How to Thread Facial Hair at Home

Threading has become increasingly popular over the last decade, with most Beauty specialists offering threading services to women around the world.

 In today’s world, hair removal has become somewhat of a norm as women strive to look their best. Facial hair removal has therefore become essential.


What Exactly Is Threading Anyway?

 String hair removal, or threading, is a method of hair removal that was first used in India and Central Asia.

 One of the reasons why this method of hair removal has been widely popular is because it can gently remove hair without any fancy tools, creams, or waxes in a way that does not burn or irritate the skin and is also known to be a method that does not cause pigmentation of the skin

 Threading involves the use of twisted string in a gentle back and forth motion to remove facial hair from the follicle.

 If you are a first-timer, it is advised that you see a beautician. However, if you have had threading done before, and would like to learn how to do it yourself, here is a simple how to string hair removal guide to get you started.


Self Threading Your Face

 Before you begin the task of threading, you first need to find the right thread for threading facial hair. High cotton sewing thread generally works well for this. Avoid the use of thin thread that may break easily.


Follow these steps to practice hair removal by threading at home.


  1. Start by ensuring the area you are about to thread is clean by removing any excess oils with a wet wipe and/or baby powder.
  2. Measure out a 10-inch piece of thread and tie a knot at the end to make a circle.
  3. Form a rectangle by holding the circle’s ends with your thumbs and forefingers (one hand on each side within the circle).
  4. Rotate one hand to twist the thread 8 to 10 times. Your string should now have little twists in the middle with loops on the ends.
  5. It is important to keep the skin taut when threading. If you intend to thread upper lip yourself, pull it down, and secure it in place with your bottom lip. You can then insert your tongue beneath the skin of your upper lip to make it easier to thread.
  6. Using your thumbs and index fingers, roll the series of twists along your face in the area you wish to thread. You can also practice doing this on someone’s arm first until you get the hang of it.
  7. Continue rolling the series of twists by moving your thumb and forefingers up and down until you have completed the hair removal.


It is important to keep in mind that few people get it right the first time, so you may need to practice rolling the string back and forth a few times to get used to it.


DIY Hair Threading Tool

 If all this sounds a little too complicated, and you would prefer something a little easier, do not despair. Slique is a great little threading hair removal DIY tool that can make this process a whole lot simpler.

 Threading can cause some serious pain to your fingers, too, so this tool is quite handy to have. All you need to do to remove facial hair using this clever threading system is to open and close the tool handles, the way you would a claw hair clip. It is as simple as that!

Also, the Slique inventor also invented the fabulous Cool Skin lotion, to use before and after epilating with the Slique tool, for a complete hair removal DIY job! 


Final Thoughts

 Threading is an ancient hair removal method that can help you remove facial hair without causing damage or pigmentation to your skin. You can easily learn to practice this technique by following the handy guide provided.

 You should make use of Slique’s threading system if you prefer a more efficient way to remove hair with this method.  The results are perfect every time!