Entertainment Fashion & Style Chin Hair Removal: Waxing Versus Tweezing Share PINTEREST Email Print CoffeeAndMilk/Getty Images Fashion & Style Hair Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Naomi Torres Contributing Writer Naomi Torres is a licensed cosmetologist and a contributing writer for Byrdie. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Naomi Torres Updated April 30, 2019 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. Contraindications Waxing: Certain conditions or medicines conflict with waxing, making skin get overly red, peel, bleed and scab (read precautions or speak with your doctor).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. Speed 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.Tweezing: Can grasp thicker hairs, but has a harder time taking out fine ones. So some “fuzz” can still remain. Supplies 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. Tweezing: You only need a good pair of tweezers.