Very important: Before you start, you must watch all 3 demo videos on our website to become familiar with the threading technique and tool use! Go to helixhairthreading.com and go to the FAQs/How Does It Work page and watch the two instructional videos. The video with the tools/hands will show you how to set up the tools and thread. The other videos will show you how to use the tool. Then, watch the video on the home page of our website. We recommend using 13-15 inches of thread for beginners! As you get better with the threading technique you can make the thread longer. We do not recommend beginners using the tool around eyebrows. Shorter lengths work best for hair removal in general (like around the facial area). It is always best to practice first in an area like your leg! Helix technique: Once you have watched the videos and understand how to set up the tool and thread you are ready. Cut 13-15 inches of thread, and tie the ends to form a loop. Place the loop on the tool as in the video. Twist the thread 6-9 times. For the sake of illustration, we will begin by using your right hand to manipulate the tool and thread. With both tools open, and the twist in the thread, close the tool in your right hand (while keeping the left hand tool open). The thread twist will move towards your right hand as you close the tool. Next, place the thread twist next to the hair you want remove, so that the hair you want removed is between the two lines of thread (that are attached to the tool in your left hand). Once the thread twist is next to the hair you want removed, open the tool in your right hand. This will cause the thread twist to move towards the hair between the twist and the tool in your left hand. As it moves, the twist will ensnare the hairs, pulling them from the skin. You should always thread in the direction opposite hair growth (meaning if the hair is growing/leaning left, you thread right to left, or towards the hair). With eyebrows, that means you normally thread from the outside of the face inward towards the nose. For beginners, it is easier to open/close one tool at a time while holding the other one open. As you become more experienced, you can then manipulate both tools to perform threading. Wash your face with soap and water. Dry your face thoroughly. You can expect some discomfort from the threading process (as the hairs are pulled from the follicle). Once your face is clean and dry, apply a thin layer of baby powder to the areas you want to thread. This will help the thread grip the hairs. Make certain you have good lighting, so you can see the hairs you want to remove. Once you visualize the hairs well, and understand the threading technique, you may begin threading. After you have removed your unwanted hair, gently wash your face with soap and cool water. This will help decrease any skin irritation that might occur. The application of an aloe vera cream or lotion to the threaded areas can also help calm and soothe the skin. Frequent hair threading may slow down recurrent hair growth.
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