Are you tired of those pesky upper lip hairs getting in the way of your perfect pout? Threading is one of the most effective and long-lasting ways to remove them. It’s also a lot less messy than waxing or shaving. Here, we will guide you through the process of threading your upper lip like a pro.
What is threading?
Threading is a method of hair removal that originated in ancient Persia and India. It involves using a piece of thread to twist and pull out individual hairs from their roots with precision. This process can be used on different parts of the body, including the face, eyebrows, arms, legs, and underarms.
Why choose threading for upper lip hair removal?
There are many reasons why threading is a great choice for removing unwanted hair on your upper lip:
- Threading provides more precise results than other methods such as waxing.
- The process is less painful than waxing or plucking.
- There’s no risk of burns or cuts like with shaving.
- Threading removes even fine hairs that are difficult to catch with other methods.
- This technique lasts longer than other hair removal techniques because it pulls hair from the root.
What do you need for threading?
You don’t need any fancy tools or products to start threading at home. All you need are some basic items:
- A spool or reel of cotton thread .
- Sharp scissors
- A marker pen
- Powdered talc
- Some ice cubes
One important point: ensure not to use old frayed thread as it wouldn’t have grip over hair strands and instead cause skin pulling
Choosing The Right Cotton Thread
It’s easier if there was only one specific thread suitable for facial threading but unfortunately; hundreds upon hundreds brands exist in just one store alone. It can be overwhelming, to say the least.
However, make sure that you buy a long thread as it’ll allow you more control when performing threading activity. Female experts mostly recommend to use natural cotton threads that leave no harmful residues behind and impart an as-natural-as-can-be look on skin.
Sharp Scissors Are Your Friends
Thread breakage is one of many challenges people encounter while handling the process which invariably leads to improper hair removal technique whereas sharp scissors help in cutting the required length of thread easily and comfortably.
Preparing for threading
Before starting the process of upper lip threading, you need to prepare well; this will avoid any discomfort during or post-threading.
Wash your face and dry it before beginning.
Hygienic measures are fundamental for all skincare related activities so clean off any dust or oil with plain water or mild cleanser before moving ahead.
Numb Your Upper Lip With Ice Cube
This seems may seem scary or intimidating but numbing up the skin with an ice cube just two minutes prior can decrease sensitivity significantly – many experts suggests coldness ‘freezes’ nerve endings hence reduces sensation.
Follow these easy steps:
1) Take an ice pack out from freezer
2) Place two-three cubes in a soft cloth
3) Hold on top / uppermost part of upper lip
Leave it there for 30 seconds only then proceed
Draw A Map For Yourself Using Marker Pen:
Using a marker pen , draw areas where you want to remove hair; this is especially important if new at facial threading to eliminate errors– This helps trace over them effortlessly! Use gentle strokes avoiding harsh force against skin!
4 Simple Steps To Mark Eyebrows Or Lips:
1) Stand in front of a mirror near bright light source wherein every inch detail is visible
2) Use Tweezer brush head to gently spread the hair in upward direction
3) Mark below and above so there’s no confusion of areas which are supposed to be threaded.
4) Zoom In, Check, Re-Check
Powdering Up Your Lip
After all this preparation; it’s now time to powder up your upper lip with a bit of talcum powder to ensure thread glides smoother over skin surface.
Apply talcum powder /baby powder using finger pads or soft brush. Please make sure that you get even coverage as otherwise, it may end up forming lumps on places where more than required amount is used.
Follow these seven simple steps:
Step 1: Cut your desired length of thread.
Cut around 50 cm thread since this ensures quality loops in hand; which can be pulled safely in the last steps without slipping out from threads’ control.
Step 2: Tie both ends together into a knot to create a large loop of string.
Form an infinity symbol by making X_X shape holding knot side firmly. Rotate several times till twisted half way then take remaining hands underneath for better grip!
Step 3:Add tension through spreading fingers on the right-hand side while maintaining same sized tangle crosswise throughout forever looped needleless spool.
Use multiple fingers if preferred for stronger grip but it’s recommended to use two fingers to hold opposing sides. The index finger should stay towards yourself whereas rest placed along inside palm for support.
Tautness created will keep twine intact for next step so don’t lose pressure accidentally!
Step 4: Creating ‘Bite’
Twist one pair of ready-to-use threads across each other in zig zag movement creating a ‘bitez’ look – Maintain solid grasp between index & thumb so that it does not slacken prematurely at any spots!
Step 5: Pick and place hairs to be threaded into created ‘Bite’.
Gently graze against skin surface till it snags & clings on straw-like mesh of thread.
Step 6: Close ‘Bite’ while also holding hair in it’s grasp
Locate excess stubble first that does not fall within intended area, start threading such sections forming a makeup line of perfect thinness. – For best results hold tightly at one end with the free hand!
Carefully bringing together each top & bottom side corners where needleless spool joins; Tricky to do in beginning but get simpler once used to pressure needed. Ensure grip remains firm throughout process!
It removes hair from deep down and also pulls out roots, which then strengthen back fully sans any leftover micro stems,
Step 7: Repeat steps for multiple hair strands
Keep repeating these steps until threading is done! Don’t worry about red patches or little lumps appearing temporarily; they’ll resolve in no time.
After you finish threading your upper lip, there are some important things to do:
- Apply an ice pack if any swelling occurs
- Avoid applying moisturizers or sunscreens until the next day.
- Keep hands away from freshly-threaded areas.
- Also, avoid exposing skin to sunlight immediately post-process because this invites hyperpigmentation issues + increases sensitivity on exposed sites!
Frequently Asked Questions
1) How often should I thread my upper lip?
The ideal time duration is every three weeks although many prefer stretching it four weeks onwards due to tight schedules or less growth.
2) What happens if I accidentally remove too much hair?
Initially avoiding extremes/body-wide skin inflammation saves damage control efforts lateron Elsewise wait till regrowth starts again as modification can only be made once there’s enough length again left over!
3) Can threading cause bowel movements while pregnant?
Experts believe there’s minimum to zero risk involved when threading during pregnancy period. However, for best advice always consult gynaecologist expert.
Threading your upper lip can seem intimidating at first, but with some practice and patience, you can become a pro! Remember to take your time and follow each step carefully to get great results. Always watch out for problems mentioned in the FAQ section to ensure safety while performing threading any time or day!