All about threading

We are always in search of the best form of hair removal. That is, the one that is less painful and that promises more lasting results. In this sense, there is a technique that offers these advantages. The so-called thread hair removal, although new to us, is old to other cultures.

Threading is an ancient technique, as it was already practiced in the Middle East and Egypt thousands of years ago. This, of course, because it is a procedure that does not require equipment or technology. A piece of 100% cotton or silk thread of about 60 centimeters is enough, the one that is normally used for sewing, a brush to comb the eyebrows, for example, the one that comes with mascara, scissors and a mirror with good magnification to see the details.

How to perform the technique

There are many people who want to know how to wax with thread. In this sense, we must inform you that it is an activity that requires extensive practice to achieve the desired results. For this reason, it is recommended that before executing it on the face, you practice on other less sensitive parts of the body, such as the legs.

You must start by braiding the thread, and then make a loop at each end. As for the execution, you must take it with the index finger and thumb of each hand and cross it in the form of an X. Thus, with the help of your fingers, you move it in all directions looking for the hairs you want to remove. If you don’t get the expected results in the first session, don’t get discouraged, keep practicing. But if you prefer, you can seek professional help, because every day the number of places where they perform this waxing at affordable prices increases. 


With this type of hair removal, the hair is pulled out by the root, because you extract it from its follicle, you do not cut it as a body shaver would. Therefore, threading hair takes longer to grow, compared to other forms of hair removal. In addition, it weakens, becoming weaker and finer. Small hair can also be removed, without the need to wait for it to grow a little.

Another attraction of threading is that it does not irritate the skin very much. Therefore, it is appropriate for people with sensitive skin. In addition, it is a preventive technique in the appearance of wrinkles, because with its peeling effect it exfoliates the most superficial layers of the skin and eliminates dead cells. In addition, to the benefits can be added the fact that the skin does not undergo stretching, as happens with wax, with the effect of preventing wrinkles and sagging in the depilated area.


Something that you should keep in mind whenever you use this technique is the subsequent use of an antibacterial product, because, as the hair comes from the root, the pore is open and prone to folliculitis. For the same reason as above, you should know what type of antibacterial to use to avoid allergic reactions. It is advisable to use hypoallergenic products.

It hurt?

Regarding how painful it can be, we will tell you that it depends on several factors: First, that the person who does it handles the technique well. And second, the type of hair. If it is very thick, you will have to pull harder for the hair to come out completely, which increases the sensation of pain. Similarly, the sensory experience has to do with the threshold of pain that each person has.

How to pluck eyebrows with thread?

Threading eyebrows turns out to be an effective method to achieve an attractive design; considering the shape of your eyes and, of course, your tastes. The first thing you should do is take some pieces of ice wrapped in a towel and place them on your eyebrows. With this you will have an anesthetic effect to feel less pulling.

Next, draw the design to follow with a pencil, to avoid overdoing it and make it clear. Once you have control of the thread, in the way that we explained before, you take the hairs that you want to remove with the center and with the appropriate technique you slide it against your skin in the opposite direction to that of hair growth.

Advantages of plucking eyebrows with thread

As advantages we can mention the issue of hygiene, because every time you shave you are going to use a new piece of thread, contrary to the tweezers that must be sterilized at every opportunity. In the same way, it is an economical procedure, since if you learn the technique you can do it yourself and a roll of thread will last you a long time.

In addition, it is a benign process with the area where it is used, especially for the skin around the eyes, which is fine and delicate. In short, with it you gain precision, speed and it is less traumatic than wax or tweezers.

What to avoid when plucking eyebrows?

Some things you should avoid is plucking your eyebrows very often, this in order to analyze the hair that is growing and the way it is integrated into the eyebrow. This way you avoid creating an exaggerated arch. Try to follow the wave of the eyelid and not separate them too much. In addition, the eyebrows must coincide with the line of the nose. Another point to consider is not to do it against the grain, this way the skin is less damaged, there is no root left and you avoid blackheads.

Other areas where facial hair removal with thread is applied are the sideburns, between the eyebrows, upper lip, chin, cheeks and forehead. Being recommended over other techniques, since the face is very sensitive and this technique is less aggressive for the muscles of the face. Also, it does not stretch the skin.

It should be noted that threading is widely used on the upper lip, since it is a sensitive area. In addition, the hair removal of the mustache with this technique is less painful, more effective and the hair weakens; so it is becoming easier, more durable and, since it does not touch the skin, it does not irritate it. Therefore, it is less traumatic for the muscles and, therefore, reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Finally, it remains to be noted that this hair removal technique offers somewhat more defined results that could meet your expectations.

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