Nose hair. We all have it. They have a purpose and I don’t mind the little guys as long as they stay in their nostril cave! But when one starts to creep out we have a major problem. This problem never really crossed my mind until I heard a coworker talk about waxing her nose. Waxing your nose?! That sounded like a horrible idea especially since I knew the feeling of plucking just one of those sorry souls. I put the idea in my “I will never try that” file and went on with life. Fast forward about 10 years and I’m now married to a member of the male species who just happens to be a tad (like most guys) bit hairier in this regard than myself. At first, the mongrels were managed by his nose hair trimmer. But that seemed to cause ingrown hairs. And if you have ever had one of those in your nose… well than you know it’s not worth it.
One evening I walked into my parents’ house for a visit and there sat my Dad in the kitchen. A popsicle stick was poking out of each nostril with a ball of what looked like Shrek boogies on the end. I started to laugh wondering what the heck was going on. Ah hah! A nose waxer caught in the act! After a few really good laughs at the process, I pulled the idea out of my “I will never try that” file and moved it to, “Convince the Mr. to try this ASAP” file. I’m not going to lie, it took a while. The thought of waxing nose hairs is daunting at its best. But, my persistence paid off and the Mr. caved. Those wax sticks sat in our noses (yes I did it too, part of the deal) for a long while. We had to muster quite a bit of courage to be able to give them a…. YANK! And that was it! I mean, it really didn’t hurt. No more than waxing an eyebrow. And NOTHING like plucking. And the best part of it all, was the surprisingly satisfying site of the slayed nose hairs sticking out all over like the back of a porcupine on the ball of wax. So there you have it. Nose waxing has become a regular at our house, and I love it. Now for those of you who may be thinking of trying it, make sure you do your research and get a hard setting wax! If you use any of that honey like stuff you will be hating life and plucking them out one by one for days on end! P.S. It works great for you gents who have a rouge hair concern in the ear department as well. Good luck!