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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Threading vs Waxing

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Hey Lovelies!
Like many girls I strive to have my "brows on fleck", unfortunately, I was not blessed with perfect arched brows. Instead, I was blessed with thick and almost unmanageable hair with sensitive skin. (The perfect combo that everyone hopes for right?) Like many I was a die-hard waxing supporter, until I got burned by the wax and needed an alternative until my skin healed.


Believe it or not, waxing started in ancient Egypt where they used a homemade sugar solution to strip away hair. But it wasn't popularized in the United states until a salon in New York started offering Brazilian waxes. (Source)


  • Faster
  • More accessible: almost every nail salon and salon I've been to offers waxing. But threading is typically only available at threading salons.
  • Lasts typically 4-6 weeks.
  • Great for removing hair on face and all over the body.
  • Different variations (cold and hot wax) available 


  • Breaks out skin.
  • Bad for sensitive skin.
  • Can't use if you're on some medications or acne treatments.
Because my sensitive skin, I typically turn completely red after waxing sessions. Fortunately, the redness goes away in 5-10 minutes. But I have friends who can stay red for up to 30 minutes. Waxing also causes the skin around my eyebrows and upperlip to break out and makes my pores increase in size.


The history of threading goes back to Central Asia and India. Instead of wax, a thin thread is doubled and twisted and used to remove hair similar to an epilator. (Source)


  • Because rows of hair are removed at once, it allows precise control.
  • Gentler on skin.
  • Lasts typically 3-4 weeks.
  • Doesn't increase pore size or break out skin.


  • Takes longer.
  • Not a good method for removing non-facial hair.
  • You have to hold your eye. I'm not grossed out easily but I'm convinced I'll break my contact somehow by holding my eye.
Personally, I find threading 100 times better than waxing. I'm typically a person who doesn't feel pain but every now and then waxing causes some pain and burns depending on the technician. Threading solves that for the most part. Occasionally, I feel a pain similar to plucking your eyebrows, especially when you're getting your upper lip threaded.

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  1. Very helpful!! I never tried threading. It sounds interesting. Thanks for the review!! Xo

  2. My hair and skin is the same as yours! I was into threading and in the past few years I converted to waxing. I found a salon that I can trust and know they won't burn me!


  3. great post dear...i personally prefer waxing over threading...


  4. I haven't tried threading yet because I like that with waxing we get the whole thing over and done with quicker and lasts longer. But this is a great comparison. I still want to give threading a go at some point. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK


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