Everybody is super dazed and confuse as to what are the effects of threading in our body specifically on how will the hair grow after doing it. Does it grow thicker or finer? Even you are eager to know, right?
Well, for starters you will need to know the basic pieces of information about threading. The following are the basic facts and information everybody must know:
1.You must have the following tools:
• Thin high cotton thread or threading thread
• A small pair of scissors
• Eyebrow pencil
• Eyebrow brush
• Aloe vera gel
• Loose powder
• Face astringent
• An ice pack or baby oral gel
2. Learn the basic steps to perform it.
It is necessary for you to know the step-by-step procedure on how to thread properly so that you can avoid any accidents and cuts on your body. Especially, it also assures the good results from doing it properly and neatly.
Prepping your Face
You need to clean your face as you do for your beauty ritual.
• Apply an ice pack on your eyebrows to help numb the area.
• You can also apply baby oral gel which is just as effective as the ice pack.
• Apply loose powder to create a barrier.
Prepare the Threads
Measure your thread to about 15 to 20 inches, then cut. Tie both ends of the thread into a knot to make a loop from the thread. Do this again at least three times to strengthen the knot and the loop. You can also trim the extra thread sticking out from the knot for a clean loop.
Make an X
With one hand, turn the thread over to make an X in the middle. Once you’ve made the X, twist at it again. This will be the hand to perform the threading which is usually your dominant hand. Practice by opening and closing one hand holding one side of the loop so that the twist at the center can move. This is the part which will do the work of removing the hair strands.
Prepare your Eyebrows
Remember, eyebrows can grow back for as long as 2 to 3 weeks so you need to be careful. Prepare your eyebrows so you can remove your eyebrows flawlessly. You may mark or draw the shape you desire in your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil. Start drawing from the inside of your eyebrows outwards.
Start Threading your Eyebrows
If you’ve done your practice and you are now feeling confident then you can start threading your eyebrows. Place the twisted part of the loop over the part where you wish to thread. Locate the hair you want to remove and position the twist of the loop against the hair. You will also want to go against the direction of the hair growth to prevent ingrown hairs from developing.
Now close the hands controlling the thread and gently slide the twisted thread across the hair strands you want to be removed. As you pull at the thread while running against the hair strands, the corners of the twist will pick them up and remove them. Gently glide through your skin and not tug at the thread hard to avoid irritation.
Trim Eyebrows with Scissors
Repeat the process with the rest of the areas in your eyebrows you want to be cleared. For beginners, you can start slow but soon you will get the hang of it. Once you’re done threading all the unwanted eyebrow hair, trim the eyebrows with small scissors to achieve a more defined shape. You can also use an eyebrow brush to sweep the hair so you know the direction of the hair growth.
Back to the main question, does hair grow back thicker after threading?
No! using threading a means of plucking your hair produces finer and sparser hair strand when it grows back over a period of time.
Actually, there is no known scientific proof that hair growth increases after threading. Before threading, the untamed hair is tapering towards the end, but after threading, it grows straight, thus looking more dark and dense. It is very tricky, right? Threading doesn’t actually cause more hair growth.
We all know that threading can pull out the shortest and coarse hair as well as the fine and fuzzy hair. As much as it is, it is better than waxing especially for people who are sensitive in wax. Furthermore, you are only taking out hair and not taking off the skin.
Also, the benefits include a much better-shaped eyebrow which waxing alone cannot achieve. Whilst some offer the service as a “cheap” alternative to waxing, it is a skill and therefore you would want to be in the capable hands of someone that knows how to thread properly with experience.
If the correct material of thread isn’t used, it can cause redness and irritation on your skin. Threading can also be quite painful the first time and if you’re not used to getting it done regularly. Otherwise, it is pretty effective and safe.