Eyebrow threading is a technique of beauty care of removing your eyebrow by using a special thread. It will roll and discharge unwanted hair to create a better eyebrow shape. It is one of the most common beauty methods to take care of your treasured eyebrows in the Middle East Asian and Asian women for decades. You might have heard about eyebrow waxing or eyebrow tweezing, but nowadays, eyebrow threading is becoming more and more trendy.
Advantages of brow threading
It will not cause pain that much compared to other techniques. Even though it might look hurt when you do it, it makes an unusual sensation and a little bit of discomfort. Besides, eyebrow threading can keep you a precise shape of eyebrow since threaded eyebrows will remove the tiniest hair and follicle. As there is no pulling or straining on the skin, it will not cause severe redness or irritation in the eye.
Which areas can be threaded?
In fact, not only the eyebrow itself can be threaded, but many other parts of the body can also be threaded like chin, neck, fingers, and lip.
Here is a “step – by – step” guide how to thread your eyebrow.
- Prepare tools
Take some 14 – inch high – cotton sewing. This material will not snap off the eyebrow hairs, and it will work much better than any other synthetic sewing threading. But do note that you should not take string or floss since it can be less efficient.
Prepare a small scissor to trim the eyebrow before threading. And take an eyebrow brush. You should the eyebrow brush that can clean dirt, germs, and bacteria around the region that you are going to thread.
Besides, you might need an eyebrow pencil which is used to make a good shape. You can use this pencil to create the perfect form for your eyebrow as you want. And it also helps to you do eyebrow threading more easily. Remember to check whether the pencil can be washed by makeup remover product or clean water.
Lastly, you may need some ice cubes to ease the redness and irritating sensation caused by the threading. Alternatively, aloe vera gel makes another excellent choice as well.
- Prepare eyebrows
Position: you should stand in front of a clear mirror and place all the tools so that you can reach them easily when you need. And ensure that your room provides a sufficiently bright lighting to see your eyebrow.
Firstly, use an eyebrow brush to sweep hair up and use the comb keep each side stable. Then you can use the scissor to trim the long hairs that are higher than the comb. Repeat the process until the hair is completely under the comb.
A small note is to snip any outstanding hair and do not trim so much hair as it may make it difficult to thread later on.
Now your pencil will make it usable by drawing the shape which you fancy to have. You should start from inside of the eyebrow and slowly go outward. Try to make them symmetrical as much as you can.
- Getting eyebrows threaded
This is the most important part since it is where you need to use the technique that we are talking about. Form a loop by tire the thread. Hold the sewing thread against your forearm and make a loop by tying two ends.
You have to ensure that the loop is tightly together. Now you can trim all the extra end to attain the proper shape of the eyebrow. It might take you 4 – 5 minutes to twist, and then you can hold one end so that you can use another thumb to hang motionless with another end.
Turn the loop 4 – 5 times while you use your finger to use one end. Add another twisted middle session on one by one hand to ensure that it will look like a bow tie form.
Next, you can twist center over the eyebrow. A small note before you thread is to practice threading motion by your hands with these following steps:
– Open the forefinger and thumb
– Close the other hand
– The loop goes back and forth to adjust the suitable distance.
This technique will be highly useful when it comes to removing your eyebrow hairs correctly. And you should repeat the process for a few times to make yourself get used to the loop.
Next, you can twist center over the eyebrow with the hair that you would like to remove.
Ensure that you have taken the firm position in the loop form with your hand in two ends.
Try to manipulate the center twist and slide it opposite your skin tightly and gradually till you see the central twist dispose of hairs by opening and closing your fingers.
Ensure that the way threading goes will be opposite to the direction of the hair growing and note that do not tug hard the central twist into the skin as it might lead to pain and redness.
Keep repeating the process till you find your new eyebrow satisfied. Then you can place the twisted center to the original region and do another stroke after discharging a section.
Whether you can dispose of a tiny or large amount of hair depends on the process.
- Eyebrow threading after
Though it might cause some pain and redness after the eyebrow threading, you can avoid this problem by applying aloe vera gel directly on the affected area. Alternatively, you can use ice packs to apply if you can’t find any aloe vera gel.
To intensify the stun, you can use the eyebrow pencil to fill the gaps.
Disadvantages of eyebrow threading
Even though eyebrow threading is a standard technique to take care of your beauty, there are some disadvantages of eyebrow threading that you might need to consider before you choose this method.
If this is your first time you have tried this method, you might get pain and redness. And sometimes you might get an unexpected result due to lack of experience. Your eyebrow can be unsymmetrical or unmatched with your face.
You might get the infection when the follicle is removed. Dirt and bacteria might grow into the tiny holes when the hair is removed. Besides, in some rare cases, you might feel itchy however it will fade away soon after a few days.