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How Is Eyebrow Threading Performed?

Eyebrow threading is the removal of eyebrow hair with a piece of thread. Cotton thread is commonly used, and it is quite thin to provide for a stronger hold on each strand.

For thousands of years, brow threading has been used in a variety of cultures. While no one knows for sure where it began, it is widely assumed that it began in India or Iran, when a lady would delicately thread her brows for cosmetic and cultural purposes. It was especially popular in China, where thin brows were considered a sign of refinement.

Threading is one of the most popular ways of unwanted hair removal today, having been embraced by civilizations all over the world.

What Is Eyebrow Threading and How Does It Work?

Threading the brows is a type of epilation. Rather than clipping the hair, the procedure eliminates it entirely, including the root. Cleaning the skin under and around the brows with a light cleanser or a fast wipe with alcohol ensures that the region is sterile and that the hairs are visible.

A technician twists a piece of thread held between their hands, sometimes with one end in their teeth. They'll then twist the end of the thread over the part of hair you want to remove and move it quickly. Hairs are trapped between the threads and lifted out entire as a result of the twisting motion.

With an experienced technician, the procedure is reasonably quick, requiring only around ten minutes.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Eyebrow Threading

There are pros and drawbacks to eyebrow threading, just as there are to any hair removal technique. Individual lists will differ, but here are some common benefits and drawbacks of eyebrow threading.

Eyebrow Threading's Advantages

Of course, the process's speed is a significant advantage. There's no need to wait for the wax to cool or for the hair to dissolve with depilatory lotions. The procedure is easy mechanically, and with practice, entire hair lines can be eliminated in seconds.

When compared to waxing or tweezing, it's less painful than many people imagine. Threading removes numerous hairs at once with minimal anticipation, giving your pain receptors and brain very little time to react in between removals. There's also no contact with the skin, making it friendlier for acne sufferers or people with very sensitive skin.

Threaded brows are relatively simple to maintain, as you only need to visit a professional every 4-6 weeks. You can tweeze stray hairs at home between sessions, which can save you money

Eyebrow Threading's Disadvantages

But it isn't all roses. Threading visits can cost anywhere from $5 to more than $30, depending on the salon you choose. If you have sessions every four weeks, you may spend up to $360 a year just on your brows.

There will also be some irritation surrounding the area for hours thereafter, as with any epilation procedure. When exposed to the sun or perspiration, it can cause redness, puffiness, and breakouts. Of course, the procedure is painful. It's inescapable; most hair removal procedures are painful in some way.

You'll also need to be picky about the aesthetician you hire. Though the procedure is straightforward, it necessitates much training and experience. A minor threading error might result in large gaps in your brow that can take weeks to heal.

Is Threading Your Brows Worth It?

Maintaining your brows is a personal choice, but for some people, the cost of eyebrow threading is well worth it. It's a great option for folks who want to maintain a precise and clean appearance but can't afford to spend hours plucking or polishing their hair yourself.

It's also suitable for those who appreciate hygienic and straightforward beauty treatments. It's also ideal for folks who get facials on a regular basis because it may be incorporated into the procedure. Eyebrow threading is a tried-and-true procedure with a long history. If you're not sure if threading is right for you, consider the following:

1. Is it possible that I'm seeking anything that won't irritate my skin?

2. Do I want something that will last a long time?

3. Is it true that I'm seeking something quick and easy?

If you answered yes, eyebrow threading is a good option for you. It's worth a shot, especially if you're willing to put up with a little discomfort in exchange for a lot of benefits.

Eyebrow Threading for the First Time

If you decide to try threading, there are a few things to keep in mind on your first visit. Do your homework. Choose a threading facility that you can trust, with a solid reputation and good reviews. You'll also want to stick to your budget, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for.

If you have a big event coming up, don't plan your threading session right before it. Threading, as previously noted, can leave the skin red and swollen for a few hours, so wait a few hours before going out. Before your appointment, take a pain reliever. This can help you feel less irritated and more at ease during the procedure.

Wear no make-up. Any makeup on your brows will have to be removed regardless, and you may sneeze or weep during the procedure, causing your eye makeup to be damaged as well. It is preferable to enter with a clean, bare face.

Do not be hesitant to inquire. Before you begin, ask your aesthetician questions about her experience and process to make it more comfortable for you. If you're especially apprehensive, you can even request a demonstration on the peach fuzz on the back of your hand. You'll have greater faith in her abilities this way. Aloe is a good friend of yours. Some facilities will provide you with aloe to help you relieve skin discomfort faster. Accept it or bring your own if you're not sure if it'll be provided.


Consider getting your brows threaded the next time they're looking a little sparse. Feel free to email me, Sumiko Lui, at or book your appointments here.

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