Waxing a Mustache Versus Threading it for Upper Lip Hair

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Facial hair is quite common even among females. While some women prefer removing it some leave it as it is. Whichever category you may fall into, stay tuned for some informative bit to decide which option is best for you.

Waxing a Mustache or Threading it for Upper Lip Hair


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Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal. At the most basic level, waxing means uprooting the hair with the help of wax. To wax a region, your beautician uses heated wax, spreads it over the area requiring the treatment, places a cotton strip over it and pulls it off in one swift go. Although waxing is more famous for regions below your neck, these days it has been gaining popularity for facial hair removal as well.

Pros of waxing:
1. It’s pretty quick and can be done in 5 minutes straight.
2. It is inexpensive and can be done from the comfort of your home as well if you have the right kit and tools.
3. Over the period of time, waxing destroys your hair follicles, which leads to lesser and finer hair growth over a long time.
4. Some special waxes can also help in remove tanning, leaving an even skin tone.
5. Waxing will keep your face hair-free for a fairly long time; it jerks the hair off skin’s surface and prevents it from growing back for at least 3 weeks.

Cons of Waxing:
1. Can be quite painful for some people and leave their skin tender and red for the whole day. Therefore, people with sensitive skin are advised to stay away from waxing their upper lip hair. In worst cases, waxing might lead to light bleeding as well.
2. Hair has to be long enough to be grasped by the strip and pulled out, at least 0.5 centimeters, to say the least.
3. Some people might be allergic to a few substances in wax and will react adversely to its use.
4. Along with unwanted hair, waxing also removes the uppermost layer of your skin, damaging your skin cells.
5. Can break some skin types out and cause ingrown hairs.

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Close up of a hands threading beautiful womans upper lip

The method of threading was first developed and popularised in the Middle East. During the process of threading, your technician uses a piece of thread to pluck out hair from your facial skin. Threading works on a smaller section at a time and has to be done repeatedly to get rid of all the hairs.

Pros of threading:
1. Hair can be threaded out safely with lesser pain and is thus suitable for sensitive skinned people. As there is no chemical involved you don’t have anything to worry about reactions.
2. There can be some swelling and redness which might follow up but it subsides within an hour or two of the procedure. Recovery can be fastened by putting some ice pack on the swollen area.
3. Is inexpensive.
4. It works only on the hair follicle and does not remove the skin layer.
5. Threading upper lip hair gives longer results as compared to waxing, which means it will save you time if you have a tight schedule.
6. Gives a more precise control and each and every hair is removed during the procedure; even the smaller ones that get left behind after waxing.

Cons of threading:
1. Can be more painful than waxing in the sense that it removes all the hair in a jiffy and threading removes a few hairs at a time.
2. The procedure can be a bit more time consuming as compared to waxing.

These were some of the arguments for and against the benefits of threading and waxing upper lip region. Hope this helps you in deciding what the best alternative is for you.

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