(1) It Doesn’t Hurt That Much…Really.
This is the biggest factor that holds many people back from threading. Tip: If you’re super nervous, you can always ask your stylist to try it on the peach fuzz on the back of your hand first.
(2) You Get Defined Brows
Threading is, at its core, all about precision. Because it gets every single hair, no half-grown strays are left behind. Plus, the method of threading allows for total control over which hairs are removed and which aren’t.
(3) Maintenance Is Way Easier
Threading is so precise that it can tackle even the tiniest hairs. This means that unlike tweezing, which can’t always grab onto shorter, partly-grown follicles, threading can remove all of your unwanted hairs at once. And because of that, they’ll all grow in at the same time, so you’re not whipping out tweezers or stopping in for touch-ups every week.
(4) It’s Said To Be The Gentlest Form Of Hair Removal
Since only the hair is getting yanked—and skin isn’t an incidental casualty—there’s very little chance of irritation. This makes this technique easier for those with sensitive or irritable skin.
(5) …But It’s Still Not A Spa Day.
While it is the gentlest form of hair removal out there, you’re still removing hair. Since the cotton thread is rubbing against skin, it can cause a little redness and minor irritation on very sensitive skin types. If that sounds like you, just follow up the service with a cooling gel.
(6) Save It For Facial Hair Only
Because of the precision of threading, though, it’s not a good option for anywhere else on the body—partly because it’ll take forever, and partly because an hour or more of getting your hairs ripped out probably is not something anyone would want to do.