Eyebrow shaping has been around for thousands of years. In fact, it’s estimated that women were plucking their eyebrows as far back as the 1500s. There have been many different brow trends over the years, with several different methods employed to get the desired shape and thickness. One of these methods is brow threading.
What Is Brow Threading?
Brow threading involves using a piece of thread to remove multiple hairs at once. The thread is twisted to loop tightly around the eyebrow hairs and then pulled along them, removing an entire line at once. The thread glides at a precise angle to shape the brow while removing the hairs. Once the desired number of hairs have been removed, the eyebrows are typically anointed with soothing cream to counteract the sting.
The Benefits of Brow Threading
Threading is one of the fastest methods of hair removal because, unlike plucking, it removes multiple hairs at once. It is also more precise because the thread is so thin, which allows it to remove precisely the hairs that the technician is working on. Waxing also removes lots of hairs in one go, but it is not as precise.
By choosing threading, you will also have optimal control over how your brows turn out. The technician can provide a tidy up’, which involves removing the overgrowing hairs and giving your eyebrows back their clean, natural shape. However, if you want a new shape, such as arched brows, the technician can remove the right hairs to make it happen.
The Potential Risks & Downsides of Threading
One of the most obvious downsides of threading is that the process can be a little painful. Just like waxing and plucking, threading brow hairs involves pulling them out from the follicle. This causes a stinging sensation, though any soreness should pass very shortly after your appointment ends. You may also experience some redness, but this should also be temporary.
Thankfully, the potential risks of threading are low, but it’s still good to be aware of them. Infection is possible if the thread is dirty, although no professional technician working at a salon should be using dirty thread. If your skin gets caught by the thread, it could break, which may also risk exposing it to potential infection. That’s why it’s not recommended to thread your eyebrows if you have recently had surgery on your face.
How Often Should You Thread?
Threading removes hair at the root, so they’ll take longer to grow back. If you’re threading to maintain a shape, you should make a new appointment after two or three weeks. But if you want a tidy up, you can go more regularly. Some people may be able to wait longer than a month if the hairs grow back more slowly.
For a professional brow threading appointment, visit JUJU’s in Camden Town. With experienced technicians ready to work with you, you’ll be able to get your eyebrows shaped in no time. Whether you want a completely new shape or just a simple tidy up, JUJU’s will be happy to help. Learn more about our waxing and threading services and book your appointment today.