How To Remove Ear Hair

Man trimming his ear hair
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Hair thinning from the head only to reappear in the most undesirable of places, like the ears and the nose, is a common concern for many men approaching middle age. While the research conducted on this embarrassing subject is far from conclusive, there is enough evidence to suggest that the cause of this displacement of men's hair can be attributed to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
While DHT is produced in all human beings, it is more prevalent in men, especially older men. While numerous scientific accounts assert that DHT is responsible for causing male baldness, a relatively smaller number suggest that the hormone is also responsible for the growth of unsightly strands of hair protruding from the ears of men whose youth is no longer on their side. However, help is available for men affected by excessive ear hair in the form of various advice and products.
Why Should Men Be Concerned About Excessive Ear Hair?
Women? Partners? Aging catching up with them? The list goes on and on as to why men become anxious the day they discover their first ear hair sticking out. Apart from ear hair being an unattractive and unwelcome sign of a man's true age, it can also be annoyingly itchy as it begins to accumulate around the ear. Excessive ear hair can also have a negative impact on hearing.
Thinking logically, if thick, dense strands of hair are growing like a jungle around the ear, hearing is likely to become muffled. However, the reasons why men should be concerned about ear hair do not end there. An excessive amount of "ear whiskers" protruding into view can lead to a buildup of wax and pose a threat to a man's hygiene.
How to Remove Male Ear Hair
There are several methods available to get rid of these unsightly hairs and maintain a polished look. While scissors may seem like the obvious choice to control excessive ear hair, they are actually one of the least effective and most risky methods. A single wrong snip could result in permanent damage to the ear canal.
Ear hair trimmer If scissors are the only viable option, make sure to use a very sharp pair that is small enough to comfortably fit into the ear. This will help reduce the chances of accidents and scarring.
Tweezers are another popular tool for ear hair removal, but again, proceed with extreme caution. Plucking hairs from the ears can cause inflammation and lesions on the ear wall, often leading to infections. Not to mention the pain that comes with plucking in such a sensitive area.
Electric ear hair trimmers are the most painless, effective, and recommended method for removing excess ear hair. To ensure the best results and minimize the risk of accidents, use the trimmers in a well-lit area, preferably with a magnified mirror. Prior to using the trimmers, make sure to clean the ears to remove any wax, dirt, or debris that may hinder the effectiveness of the trimmers.
Because ear hair is such a common issue among aging men, there is a wide range of electric ear hair trimmers available on the market, and selecting the right trimmer can be confusing. Panasonic Nose & Ear Hair Trimmers have consistently received positive reviews and, as the name suggests, they can effectively trim both unwanted ear and nasal hair.
While removing ear hair using trimmers, tweezers, and scissors can be a time-consuming and challenging task, ear hair laser removal is the latest technology that can reverse the signs of aging and prevent Mother Nature from taking her course. Laser hair removal also offers a permanent solution to those unattractive "spiders' legs" sprouting from the ears.
See also:
How to remove nose hair
Why is it that older men start to grow hair in their nose and ears?