A Comparison Guide Between Waxing and Threading

by | Feb 7, 2020 | Blog

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Waxing and threading are two different procedures that work to remove unwanted hair and prevent it from growing for two weeks. But which of the two is better for you? Find out below as we compare waxing and threading using five key points.

What is Waxing?

Waxing involves the use of a resin or wax to remove hair by pulling them out entirely from the roots. Waxing comes in two kinds – soft wax and hard wax. Soft wax has a gooier consistency, and you remove it using wax strips. Hard wax, also known as strip-less wax, has dry texture compared to the soft wax. To remove the hair, you let the hard wax cool a little before gripping it by the edge and pulling it away from the skin.

Waxing is one of the most popular forms of semi-permanent hair removal. Some of the lesser-known types are sugaring, epilating, and threading. These methods remove the hair from the roots without killing the hair follicles.

What is Threading?

Threading originated in India, Iran, Central Asia, and China. The practice requires using a doubled thin cotton or thread to tweeze the hair and remove it from the root quickly. Using tweezers removes single hair at a time, but threading can remove rows of hair with each pass.

Most people who have sensitive skin prefer threading over waxing in removing unwanted hair. Threading can also give you a more precise and natural-looking eyebrow shape.

You can get your hair threaded at a salon with the help of a professional. Beauty Techniques provides threading, waxing, and other beauty services done by beauty experts.

Which Lasts Longer?

Like mentioned above, waxing and threading are both semi-permanent hair removal procedures. This means that hair takes a longer time to grow than shaving. However, it does not kill the hair follicles as laser procedure does, so they grow back.

It usually takes two weeks before waxed or threaded hair grows back, but it still depends on how fast your hair typically grows. Some people don’t see their hair grow back in until the third week.

One important thing to remember is that both waxing and threading requires a certain length of hair before it can be removed. So, you have to consider how fast your hair grows back in before you schedule your next hair removal session.

Typically, hair should be at least ¼ of an inch before it can be waxed. With threading, the new hairs should be about ¼ to 1/8 inch to get good results. But in reality, it’s hard to measure the length of your hair accurately. So, if you need to clean up your brows for an event but you’re unsure about its length, go for threading to make sure your hair is removed successfully.

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Which is Cheaper?

Generally, threading services are cheaper than waxing, but at Beauty Techniques, brow shaping using either method costs $16.

Which is More Painful?

When getting a wax, you can remove several hairs at once if you spread the wax several inches wide in the area you want to clean up. A single application of wax can remove a patch of hair, about 30-40, at once. It will hurt, but you will only feel the pain once.

Threading, on the other hand, removes more hair compared to tweezing. The hairs are removed in rows. The threading process lasts reasonably fast, but you can feel the hair being pulled every time.

How Long Does Each Process Take?

Waxing removes large patches of hair, while threading removes hair in rows. Technically, it will take a longer time to thread a large area than when it is waxed. For instance, you will need an extra 15-20 mins if you get a full face thread compared to a full face wax.

But for smaller areas like the eyebrows, threading and waxing will take almost the same amount of time. You need to be extra careful in removing only the unwanted hairs to maintain the natural shape of the eyebrows. On the other hand, it is recommended to wax the legs rather than thread it because the area is too large.

Which is More Convenient To Do?

Waxing entails more preparations and cleanup work compared to threading. You need to wipe off makeup or lotion from your skin so the wax can grab your hair. This is not necessary with threading. It is recommended, though, to have clear skin before any hair removal sessions to avoid breakouts.

Waxing also requires a post-wax treatment to remove wax residues, but this can be done at home. Threading does not necessitate any post-procedure treatments, so you can carry on with your life as you please.

When choosing between waxing and threading, consider your lifestyle or your skincare issues.

Threading is a convenient and straightforward process, but it can be more painful than waxing. Waxing is a quick procedure, but it entails more preparation and cleanup work. Regardless, you can always use different methods of hair removal for the various parts of your body.

Once you’ve decided which procedure to avail of, please schedule an appointment with us through this website. For other inquiries, you may call us at (832) 654-4595, or you may also send us an email at [email protected].