Nose Hair Scissors

If you have tried electric nose hair trimmers—then you know how cheap and flimsy they can be.  You are lucky if they last more than half a dozen uses.

On the other hand—manual nose hair trimmers might me a lot more durable, but they just don’t work all that well.

Sometimes the simplest methods, like  trimming nose hair with a simple pair of scissors, are the best.

In this article we will take a look at specially designed scissors for trimming nose hair.

About Nose Hair Scissors

Nose hair scissors are specially designed to quickly and safely trim hair from inside your nostril without cutting you.   They feature rounded, blunt tipped blades that will not poke or cut the sensitive skin inside your nose.  As the same time, their blades are sharp enough to make short work of pesky hairs.

What you should look for when buying a pair:

  • Blunt tipped blades – Blades with rounded edges will minimize the chance of you pocking the inside of your nostril.   This is an essential safety feature, never put sharp metal objects inside your nose.
  • Appropriate size - If they are going to make it inside your nose where the hairs are, they are going to have to be tiny.   Make sure the scissors that you buy are specially for trimming nose hair.
  • Sharp & Quality blades – While you need to make sure the blade tips are blunt, the cutting edge still need to be sharp in order to effectively cut through nostril hair.
  • Quality Construction – any type of scissor used to cut hair needs to have blades that will stay in alignment.  Poorly aligned blades = poor cutting ability.   Spend a little more money on a quality pair of scissors you will just end up buying another pair in a month once the cheap pair has stopped working.


Quality Nose Hair Scissors

Entry Level – Tweezerman Stainless Steel Facial Hair Scissors

These are entry level priced nose hair scissors with all the features that they need to function effectively.

Mid Level – Seki Edge Stainless Steel Nostril Scissor

Seki Edge is known for making some of the highest quality grooming instruments around.  These scissors live up to the name.


  • Twice tempered steel for sharp long lasting blades
  • Hand finished blade alignment
  • Soft rubberized finger rings

High End – Rubis Switzerland Ear and Nose Scissors

Rubis is renouned for producing precision grooming instruments.   The company’s instruments are used by luxury watch makers like Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe among others.  These are the best nose hair scissors available.

  • Large finger wholes to accommodate fingers of all sizes
  • Precision construction for high performance and long life
  • Made of hardened stainless steel

Top Nose Hair Removal Methods

When it comes to nose hair removal methods, you have three basic choices.   You can pluck the hair with tweezers, you can snip it with scissors, or you can use a specially designed nose hair trimmer.

While most people prefer the convenience of a specially designed nose hair trimmer—there are still those who prefer to remove their nose hair the old fashioned way.

In this article, we will take a look at the methods available and examine the pros and cons of each.


Of all the methods available to remove nose hair, plucking it with a tweezer is probably the worst one.   The reasons why it’s the least desirable method are easy to list:

  • It hurts – you are pulling out hairs from a very sensitive area (the inner nostril)
  • It takes a lot of time – you have to hunt for each hair, some times individually
  • Your likely to injure yourself -  Ever pull out piece of live skin from inside your nose?  It hurts!

Despite its shortcomings, many people continue to use tweezers to get rid of nose hair.    The reason for this is mainly that almost everyone already has a set of tiny nostril sized tweezers stashed away in their bathroom somewhere.

<include link somewhere>


Next up we have scissors.   Unlike tweezers,  scissors are pretty effective at removing nose hair without causing you much pain.  Once you develop a little skill using them, snipping those tiny hairs from inside your nostrils is really no problem at all.  It is fairly quick an efficient, and nose hair trimming scissors are unlikely to ever break—even if you travel with them.

That being said – don’t try trimming your nose hair with anything other than special nose hair trimming scissors which have rounded blade tips.

Trimming with regular sharp-tipped scissors is just asking for a painful cut

Nose Hair Trimmers

By far, the easiest and quickest way to remove unwanted hair from your nostrils is with a specially designed nose hair trimmer.  The most common trimmer design is comprised of several rotating blades which are encased inside a cylindrical metal housing which protects you from cutting yourself.

Removing nose hair with an electric trimmer is as simple as inserting it in each nostril and moving it around a bit to make sure all surface area is covered.

There are two basic types of nose hair trimmers, manual trimmers and electric trimmers.

Some manual trimmers employ gear mechanisms which rapidly cycle the cutting blades, while others require you to physically twist the trimmer in order to produce a cutting action.

By contrast, electric trimmers are much simpler to operate, all that you need to do is turn the trimmer on and it will do the rest.

Nose Hair Waxing

Finally, we have the last method—nose hair waxing.   In this nose hair removal method, hot wax is applied to the inside of the nostril.  An applicator, usually similar in shape to a popsicle stick is used to coat the inside of the nostril evenly, and is then firmly set in the wax, which is allowed to cool and harden.   Once the wax is hardened, it is pulled from the nose in a swift motion, taking with it the majority of the hair from inside the nostril.

This method takes a bit of skill to use, but it has several advantages over other methods:

  • Hairs that are plucked take longer to grow back
  • It gets hairs that other methods always seem to miss

Here is a video showing the wax nose hair removal method in action.

<insert youtube video>