You can remove hair on the nose with several methods such as tweezing, waxing, or the use of depilatory creams. Hair on top of the nose often develops as a result of genetics or hormone imbalances, and it can occur in both men and women. Some of the most common instances of external nose hair are related to thick, dark eyebrows that meet at the bridge of the nose, and these hairs can occasionally extend further down the nose. Shaving is another common option, although it can be tricky to remove only the desired stray nose hair without also shaving bits of the eyebrows. Bleaching is an additional method for people with nose hair that is otherwise difficult to remove.
Many small patches of hair on the nose can be removed with the same types of wax strips used to shape eyebrows. These are usually cold wax strips that remove the hair with strong adhesive rather than the liquid hot wax used in professional salons. Cold waxing with this method can easily be done at home and is relatively inexpensive. To ensure the wax grabs the end of each facial hair, skin care specialists often recommend first washing your face to clear away any excess oil. People with sensitive skin are sometimes advised to use caution with waxing because it can lead to mild abrasions or broken capillaries if done too frequently.
Plucking out hair on the nose is another option, and some people find that it eventually causes the hairs to grow back thinner and lighter. A downside to tweezing is that it can be tricky to pull out hair on top of the nose unless you have a high-quality pair of tweezers. Since the nose is a sensitive area of the face, plucking out numerous hairs can also be quite painful in many cases. Although tweezing is one of the more convenient methods, it is also one of the more temporary ones.
Depilatory lotions designed for the face can help remove hair on the nose by chemically blocking proteins in the hair follicle that allow continued growth. After this cream is left on the skin for two to three minutes, the hairs can be wiped away along with it. This option can have longer-lasting results than shaving, waxing, or tweezing. Dermatologists recommend using only a facial depilatory lotion; body depilatory creams are usually too strong and can result in skin irritations.