Eyebrow threading is a depilation technique which originated in India, although it is also widely practiced in the Middle East. Salons in Western nations offered the service to Middle Eastern clients for decades before European and American women became interested and the popularity of eyebrow threading skyrocketed. However, eyebrow threading has become a popular method of grooming one’s eyebrows in recent years. Eyebrow threading can be a great addition to your beauty regimen, but it’s important that you follow some rules when it comes to threading. Here are the dos and don’ts of eyebrow threading.
• Don’t Put Anything on Your Eyebrows After Threading – After threading, your eyebrows may be delicate and sore. Your pores have opened up after shaping and removing any stray hairs.
• Do use a quality pair of tweezers – Most people opt for tweezers and end up taking twice as long if your tweezers slide off or break the hair instead of pulling them out- or can’t grab onto short hairs.
• Do stay on top of your touch-ups – Estheticians will recommend clients come back every two weeks to keep their shape looking sharp and clean. You can get re-threaded as soon as the hair grows just above the skin.
• Do Know What Style You Want – Everyone’s eyebrows are different and unique. This is why it’s important to know what style you want before you show up to the salon.
• Don’t Over Pluck – Step away from the tweezers. Overplucking is one of the biggest mistakes you can make with your brows. As you age your brows tend to thin out, making it even more difficult to grow back those gaps in your brow shape.
• Do Prepare for Redness – While the technique is a gentler alternative to waxing, a little post-threading redness is common. Neosporin or hydrocortisone cream are a good thing to keep in your bag.
• You’re going to have to lend a hand – Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to help to by pulling on your eyebrows a bit. The skin needs to be a bit tight so that the thread can really get a good grasp of the hairs, especially the finer ones, so you’re going to have to help.
• Do use a pencil, powder or mousse for filling or correcting – If you over tweezed, have sparse brows, or are growing them out to a fuller shape, filling them in will give you the look you want. Use the wrong products or technique and they will look painted on, instead of natural.