How to Thread Your Eyebrows
Where did Threading Eyebrows Originate Threading is an ancient method of hair removal originating in the Eastern world. In more recent times it has gained popularity in Western countries. 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. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short lines of hair. Advantages cited for eyebrow threading, as opposed to eyebrow waxing, are that it provides more precise control in shaping eyebrows and is more gentle on the skin. It can be painful as several hairs are removed at once: however this can be minimised if it is done professionally. Most people believe threading originated in India over 6000 years ago and spread throughout Asia, the Middle East and in recent times Europe. The Arabic word for threading is ‘Khite’; in Egypt it is also called ‘Fatlah’ Threading is widely practiced amongst Iranians, but it was originally only done when a woman was getting married or for special occasions. In ancient Persia, threading was a sign that a girl had reached adulthood and became a woman. Information Source: wikipedia.org
Gather the materials listed above.
1 You will need
- 1 Spool of thread
- 1 Eyebrow pencil I have one with a brow brush on the end. This will assist with brushing my brows before threading.
- Ice Cubes to numb the area before threading.
Tie the ends of the thread together in order to form a circle. Next snip off the remaining ends of the thread beyond the knot in the thread.
Next hold the section of your thread with the knot in one hand, then hold the opposite side with the other hand.
Now twist the hand holding the knot six times, while holding the other part of the thread tightly (This will stop the thread from knotting in the middle ). You should have a hourglass shape.
Before you began practice opening one hand, while closing the other at the same time this will assist you in becoming familiar with the motion thats needed to thread your eyebrows . The twisting of the thread in the middle is what will remove the hair. This is called the scissor motion will help you later on. So Practice Practice Practice..
No holding your hands so that your fingers are facing away from your face, and position them over the eyebrow.
Next place the triangle of the thread, so that the hair you want to thread is within the thread itself . You should always threading against the direction of your hair growth, Now move the point of the triangle opposite the direction of your hair growth. You will fill a slight plucking and pulling sensation this lets you know its working.
Almost done!! Now close the hand controlling the triangle around the hair, as you open the other hand. Make sure the thread is still touching the skin, and quickly make the opposite motion (scissors). The hair should be pulled out!
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