I think you will all agree that having hairs hanging from your nose is quite revolting. Nasal hair is the most normal thing in the world, and these hairs do have a function to filter the air you breathe through your nose, but still they don’t need to be hanging out and shown to the rest of the world, right?

With aging, nasal and ear hairs begin to grow and it is a good idea to start cleaning them out as early as you first notice them. The easiest and most painless way to do that is to use a nose trimmer which is designed especially for this task, or you can purchase a universal groomer, so that you can take care of unwanted hair on any part of your body. One excellent option for a nose trimmer is the Panasonic ER430K nose and ear trimmer. A universal grooming device which is worth having is the Wahl 9818 Lithium Ion stainless steel all-in-one groomer, or you can pick the Microtouch Switchblade grooming device to keep your face and body clean of unwanted and overgrown hairs.

If you are nervous about using the trimmer, here are some pointers to help you get started.


How to do the nose trimming job safely and efficiently

Press up the tip of your nose, so that you have a proper view of the hairs inside the nostrils. You should then use the trimmer to gently trim the hairs which you can see. Do not press too much, in order to avoid nicks in the inside of the nose.

Beware that the clipped nostril hairs can become sharp and cause some itching and irritation, but it is nothing serious. A potentially serious problem could be ingrown nostril hairs, which can cause pain and swelling inside of your nose. Here is how to deal with ingrown nostril hair:

  • Use a cloth dampened in hot water and wrap it around your index finger. Put the finger in the nostril and moisturize the skin with the hot water. Do this for several minutes and keep re-moistening the cloth with more hot water.
  • Rub the spot of the supposed ingrown hair is gently. This light rubbing with the hot cloth should loosen the stuck ingrown hair.
  • Use a Q-tip or a cotton swab dipped in hydrogen peroxide or alcohol to disinfect the spot of the loosened ingrown hair. It is likely that there will be a little bit of bleeding, so make sure the spot does not get infected by sterilizing it with antiseptic ointment. The ointment will help kill any bacteria and soften the nasal hairs.