The Best Way To Trim Ear Hair

What is the best way to trim ear hair? Yes, it sucks. Yeah, it’s unsightly. Ear hair is not attractive, and being a well-groomed man means taking care of it. I will lay out several methods of dealing with this dilemma and also recommend products I have used as well.

Before You Start

A Strong Light Source is needed to correctly see and address the situation either in a bathroom or a well-lit room with a mirror. This will significantly help you realize how and where you need to tackle the problem.

The Different Ways To Get Rid Of Ear Hair

  • Tweezing
  • Waxing
  • Trimming – Electric or Manual


Tweezing can be a time-consuming endeavor but lasts longer than using an ear hair trimmer as you are pulling the hair completely out instead of just trimming it close to the skin. But if you have time to watch TV or have a lot of free time sitting there doing nothing, this can be a very long-lasting result-producing method of removing hair.

There also could be some pain involved, but not much in my experience, nothing like pain from pulling nose hairs. There is also a greater chance of not getting all the hairs, as it is harder since tweezers are only grabbing such a small area.

There also comes the problem: some tweezers don’t grab hairs as they should.

I have found that the Tweezerman Slant Tweezer works really well at grabbing even hard-to-grab hairs and does a fine job with ear hairs.

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Waxing can also be a great method for removing ear hair. This can be quite intimidating the first time you do it, but once you do it once, it is much easier afterward.

Earlier this year, I did it the first time and was tentative about the whole procedure, but I just grabbed my sack and did what I had to. It wasn’t that bad at all.

I tried the Kenashii Nose Hair Removal Kit. This can also be used on your ears as well. You can read my full review here: Kenashii Nose Hair Removal Kit Review. I found this work pretty well, but it takes some practice. Also, follow the instructions very carefully.

I used it on my nose hair and ear hair, and it wasn’t that bad at all, with very little pain and discomfort.

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There are many, many, many electric trimmers designed for ears and nose hair. There are way too many to list. Some work well, and some are a complete waste of money. This is a pretty quick way to clean ear hair fast and with zero pain to boot. These modern electric trimmers are a lot better than they were years ago, as I haven’t experienced any pulling or pain using any from the list below.

There are also manual trimmers. These, too, work quite well if it is a quality-made product.

Luckily, I have reviewed a few of these and will highlight the better ones. These can also be used on nose hair.

Royal Premium Nose Hair Trimmer

This is such a quality-made and machined device. This will last for years and years, with no batteries or parts that should break. This device can also be used for the ears, even though the name implies just the nose. It works great for both.

I was very impressed with this simple device, and it works great, too. Read more here: Royal Premium Nose Hair Trimmer Review.

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Mangroomer Pro Essential Nose And Ear Hair Trimmer

The Mangroomer Pro does a really good job of cutting the hair close to the skin without cutting the skin. It has a very sleek design and is lightweight. You can read my full review here, Mangroomer Pro Essential Nose And Ear Hair Trimmer Review, if you want to learn more about this product. Very reasonably priced, too!

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Bakblade Bodbarber 11-In-1 Total Body Groomer

The Bodbarber 11-In-1 Total Body Groomer is great if you need a nose and ear trimmer but also need a trimmer for other areas, too, as the name implies 11 different applications. They have an attachment for every body part, and this is a quality product, and I was left very impressed. Great all-around grooming tool.

Check out my full review here, Bakblade Bodbarber 11-In-1 Total Body Groomer Review.

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Meridian The Up-Here Trimmer

This is another solely dedicated nose and ear hair trimmer that works great. This is rechargeable via a USB cable, and it holds a great long-lasting charge. Meridian also makes very quality products, and this is no exception.

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Check Your Work

Just like I mentioned above, you will need a strong light source to check how well you did removing ear hair or the areas missed. It is a very strong possibility, especially if you are new to the procedure. Most bathrooms have good lighting and would.

Since it is almost impossible to check every area of your ears for hairs with a mirror and your eyes even with good lighting, I suggest you take some pictures with your smartphone to verify you got all them nasty hairs. Just point the camera close, but not too close, and snap some pictures. Try different angles and using the flash or varying the distance between the camera and ear to find just the right variables to take clear and up-close pictures.

Verify through the pictures you have taken, then quickly delete those pictures.

Nobody should ever see them except you. Avoid any possible weird and awkward situation.

The Final Thoughts On The Best Way To Trim Ear Hair

Personally, I love the convenience of an electric trimmer for removing unwanted hair from my ears and nose. Your preference might be different, and I hope I outlined adequately some other options to choose from.

Happy trimming!

Would love to hear any questions or recommendations on what you use to remove ear hair.

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