Eyebrow Threading

Eyebrow threading and hair threading is the safer facial hair removal alternative to depilatory creams, tweezing, laser or waxing, especially if you happen to have sensitive skin. Unlike laser hair removal, waxing or use of depilatories, irritation and skin rashes are kept to a minimum with threading, because in the process of eye brow threading or hair threading the top layer of the skin doesn’t get damaged, stripped off.

Since eyebrow threading is a completely natural hair removal method, it works for all skin types: normal skin, sensitive skin, tanned or damaged skin.

How to Do Eyebrow Threading or Hair Threading

To conduct the threading at home you will need a bit of patience (to get used to the routine) and a piece of cotton thread, that’s, all.

If you are doing it at home, follow the instruction bellow, or even for the better apprehension try the videos, circulating on the internet (you get to see threading performed live):

Take two feet of sewing thread. Make the knots at each end of the thread to make a large circle.

Holding it in both hands wind (twist) it about ten times so it looks like a bow tie. The twisted part needs to be in the middle.

Widen the fingers of one hand so that the twisted part of the thread moves to the other hand. Practice this move back and forth for a few minutes.

Whilst moving the thread back and forward, alternate the fingers, opening and closing them again.

When you feel confident with the thread movements, test your threading on removing your leg hairs first until you learn how to do it well: position the twisted side of the thread on one side of the hair and, then place the thread from one opposite end around both sides of the hair.

Alternate your fingers with rapid movements. The hair gets captured and pulled from the root.

It is always a good advice to learn how to do hair or eyebrow threading by watching someone doing it.

As we’ve mentioned before, you could do it by logging onto video websites or going to a salon that practices threading hair removal techniques.

Eyebrow Threading

Eyebrow threading is becoming a winning choice for many over waxing, especially for those people with thin and sensitive skin. Eyebrow threading uses a string to remove the hair, whereas a wax-based resin is applied to the skin and then wiped off to get rid of hair with waxing.

Eyebrow threading has barely any contact with the skin, whilst waxing tugs at skin when the hair is being removed, which can really irritate sensitive skin. In most of the cases the skin gets red because of the wax pulling from the skin, not the actual removal of the hair.

If you get pink from eye brow threading, it usually goes away within an hour.

Our skin around the eyes is particularly delicate, and can get easily irritated from waxing. Threading eyebrows is a true life saver for hair removal around the eye area.

Waxing removes the top layer of the skin when done on the eyebrows, threading doesn’t, so even people who use Retin-A or take other medications contradicting with waxing, can still be treated with threading hair removal method.

Most waxes are used warm, as a result, sometimes they get heated up too much and burn the skin causing extreme pain and scabby skin. Obviously, threading is the method that will never get you scorched.

Waxes use resins and preservatives, which can also trigger of the irritation. Eyebrow hreading is absolutely chemical-free.

So, here, down below we would like to summarize the advantages and disadvantages of threading hair removal technique for you to get the better idea.

Positives of eyebrow threading:

1. It’s extremely safe and hygienic. The only instrument/tool that touches the skin is the thread, which gets thrown away after use.

2. No use of chemicals on the skin. People with certain health circumstances, or on particular medications conflicting with waxing and sugaring, can still get threading treatment.

3. Ideal for people with ‘trouble’ brows. Threading is distinguished for its precise lines (eyebrow threading, for instance), which is achieved with much bigger difficulty and effort if it is done by waxing, tweezing or sugaring.

4. Less time consuming. Although it depends on the ability and skill of every technician performing threading, normally to thread the eyebrows takes two minutes or so, from start to finish.

5. Eyebrow threading on the regular basis can result in permanent hair loss (in the area treated). With time, frequent threading treatments can cause the hair follicle to become damaged, and stop growing hair.

Things to consider:

1. If done incorrectly, the eyebrow hairs can break. In the case of an unprofessional eyebrow threading hairs can get broken in the process, which means that the hair re-growth will come up much quicker.

2. Sometimes it can be hard to find an experienced beautician practicing eyebrow threading, unless you live in a big city.

3. Some hair growth is necessary to practice threading (at least 1/16 inch of hair is needed for the thread to twist around).