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How To Trim Nose and Ear Hair

A blade or electric razor won't do the trick, and it's too painful to pluck. Here are some guidelines for removing nose and ear hair painlessly.


  • Step 1: Place the end of the trimmer against your nostrils or ear and allow the trimmer to trim your errant hairs.
  • FACT: True hair is found only in mammals. Other classes of animal may have hair-like structures, but only mammals have actual hair.
  • Step 2: Follow the manufacturer's instructions for turning on the trimmer.
  • Step 3: Use a nose and ear hair trimmer if you want to remove the hair. Using blades or electric shavers is dangerous and ineffective. Some trimmers are equipped with a rotating blade that spins in one direction while others have an oscillating blade that rotates from left to right.
  • TIP: Do not attempt to use scissors or tweezers to cut or pluck the hair. Both can cause cuts that lead to infection.
  • Step 4: Examine yourself in the mirror in a well-lit room. If you can see nose or ear hairs you might want to consider trimming them with a nose and ear hair trimmer.

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