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The Disadvantages of Threading
Since threading is relatively unfamiliar in Western civilizations, unlike the abundance of beauty clinics offering waxing, electrolysis, and laser treatments, finding a professional threading technician can be quite challenging.
While threading can be done at home, it is a difficult skill to master. Achieving optimal results may require several attempts and a great deal of patience. Although threading, when performed correctly, is a safe hair removal method with minimal known side effects, improper technique or inadequate hygiene can lead to a condition called folliculitis, which is a bacterial infection affecting the hair follicles.
Persistent reddening of the skin and occasional swelling have also been reported as potential side effects of threading. Additionally, threading can contribute to the occurrence of ingrown hairs. Regular exfoliation of the skin to remove any loose hairs may help alleviate this problem.
Another disadvantage is that threading is not a permanent hair removal solution, and repeat treatments are necessary as frequently as every three to six weeks. While threading is capable of removing hair of all textures and thickness, it is primarily used on the face and is not commonly performed on the body. However, due to its precision, threading works exceptionally well for shaping eyebrows.
Is it Painful?
Threading certainly doesn't have the "ouch factor" of waxing and tweezing, but it's also not completely painless like shaving. Many individuals who have undergone threading treatments describe it as more of a discomfort than actual pain.
For those who are more sensitive, it is advisable to apply a numbing spray or a warm compress to the skin before starting the procedure to alleviate any pain.
The Cost
The cost of various hair removal methods is a significant factor in people's decisions regarding which treatments to choose. Compared to many "permanent" methods that rely on advanced technology and are consequently quite expensive, threading treatments are relatively affordable.
However, the cost can vary significantly from salon to salon and depending on the body area where threading is performed. For instance, the cost of upper lip threading can range anywhere from $6 to $25 per session, while eyebrow threading can range from $12 to $50.
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Do It Yourself Threading Hair Removal
As mentioned earlier, due to the minimal requirement for fancy equipment, threading is an excellent hair removal method that can be done at home. Recognizing this potential and the increasing competition in the hair removal industry, some manufacturers have introduced self-threading devices like the "Super Stick" to the market.
These devices are based on the ancient art of threading and efficiently remove hair within minutes. By placing the stick in a "U" position on top of the unwanted hair and rolling the handle in an inward and outward motion, these DIY threading sticks pull the hair out from the roots.
While all hair removal techniques have their pros and cons, threading stands out as a gentler method of effectively and swiftly removing excess and unwanted hair from our bodies, without relying on any chemicals.
It's no wonder that threading has been a popular method for eliminating unwanted hair from the face and body in Eastern countries for centuries. It won't be surprising if this method gains the same prominence and recognition in the West, where the pressure to have well-sculpted features and smooth, hair-free faces and bodies has never been more intense.
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