7 Nose Hair Removal Tips

It can happen to any of us.  One morning you wake up, shower, clean your teeth and whilst looking in the mirror you notice small strands of hair protruding from your nose.  Not only is this unattractive, it can make even the most confidant man feel a bit self-conscious. Unfortunately, as we grow older, most men must deal with the probability of our nose hair growing longer and thicker. So what is the best way to get rid of this unsightly nasal hair? There are various nose hair removal techniques available that can help.

But before you turn into Edward Scissor hands and start merrily trimming away you should first know that nose hair is there for a reason.  It protects us against by acting as a filter, stopping particles entering our nasal passage and into the lungs.  Therefore it is wise to keep some nose hair.  Trim it, don’t take out it by the roots.  Pulling clumps of hairs out at the root can be painful, will make your eyes water and can result is sores and infections if you take skin away at the same time.  With that in mind, below is a list of popular nose hair removal methods.

1. Nose Hair Trimmers

Nose hair trimmers are specifically made to trim away unwanted nose and ear hair. These clippers have protective devices around the blades to prevent the user from nicking the skin inside the nose. The nose hair trimmer will run on batteries, mains electricity or some are manually operated. There are several different nose hair trimmer brands on the market and they are one of the most popular ways of getting rid of unwanted nose hair.  You can read more on one a very popular model – here

2. Nose Hair Scissors

Nose hair scissors are often used to cut away unwanted nose hair. These small scissors are inserted gently into the nasal canal. The unwanted hair is then clipped away. This technique should only be performed using a mirror. Nose hair scissors can cut the sensitive skin inside the nose if not done properly. It is important not to insert the scissors too far into the nasal canal or you can hurt yourself.  Nose hair scissors definitely has potential for an eye watering experience.

3. Plucking Nose Hair/ Hand and Tweezers

Many men pluck nose hair away. This can be the most painful way of eliminating nose hair. Some individuals will simply insert their fingers into the nose, and hand pluck the unwanted hairs away. Others will use a pair of tweezers to pluck the nose hairs. The inside of the nose is very sensitive and pulling out the hairs will produce a moderate amount of pain and cause the eyes to water. It can cause some individuals to sneeze. This method of nose hair removal can also produce open areas inside the nose if you take skin away by being heavy handed that may be prone to infection.

4. Nose Hair Waxing

Nose hair waxing is another option for those who have a lot of long nose hairs. However, waxing is not done often because it is painful, and it can be dangerous if not done properly. This method of nose hair removal consists of putting warm wax into the nostril using a Q-tip. Once the wax cools, the Q-tip is quickly jerked out of the nose. Nasal hair will be pulled out with the wax. The results of waxing may last longer than plucking or trimming.

5. Electric Shave Attachments

Many electric shavers these days come with nasal hair removal attachment. This is a great option because the consumer can get a shaver that takes care of all unwanted facial hair. Purchasing an all-in-one shaving kit will save you money and make it easier when you travel.

6.Nose  Hair Cream

Hair removal creams that are made for the legs and arms are not recommended for use in the nose. These creams have a very strong odor which can cause dizziness and nausea if placed inside the nose. However, there are hair removal creams that are made from natural organic ingredients that do not have the strong odor. These types of cream may be safe to use on nose hair. It is important to read the label to determine if the cream is safe to use inside the nose – if in doubt, ask the manufacturer.

7. Nose Hair Laser Removal

Nose hair can be removed by laser. However, nose hair laser removal must be performed by a licensed professional who has plenty of experience in laser treatments. The mucus membranes inside the nose are very sensitive. It is really not advisable to insert the laser into the nostrils to remove hair inside the nose. However, surface nose hair can be removed. Even though laser nose hair removal lasts longer than plucking or waxing, it can take several sessions before the nose hair is eliminated completely. This could be very expensive.

Nose hair is unsightly and can be removed if you want to appear well-groomed. There are many nose hair removal techniques to choose from. It is a good idea to evaluate the pros and cons of each technique to help you decide which is the best method for you.

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  1. Respectfully Jay,

    I have found many errors within your “7 Nose Hair Removal Tips.”

    I would like to point them out so that if you are one who appreciates the accuracy and integrity of your own word, then you might want to make some changes. If nothing else, more research is advisable.

    First, let me point out how true your introduction is when you say that nose hairs are there for a reason. However, contrary to what the medical industry is touting, nose hairs are NOT a filter, by any stretch of the imagination. On one humorous side, this is proven by drug addicts, worldwide. But let’s get off the humor for a moment, and onto the seriousness of this issue.

    If you examine a hair brush and compare it to your nose hairs you’ll find quite the similarity. A hairbrush will not stop grains of sand nor will it stop clumps of dust nor dirt 20 times their size. Those are however, the comparative sizes of dust particles, to nose hairs with a hairbrush.

    Please see a website called pluckerline.com to get more details about how nose hairs are far too widely spaced to catch any dust particles much less particles 20 times their size.

    One question I should pose is:
    Have you ever heard of anyone waking up in the morning with blotches of dust gathered at their nostril openings, the same way you notice, when you clean your clothes-dryer’s, lint-trap? Have you ever seen the dust that is trapped within a furnace filter? Have you ever seen the dust that gathers in an automobile air filter?

    If any of these filters had gaping holes anywhere near the comparative spacing between nose hairs, they would be a complete and utter failure. Such is the case with nose hairs. They have no capacity to filter any dust. None, what so ever.

    My issue here is that nose hairs are NOT a filter for dust or any airborne particles. They are however, a bug blocker. We know this by the way our body reacts in almost a hysterical defense against any insect vibrations near it, even while we are sleeping.

    I would also like to point out that children do not have nose hairs the same as adults. I have also found that people have discovered that removing their own nose hairs brings about a transition into a new form of nasal hygiene, which however is somewhat obscure to the general public, at this time.

    You are right about nose hair waxing. It is painful and costly and time-consuming, however it lasts for a few weeks longer than any trimmer may perform.

    Furthermore, I must add that nose hair trimmers are a hazard to our health. It’s not hard to relate to this fact. Most people who try them once, never use them again for the simple reason that using nose hair trimmers for most people, eventually results in severe pain and discomfort for weeks on end, even over one simple use.

    Again, this is not what the medical industry touts. I contend again, that the medical industry is in business to make money. If they can get away with promoting lies which keep people in the dark about good healthy strategies like juicing, herbal remedies, proper diet, exercise and alternative therapies, they do it everywhere and all the time. I am sure you can relate.

    Such is the case with nose hair trimmers. Think about it, Jay. Trimming any facial hair will create stiffer, stronger, tougher, sharp, whisker like hairs inside your nostrils. Egad!…. You said yourself in your blog that the tissue inside the nose is extremely delicate and one can injure oneself with a scissors. It just so happens that trimmers are notorious for creating conditions inside the nostrils, which cause severe irritation and minor bleeding which leads to scabbing. The scabbing then cracks over and over again, and takes weeks or months to heal. This condition also leads to infection, which leads to Doctor appointments, the likes of which lead to medications, antibiotics, and more visits because of other complications. Can you see where the medical industry can appreciate the intervention of this new nose hair trimming revolution?

    You also say, in your topic of “Plucking Nose Hairs/Hand and Tweezers,” that hair plucking can lead to open sores, which are prone to infection. THIS IS NOT TRUE, by any standard.

    It may be true that with the use of tweezers, a person is prone to pinch the soft tissues inside his nostril, therefore causing it to bleed with the sharp edges of the tweezers. The bleeding is due to mismanagement of the tweezers. Is there any doubt that nose hair plucking with tweezers is highly inefficient? Some people use hemostats. This is a scissors-like, finely pointed surgical gadget, which can do just as much harm to the delicate tissues inside one’s nostrils, as a tweezers, if not much more . A hemostat however, is a little more efficient than a tweezers.

    The point I make Jay, is that pulling follicles from any part of the face does not lead to bleeding. Women pull their eyebrows out, all the time. My own opinion about this ritual is that I think it’s ridiculous. Have you ever done it, Jay? It freaking hurts. The point here is that pulling single nose hairs has never lead to bleeding, nor any open sores, nor infection. In fact, I content, as I said before, that eliminating nose hairs leads to a new form of sinus hygiene.

    Let me explain.
    When we breathe in air through our nostrils we typically make those hairs contaminated no differently than our scalp hairs become contaminated with the dirty air which blows through it, on a daily basis. (probably more-so due to boogers and mucus) What do we do with our scalp hair? We clean it with soap. Not so, with nose hairs. Try putting soap in your nose and you will find an immense irritation. People just do not clean their nose hairs with soap. Neither, do I recommend it.

    There are those however, who have discovered a new form of manually releasing their own nose hairs and that is with a gadget the general public is completely unaware of, at this time. I won’t go into detail, but since you have gone into quite a few details regarding your nose hair removal tips, you might want to do a little bit of investigation, into it.

    Lastly, I want to point out that I have never found any type of nose hair removal cream on the market, organic or not. If you say there is an organic hair elimination cream that one can put in their nose, then please help me to find it, if it even exists. If not, then maybe you should edit that tip, on your blog, to make it a little more accurate. If you actually haven’t found any creams that are recommended in the nose, then respectfully say so, within your blog . (Emphasis added with a smile .)

    I would like to commend you for your blog’s recommendation to never use lasers in their noses. God forbid people would get the beam strewn across their eyes because those types of lasers would burn their retinas in a hot second, literally. (Punch line intended.)

    Respectfully submitted.. xptechmike@gmail.com=====

    • Mike – Thanks for a very long and thought rendering response – much appreciated. Before I respond I will point out that I am not an otorhinolaryngologist or any type of nose expert, just interested in removing unsightly nasal hair.
      Now to the errors you found with my post and my response.

      Nose hairs are not a filter – I will refer you to this article with comments from Justin Turner from Stansford University which counter argues your point http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-12/fyi-whats-point-nose-hair

      Nose hair trimmers are a hazard to our health – the one I use works ok for me but thats my personal opinion and preference.

      The medical industry is in business to make money – I can agree with this.

      Plucking Nose Hairs/Hand and Tweezers,” can lead to open sores, which are prone to infection. THIS IS NOT TRUE, by any standard. – I meant it can lead to sores if they take the skin away at the same time – I know – I have done it and you agree with this within part of your commentary. I will make the article clearer – thanks for pointing this out.

      Nose hair removal cream – when I wrote the piece I was referring to natural ingredient hair removal products, not specific to nose hair. Again I will make this more clear.

      Thanks for commending me on the article – I and the rest of the community really do appreciate you taking the time to express your thoughts and hope to see you here again Mike.

      PS – Good luck with your nasal hair removal product – it looks very interesting and your demonstration videos look like it works well.

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