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How to Get Rid of Ear Hair

How to Get Rid of Ear Hair

Your guide to plucking, waxing, and trimming those unwanted hairs

Guys don’t typically gossip with each other about grooming. You won’t find us comparing colognes or debating the effectiveness of certain eye gels. 

So it’s not entirely shocking that we don’t tell each other when our ears are getting, well, a little on the hairy side.

“Most men aren’t even aware when they have (ear hair),” says Grooming Lounge founder Michael Gilman. 

But while you may not notice them, rest assured, everyone else does. After all, your ears are sticking out there for the world to peek inside. 

So here are three options for making sure your ears don’t look they belong on Sasquatch.


Your first plan of attack requires tweezers and a magnifying mirror. 

Make sure you’re using a blunt-nosed or slanted tweezer—not pointed ones—to minimize effort and punctures. 

Use a magnifying mirror to get up close and personal. Use your fingers to pull back the flaps of your ear, and start plucking.

Don’t be tempted to pull out more than one stray hair at a time. Even if they’re clumped together, it’s not worth the discomfort. And please, please don’t stick tweezers into your ear canal. That’s just asking for trouble.

The upside: Since you’re pulling the hair from the root, you won’t have to repeat as often.


Yep, that’s right. You can go to your local nail salon and ask the nice lady to put hot wax in your earhole. 

It sounds dramatic, but this process works like a charm.

The upside: No hair gets left behind. The wax will extract even the finest of hairs and the entire process takes less than 5 minutes.


Trimming the stray hairs is the easiest way to remove them, but requires more frequent upkeep. 

Gilman suggests running a small trimmer around the edges of your ears, front and back. We like the MicroTouch Max

The trimmers can whack interior hairs too, just move with caution.

The upside: This method is less painful than waxing or tweezing, and can be performed without a mirror.