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Which one is better: waxing, threading, or sugaring?

Before I give you my answer (in which you are dying to know!), let’s see the difference between waxing, threading, and sugaring (all different forms of hair removal).

WAXING is hair removal from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for about four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different human hair growth cycle. There’s two types of waxing methods: hard wax & soft wax.

SOFT WAX uses a strip and grabs fine hairs perfectly. Soft wax cannot be applied to the same spot twice because it removes layers of dead skin. This is why if you are on any topical medication ie: Retin-A, benzoyl peroxide, Epiduo, etc. you MUST tell your technician doing your waxing service for an alternative method, such as Tweezing, because you can NOT get waxed.

HARD WAX is applied as a liquid and it goes onto the skin a lot thicker. It then hardens after it cools off and the wax is removed without the use of a strip. When hard wax dries to the hairs it does not pull on the skin.

THREADING is a technique in which a thin thread is doubled, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short rows of hair.

SUGARING is a method of removing hair by applying a mixture of lemon juice, sugar, and water to the skin and then peeling it off together, essentially removing hair. The sugar paste can be applied at room temperature or heated to a lukewarm temperature, minimizing the risk of burns.

So now that we know the different types of hair removal processes, I can now answer your question: Which one is the best?

Which technique is the best?

The answer to that is IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE PERSON PERFORMING YOUR SERVICE! These different methods are all great and provide essentially the same outcome with different forms of methods. You could see anybody that does any of these methods suggested and receive a bad experience if your technichan doesn’t know what they are doing. You just read thorough all the different methods included in hair removal. If the person removing hair on you isn't educated enough in skin to understand what they need to look out for, they are going to BURN/HURT you! I have many friends in the beauty industry who thread and their work is BEAUTIFUL! I’ve seen people who use wax and their work is terrible. There is no preferred method in my opinion, yes, some are more fool-proof than others, but if the person working on you has really studied their craft they will not injure you! You, as the customer, really REALLY need to look at someone’s portfolio before you let someone do anything to you! This goes for anything! Read reviews, look at their gallery of their work! You, as the customer, have to do some due dillgence! Especially when it comes to eyebrows, this is your FACE people! Do not just assume that every person at Waxing the City or Benefit Brow Bar is going to give you the same quality as someone you really liked before, because they most likely won’t. Ask to see someone’s work, if they’re serious about their craft they will be happy to showcase their work to you!

Acacia uses soft wax and hard wax. Waxing is the method she uses. But remember if the person is good at what they do any method will be just fine

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