How To Remove Ear Hair

Man trimming his ear hair
Hair diminishing from the head only to reappear in the most undesirable of places, like the ears and the nose, is a normal woe of many men approaching their middle age. Whilst the research carried out on this embarrassing subject is far from conclusive, there is enough evidence to suggest that the cause of this misplacement of men’s hair can be blamed on the hormone dihytestosterone (DHT).
Whilst DHT is produced on all human beings, it is more rampant in men, especially older men. Whilst countless scientific accounts insist DHT is responsible for causing male baldness, a comparatively lower number assert that the hormone is also accountable for the increase of unsightly strands of hair jutting out of the ears of men whose youth is no longer on their side. Help, however is on the side of men afflicted with excessive ear hair and comes in a variety of advice and products.
Why Should Men be bothered By Elongated Ear Hair?
Women? Mates? Age creeping up on them? The list goes on and on to why men are enthused into a state of panic the day they find their first ear hair protruding from their ears. Although regardless of ear hair being an unattractive and unwelcome indication of a man’s real age, ear hair can also be annoyingly itchy when it starts to surmount across the ear. Hearing can also be adversely affected by excessive ear hair.
Thinking logically, if thick, dense strands of hair are growing like a jungle encompassing an ear, hearing is bound to become more muffled. Although the reasons to why men should be bothered by ear hairs do not stop there. An unwarranted amount of ‘ear whiskers’ obtruding into view, may cause an excessive build up of wax and prove to be a threat to a man’s hygiene.
How to Remove Male Ear Hair
There are several methods available to eliminate these unattractive hairs from tarnishing a man’s look. Scissors may sound like the obvious way to curb excessive ear hair, but in reality scissors are arguably the most ineffective and dangerous way to remove ear hair. On fatal ‘miss snip’ could cause permanent damage to the ear canal.
Ear hair trimmer If scissors are the only viable option, ensure to use a very sharp pair, which are small enough to fit comfortably into the ear, to decrease the chances of an accident and scarring.
Tweezers are another popular ear hair removal tool, although again proceed with extreme caution. Plucking hairs out of the ears can cause inflammation and lesions on the wall of the ears, and often subsequently leads to an infection, not to mention the pain which accompanies plucking in this delicate area.
Electric ear hair trimmers are the most painless, effective and recommended method to remove excess ear hair. To guarantee maximum results and minimize the chance of an accident, use the trimmers in an illuminated area, preferably with a magnified mirror. Ensure to clean the ears prior to using the trimmers to free the ears from wax, dirt and debris which may hamper the effectiveness of the ear hair trimmers.
Because ear hair is such a common problem in aging men, there are a plethora of electric ear hair trimmers available on the market and choosing a trimmer can be confusing. Panasonic Nose & Ear Hair Trimmers have consistently good reviews, and as the name suggests, can trim both unwanted ear and nasal hair.
As removing ear hair by means of trimmers, tweezers and scissors can be both a time consuming and arduous task, ear hair laser removal is the latest technology to rewind the signs of aging and deter Mother Nature from accomplishing her work. Laser hair removal also offers a permanent solution to those unsightly spiders’ legs sprouting from the ears.
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See also:
How to remove nose hair
Why is it that older men start to grow hair in their nose and ears?