Hair Removal Threading (Khite)

Threading is one of the oldest methods of hair removal in Eastern countries, also called Khite in Arabic and Fatlah in Egyptian. Today, this ancient technique is becoming more popular in the West, as it is a safe, non-toxic, fantastic hair removal method for facial hair and eyebrows primarily for ladies with unwanted facial hair, allergies and skin irritations.

Threading uses 100% cotton thread. The cotton thread is twisted and rolled along the surface of the skin entwining the hairs in the thread, which are then lifted quickly from the follicle, lasting up to 4 weeks. The practitioner holds one end of the cotton thread in the teeth and the other in the left hand. The middle is looped through the index and middle fingers of the right hand. There are also devices made that can hold the thread. The best method of hair removal from the face is threading, you don't have to wait for hair to grow a certain length and threading removes the tiniest and finest hair right from the root.


It is inexpensive, fast, and relatively painless than plucking for many.
Like plucking, results can last up to two to four weeks.
Threading is much healthier for the skin than waxing, and it creates no ingrown hairs.
Threading is suitable for all skin types, even those too sensitive for laser hair removal or waxing.
No chemicals are used in threading, so there is no risk of a negative reaction.

Threading (Khite) Hair Removal


It is hard to find a very skilled practitioner, and it is a painful process with an unskilled practitioner.
Like other hair removal methods, threading can cause folliculitis, reddening of the skin and skin pigment change.
For people with severe acne, threading can cause acne ruptures.
Threading only works on flat surfaces and does not work on bikini lines or knees.

Threading Tools

Currently, there are some tools on the market and you can using the ancient technique of Threading to remove unwanted facial hair at home by yourself.

Slique Threading System
£23.99 ($29.99)

Helix Threadease
£16.95 ($22.42)

Epistick Epilator Facial Tool
£0.96 ($0.61)

Threading Procedures Step By Step With Images

Threading Procedures Step By Step With Images

1. Take Around 24 Inches Of Thread Length

There is no special thread for threading, but make sure you use a good quality, not too strong nor too thin. The fine wire breaks too fast, too strong will tends to slide badly.

Threading Procedures Step By Step With Images

2. Take Both Ends And Knot Them Up

You need to have a circle of thread. Make sure to keep the node close to a hand that it does not get tangled in the central twist.

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.

Threading Procedures Step By Step With Images

3. Now Hold The Thread With Both Hands, Wind It Around 5 - 10 Times

Perform a few twists of wire between 5 - 10 times depending on your wireless and thickness of your hair. The less times of wind with the wire will gain to more accuracy. The wound bit now lies in the center of the circle.

Threading Procedures Step By Step With Photos

4. 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 finger of other hand like a scissors. You can see that the central of the twist from one side to the other.

The moved of the twist central would bring down the hairs. Your hands will be down, not like in the picture.

Threading Procedures Step By Step With Photos

5. Similarly, Other Hand

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

Threading Procedures Step By Step With Photos

6. Keep Practicing And It Is Best To Practice Threading On Your Leg

It takes a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to remove hairs from eyebrows and upper lip in a matter of minutes!

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.

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