Nosehair clippers

Posted on November 20th, 2011 by Michelle


Male gazeAin’t it always the way? You start losing the hair on your head and it starts sprouting out of all kinds of other unwanted places. Like your nose and your ears. Not only does it sprout, but it grows. Fast. Like weeds. Or kudzu. And it’s not just one long stray, but it comes in tufts.

And it’s as hard to tame as jungle undergrowth. You can’t just hack through with tweezers or regular trimmers because those protuberant little follicles are amazingly sensitive. As tempting as it sounds to grab a machete or weed whacker, at some point in our lives we are all going to have to reach for a nose hair trimmer.

It’s personal grooming’s embarrassing little secret; one of those products you never admit to using or owning (although it would be much more disgusting to borrow one). But besides your finger, it’s the only thing actually engineered to fit up your nose. And truthfully, it’s a lot easier just to get one and get it done than try to find an alternative tool or watch your head slowly start to look like a fluffy cauliflower.

There are manual and battery-operated versions of the nose hair clippers and all of them also work on the ears (and eye brows, guys, if you’re tired of the Andy Rooney look). Just about any company that makes an electric shaver also makes nose hair clippers. Remington rates high at, but Panasonic and Oster are more highly rated at

They range in price anywhere from $3.95 to $25.95 and up. The fancy models come with vacuums to suck up the trimmings or lights and mirrors so no strays are missed. The wet/dry versions are marketed as more easily cleanable and good for allergy season or “in case you have a cold.” Um, yuck.

Maybe the only thing worse than that image though is wanton wiry bristles bursting out of the orifices in which they once hid.



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