The ear is probably one of the most awkward places to remove hair. But thanks to advances in hair removal techniques, hair inside the ear can now be removed just as conveniently as any other part of the body.
Short, downy hairs are normal as part of the body’s mechanisms for keeping the dirt out.However, growing long, thick hair inside the ear frequently happens to older men. Science has it that ear hair is caused by the hormone called dihytestosterone – the same one that causes premature balding. Production of DHT seems to be linked to genetics.
Just like most other unwanted hair in the body, many hair removal methods may be available:
Shaving proves to be one of the most convenient means for hair removal. However, because of the location of ear hair, shaving might be difficult to do. Shaving can effectively remove hair from the surface of the ear, but because of the limitations of this method, the hair will only grow back thicker. Shaving off ear hair every day can be even more inconvenient, so this option is not entirely easy as far as hair inside the ears is concerned.
Just like shaving, waxing may prove difficult for unwanted hair. Again, with the limitations posed by location, it can be difficult to wax out ear hair so other more permanent options must be considered.
Hair Removal Creams
Hair removal creams may work well with hair inside the ear because they can topically be applied. However, it is important to note that the ear is a very sensitive organ. As some creams can cause irritation and allergic reactions, it is always best to choose the right depilatory cream that would work without causing unwanted side effects.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a more advanced technique that allows permanent hair reduction. This may be one of the best options for unwanted ear hair removal. With laser treatment, laser light is passed on the treatment area to break down melanin in the hair follicle and damage it in the process. Hair growth can significantly be stopped with laser. Newer advancements have improved this technology in order to allow smaller spot sizes, which is best to reach the insides of the ear more effectively.