How to thread your eyebrows
Well, we all know how important shaping the eyebrow is, Eyebrow Threading is a temporal hair removal technique used mostly to shape our eyebrows. The name derives from the cotton threads that are twisted to pull the hair from the root. Threading can be done at home.
Your eyebrows frame your eyes and threading them is essential whenever we want to achieve a perfect look.
Tired of clumsily shaping your eyebrows with razor blades, plucking them with tweezers or damaging the fragile skin around the eyes with wax. You can try threading today; make use of your cotton threads to remove that unwanted eyebrow hair.
Threading your eyebrow is faster and cheaper than plucking or using at home wax kits. Although some people consider threading a painful method, whereas others consider it being a less painful method than waxing and tweezing.
Now before you start threading, prepare your eyebrows properly so the threading becomes is easy to do and quick.
Steps to take
Gather all of the tools you’ll need
• Spoolie brush or lash comb
• A small scissors
• A loose face powder (It’s a trick that can make the threading easier)
• Cotton thread. “Purchase the right thread, which is the most essential tool that you’ll need. Get a 100 percent cotton sewing thread”
• A mirror and a room with a good lighting to have a good view.
Choose your brow shape carefully, you can do this by brushing and sweeping your eyebrow hairs straight upward, take a pencil and follow 3 measurements in order to thread brows into natural shape.
Measure a straight line from the corner of your nose to the inside corner of your eye, do this to find the inside limit of your brow. As shown in 1.
Now to find the outside limit of your brow, measure the edge of your nose to the outside edge of the eye.As shown in 3.
To find the highest arch measure the outside edge of the nose through the pupil. As shown in 2.
Use an eyebrow pencil to outline and fill in your eyebrows exactly how you want them or you can just outline only, this will help you to stay in the line when you are threading and also prevents you from removing too much hair. Thread outside those lines.
Measure thread up to 15-20 inches long and longer if you have big hands. Cut. Tie a knot to join the two ends together. Knot properly (Tie the ends at least three times)
Once the thread is formed into a loop, stretch out the thread into a rectangle shape, hold one end of the loop with your thumb and index finger. Twist the loop four to five times while holding one end of the loop with your thumb and index finger.
The twist of thread should move towards your left hand, now close the space between your right thumb and index finger and open the space between the left thumb and index finger.
Doing this should eventually result in having a twisted section in the middle of the loop with the loop taunt between your thumb and index finger on each hand. This should look like an hour glass or bow tie shape.
Start threading; apply loose powder on your eyebrows, make sure to thread the eyebrow in opposite direction to where your hair is growing, starting at the highest hair you want to remove, align the twist of thread to that hair.
Open your right finger in a smooth motion, moving loop down and then open you left finger to move the loop back. Open and close your hand to thread.
Once you finish threading you can apply an astringent or place an ice pack to sooth the redness or irritations around your eyebrows.
Wait for an hour or two before applying any makeup or lotion because your pores would be open.
NOTE: Eyebrow threading can be painful too, but obviously the results are rewarding. Try to avoid the painful catching of the skin between threads by letting the threads hover slightly above skins surface.
Practice the threading process first before you thread your eyebrows to become perfect with the threading motion.