Sunday, May 3, 2009


So I know when I mentioned threading my eyebrows it intrigued some of you girls. Threading is a painless, quick and simple way to remove your unwanted hair. I'm not kidding. It always hurts me to pluck and with threading I can't even feel it! I probably wouldn't believe I had removed a hair unless I saw them come out! On top of all that, it works much like waxing and removes multiple hairs at once. (Woah, watch out Billy Mays. I'll be infomercial ready after this post!)

Every time I get my eyebrows waxed I break out and blister horribly. I mentioned this to a girl at work and she told me about threading. It was something I heard of but sounded painful and I knew there was no way to do it on my own. I asked her how much it costs and she said it costs her around $20.00. I thought that was a ludicrous charge for someone to essentially pluck your eyebrows.

I decided I would learn how to do it. I did some research online and couldn't find much. I then went on youtube and there was a jackpot of videos. Some of the videos royally suck and I couldn't figure out what they were doing. It was more so trial and error on my part.

I thought I would share the video that actually taught me how with my lovely readers! Below the video are some of my tips and tricks on how to perfect the art of threading :)

Rose's Tips & Tricks:
--Personally, I think it's very important to make sure you you have down the hand movement before attempting your brows. If you don't have the hand movement down, you'll never get a hair out.
--Try on a leg hair first. That way you can get your hand movement down and be prepared for how it feels before you go on to your eyebrow.
--You will either feel a little pinch (I never have) or hear a pop of sorts when the hair comes out.
--Place the thread flush against your skin. It won't work if the thread isn't touching your skin.
--Sometimes you won't get a hair, but that is okay. Just try again.
--USE COTTON THREAD. No shiny thread. Cotton actually pulls the hair where the shiny thread doesn't pull it out but glides over the hair..
--Make sure that where you are working is dry, not oily and preferably makeup free
--Thread in a well lit area
--The quicker you move your hands the less it hurts. If you pull reeeealllly slow, it's obviously going to hurt more.
--You get a lot of hairs at one time. Take your time and don't go all thread happy. I went threading happy and overdid it a bit.
--To do the middle, hold the thread up and down. This is a bit harder to do, practice makes perfect.
--You can do any hair on your body if you can reach it with your hands. I've only tested on a leg hair and eyebrows.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: If you don't pick it up immediately, try again. If you get frustrated, try a couple hours later. This is seriously something that everyone should be able to do! I taught a girl at work and she couldn't do it at first but then once she got the first hair she was a pro. It took me about half an hour of trial and error before I actually got a hair!

Good Luck & Happy Threading!


Al said...

im so going to go try it right now!! i bet this ends in disaster :)

*mary* said...

One of my former coworkers told me about threading. Her eyebrows are amazing so I asked her how she grooms them.
I have never actaully tried it myself, but I think I will now.
Thanks for sharing!

Al said...

oh my gosh, its so easy!! and looks great!!!! im amazed :)

Andhari said...

I can never do it myself, I'm actually afraid i hurt myself. Maybe I'll stick with salon for now at least, I'm tempted.

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Lil' Woman said...

It looks soo easy but I'm afraid I'll eff up my eyebrows..I'm still not even that good at plucking them.

Under the Influence said...

Hey Rose! I posted on this yesterday (and linked back to you!). Thanks for the tips.

mhjozwiak said...

I'm totally trying this when the kids take their naps!

Serena said...

Genuis! That's all that needs to be said lol

Marci said...

You have a fun blog~love it!

GWEN B. (aka SKINNY BITCH) said...

I have been wanting to do this for a while, just never thought to learn myself. I just tried it and I got it the first time! I'm already a pro!

one eyebrow down!

mhjozwiak said...

Oh my gosh. I had to come back and tell you how it went: AMAZINGLY. You're my new best friend.

Fragrant Liar said...

That was fascinating. I'd never even heard of threading your eyebrows. I will try it. The video was perfect. thanks!

Shannon said...

I totally want to try this!

MrsSki said...

Thanks so much!!! I can't wait to try it!

Susan said...

I've heard of this but never understood what it was. Thanks for the info.

asweetcakes said...

Still sounds painful!!!!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Wow...I am seriously impressed that you did this yourself. I totally appreciate and applaud your efforts and prowess in threading...but I'd still rather pay someone else $20.00.

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