It was my barber that first noticed my ear hair and named it “the badge of maturity”, but I call it unsightly and one step closer to retirement.
I thought going bald in my late 20’s was the worst possible thing that could happen to me, but I’ve embraced the shaven head look and actually quite like it now. I’ve got my own set of hair clippers and save a fortune on hair cuts every couple of week.
But I soon developed a new hair related problem that negatively affected my appearance and self confidence, one that required immediate attention… I started growing noticeable hair from both my ears and nose.
It’s a strange situation you face as you get older. You start shedding hair from your head and grow it on unwanted parts of your body.
Now, nasal hair actually serves as an important purpose in the human body. It serves to filter foreign particles and pollutants from the air we breathe. A study found that increased nasal hair density can reduce the development of asthma, an inflammatory disease of the airways.
Of course some nasal hair is important for our health, but nobody wants thick hair sprouting from their nostrils. Excessive overgrowth of nasal hair must be dealt with, and I’ll show you the best way to go about doing that in just a minute.
Although medical research on ear hair is limited, it’s believed that it also serves as a filtering protection, and like nasal hair, older men (and women) can experience excessive growth at the entrance of the ear canal.
How to Remove Nose and Ear Hair
It’s common for people to inflict eye watering pain on themselves by plucking these unwanted hairs with tweezers or trim them with scissors, neither of which are an optimal solution.
Thankfully, you don’t have to go through any of that because two leading experts in the hair removal industry (Panasonic and Philips) have created trimmer products, specifically designed to tackle unwanted nose, ear, eyebrow and facial hair growth.
I’ve researched and reviewed many of the best nose and ear hair trimmers available. I’m pleased to recommend both the Panasonic ER-GN30 and Philips NT3160/10 as the perfect solution to your ear and nose hair problem.
Philips NT3160/10 Trimmer Series 3000
The Philips NT3160/10 Nose Hair, Ear Hair and Eyebrow Trimmer Series 3000 is around 5 years newer than the Panasonic ER-GN30 and is the slightly better option between the two.
It has a comfortable handle and the cutting trimmer is specifically angled to easily cut hair inside to nose and ears, without the risk of cuts, nicks or plucks. It’s 100% waterproof allowing for easy cleaning, its a cordless design and the high performance motor runs on just a single AA battery.It comes with two eyebrow guards for shaping overgrown eyebrow hair, protective cap and travel pouch. It’s a very easy to use, modern trimmer ideal for travel or regular use at home.
- For use on eyebrows, nose, ear and facial hair with unique angle design
- Sharp blades ensures comfortable cutting without plucks
- Foil guard captures hairs without irritation
- 100% waterproof design makes cleaning easy
Panasonic ER-GN30 Nose & Facial Hair Battery Trimmer
The Panasonic ER-GN30 has been around since 2010 and has proven itself to be a reliable and efficient trimmer. At the time of writing this trimmer has over 1,000 positive customer reviews on Amazon, which really shows that this product has stood the test of time.
- Highly efficient sharp dual-edge rotary cutting system
- Able to cut hairs as short as 0.5mm
- Very easy to use and suitable for multiple small hair removal
- Washable design
- Comes with a cleaning brush and protective storage cap