Us men, when compared to women, have little to complain about when it comes to the physical changes of our aging bodies. But one minor irony that we’re forced to endure is our hair recklessly abandoning those places in which it’s most coveted, instead taking up residence in areas that might be politely described as undesirable.
The ears, the back, betwixt the eyebrows; the inexorable march of time brings with it ever more cutting, shaving, plucking and waxing. And perhaps the most common and most noticeable of this unwanted growth is that which protrudes from the nostrils.
So for those with the equivalent of Brian May hanging from their nasal cavity, how does one best manage these hairs? Let’s take a look at four ways to tame a fuzzy proboscis.
The simplest and cheapest method of snout maintenance, nose and ear trimming scissors can be identified by their small blades and their rounded tips. It can be fiddly work, and the results won’t last for long, but the investment of both time and money is kept to a minimum. Be aware that it’s important to use the correct tool for the job – nail scissors may seem as though they’re purpose-built, but the pointed blades can inflict serious pain if misdirected.
With a Trimmer
Purpose-built electric nose and ear trimmers are becoming ever more popular, offering a quick and effective alternative to scissors. In a matter of seconds you can reduce the most intense nasal thatch down to mere stubble. The fact that you will be left with stubble can result in a tendency to itch however, so trimmers may not be ideal for those with sensitive skin. Electric trimmers will also represent a relatively high upfront cost.
A less common option than scissors and trimmers, wax may represent more of an investment of time, but the removal of the roots will have you attending to the hair far less often. The process involves apply melted wax to the tip of an applicator, inserting it into your nostril, waiting for 1 or 2 minutes for the wax to take hold, and then fearlessly pulling the set wax from your nose. While painful (albeit temporarily), this method will offer you a clean nostril for weeks at a time. Again, be sure to use a product that was made for the job, rather than your partner’s leg wax strips.
With a Professional
Finally, and to many surprisingly,a quality barber will be happy to attend to the unwanted hair of your nose for you. By adding on a nasal trim to your regular haircut or beard trim, the investment can be particularly minor, and you’ll never have to worry about the state of your snout again. For those that see the benefits of leaving it to a professional, Pureman offer nose hair trimming as part of their extensive suite of services.
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