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Nose Hair Removers - The Best Nasal Hair Removal Methods

Updated on February 15, 2011

Nose hair removers are used to remove or reduce hair growing from the nostrils. Men are especially prone to visible nose hair, particularly as they age. Although nose hair is perfectly natural, and also has a role to play in keeping the body healthy, it is generally considered unattractive, and the many people who are embarrassed by an excess of nose hair, prefer to remove it. A number of nose hair removal solutions have been developed for this purpose, and this article takes a look at the options available for those wanting to trim or completely remove their nasal hair.

Should You Remove Nose Hair Completely?

There is a common myth that removing nasal hair makes it grow back thicker or faster – this simply isn't true. However, one thing to be aware of before removing nose hair is that hair in this area does actually play an important part in the body's defence system against particles that could potentially cause problems within the respiratory system, and many doctors recommend leaving the hair in place. So bear this in mind; it may be a better idea to trim only protruding nose hair if it is really bothering you, but not be too obsessive about eliminating every hair you can find.

Types of Nose Hair Remover & Methods

There are a number of nose hair grooming methods to choose from.

Electric Nose Hair Trimmers

These devices are especially designed to trim (not pluck) the hairs in the nostrils (and sometimes the ears too). They typically feature miniature rotating blades that spin around, trimming along the wall of the nose. Some models have features such as a choice of heads (for more precise trimming), a light so you can see inside the nose, and/or a suction device to remove the trimmings, preventing them from going up your nose. They're generally battery powered for portability.

Manual Nose Hair Clippers

If you don't like the idea of using a battery-powered trimmer, you might prefer manual nose hair trimmers. These vary in design, and include scissors that are especially designed for removing nose hair (don’t be tempted to use normal scissors in this area – they're too dangerous). An example of manual nose hair trimmer is the Groom Mate, which many people have found to offer an effective, painless way of removing nose hair.

Electric Shaver/Clipper Attachments

Some electric razors or groomers include attachments designed for trimming nasal hair. These can be a convenient and cost effective solution if you already use a device of this type.

Nose Hair Removal Methods To Avoid

It may seem temptingly easy, but don't try to remove nose hair by:


Plucking is an obvious way to remove hairs from the nose, whether with tweezers, or by hand. Unfortunately, plucking nose hairs is not quite as straightforward as plucking the eyebrows or other areas, because the inside of the nostrils are extremely sensitive, and plucking the hairs out (especially with tweezers) tends to be very painful, and can cause severe watering of the eyes also, as well as occasional bleeding – which can leave the area open to infection. For this reason, plucking isn't really recommended as a nose hair removal method, although if you're determined to try it, the pain can be reduced slightly by steaming the area beforehand, to open the follicles slightly. Plucking your nose hair is still likely to be difficult and potentially dangerous though, and is best avoided.

Trimming With Scissors

Avoid the temptation to give your nose hair a quick trim with the scissors – they're not designed for this purpose, and it's very easy for your hand to slip. Then you could end up damaging the delicate nasal tissue, scarring your face or even hurting your eyes. With all the specially designed nose hair trimmers (including nose hair scissors) that are available to choose from, it's not worth the risk!

Laser Hair Removal

While laser hair removal is an effective method for other, less delicate areas, it is really too painful and potentially dangerous to be used on the nose, and reputable practitioners won't offer it.

Depilatory Creams

The majority of depilatory creams are not designed for removing nose hair, and are likely to be too harsh for the delicate nasal tissue.

Panasonic Nose Hair Trimmer


Tips For Using Nose Hair Removers

  • Only use tools that have been specially designed for removing nose hair – not general purpose tweezers, scissors etc.
  • Ensure that you follow the instructions that come with your nose hair cutters, to ensure efficient hair removal and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Ensure that you clean both your nose and the removers before use.
  • Blow your nose afterwards to remove loose hair clippings – don't breathe them further into your nose.
  • Don't insert any tool right up your nose – these implements should generally be placed just inside the nostril, at most.

Where To Buy Nasal Hair Removers

Tools for removing nose hairs are widely available from pharmacies, drugstores, supermarkets and anywhere else that sells personal grooming supplies. And of course you can always shops online, for the widest possible range and fantastic bargains.


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      4 years ago

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      7 years ago

      is there any cream that removes hair from nose?

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      7 years ago

      is there any effects of removing hair nose by plucking i have bear its pain is there any respiratory problem. please reply to my above email-id.

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      steve p 

      8 years ago

      samcat thanks i guess it is back to basics and twizzers however i have found a pair with a small powerful light and it makes trimming better i guess i will just have to put up with the pain thanks again steve p in uk

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      8 years ago

      Steve p, as far as I'm aware there isn't a cream specifically for nose hair - most hair removal creams contain chemicals that are too harsh to be used on the face. I have seen some people suggest the use of a natural-ingredient hair removal cream, which would be less likely to cause a bad reaction, but this isn't something I really know much about. It's probably safest to just trim the hair.

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      steve p 

      8 years ago

      is there a cream on sale that removes nose hair help please now 60 age and growing flippin trees

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      Bobby Nimocks 

      8 years ago

      Remington nosehair remover constructed of titanium looks like a winner. I've owned one for a year and it is the most useless, worthless appliance I've ever had the privilege to cuss out, and it's a pity the transaction cannot be reversed. Advice to Homo Consumens: don't ever be fooled by the way something looks or the fancy names out of which an appliance is made--like titanium!

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      8 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Nose hair can be tricky! Thanks for the info!


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