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. 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.
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 that may be prone to infection. Remember we want to keep some hair for protection.
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 can 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.
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.