- Threading (epilation)
Threading is an ancient method of hair removal which originated in India, spread to the Middle and
Far East, and is now gaining popularity in Western countries. It is equally popular with both men and women in Arab countries, although the men usually just do their ears and eyebrows with thread and continue to shave the beard part of their face with a traditional safety or straight razor. It is also popular in Persian culture where it is called "Bande Abru" ("Abru" means eyebrow, and "Band" is the thread). Threading the entire face is widely spread amongst Iranians, but it was originally practiced when a woman was getting married or during special occasions. In ancient Persia, threading was a sign that a girl had reached adulthood and become a woman.
Practitioners use a pure, thin, twisted
cottonthread which is rolled over untidy hairlines, moustaches and so on, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezingwhere a single hair is pulled out each time, threading can remove an entire row of hair, resulting in a straighter line.
As the top layers of skin are not peeled or traumatized, threading is an alternative for those with sensitive skin or who use
Retin-A, Accutane, and similar productsFact|date=September 2007.
* [http://threading.charlia.com Complete guide to hair threading]
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