The other day at Starbucks, a cute young woman walked up to an older guy and tapped him on the shoulder. She told him how attractive she found his ear hair and overgrown eyebrows. He smiled and asked for her number, which she happily gave him.
Yeah, that story didn’t happen.
I’m sure you know that there isn’t a woman alive who finds bushy eyebrows, overgrown nose hairs, and hair coming out of the ears attractive. If you know of one, please tell me. Yet, there are guys everywhere walking around looking terrible due to out of control ear, nose, and eyebrow hair. How can this problem be fixed?
First, guys must recognize there’s a problem. You may not have thought much about hair where it doesn’t belong (or belongs but looks gross). But, a woman who’s sizing you up will notice.
Here’s the problem with excessive ear, nose, and eyebrow hair on guys: it makes you look older and unattractive. In fact, my recollections of this type of hair are of an old teacher from high school who had ear hair so long that it could probably have been braided. OK, it wasn’t that bad, but it was bad.
Also, you may not care about the practical garden of hair coming from your nose, but guess who likely is? If you said the women around you, you’d be correct. For better or for worse, women are more observant than us guys. You may not notice or care about gross hair in facial crevices, but the ladies just might.
Second, you’ll have to take care of the problem. Fortunately, it’s easy. However, let me first talk about what not to do: take matters into your own hands. I tried this and it wasn’t pretty.
I tried yanking out nose hairs. Bad. Painful and leads to infection. I shaved my ear hair. There was no way to do it without cutting my ear. The hair remained and had company with a nice red cut. As for the eyebrows? Well, they looked less bushy, at least in spots. My homemade job was incredibly uneven.
Fortunately, someone else thought this through and there is an easy solution. Companies actually make three in one products that take care of trimming ear, nose, and eyebrow hair. They’re also very reasonably priced. Here are my two favorites:
Once you get a product, I recommend using it on an “as needed” basis. I take care of the ear hair every couple of weeks on average and the nose hair once a week. I typically trim the eyebrows whenever I see those annoying blonde hairs appear. Each process usually takes less than a minute.
For a one time cost of around twenty dollars and spending around five minutes of time every couple of weeks, I keep pesky ear, now, and eyebrow hair to a minimum. It’s a small investment to look younger and more attractive.