It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Hair Problems Message Board

Ear hair plucking

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Posts: 1
jmandros HB User
Ear hair plucking

My wife has recently started plucking hairs from my ears. It is something we just started as i am almos 60 and it seems that they are growing faster. The lady who cuts my hair recently told me that plucking is dangerous. Is it?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-07-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
esker's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 482
esker HB Useresker HB Useresker HB Useresker HB Useresker HB Useresker HB Useresker HB Useresker HB Useresker HB User
Re: Ear hair plucking

There is some risk of danger. You could get an ingrown hair or possibly an infection. Your wife should be very careful to pull only one hair at a time. She needs to get a good grip on it and pull firmly straight out so that the hair does not break off. You might want to leave the smaller fine hairs at the opening of the ear canal. They help to keep debris out of the ear.

I trim my ear hairs instead of plucking them. I have beard trimmer that came with a nose hair attachment. It's battery operated and I got the whole set at Wal-Mart for about eleven dollars.

Old 03-07-2009, 09:02 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 615
Choice HB User
Re: Ear hair plucking

Electrolysis is fantastic for getting rid of these hairs, permanently! Because this area of the body has a good supply of hormone enriched blood circulating, forcibly removing these hairs does stimulate them to multiply and become coarser.

If permanent removal is not an option, clipping is safer than tweezing.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
OCD rituals such as hair pulling?? SLPtobe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 2 03-13-2010 02:29 AM
facial hair removal anila anwar Beauty & Cosmetics 1 10-28-2009 09:38 PM
My Sad Personal Story Regarding SHAVING Facial Hair (I'm a GIRL) justme17 Hair Problems 6 04-28-2009 04:10 AM
Hair plucking chrisboli Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 11 10-25-2007 08:19 AM
Hair On Breasts? TearZ Hormone Problems 7 05-07-2007 03:32 AM
Facial Hair Denise54 Aging Issues 41 03-16-2007 09:11 AM
Female facial & body hair... turtlegirl Hair Problems 15 05-08-2006 02:08 PM
17 year old female with a chin hair???????? Danielle05 Hair Problems 14 08-26-2005 03:56 PM
Hyperpigmentation & Laser hair removal, also insurance question DGO1223 Skin Problems 0 03-08-2004 08:17 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:55 PM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!