Threading Tips for Doing It Yourself

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Tip 1: Use threading thread

Use a thread made for threading usually go for 100% cotton this isn't necessary but it does help to make the process a lot smoother

Tip 2: Length = forearm + 1/2

Your piece of thread should be about the length of your forearm PLUS a half so 1.5 forearms.

Tip 3: Twist 6-8 times

Cut the piece and tie the two ends together to look like this. Then twist the string 6-8 times (I prefer 8 because I feel like it gets a better grip on the hairs)

Tip 4: 3-4 fingers in each loop

Take 3 fingers facing forward in each side of the thread.

Tip 5: Use BOTH hands

It's important to use BOTH hands. When one hand goes big the other hand should go small.

Tip 6: Go against hair growth

Thread in the opposite direction of the hair growth. You want to go AGAINST the hair direction.

Tip 7: Keep skin tight

Make sure whatever area you're working on is tight.

Tip 8: Only do areas with bone

Try to only thread hair from areas of the face heavily supported by bone otherwise you could breakout (so foreheads would be ok but cheeks I won't recommend)

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  • Jo Jo on Jan 12, 2023

    Do you put the big side when you want the hair gone, then make the small side big?

  • Pam Pam on Jan 14, 2023

    Is there more to this than just holding the thread against the face? I mean, it seems like there should be another step or two? I have never seen threading done…

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