Eyebrow shaping for the most of us means waxing or plucking the eyebrows, but for some of us out there hair removal is as simple as threading. If you aren’t familiar with the last term I mentioned (threading), that is because threading of the eyebrows is still very new to the United States though this technique has been used in China for many centuries. So what IS eyebrow threading and how does it work? If you are as curious as I am about this ancient Chinese technique, keep reading. Eyebrow threader has some nice tips on this.
Where does Eyebrow Threading come from?
Eyebrow Threadings roots go very deep, originating in China, and rapidly spreading through out South East Asia, widely used in India, and most recently mainstreamed to California. It is China that is most popular for it’s threading technique, but the it wasn’t known to the United States until it was introduced by India.
What is Eyebrow Threading?
Eyebrow Threading is a simple technique that creates a clean, smooth shape to the eyebrow by removing the hair at it’s follicle in a neat, clean line. Threading involves using a piece of cotton thread that is typically 24 inches long, and is tied in a knot at the ends to form a circle. Then placing both left and right hands index finger and thumb inside of the circle and twisting it around 10 times creating a (X) looking shape in the middle. Threading begins by placing the (X) part of the thread snuggly against the skin on the left side of the hairs that are to be removed. Then while closing the left hands index finger and thumb and extending the right hands index finger and thumb, the (X) in the middle will move to the right, wrapping itself around the hairs being ready to pull. The thumb of rule about eyebrow threading is to start at the top of the brow, then at the bottom, then work your way around the brow. Results of threading typically will last around 2 – 3 weeks, while repeated threading can last as long as 4 – 6 weeks.
Eyebrow Threading is much less painful than waxing or tweezing and last much longer. Another benefit about threading is that it does not irritate the skin. Once done eyebrow threading it is always best to use a little bit of toner to go over the areas that have been threaded to close the pores left open from the removal of the hair follicle. Threading is not only used for the eyebrows, but can be used all over the body. The most common of places are the upper lip, and even you leg hairs which are favored by women in countries like Vietnam and Korea.
Where to get your Eyebrows Threaded?
Fortunately, since this technique is gaining popularity in the United States, you can go just about anywhere, at least in California, to get your eyebrows threaded. One great source of information on eyebrow threading is at eyebrowthreadingvideos.info. You can find many videos on how to thread eyebrows, different techniques, and even guides on how to thread.