Threading Hair Removal – An Old Method Still Working Wonders

There are a lot of methods that are known to be working for hair removal, but for some reason threading hair removal isn’t as well-known as the other methods. This is considered to be one of the oldest and popular methods of hair removal and it is still very popular in India and also in Middle East. Some of the western beauty parlors also use it too.


The process of hair removal through threading consists of rolling of twisted cotton threads over the hairline and removing the unwanted hair. The main reason for which the method is still popular is that itdoesn’t damage the skin and it doesn’t cause ingrown hair.

threading-hair-removalThe method is said to come from Turkey. In Arabic it is known as khite and the Egyptians know it as fatlah.

Hair removal with threading can be used on the entire face, including the upper lip, eyebrows, chin, and the cheeks.

The process of threading hair removal

One of the ends of the cotton thread is held in her teeth by the practitioner and the other end is held in the left hand.

There is a loop created between the index finger and the middle fingers of the right hand.

This loop is able to trap the unwanted hair so that it is easy to pull it out.

In the majority of the cases the hair removal through threading is used in the facial area, but it could also be used on other body parts as well, such as the lower abdomen, the pubic area and the toes.

Just remember that this method isn’t as easy to be used as it seems and it should be performed by a professional. Threading by someone who has no experience could turn out to be very painful.


Threading has numerous advantages over the other methods. One of them is that it is one of the most inexpensive methods of them all and it is also less painful than the other methods. Threading hair removal is very convenient in case of the face, and the results last for quite a long time, 2 to 4 weeks.

The biggest advantage of hair removal by threading is that it is suitable even for those that have a sensitive skin type and cannot have hair removed through waxing or laser. To get both of the eyebrows done it takes about 15 minutes and this is why a lot of women are choosing this option.

Also you cannot have any negative reactions, because there are no chemicals used.

Disadvantages of hair removal by threading

There are also some downsides of the method, like the fact that it is difficult to find a good practitioner, and if you don’t find a professional, you will have to endure a lot of pain.

Hair removal through threading could also have a side effect known as folliculitis that means the infection of hair follicles, skin pigment changes and the reddening of the skin.

Also you have to take into consideration that threading hair removal works only on flat surfaces.


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