| Women donít 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 itís 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, thereís yet another method you may
choose to rid that unwanted stache on your upper lip. Itís
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,
itíll come back stubbly, eventually like a man. What wants that?
If you use a cream, youíre subjecting yourself to chemical
reactions and it doesnít rid the hair at the root, so itíll
likely just grow back faster and thicker. If youíve 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 youíll 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 donít have to wait
for hair to grow a certain length. The concept is that youíre
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 youíre 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. Youíll have a circle of thread when youíre 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 ďopen/closeĒ motion with opposite hands.
By opening the fingers of the closed hand and closing the fingers
of the other hand, youíre 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. Donít use the upper lip as a
practice point. Try the leg or some other body part that is
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 youíve practiced this method and are fairly comfortable
with it, move onto your upper lip. Itíll 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 theyíre not referring to cross-stitching!
The information contained in this article is for educational purposes
only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any
disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any
health care program.
About the Author
Emily Clark is editor at Lifestyle Health News and Medical Health News
where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on
many medical, health and lifestyle topics.
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