Video:Hair Removal: See the Threading Techniquewith Anjali Arora
If tweezers give you the willies and waxing sounds like a cruel form of torture, then threading might be the hair removal technique for you. See what happens when hair is threaded.See Transcript
Transcript:Hair Removal: See the Threading TechniqueHi, I am Anjali Arora, Master Specialist of hair removal and skin care at Shobha, for About.com, and today I am going to show you a hair removal process known as threading.
Supplies Needed for Hair ThreadingSo what you need for threading is a spool of thread. It can be any thread -- it can be a fine thread or a coarse thread, depending on what kind of hair you are removing. And if you are doing eyebrow shaping, then you need to trim your eyebrows first. So you need a brush and scissors to do that.
So now I am going to show you the technique of hair removal known as threading, and Raven here has been kind enough to be a guinea pig! So here we go, and what I will do, Raven, I will just adjust the chair, I want you to come back and relax. So what I am doing mainly, I am just trimming long eyebrow hairs, they are a little unruly.
Prepare the ThreadSo now, for threading, you definitely need a thread. And here is the thread. You hold one end of the thread in your mouth, kind of tight underneath your lip. And then you make twists and wherever you place the twists -- the skin should be tight enough -- and when the twists move, the hair will be pulled out from the root.
Okay Raven, lets start it. I need your right hand here, and you can close your eyes. And with your left hand I want you to stretch your eyelid. Great. Now, the hair is being pulled from the root.
Benefits of Threading HairThreading is a very good technique, it takes the hair from the root, and it is one hundred percent natural, and there are no chemicals involved, so good news for those who have sensitive skin. Even if your hair is very small, as long as you can see the hair or feel the hair above the surface of the skin, you can pull it out with threading. Threading is also very good for peach fuzz, which tweezers can not pull.
Okay, now because the pores are open after threading, I have to make sure that the pores are closed. And I am putting on a calming lotion so that her skin feels relaxed.
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