Originating in parts of India and the Middle East, threading is an ancient form of hair removal. Threading has seen a recent surge in popularity mostly due to being an inexpensive and natural alternative to previous methods of waxing and tweezing. Not only limited to eyebrows, threading can be an effective method for hair removal on lips, chins and arms. Threading eyebrows, however, is the more popular form. Not any more painful than waxing, threading takes more hairs at once and quickly removes them from their roots. Using a double strand of 100 percent cotton thread and twisting unwanted hairs, you can obtain a more precise and less messy result than other typical methods.