Today’s post is a little off my normally beaten path since I’m certainly not a beauty blogger. However, in an effort to stay real and keep you informed, I’m sharing a recent personal maintenance experience.
Maybe you’ve already heard of this somewhat unusual treatment. Seems the inside of the nose is enjoying a hair removal moment right now.
If you have your eyebrows and/or lip professionally waxed, expect that your gal might mention nostril waxing (if she hasn't already) while she has you on her table. After all, she can see right up your nose!
Clear view of those lovely nasal hairs.
This was the situation for me about 4 years ago. My long-time, trusted waxer was putting the finishing touches on my brows, when she asked if she could do my nostrils.
I said a tentative, ‘Sure’.
Mainly, because when your waxer suggests that you try something, it’s easy to feel self-conscious and begin obsessing over how long you’ve been walking around with errant, unsightly nose hair!
If you’re brave (or simply prefer the visual) you can skip my description and just watch the video linked below.
The technique seems fairly straightforward. Dip a skewer-like stick into warm wax to create a small lollipop. Gently insert the waxed end into the nostril. Hold the stick until the wax begins to set.
Some waxers choose to insert both sticks at once (for me this creates a bit of breathing panic, but it does ensure that you’ll actually go through with both sides...much like simultaneous ear-piercing:-)
After giving a thumbs-up sign indicating that you’re as ready as you’ll ever be...the waxer gives a swift tug and out comes the the stick, the wax and your nose hair. Here's the video version on Instagram...@makeupbysepi.
You might see stars.
Wow! I’ve had this treatment twice and I'm still not sure it's for me.
After my first nostril waxing four years ago, I thought the results were nice. I don’t recall the pain being too terrible. It felt clean and smooth.
She only removed the hairs just inside my nostrils. It looked nice. Well maintained.
I felt a bit like I’d done something naughty and secret.
The last time, which was about 4 weeks ago, was rather unpleasant.
I was at a very popular, highly regarded, spa-type salon. I’m not mentioning the shop because I think they’re awesome and do amazing work...I just didn't love my nostril wax experience.
I believe the problem was that my gal truly cleaned out my entire nasal canal (if that’s even a thing).
Like baby’s bottom clean.
Too thorough for me. And way too painful.
And even two weeks later, it still felt odd.
So, for now...when necessary, I’m sticking with a battery-operated nose hair trimmer. It does the job just fine for me.
I’m thankful to cross one personal maintenance appointment off of my list.
Okay, your turn...
Have you tried nasal waxing?
Do you like it?
If you haven't tried it, would you?
Please share your thoughts...
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I hope you're having a fantastic summer!
Stay present and breathe...maybe through freshly waxed nostrils:-)
Hello, I'm Kristen.
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