Electric threading is the traditional art of hair threading made easy. Threading can be used on the face, including the upper lip, chin, sideburns, cheeks and eyebrows. Previously, threading could only be done by people with experience who had spent years honing their skills. Even in Asia where threading originated, these masters have become increasingly scarce. Electric threading takes care of the technique for you.
With the combined motion of the rotating spring and retaining threading arms, hairs are entwined within the advancing twisted cotton and lifted out from the follicle. The process is completely natural and kind to all skin types, whether normal, sensitive, tanned or pale. It is inexpensive, safe, simple, fast and effective. Uniquely, it is possible to remove the finest of hairs (facial fluff) with threading which waxing and tweezers fail to remove effectively.
I've been eyeing up this scary looking machine for quite a while now, I finally decided to bite the bullet and add it to my Christmas wishlist last year and yay, Santa got it for me :)
As I said above it is quite a scary looking machine, most of my friends that have seen it have said they would be too scared to put it near them! It really isn't that bad though, obviously it hurts, you are ripping hairs out with it so it would, but it doesn't hurt more than any other hair removal method that I have tried.
I've read a lot of negative reviews about this which is why I put off getting it. I am so glad that I ignored the reviews as it works really well for me. I find the machine simple and effortless.
I bought the machine purely for use on facial hair and find that it works great for this. I have trialed it on a patch on one of my arms (my arms are very hairy, almost gorilla like) and it worked, though I imagine that it would take a long time to do a whole arm, or leg.
I haven't tried using it to shape my eyebrows, just in-between and above my brows, as I'm personally not confident that I could do it precisely, I do a bad enough job with tweezers!
The major downside for me is that it isn't chargeable and therefore needs to be plugged in when in use. The lead isn't very long and I find that it often falls out during use as I'm constantly moving it around to get it everywhere that it needs to get. Also quite annoyingly the room with the best light in my house is the bathroom where there are no plug sockets so I can't use it in there.
I find the cotton to snap roughly on every two uses, the reel supplied will last me quite a while as you only need to use a short length at a time. It is very easy to replace and the instructions straight forward.
You receive powder in the kit which you are told to apply to your skin before use. I haven't been using the powder as I wanted to test it out without it to see how well it would work when the powder runs out. As far as I can see the powder is unnecessary.
I am glad that I bit the bullet and asked for this for Christmas, it is so much easier than messing around with wax and there is no annoying sticky residue or soreness afterwards.