Waxing and threading are two hair removal methods that are commonly lumped together into a single category. But, in fact, they’re totally different. Waxing involves, well, wax, that solidifies on the skin, thus trapping individual hairs before ripping them away.
- Improves skin texture.
- It removes excess, unwanted hair, waxing also removes the top layer of dry, dead skin cells.
- Some waxes even contain aloe or butter in order to moisturize the skin and further improve its tone and texture.
Threading, on the other hand, involves pinching the hair between two cotton strings that pull each strand of hair up and out of the follicle. (If you’ve ever seen it IRL, you know that it’s kind of mesmerizing to watch.)
- Threading is much healthier for the skin than waxing, and it creates no ingrown hairs.
- It is inexpensive, fast, and relatively painless (with a skilled practitioner).
- Threading is suitable for all skin types, even those too sensitive for laser hair removal or waxing.
- It takes no more than 15 minutes to thread both eyebrows.
- No chemicals are used in threading, so there is no risk of a negative reaction.
- The results of the treatment last for two to four weeks.