Waxing vs Threading – Which One Is Better?


When it comes to hair removal, there are a lot of options available in the market. From tweezing, plucking, waxing and threading to more permanent solutions like laser hair removal the quest to get a smooth and hairless canvas is still a dream for a majority of women. 

Contrary to popular myths and beliefs, both the hair removal options have their own set of pros and cons. It all depends on what feels and works for a longer time. It also depends on various factors like the climate, skin type, hair type, diet, lifestyle etc. While both the techniques are extremely popular among women of all ages it also comes down to other factors like cost effectiveness and long term feasibility. 

Waxing is known for plucking the hair out of its roots and involves solidifying the wax on the skin to pull out the hair follicles from its roots. Threading is known to be a quick and less painful way to combat hair removal in which a cotton thread is used to pull out the hair by the pinching technique.

Let’s take a look at which one is a better option when it comes to hair removal. 



Waxing is known for effectively removing dead skin cells along with fine hair. It pulls off the hair from its roots and while the hot wax is applied on the skin it also traps in it all the dirt, dust and gunk from the closed hair follicles. This in turn effectively cleans up the skin while opening up clogged hair follicles which is an additional benefit of getting wax done. However, if you are someone who has an extremely sensitive skin type then the hot wax can further irritate your skin. 

In such a case consulting the professional/reading the packet instruction carefully is a good option to go for. You can also opt for a smooth and hassle free waxing experience from the comfort of your home with Zoylee’s Home based service. 



If you are on a time crunch then threading is your go-to service for hair removal. Quick, less painful as compared to hot waxing and great to work on smaller surface areas; this process is easy on the pockets, widely accessible and better in precision. 

Threading can pull out even the smallest of hairs as compared to waxing. When it comes to wax, a person needs to grow the hair to a certain length in order to grip and remove it effectively. However, threading can be done on small and fine hairs, which makes it a crowd favorite.

Which technique has long lasting effect

Best technique for hair removal

The results of waxing are long lasting as the wax targets on pulling on hair right from its roots. This cleans the hair follicles and gives a smoother, glowing skin for a longer time. The hair also takes time to grow back completely to the surface level. Threading can often snip the hair which might not completely remove the hair from its roots. This results in a faster re-growth of the hair. 

There are various forms of wax for hair removal in the market; you can choose one from your preferred budget range. After a regular time period of waxing, the hair tends to grow back thinner, finer and slower. 

What is more effective threading or waxing?-

Lasting effect

When it comes to waxing, the hair is supposed to be of a certain length in order to effectively pull it out from the roots. Wax is also unable to pull out the hair if it is too short or fine in length and texture. This is where threading has a major benefit.

Threading is known to effectively pull out the shorter and finer hairs as it focuses on one strand at a time. It also works wonderfully on smaller patches of hair like eyebrows, upper lips, nose and chin. It is an effective form if done carefully, so as to not form any minor cuts on the skin. 

Waxing is good option if someone has thicker and denser patch of hair on large areas of body. On the other hand, threading is a good option for a quick and comparatively lesser pain threshold. It also works better on smaller and finer hairs.


In conclusion, both threading and waxing have their own pros and cons. It depends on a client’s preference, skin type, hair texture, climate and various other factors. However, if both of these methods do not seem viable for you in the long run, other options such as laser hair removal can be done.


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