Chin Hair Removal: Waxing Versus Tweezing

Two very popular methods for chin hair removal are waxing and tweezing. Both do remove the hair from the root and last for weeks when done properly. But in so many ways they are very different. Here we break them down for you so you can choose the right one for you.


  • Waxing: Certain conditions or medicines conflict with waxing, making skin get overly red, peel, bleed and scab (read precautions).

  • Tweezing: Can basically be done on anyone, despite their condition or medicine they take. When used correctly, tweezers shouldn’t have any harmful effects on the skin.

Growth Needed

  • Waxing: Hair needs to be about 1/4 of an inch.

  • Tweezing: There needs to be some growth, the amount depends on the quality of the tweezers and thickness of hair. But it’s more like 1/16 of an inch.


  • Waxing: Many hairs are taken off at once, so it’s fairly quick.

  • Tweezing: Hairs have to be removed one-by-one, which can take a good amount of time for chin hair removal.

Fine Hairs

  • Waxing: Easily grabs onto all hair, even fine ones. You get a very smooth surface if it’s done correctly (get instructions).

  • Tweezing: Can grasp thicker hairs, but has a harder time taking out fine ones. So some “fuzz” can still remain (get instructions).


  • Waxing: At the very least you need wax strips, but in my opinion, they don’t work as well as warm wax for removing all of the hair. Then you would need to get wax, a heater, strips, applicators, powder, and wax remover. Learn more: Facial and Body Waxing Supplies.

  • Tweezing: You only need a good pair of tweezers.
Learn about other options: How To Remove Female Chin Hair.