Helix Thread Ease Hair Removal Kit Review

helix threading
Image Courtesy Amazon

The Bottom Line

Although I love getting pampered with professional threading, the cost adds up. This tool is affordable, works at removing hair and is easy to use once you get the hang of it. I’m in love!

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • No mess
  • Refilling thread is very inexpensive
  • Travels well

Cons:

  • Only available online

Description:

  • Manufacturer: Helix
  • Usage: Threading hair removal
  • Options: Red or black

Review: Helix Thread Ease Hair Removal Kit

First, let me tell you a little about threading.

It's an ancient Middle Eastern technique using thread to remove hair. It uplifts hair from the follicle, lasting weeks at a time, like waxing and sugaring. It’s a great alternative to waxing or tweezing for those who have sensitive skin. There's minimal contact to the skin and no chemicals used. If you're someone who is using a medication or product where you can’t wax; this might be the right choice for you (read about waxing precautions).

Learn more: Threading 101

Tools of the Trade

When someone knows how to thread, they can simply use a string and their hands to remove hair. For us that don’t have that skill, the Helix Thread Ease Kit allows us to thread away with a hand-held tool.

The kit comes with two plastic handheld tools that are about the size of my hand, a spool of thread and a quick start guide. I do recommend watching the demo videos before starting. I know it looks very easy- and with practice it is- but the art is getting the tool to do the work for you.

Ready, Set, Remove!

I watched all three of the demo videos and got started. I decided I'd try on my leg first. I couldn’t possibly do any damage there, could I? I followed the directions and began with a 15-inch piece of thread. I tied the ends together in a knot and placed the thread in the hooks of the tool.

I twisted the thread about eight times and placed the thread against my leg.

The trick is to open and close one hand while keeping the other from moving but in an open position. Oh yeah, I can’t even walk and chew gum at the same time. People should pay me to pat my head and rub my belly because it’s a hilarious sight to see while I’m practically knocking myself out trying. How in the world was I going to do the thread doing two different things with my hands at the same time?

I will say that after about ten minutes of trying, I did finally get the hang of using the tool down. There were no red marks and very little discomfort. There was a feeling of a quick zap as the hair was removed.

The Tool Vs. Time Waxing

Once I was done with myself, I moved on to my husband’s back to see how it worked on body hair. It took me about seven minutes, whereas waxing usually takes me about 30 minutes with clean up.

Face and Eyebrows

As I practiced, I began to use it on my face. If there was any fuzz at all, it was gone. I even was able to do my own eyebrows. It was fairly simple but I didn’t feel as though I got as clean and defined of a look as I normally get with a technician.

Comparing Apples and Oranges

I have used another threading tool called Karmissie Deluxe Threader Kit and there’s really no comparison.

It’s very expensive at $125, but doesn’t do a good job in my opinion (read review). It has one handheld tool as opposed to two. Karmissie also has precut threads that are hard to get onto the tool. Once they’re gone, you have to order more. The Thread Ease uses cotton thread that can usually be found at your local beauty supply store. For the $100 + price difference, cost and control, I’ll take Helix Thread Ease.

Compare prices on Amazon