Threading is a popular method of hair removal in India. It utilizes a twisted loop of cotton thread that is pulled across the skin. The thread catches the hair, and either pulls it out, or breaks it off. Adverse effects are similar to those of other forms of plucking


Waxing is a way of removing large amounts of hair at one time. Wax is warmed and spread over the skin. The hair becomes embedded in the wax, which cools and firms up grasping the hair. The wax is then quickly pulled off, pulling the hairs out of the follicles.

Although effective for short-term hair removal, waxing has several downsides. It is quite painful and can be high maintenance, as it must be repeated frequently to keep the area clean. Just as with plucking hairs must be long enough and the in-between-time can be embarrassing.


Sugaring is a more �natural� approach to waxing. The method comes from ancient Egypt and is popular in Arab countries. A mixture of sugar, lemon juice, and water is heated to form syrup. The syrup is then formed into a ball, flattened onto the skin, and quickly striped away.

The drawbacks of this method are the same as those of waxing. However, the advantage of this method over traditional waxing is the clean up. Sugar substance is water-soluble and can be removed easier than wax by simply rinsing with water.