Women don’t want all that hair in places other than on their head! With either heredity or age, the ladies are bound to get a moustache on their upper lip and it’s never ever welcomed. First there was shaving, and then came the plethora of creams, lotions and potions to remove hair, then there was waxing, and even electrolysis. Now gals, there’s yet another method you may choose to rid that unwanted stache on your upper lip. It’s called Threading.
Threading is done at salons or can also be done at home. The process removes the fine and fuzzy hair right from the root. If it sounds painful, consider the options. If you shave your lip, it’ll come back stubbly, eventually like a man. What wants that? If you use a cream, you’re subjecting yourself to chemical reactions and it doesn’t rid the hair at the root, so it’ll likely just grow back faster and thicker. If you’ve ever had your lip waxed, ripping that sucker off hurts too. Not to mention the bright red upper lip for hours and the small beady blisters for a week. Ick. Ever try plucking your hairs out? Ouch is right! You could bleach that hair, but then you’ll just have a lighter colored moustache. Every method has its drawbacks.
Many women say the best method of hair removal from the upper lip is threading. One of the benefits is that you don’t have to wait for hair to grow a certain length. The concept is that you’re going to get the hair twisted and spun into the thread and thusly yanking, gently yanking it off your face. It might be difficult for you to visualize the procedure, so you may want to have it done in a salon first if you’re not getting the full gist of what needs to happen.
To start take about 24 inches of thread length. Yes, the sewing thread, any kind, nothing special so long as you use a good quality, strong thread. Take both ends and tie them, together in a knot. You’ll have a circle of thread when you’re done tying the ends together. Next hold the thread with both hands and wind them around (loop around) your hands about ten times. Then place the thread around the fingers of both hands. Push the part that is wound up towards one hand by widening the fingers of one hand and at the same time closing the fingers of the other hand. Use an alternating “open/close” motion with opposite hands.
By opening the fingers of the closed hand and closing the fingers of the other hand, you’re pushing the wound portion in the other direction. It will take some practice. Keep pushing the wound up portion back and forth until you are able to push it back and forth easily. Once you have the hang of it, you might be ready to start practicing on a body part. Don’t use the upper lip as a practice point. Try the leg or some other body part that is easily accessible.
Begin by placing the thread on the portion of your leg or elsewhere that you are going to first try. Place the wound part on one end of the hair, and the thread from the other side should be on both sides of the hair you want to remove. Next, move the wound portion to the other side, making sure that it catches the hair while moving. It will then lift the hair from the root as it moves back and forth.
After you’ve practiced this method and are fairly comfortable with it, move onto your upper lip. It’ll be quick and easy, taking only a couple of minutes every other day. How wonderful will it be to always have a hairless lip!
If all else fails, you may not be an expert threader, but you will at least know what someone is talking about next time they mention threading and they’re not referring to cross-stitching!