Gentlemen, Are You Really Supposed to Wax All Those Little Nose Hairs?
For this morning's Wacky Wednesday episode on the WBKR Facebook page, I made the rather unwise decision to let Angel wax my nose hairs. And, look, the truth is this. As I get older (I'm turning 50 on Friday), I have noticed that I seem to have more growing in my nostrils and on my ears than I do on the top of my head.
They are really irritating and, much to my personal angst, they tend to be gray! I don't have gray hair on the top of my head, but I sure to have little gray hours sprouting out of my snout. I guess they're trying to color-match the little gray hairs that are springing out of my beard like an elderly Chia Pet. I look like a giant schnauzer.
I try to lodge my thumb and my forefinger into my nostrils and yank them out occasionally, but that, my friends, is rather painful. And, I'll be honest, having half a fist shoved up your nose isn't necessarily comfortable. So, this morning, I decided to let Angel wax my nose hairs for Wacky Wednesday, which we were jokingly calling Waxy Wednesday.
Here's how it played out!
Now, here's the truth. Many experts in the field say you really shouldn't wax your nose hairs. Even my friend Traci Knott, who's a nurse here in Owensboro, said, "You know those hairs are there for a reason." And, well, she's right.
There's a great article online from the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. It asks the basic question, "Should I trim my nose hair?" That article discusses the cosmetic reasons men do it and the potential health benefits of keeping those pesky little nose hairs. According to Eugene Chio, an MD at the Center, suggests there aren't any serious health implications of trimming your nose hair, but says waxing can lead to ingrown hairs and infection. Oh great! I wish I had read Dr. Chio's article before I let Angel grab coat a popsicle stick, coat in a ball of wax and lodge into my nostrils.
If you'd like to read more from Dr. Chio, CLICK HERE! If you'd like to attempt waxing your nose hair, Angel and I just gave you a tutorial on how (or how not) to do it.