Step-by-Step: Threading - by Editor

One of the best methods of upperlip hair removal is threading. Threading removes the tiniest and finest hair right from the root. Here's how you can thread at home.

Getting rid of hair on the upperlip is extremely annoying. If you get it waxed, you need for it to grow a certain length before you can wax it again. If you get it threaded at the parlour, you wait until there is a slight green shadow before visiting the parlour again. Bleach isn't very good for the skin and it leaves the hair lighter but not completely invisible. And hair removal cream doesn't remove the hair from the root, causing hair to grow back thicker.

The best method of hair removal from the upperlip is threading. You don't have to wait for hair to grow a certain length threading removes the tiniest and finest hair right from the root. Tweezing does the same as well, but tweezing is more painful, more time consuming, and tends to leave in-growths.
If you have easy access to a parlour just across your home which charges Rs. 5 for upperlip threading, you can skip this article. But if not, here's how you can remove upperlip hair at home, easily and quickly.
Take around 2 feet (24 inches) of thread length. Make sure you use a good quality, strong thread. There is no special thread for threading, you can use any thread as long as it is strong and doesn't snap easily.

Take both ends and knot them up. You need to have a circle of thread. Although beauticians normally use thread straight from the reel keeping one end in their mouth and holding the other end, you don't need to get so technical especially because you will not be able to thread your own upperlip in this manner.

Now hold the thread with both hands, and wind it around ten times. The wound bit now lies in the center of the circle.

Now, place the thread around the fingers of both hands. Push the wound portion towards one hand by widening the fingers of one hand and simultaneously closing the fingers of the other hand.

Similarly, by opening the fingers of the closed hand and closing the fingers of the other hand, push the wound portion in the other direction.

Keep practicing pushing the wound portion back and forth. Once you are able to push back and forth easily, you can move on to the other step practicing on a body part.

It is best to practice threading on your leg. Most people have a lot of hair on their legs and their legs are easily reachable. They don't have to strain too much to look for hair or to reach it, and they don't have to look in a mirror.

Sitting on your bed or on a chair, prop up one leg and identify the portion from which you want to remove hair. Place the thread on this portion. Let the wound part be one end of the hair, and the thread from the other side should be on both sides of the hair you want to remove. Now, move the wound portion to the other side, making sure that it catches the hair while moving. It will then lift the hair from the root as it moves back and forth.
You will need practice before you can manage. And if you know how to thread your upperlip yourself, you can run thread through it for a couple of minutes every other day so your upperlip is always completely free from hair. No more waiting for the hair to grow back before your next threading or waxing session at the parlour.

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Name: XYZ
City:   abc
Comments:   The pictures above r not clear. U should have choosen a plain background to demonstrate. We cannot see the steps against the current background.
Name: latha
City:   bangalore
Comments:   the pics are not clear, but they are clear enough to give us an idea of what you mean. this is a great article. i tried threading, and i could manage a little. am going to practise some more. i cannot even begin to tll you how i love your site!
Name: sneha
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   Could you please repost some good pictures with a dark backgroundNULLNULLNULL The article is great!!!
Name: prat
City:   ny
Comments:   ya I agree with all the comments listed above. The pictures are not clear. with a better background we will be able to follow better. this is really great as for those who are in foreign land cant manage to go to a beauty parlour conviniently. thank you.
Name: kalppana
City:   Kuala Lumpur
Comments:   Pictures are not clear and are also small.Please show the finger and wound thread coordination and action step by step.Thank You
Name: viji
City:   Kuala Lumpur
Comments:   the article is good but picture not clear....i'm sure it will look clear with dark background. thank you.
Name: R
City:   USA
Comments:   This was a great article. I have done threading for other people but never realized that it was so easy to do it for myself as well.. Thank you for the effort!
Name: Anita
City:   Singapore
Comments:   Which powder we need to use before start threadingNULL Is it useful to relief painNULL Can I have a name of it & where to get it. Anita
Name: rashmi
City:   bangkok
Comments:   its a good idea ,let me try it out . do we have to apply any talcum powder before threading .
Name: shonali
City:   bangalore
Comments:   Yes, you could apply talcum powder if ur skin is oily. i prefer applying moisturiser as it hurts less! thanks for changing the background pics of the key steps and putting up a black background.
Name: john
City:   asia
Comments:   hi, i love to see females with excess body hair and i am against lets leave it grow. i respect hairy women and wanna meet them and have their pics.
Name: rashmi
City:   CA
Comments:   I used this method to remove hair from my chin and upper lip and to my horror, the regrowth was thicker!! I did it few more times thinking it will get better but now I have thick beard like hairs on one side of my chin. It looks so bad!! I got to the saloon to thread now and it seems to be getting better
Name: C
City:   LA
Comments:   Maybe a little graph illustrating the thread and hair positions would help a lot.
Name: S.K.
City:   Austin,Texas.
Comments:   Hi, First of all, thanks a lot for the effort taken on your part to explain how easily threading can be done by ourselves. Though the pictures are not that great, the explanation given was perfect. I will try this and will let you know the result. Cheers!
Name: S.K.
City:   Texas,USA
Comments:   Hi, it is me again. As i told in my previous comment,i tried threading my upper lip using this technique and it works wonderful. Thanks again to you and this wonderful site.
Name: Sheerin
City:   Calgary, Canda
Comments:   I think this article was great. Explanation was great and although pictures werent the best they werent bad niether how else do you get the point accross. As for the rest of you cry babies if you dont have anything nice to say dont say anything at all!
Name: zara
City:   London
Comments:   I had my upper lip threaded at the parlour and they tool off some of the skin from the side of my mouth where both lips meet n now it is dark their and healing what can i put on this to make sure it doesnt scarNULL PLEASE HELP!!!!
Name: Susan
City:   New York
Comments:   WONDERFUL! I DID IT! The trick is to use a scissor like motion with your hands and press the thread up against your face. When you feel the "pinch", you know you've got it!
Name: susan guptill
City:   halifax
Comments:   is it possible to do this on other facial areas yourselfNULL I am having trouble doing cheeks and "sideburns," it seems awkward.
Name: ria
City:   london
Comments:   hi i hope 2 tryin threadin my sis no's how 2 do it but im scared bcoz last time i let her do it, it hurt sooo much but thank u 4 ur explan. il try it myself an it'l hopefully hurt less coz i wnt b so scared thanks a mil xxx dis is jus wot i woz lukin 4 p.s. da pics 4 perfect

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