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How to Thread Eyebrows

Updated on February 9, 2013

How to Thread Eyebrows at Home

Looking for information on how to thread eyebrows? Here I provide information about threading hair removal, provide threading tools and epilation kits, and provide step by step directions of how to do threading hair removal at home.

Threading works on all skin and hair types and is a safe, effective, and inexpensive way to remove facial hair.

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How Threading Hair Removal Works - Why threading is the best facial hair removal method.

You may have seen something about threading for eye brows or removal of lip hair on your favorite daytime talk show and thought there was some special trick or device involved. But there is no secret threading hair removal tool. Threading is perhaps the oldest form of hair removal, the benefits of which have been enjoyed by women in Asian and the Middle East for centuries. Just now threading is gaining popularity in Western society. It is a form of epilation, that is the removal of hair from its follicle, much like with plucking hairs with tweezers.

Threading hair removal simply uses a standard piece of 100% cotton thread, like the kind used in sewing, to pluck out rows of hair right from the hair follicle. Threading works best on removing fine hairs and on flat surfaces. For this reason, this technique works beautifully for defining eyebrows, removing lip hair, removing the fine hairs from the entire face, and removing arm and leg hair. Threading, unfortunately does not work well on the bikini line, where hair is often more coarse and it is also difficult to flatten the area out.

Threading does not use chemicals like with hair removal creams. It doesn't involve hot wax, which can remove the top layer of skin. Threading is simply a gentle and effective method of hair removal.

How to Thread Eyebrows

Step by step guide for the threading technique.

You will need:

High quality 100% cotton thread. You want high quality thread so it doesn't break and so it is smooth and won't irritate your skin.

Preparing your thread:

1) Cut 2 feet of thread.

2) Make a loop by tying the ends together.

3) Hold the loop open with both hands.

4) Twist 10 times so that the thread spirals in the middle with an open loop on either end for your hands.

How to remove hair with threading:

You will now simply pass the spiraled portion of the thread back and forth. Spread your fingers apart on one hand, while closing the fingers on your other hand. This will cause the twisted thread to move towards your closed fingers. Now simply open those fingers and close the ones that were open and the twisted portion will pass back. Each time you pass the twisted thread by, it will pluck a line of hairs out by the root.

That's it. No chemicals, no hot wax, no pinching, no shaving.

Expert threaders recommend practicing on your legs first until you get the hand of threading. That's because your legs are easy to see and reach and the world won't notice if you goof up like they will if you make a mistake on your eyebrows.

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Hair Removal Thread - Salon quality thread for hair removal.

This 100% cotton thread is salon quality thread that is used to do threading hair removal. This thread is completely smooth and safe to use on even sensitive skin types. It's treated with an anti-bacterial treatment to further protect your skin.

How to Thread Eyebrows - Threading hair removal videos.

Threading Machine - Electric threading hair removal device

If your hands aren't dexterous enough to quickly remove hair with the threading technique, then this handy little device is perfect for you. It uses actual thread that is wound into a twist, just like with regular threading. Only the machine quickly passes the twisted portion back and forth to remove your unwanted hair. This is a real plus because the faster the hair is plucked out the less it hurts.

Threading Hair Removal Tool - Simple and effective hair remover.

This tool is simply a spring coil. You bend it to slightly open the coil and then roll it over your unwanted hair to pluck it out, much like with the threading technique. It is simple to use, gets great reviews from satisfied customers, and is very affordable.

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    • Wendy Leanne profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Leanne 

      5 years ago from Texas

      @Cynthia Haltom: I agree. You should be trained before attempting to thread eyebrows, but you can safely start with threading your mustache.

    • Cynthia Haltom profile image

      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      This is a technique that really need to be done by a professional. You could mess up your eyebrows if you do this yourself.

    • Wendy Leanne profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Leanne 

      5 years ago from Texas

      @hamshi5433: I agree. I haven't mastered the art of threading my brows, though I do thread the fine hairs on my face and then the strays at the top of my brow. I don't trust myself to do the underneath arch area yet. I love how smooth my skin is after threading.

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      5 years ago

      People who can thread their own eyebrows are seriously talented. I have watched many tutorials and failed several times but I think I might have to watch these tutorials again and practice more but not on myself :D until I get it right.

    • MissRubyStars profile image


      6 years ago

      I have always wanted to try this! Thanks for the great tips!

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Yikes. I've never heard of threading your eyebrows but it looks very similar to the concept of waxing. Yikes!

    • smithlights profile image


      7 years ago

      I've heard of it, but never done it. I might give it a try! Thanks for the info.


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