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What Are the Best Tips for Ear Hair Removal?

By Henry Gaudet
Updated May 21, 2024
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When it comes to ear hair removal, most people decide that simple is best. Shaving or clipping away offending hairs is the most widely used technique. Depending on the location of the hair, plucking or tweezing might be an option as well. For a more permanent ear hair removal solution, some people opt for laser hair removal or electrolysis.

One of the easiest methods of hair removal is cutting the hair. Hairs on the outer surface of the ear can be shaved off with a razor. Care should be taken when using a safety razor on uneven surfaces such as the ear, which can make nicks and cuts more likely. Electric razors, on the other hand, can quickly shave the outer ear with no risk of bleeding.

Hair growing in the ear canal cannot be reached with an ordinary razor. Small grooming scissors are often used to trim hairs growing in the ear, but they must be used carefully to avoid potentially serious damage to the ear canal. Many people prefer to use electric ear and nose hair trimmers to trim hair inside the ear.

Shaving is an easy option, but it requires frequent maintenance. Hairs will grow back quickly, and daily grooming might be required to keep them from becoming noticeable. People who opt for shaving will need to include hair removal in their regular shaving regimen.

Plucking is a method of ear hair removal with a slightly longer lifespan. Hairs that are pulled out by the root will take weeks to grow back. The most popular options for pulling out hairs are tweezing and waxing. These methods are effective only on exposed surfaces and are not recommended for hairs growing in the ear canal.

Tweezers work best for removing solitary stray hairs. Plucking out the hair can be slightly painful and will cause more discomfort than shaving, but the hair will take much longer to grow back. Tweezing also can be more difficult than shaving, and depending on the location of the hair, assistance might be required. Cheap tweezers often have a hard time gripping the hairs but instead slide off or break the hairs, so a quality pair of tweezers might be a good investment.

For removal of more than a few stray hairs, waxing might be the better option. Pre-waxed strips are recommended for ease of use and to prevent hot wax from dripping into the ear canal. Some people, unable to see what they are doing, find this method of ear hair removal tricky as well, so they need help to properly apply the wax.

Electrolysis and laser hair removal provide a more permanent solution, but both methods require several professional treatments. This is the most expensive method of ear hair removal. Unless the hairs are especially pronounced or distressing, simpler removal methods probably are sufficient.

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Discussion Comments

By anon337505 — On Jun 05, 2013

Never, ever use a face or leg razor on your ear hair! I am a licensed stylist and Esthetician and I had a guy with two bloody ears in my chair today. It was gross. Don't do it!

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