By Shannon R., SELF magazine
I'm sure you are familiar with tweezing, shaving and waxing as common hair-removal methods, but have you heard of threading? Threading is actually an ancient Arabic technique that has proven effective and grown in popularity in the Western world. Let's take a closer look at this traditional method and see if it's worth a try.
What is threading?
There are two basic types of hair removal: depilation and epilation. Depilation only affects the part of the hair that's above the surface of the skin (like shaving and chemical depilatories). Epilation removes the entire hair, including the part growing beneath the skin so the effect lasts longer. Threading is an epilation process that uses thread to pull out hair from sensitive areas of the face like the lips and eyebrows (tweezing and waxing are also forms of epilation).
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How does it work?
Thread, usually made of cotton, is twisted and