I suppose no introduction is needed regarding where the nose is on your face or what its purpose is, so let’s just cut to the chase – how to get rid of nose hair at home.
We’ll talk about a couple of the best ways how to get rid of unwanted nose hair, as well as answer the long-debated question – can you wax your nose hair?
How to Get Rid of Nasal Hair
If you’re looking for a way how to get rid of nose hair without tweezers (I don’t advise tweezers EVER), then know that there are 3 ways of getting rid of nasal hair:
- Cutting with small scissors
- Trimming with a trimmer
- Waxing with hard wax
Tips before Removing Nose Hair
Before using any of the 3 methods on how to get rid of nose hair, keep in mind these small easy tips for easier and better removal of unwanted hairs.
- Blow your nose with a tissue to get rid of mucus, which will make an easier removal of nose hairs.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before picking up any of the removal methods (scissors, trimmer or a wax stick)
- Remove the nose hairs in a well-lit room in front of a bright mirror.
Before heading right into it, you should know that there is some talk about whether there are any dangers of pulling nose hairs.
Yes, there are some nose hair waxing risks, e.g., the risk of getting infections and/or ingrown hairs, especially if you’re removing the hairs with tweezers (once again, I don’t advise pulling the nose hairs out with tweezers).
How to Remove Nose Hair with Scissors
Perhaps the easiest, cheapest and safest way how to remove nose hairs that are visible out of your nose, is just by cutting the long ones. Like a hair trim.
This, of course, is not a long-lasting result, but there is less potential for infection.
Using scissors is pretty self-explanatory.
Just cut the longest hairs that are visible outside of your nose.
Keep the scissors parallel to the nose wall, so as not to cut the inside of your nose.
Pros of Scissors
- Has the least risk of some infection or ingrown hairs
Cons of Scissors
- Not a long result
A good option is:
However, if scissors don’t seem like your cup of tea, then let’s look at some of the best trimmers for nose hairs as well as the best nose hair wax for longer results.
How to Remove Nose Hair with a Trimmer
The best nasal trimmer really does all the work for you. Just put the tip of the trimmer in your nostril and let it trim the hair to a minimum – in other words, they will keep sprouting out of your nose while keeping their functionality of protecting from outside bacteria as well as a runny nose.
Don’t push it too deep in your nostril. Rather, when the tip of the trimmer is in your nostril, slowly and without any pressure to the walls of your nose, rotate and move up and down the trimmer tip.
Clean the trimmer after every use to avoid unnecessary bacteria living on the trimmer’s tip.
Now, time for trimming nose hair pros and cons.
Pros of a Trimmer
- Smooth trim overall
- Faster than with scissors
Cons of a Trimmer
- Also not a long lasting result
Perhaps one of the best nose hair trimmer for women and men is the following model:
How to Remove Nose Hair with Wax
A word before jumping into how to wax your nostrils. There are some that are wondering if it is safe to wax nose hair – yes, it is, with some precautions.
Why is it important?
Firstly, no one sees the hairs that are deep in your nostrils.
Secondly, the hairs protect your nose from unnecessary debris getting in.
DON’T REMOVE ALL OF THE NOSE HAIRS, just the ones by the beginning of the nostril.
Ok, with that being overly repeated, let’s move on the actual part of how to wax your nose hair.
With this particular product, I’m going to share, it’s going to take you about 3-4 minutes to get rid of nose hair for a longer time than trimming.
But before revealing the product, let’s look at some benefits of waxing nose hair, as well as some nose waxing side effects.
Pros of Waxing Nose Hair
- Longer lasting results than trimming the hairs
- The opening of the nostril will truly be hair-free, that means even if you have dark roots, you wouldn’t be able to see them (contrary to trimming)
- Fast removal
Cons of Waxing Nose Hair
- For the Nad’s product, 9 out of 10 said it is painless, but that really depends on your pain tolerance. Some pain still may be included, as you’re pulling the hairs out from the root. Yet, I still think it is one of the best wax for nose hair removal out there!
How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair in Nose
OK, let’s talk ingrown nose hair prevention.
What to do if you’ve got an ingrown hair where you waxed it a couple days ago?
What are ingrown hairs even? That’s basically a hair struggling to get out of the skin’s surface due to some blockage at the hair opening. Your mission is to remove this blockage and free the trapped hair out so you can see it.
Well, the easiest of methods is to get a small clean towel (it can also be a big towel, but you’ll only need a small corner of the towel).
Soak a small part of the towel in fairly hot water, then squeeze a bit to get rid of the large portion of water. Apply the towel where the ingrown hair has occurred, leave it on there for a good 3-5 minutes.
When you feel the towel is cold, repeat the process of dampening it in hot water and applying in on the ingrown hair.
Do this 2-4 times. Try to get about 10 (minimum) to 20 minutes of these warm/hot compresses on the ingrown hair. On the last round of hot towel compress, try slowly and gently moving the towel on the ingrown hair in circular motions so to try to release it.
Apply an antibacterial ointment on the place. Or you may look at some good ingrown hair products out there.
To Sum It All Up
Ingrown hairs are a higher risk when waxing, so if they occur often, perhaps you have to give trimming a try. Or pay more attention to hygiene – hands, waxing sticks, scratching your nose with dirty hands, etc.
If you feel unbearable pain then go see a doctor.
Don’t quite understand something? Leave a comment or contact me personally, will gladly try and help you!