Every woman knows that she’s going to have to get her eyebrows shaped sooner or later. Unless you’re really good with the tweezers on your own, chances are, you’ll make an appointment to get them waxed or threaded. But what’s the difference? We’ve heard many women say they can’t go without their monthly facial wax, but what about threading? Did you know that there are pros and cons to both, and the beauty of it isn’t just the results – the choice is truly up to you!

WAXING

The most common technique to remove unwanted hair is through waxing. Waxing, usually done using hypoallergenic wax, is applied directly to the skin. It hardens, and then is removed using waxing strips. Removing the wax removes the hair and you’re left with a less-hairy face! Awesome – right? Well, not so fast

THE PROS OF WAXING

Contrary to popular belief, waxing can be less painful than threading because the hairs are pulled out slower; because of this, waxing is one of the top contenders for removing hair. Plus, waxing can be used on other parts of your body, not just your face. You can wax anywhere on your body. Lastly, waxing is usually a little cheaper than threading.

THE CONS OF WAXING

Although waxing may seem like the ideal choice for you, it’s not for everyone due to how irritating it can be to some individual’s skin. Also, because of the wax being placed on your skin, it can cause damage too. Allergic reactions are common, which means you might have irritation for a week or longer after you have your eyebrows or other parts of your body waxed. Lastly, waxing can cause premature wrinkles over time.

THREADING

Threading is an up and coming technique that many women and men are starting to use month after month to remove unwanted facial hair. It doesn’t matter if your eyebrows or facial hair are unruly and bushy; with two pieces of thread, you can say goodbye to all of the unwanted hair. This fluid process is known as artistic scissoring, which pulls the hair from the follicle, and people are starting to choose this technique over others, and for good reasons.

THE PROS OF THREADING

Threading is considering an all natural hair removal technique. No harsh chemicals will touch your face, resulting in you being able to avoid resins, artificial fragrances, carcinogenic parabens, dangerous dyes and other dangerous chemicals you don’t want near your fragile skin. Additionally, if you have sensitive skin, you won’t have to worry about irritation. Threading won’t leave your skin red or raw; instead, you can avoid skin damage all together. What does that mean? No week long allergic reaction and no premature wrinkles. Also, did you know that threading is actually faster than waxing? You’ll be in and out in no time, leaving you ready to carry on throughout the day like the appointment never even happened! Plus, when you choose to get your hair threaded instead of waxed, you won’t have to come back to the salon as often. Threading lasts for up to four weeks, whereas waxing only lasts for two.

THE CONS OF THREADING

Threading doesn’t require a license, which means you’ll need to do your research before you have someone complete this beauty task. If threading is done incorrectly, you may have stray hairs, which can cause regrown hair to do so much faster and more noticeable. You need to wait longer between appointments if you want successful threading because the hair needs to be at least one sixteenth of an inch long. This means your hair should be noticeable when you come to get your hair removed. Additionally, you can only get facial hair removed. Threading isn’t meant for any other part of your body. And finally, there’s a bit more discomfort when you choose threading over waxing; however, the benefits are astounding!