- Professional preferred trusted brand
- Strength and durability for a quick and clean result
- Suitable for threading eyebrows, upper lips, face and body.
- The spool is individually and hygienically wrap
ORGANICA TKT40 THREADING COTTON ROLL 300 Metres
- Organica Thread 100% Indian, organic cotton.
- Eco Skin friendly option for threading safeguarding client comfort and hygiene
- Uniform structure of the thread makes it smooth over skin surface
- Thread is Pastel Green to show your client that you are using organic thread
- Organica thread has an anti-bacterial treatment which protects skin from allergy and infection
- No Harmful Chemicals or Dyes are used both in Cotton Grown on the land or manufacturing of thread
It is important to use a good quality thread that is made from TKT 40 cotton that is strong and reliable. These cottons are highly recommended and used in most Threading Salons.
Also make sure the threading person or aesthetician is experienced at eyebrow threading. Inexperience can result in uneven brows, hair breakage, ingrown hairs, or unnecessary pain.
Organica eyebrow threads are manufactured using organic cotton that is grown and harvested without the use of any pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or any chemical fertilisers on a land that has been chemically free for at least 3 years.