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As men get older it’s necessary to add a few more steps into your morning routine in order to keep a well-kept appearance. One of those things that so often get added to a morning routine is trimming nose hair. Nose hairs, like all hairs, get longer as time goes on. Unfortunately, this often means that as we get older we’re more likely to notice a few nose hairs peek out through our nostrils and into the outside world. Visible nose hairs don’t bode well for your overall appearance, they can make you look sloppy and unconcerned with personal hygiene, that’s why it’s important to get rid of nose hairs once they become visible.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you should get rid of your nose hair completely. Nose hair is actually necessary as it provides a filter that catches airborne dirt, particles, and debris before they have a chance to enter your lungs. With that said, cutting away excessively long nose hair doesn’t put you at risk of losing this health benefit.
The only rule when it comes to removing visible nose hairs is not to pluck them. Plucking nose hairs is not only painful but it might also be dangerous for your health. Because of the way blood flows to your nose, its possible for an infection in a cut or scrape on the nose to travel to the brain. To be fair, it’s a very rare occurrence, but why take the chance?
That’s why it’s very important to consider an electric nose hair trimmer or manual nose hair clippers instead. These trimmers are designed to only cut nose hairs that have reached past the nostril and hairs that are very close to the entrance of the nostril. When it comes to personal grooming and hygiene, nose hair trimmers are an absolute must.
There are many trimmers out in the market today, so it’s difficult to know which one is right for you. Should you get an electric trimmer or a manual one? What features should you look out for? The truth is there are quite a few things to consider. Perhaps the most important consideration for many people is price.
Most nose hair trimmers can be bought with as little as twenty dollars, of course, there are many high-class models that go far and beyond that price. These models usually have a myriad of features that you don’t really need. A good rule of thumb is that a good nose hair trimmer shouldn’t cost more than thirty dollars at most, and that’s being generous.
Another important consideration is only for electric nose hair trimmers, and that’s the type of motor they have. Most electric trimmers will have a small motor and a set of rotary blades that cut fine and medium-thick hairs well enough. However, if you have particularly thick nose hair, then you might need to get an electric trimmer with a more heavy duty motor, the kind often used in beard trimmers.
Yet another consideration that only applies to electric trimmers is the battery life of the trimmer. Whether it’s rechargeable or uses batteries, there’s nothing worse than when you’re about to use a nose trimmer only to have it die on you before you can cut any hair. An electric nose hair trimmer with a long battery life can save you many annoyances down the road.
No matter whether a nose hair trimmer is manual or electric, the trimmer’s size and whether it comes with a case or stand is also important to consider. This is particularly important for those that travel often for business or pleasure. It wouldn’t do to have a stray nose hair on vacation or in a meeting, so being able to take your nose hair trimmer with you is a must. This is made all the easier if your trimmer is of sturdy construction. Many trimmers are made of steel rather than the usual plastic, and these are a great investment for a traveler.
When it comes to nose hair trimmers, a variety of features are available. Many of them, for example, are not only for nose hair. With multiple attachments and purchasable bundles, many nose hair trimmers are able to trim not only nose hair but unsightly ear hair as well, making them perfect for men. Not only that, but it’s possible to trim eyebrows, sideburns, beards, and moustaches with a nose hair trimmer. Yes, it’s difficult to believe that a little nose hair trimmer can do all that, but it’s very much true.
This handy versatility saves you time and money, something many of us desperately want to keep. You don’t have to fiddle around with multiple grooming devices to get your facial hair under control which means that you don’t have to pay for expensive kits. By cutting so many types of hair, a nose trimmer is all you need to groom your facial hair. This is great news for travelers as well, since you no longer have to use valuable space to back a large kit of scissors, clippers, trimmers, and combs.
If you’re inclined to buy an electric nose hair trimmer, there are several features even the most basic model comes with. Whether you need all these features is a different story.
Electric nose hair trimmers are often powered with a battery rather than through a power cord. Usually these trimmers run on just a single AA battery, though some models come with rechargeable batteries that are sometimes powered with a stand. Because electric nose hair trimmers are powered by a battery, they have a lot of features to choose from.
Many electric trimmers, for example, have an LED light that allows you to see your nose hair more clearly. By using the light, you can find any hairs that you may have missed or find hairs hidden in some far-off crevice within your nose. To best use the LED light and to clearly see your nose hair, you need to push the tip of your nose upwards so that you can see inside without tilting your head up. You know you’re doing it right if your nose looks like it belongs on a pig.
Some electric nose hair trimmers even have a miniature vacuum system that sucks up any loose nose hairs and moisture that might have gotten stuck in your nose. Because of this feature, these electric trimmer are able to be used no matter whether your nose hairs are dry or wet. However, keep in mind that this usually means a shortened battery life since the battery has to use so much of its power to run the vacuum.
The best nose hair trimmers have stainless steel blades in a rotary formation that spin at several thousand rotations per minute. Steel blades are durable and hardly dull after extended use. This means that they will continue to give a painless and smooth trim years after you first purchase it.
Along with stainless steel blades, a good electric nose hair trimmer will have a stainless steel housing. This makes the trimmer durable and able to withstand a lot of punishment. Further, this housing should be water tight, protecting the inner machinery from exposure to moisture. A water resistant trimmer means that it can be cleaned with a quick rinse under a faucet and even used while in the shower which is a must for those with incredibly busy schedules.
Nose hair clippers are the manual counterpart to electric trimmers. They aren’t powered by batteries but by your own hands. Usually, manual trimmers have stainless steel blades that are shaped in a rotary design just like electric trimmers. To operate manual trimmers, you need to use both hands. One holds the clippers to at your nostril while the other turns the body. As the body turns the blades close in on each other until they come into contact and cut the hair.
Manual trimmers are perfect for those that only suffer from a couple of overgrown nose hairs in a month and don’t need a nose hair trimmer to be at the ready whenever they need one. Because nose hair clippers are more precise than their electric counterparts, they are preferred for grooming. This means that a few hairs can be targeted and trimmed without cutting them so close to the follicle, this decreases the chances for ingrown hairs to appear inside the nose, a painful experience that’s best avoided at all costs.
Also, because manual trimmers don’t have to be big enough to fit a AA battery so they can be made much smaller (sometimes as large as a AA battery itself). This makes them extra convenient to take on trips. Because nose hair clippers lack many of the features that electric trimmers have, they are very inexpensive. A very high quality manual hair trimmer can cost as little as ten dollars.
Another benefit of manual hair trimmers? You don’t have sharp blades spinning at thousands of rotations per minute inside your nose. This is a rather significant consideration for some.
Now that you know the basics of electric and manual nose hair trimmers it’s time to figure out which one is best for you. The first decision you need to make is whether to get an electric nose hair trimmer or manual nose hair clippers.
If you prefer just a plain nose hair trimmer with very few, if any, features then get manual nose hair clippers. Because they are made for just one task, they do that task very well. There are many types out there, but all you need to do is make sure you get one that’s made of pure metal construction. Plastic models exist which are much cheaper, but they are also much more fragile. Small, heavy duty nose hair clippers will last you a lifetime and won’t cost any more than twenty dollars.
Things get a bit more complicated when deciding on what electric trimmer to get. There are obvious considerations, of course, such as price, battery life, and motor power. However, once you’ve narrowed down the list by these criteria there will definitely still be a good number of trimmers to select from.
After the big three of price, battery life, and power, it all comes down to features. Specifically, what features do you need and, more importantly, what features do you not need.
Some features, such as a water-resistant housing, stainless steel body, and durable stainless steel blades are a necessity for just about everyone. Electric nose hair trimmers that lack these features shouldn’t be considered at all. Luckily, these features are ubiquitous enough that it’s very rare for electric trimmers to not have them.
Other features such as the ability to cut ear hair, beards, eyebrows, sideburns, and moustaches may not be needed if you don’t grow much facial hair or keep yourself clean shaven. A feature like a vacuum is only useful if you have a lot of nose hair to trim, and thus have a lot of debris that needs cleaning up after each trim. If you do grow facial hair and have lots of nose hair, then these features are a necessity.
Once you’ve considered all the options and take to heart what’s written here, you’ll have no problem picking a nose hair trimmer that’s right for you.
The secret to picking the perfect nose hair trimmer that’s right for you is assessing your own needs and picking a trimmer that meets those needs. When researching which trimmer to get, first start with whether you prefer electric or manual trimmers. After that, go by price, then battery life, and then how much power the motor has. Once you’ve narrowed down the list, assess what features you really need and which one’s you’ll probably never use. In this way, you slowly eliminate the nose hair trimmers that aren’t right for you until you find that perfect one that has everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Once you pick out your perfect nose hair trimmer, remember to check regularly for unsightly nose hair and to trim as soon as possible. Keeping a clean and neat appearance shows that you pay attention to details and aren’t afraid to put in a little effort for good results. In this way, nose hair trimmers might be more important than you think.