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Nose hairs can ruin you. Women find them unattractive. Other men find them unattractive. Even on the personal level, they can be supremely annoying. A lot of guys are interested in mastering nose hair removal, so we decided to make a complete guide.

Why Do We Have Nose Hair?

Before you dive into nose hair removal, you probably should know more about the hair in your nose. It turns out it exists for a natural reason, and that reason is filtration. Nose hairs catch a lot of particles and prevent them from reaching your sinuses. Overall, this is good for you. That said, nose hairs can grow frustratingly long. When that happens, they can be the source of irritation for your nose, and they defeat their own purpose.

5 Ways to Remove Nose Hair Safely

Now that you know what the hair is doing, we can discuss how to cut and otherwise get rid of the hair. Which is the best way? You’ll have to decide for yourself, but there’s enough information here to do that.

Plucking Nose Hairs With a Tweezer

Plucking is one of the more common ways to attack nose hair. We conducted a survey asking men about it, and 15 percent of them said that plucking is their preferred method. It’s pretty simple. You grab a pair of tweezers and use them to pull nose hairs out by the roots.

Should Your Pluck Your Nose Hairs?

Why do 15 percent of men swear by this, and why is it only 15 percent? It all comes down to the pros and cons.

Pros To Plucking Your Nose Hair

Let’s start with the pros. Plucking is cheap and easy. You only need a pair of tweezers, which costs a few dollars, and your pair can last for years. Plucking nose hairs also lasts a long time. You remove the hairs by the root, so it takes a while for them to return.

Cons To Plucking Your Nose Hair

On the downside, plucking nose hairs is unpleasant. It hurts a little bit, and it can cause bleeding. It’s also important to keep your tweezers clean in order to avoid an infection, and that can feel like work to a lot of guys. It’s one of the few methods that puts you at risk of an ingrown hair in your nose. Tweezers also completely remove the hairs, and that can make your nose more susceptible to irritation.

Using Nose Hair Scissors

Scissors are slightly less common than tweezers in our survey, but they’re still popular. We found that 11 percent of men prefer to scissor their nose hair. It’s another simple process. You put the scissors in your nose and cut the hair. There’s nothing else to it.

Pros To Using Nose Hair Scissors

Starting with pros, scissors are roughly as cheap and easy as tweezers. Safety nose scissors are not terribly expensive, and they can last years before going dull or needing replacement. Also, using scissors is a painless way to remove nose hair, so you’re looking at minimizing cost and effort with this approach.

Cons To Using Nose Hair Scissors

Of course, there are downsides too. You need to get the best nose hair scissors or else you’ll run the risk of cutting yourself. Scissors do ultimately go dull and need replacement. Probably the biggest drawback is that scissors have to be used a lot more often than most other methods. It’s hard to control hair length, so you’ll probably be in a constant tug of war with your nose hairs.

Using a Nose Hair Trimmer

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This is by far the most popular method. More than two-thirds of men go this route and tout it as the best way to deal with nose hair. When you have a specially designed nose hair trimmer, you simplify the process and make your life as easy as possible. You simply stick the trimmer in your nostril and run it. It takes care of the rest. If you want, here is a more complete guide on how to trim nose hair.

Pros of Nose Hair Trimmers

The pros of a nose hair trimmer are compelling. It is the fastest and easiest way to remove the hairs. It is also pain-free. Better yet, nose hair trimmers can carefully control the length of your nose hairs. You can get them short enough to not be a problem, but there is enough length left in the hairs that they can perform their biological functions. You’ll find that hitting this sweet spot means you don’t have to trim too often, and you don’t get a super itchy or annoyed nose right after trimming.

Cons of Nose Hair Trimmers

The cons of the trimmers start with cost. Electric nose hair trimmers definitely cost more than a pair of scissors or tweezers. Trimmers can also require more complicated maintenance than other methods.

Want more? Check out our in-depth guide on The Pros And Cons Of Trimming Your Nose Hairs

Waxing Your Nose

Man Waxing His Nose Hair

Waxing is a little less popular for nose hair, but it still has its merits. While it can seem awkward, nose waxing is actually easier than most body parts. You use waxing rods that go up the nostril. They are pulled down and bring the hair with them.

Pros of Waxing Your Nose

Starting again with pros, waxing is low cost and effective. While it might not be the very fastest method, it is hardly a time sink. Waxing also has the longest time between sessions, so you’ll be spending a lot less time on nose hair if you wax. The added bonus of waxing is that the hair tends to grow back softer, which means it will be less annoying in the time between sessions.

Cons of Waxing Your Nose

On the other hand, waxing is pretty intense. It’s probably the most painful way to remove nose hair, and it requires a bit of learning. It’s not quite as simple as the other methods listed so far. Waxing is another method that leaves you with no nose hair at all, and that can be worse than having long nose hairs if you’re sensitive in the area. Nose hair is gross, but sneezing on people is worse.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Burning Off Hair

Laser hair removal is definitely the least common solution to this problem. We had negligible responses on our survey, so it’s clear it’s not done very often. Despite that, laser hair removal is a viable way to attack your nose hair. The method involves using precise lasers to sense the hair follicles. While it can take a few repeat applications, this offers permanent hair removal.

Pros of Laser Hair Removal

On the plus side, permanent nose hair removal is enticing. After a few laser sessions, you might never have to fight your nose hair again for the rest of your life. The appeal is pretty clear. Laser removal is also done by professionals, so there is a level of safety and competency that is rare for other forms of hair removal.

Cons of Laser Hair Removal

Still, the cons are pretty heavy. Laser hair removal is by far the most expensive way to clean your nose. It can cost hundreds of dollars per session. The second drawback is that not everyone can use laser removal. You have to be the right candidate, and it depends on natural features. Lastly, permanent hair removal might sound nice, but it can leave you with an itchier and more irritable nose. Forever. 

Common Questions About Nose Hair Removal

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Can you use nose hair cream to remove nose hair?

Technically speaking, depilatory creams would remove the hair, but there are no such creams recommended for nasal use. The risk of using hair removal cream in your nose is pretty intense. At best, you’re going to have a strong chemical smell that lingers in your nostrils. At worst, you can cause permanent damage. It’s best to avoid putting these creams up there, and most of them say as much in the packaging.

Is it dangerous to pluck your nose hairs?

In a word, yes. When you pluck there is a risk of infection. There is also a risk of irritation and all of the things that come from violent hair removal. That said, the risk is not extraordinary, and a lot of guys are willing to simply ignore it.

How long does nose hair take to grow back?

This will vary from guy to guy and will also depend on how the hair was removed. For most guys, hair removed at the root will take four or more weeks to grow back enough to be a nuisance. How fast does it grow if you only trim it? Trimmed hair will depend on how short it gets, but most guys don’t have to trim their nose every week.

Does nose hair help breathing?

Yes. Nose hair does a lot of good things for you. Primarily, it filters particles so they don’t enter your sinuses. This reduces allergic reactions, general irritation and swelling of the sinuses. All of those results help you breathe better.

How does a nose hair trimmer work?

Most nose hair trimmers use a circuit blade that spins very fast. The blade is covered by a guard, and that guard determines how close the blade can get to anything. When the blade strikes a nose hair, the hair is cut, but the guard prevents the hair from being cut down to the skin.

Why do some nose hairs grow so thick?

Hair thickness is regulated by your hormones. If you randomly get thicker nose hairs, it’s a sign of a change in your hormone levels. That’s why a lot of guys see a major change during puberty. Usually, the thickness will level out with age, but testosterone spikes can make them thicker.

Why does plucking your nose hair make you sneeze?

There are two answers. The first is that the action of plucking can make you sneeze because you are exposing your nose to a foreign object. You are also stressing the nose by forcibly removing the hairs. Both of these things can cause sneezing.

But, plucking can cause sneezing long after you’re done. This is because removing the hairs completely increases the chances that allergens and irritants can get into your sinuses.

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How to wear your watch correctly

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As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.

It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.

But how do you know which way is the right way?

Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.

In today’s article, I’ll be covering:

  1. Origins Of The Wrist Watch
  2. What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
  3. Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
  4. The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch

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When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.

Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.

At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.

Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.

Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.

After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.

#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?

man wears watch

The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.

The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.

But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.

So how do you know for sure?

The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.

Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.

So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.

#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?

watch facing inside

The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?

This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.

You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.

Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.

But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?

The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.

Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.

#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

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Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.

Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.

As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.

After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.

You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.

Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.

After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.

There you have it, gents.

Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.

There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.

If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.

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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)

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We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.

So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!

Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.

We’ll be covering:

  1. What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
  2. How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
  3. Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
  4. What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?

man in closet

One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.

While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.

A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.

This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.

But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?

#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?

fall clothing items

After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.

For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.

This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.

Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.

Keep It Simple

man wearing coat

Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.

You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.

With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.

For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:

  • A dark three-piece suit 
  • A light-colored tweed blazer
  • A leather bomber or biker jacket
  • An overcoat (dark or light)
  • A formal button-up shirt (white)
  • 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
  • 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
  • 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
  • 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
  • 1 pair of black dress shoes
  • 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
  • 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
  • 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)

When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.

#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?

clothing on sale

As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.

Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.

While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.

When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.

Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.

The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.

These big ticket items include:

  • Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
  • Overcoats and jackets
  • Dress shoes and sneakers
  • Boots

These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.

#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

man shopping for clothes

You want to adhere to a few staples when building your fall capsule wardrobe.

Since fall weather can vary, layering will be essential. These few items are crucial as mainstays that can be layered with other items within your wardrobe.

For example, if you experience a rather chilly day in fall and need to wear a suit, an overcoat is essential as that outermost layer because you can simply remove it when you no longer need it.

When it comes to the concept of layering within your fall capsule wardrobe, you want to make sure you nail these following items.

Overcoats

man wearing overcoat

Having a good overcoat to complement your fall capsule wardrobe is crucial.

The overcoat acts as the outermost layer and will be removed whenever you go indoors. This makes for a great option as you can wear it with anything as it offers excellent versatility.

When searching for the perfect overcoat, it’s essential to know your size as they usually come in sizes of suit jackets, not regular sizing. After you’ve nailed the size, focus on color.

Dark-colored overcoats tend to be the most versatile. However, a light camel color can work as well. Stay away from patterns with overcoats as the goal is to be as versatile as possible.

Leather Jackets

leather jackets

A good leather jacket goes a long way. You can choose a leather biker jacket or a leather bomber; it’s your call.

Biker jackets can be slightly harder to pull off as most of the time, they will have a larger and more aggressive collar, but they still look great.

A leather bomber jacket is an excellent option because it looks great on all body types and often has more options than biker jackets.

For color, opt for black or dark brown, as that gives you the most versatility with other items in your fall capsule wardrobe.

Sweaters

man wearing sweater

Sweaters are to fall, what t-shirts are for summer. This means they are a critical piece as they are season specific and offer great versatility when it comes to layering.

So how do you find the perfect sweater?

You want options, so have a couple of different collar choices to give yourself the most bang for your buck.

Having a shawl neck sweater and a crew neck sweater ensures you have all your bases covered.

Make sure you choose neutral tones such as greys, creams, and tans for color. This ensures maximum versatility with other items within your wardrobe and gives you the most options.

That’s it, gents.

To learn more about how versatile this concept of capsule wardrobes can be, check out how I turned 16 pieces of clothing into 256 outfits.

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The Best Zara Fragrances

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We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.

Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of

£100 for 50ml.

Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.

Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99

This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.

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For Him 100ml – £22.99

My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.

Florence 100ml – £16.24

Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.

Written by Tom Loughran

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