Hair is naturally present in the ear canal in order to keep foreign objects out. In other words, it’s a good thing. When it starts to grow outside the ear canal, however, it’s an entirely different story. Ear hair can be something so embarrassing that it needs to be removed the minute it makes its presence known.

Fortunately, there are numerous ways to have ear hair removed. Some of them can be performed in a beauty salon, but a lot of them can also be done at home.

So if ear hair is bugging you, continue reading. The following are a few of the best home remedies for this very common cosmetic problem that you can perform to boost your image and confidence:

Tweezing

What’s so nice about plucking ear hair is you are removing even the roots, which means that it will take a while before your nightmare comes back. A pair of good tweezers is cheap, and that’s the primary perk of this ear hair solution. The only downside is it can be a time-consuming process as you have to pull ear hair one by one. Oh, and it’s painful, too.

Shaving

Unlike tweezing, shaving involves cutting off ear hair above skin level. In other words, the roots are left in place. No, the razor perfect for eliminating ear hair is not the kind used for the armpits or legs, but the one that’s meant for having the eyebrows shaped. Utmost care is important when you choose to get rid of ear hair by means of shaving.

Depilating

This home remedy for ear hair involves the use of a chemical called a depilatory, which is capable of melting off hair strands. Needless to say, it’s something that you have to buy at a store where various beauty products are available. Once applied, it is left in place for a few minutes to dissolve hair, and then it is wiped or washed off.

Waxing

Although on the painful side, waxing is a very effective way of removing ear hair. You can use commercially-bought wax for this task, although you can also use homemade wax by heating brown sugar, and a little lemon juice and water in the microwave. Once a little cool, apply and place a small strips of cotton cloth on it. Peel off after a few seconds.

Egg Mask

Can’t stand the heat and discomfort of waxing? There’s an alternative, worry not. Simply beat together 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Apply on the problem are and allow to air dry. Peel off gently afterwards. Try doing this every other day until there is no ear hair remaining in sight.

Chick Pea Flour

Another alternative to ear hair waxing is the application of a special paste out of chick pea flour with a little milk and butter cream — just enough to form a thick paste. Apply the resulting paste on ear hair and allow it to dry completely. To remove, moisten your fingers and rub off. Do this remedy for ear hair once daily to see noticeable results.

Papaya

Many swear by the effectiveness of papaya in eliminating unwanted body hair, including that which is found on the ear, particularly when combined with turmeric. Mash a small piece of ripe papaya with a fork and add a pinch of turmeric. Leave the mixture on the problem area for about 15 minutes, and then wash off. Repeat this remedy several times a week.

Lemon Juice

If the strands are really short and you just want to make them less noticeable, you may choose not to remove them. Bleaching ear hair may be done with the use of lemon juice, which has natural hair lightening properties. Simply apply and leave on ear hair on a daily basis. Some say that repeated application can even destroy very fine strands.

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