Threading is an ancient method of hair removal originating in India. In more recent times it has gained popularity in Western countries. Most people believe threading originated in India over 6000 years ago and spread throughout Asia, the Middle East and in recent times Europe.
In threading, a thin (cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level.
It can be painful as several hairs are removed at once: however this can be minimised if it is done professionally.
There are a few different techniques for threading. These include the hand method, mouth method and neck. Each technique has advantages and disadvantages; however, the mouth holding method is the fastest and most precise.