Aging gracefully isn’t all about genetics. It’s also about taking care of your appearance. That means getting rid of pesky hair that grows in places you’d rather it didn’t. Nose hair is something we all have since it helps filter dirt and pollution. Unfortunately, it seems that as we grow older, these hairs start growing longer. And while facial hair seems to be the “in” thing these days, we doubt it includes nose hair.
Are we right? So, how do we ensure that our “dirt filters” remain inside their designated cave, never to be seen by the public? Nose hair trimmers. Because scissors and tweezers are just too painful to deal with. Of course, not all nose hair trimmers are created equal. Most things aren’t. But not to worry, we’ve got your nose covered. Check out the 10 best nose hair trimmers this 2018.
Top Nose Hair Trimmers of 2018
- Top Nose Hair Trimmers of 2018
- 1. ToiletTree Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose Trimmer
- 2. Panasonic ER430K Ear & Nose Trimmer
- 3. Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer
- 4. Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear & Hair Trimmer
- 5. Philips NT5175/49 Norelco Nose trimmer 5100
- 6. Panasonic ER415SC Ear and Nose Trimmer
- 7. Philips Norelco Multigroom QG3390
- 8. Creation Springs Precision Wet/Dry Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer
- 9. Pure Enrichment TRYM Nose Hair Trimmer
- 10. ToiletTree TTP-TRIM-4
- How to Choose the Best Nose Hair Trimmer
1. ToiletTree Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose Trimmer
It can get pretty dark in there, even in the brightest room, so you’ll need a bit of light to let you know how you’re trimming. Toilet Tree’s Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose Trimmer has a built-in LED light to allow you to see those hard-to-reach hairs. The trimmer is made out of stainless steel with a water resistant design that enables you to trim your nose hairs in the shower and rinse it off right after.
- stainless steel
- water resistant
- lifetime replacement warranty
- the switch has been known to break easily
- the blade cap also breaks easily
- heats up a bit too quickly
2. Panasonic ER430K Ear & Nose Trimmer
If you want to be sure nothing gets past your nose hair trimmer, Panasonic’s ER430K is what you’re looking for. With its state-of-the art blade technology and smart vacuum cleaning system, your nose will be clear of any unwanted hairs in just a few seconds. It’s also 100% washable, allowing you to use it in the shower. And it comes with a travel pouch and cleaning brush so you can stay nose hair-free anytime, anywhere.
- Smart vacuum cleaning system
- 100% washable
- Runs through battery quickly
- Can get hot
- Some users have reported that their trimmer didn’t last for more than a year
3. Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer
If you want a battery-free option for your hair trimming needs, you might be interested in the Groom Mate Platinum XL. Made from 100% stainless steel, this particular trimmer has a lifetime warranty and a money-back guarantee. While this requires a bit of wrist work from you (twisting the bottom part of , there’s not doubt that it does get the job done. Protruding hairs are snipped easily without cutting your skin.
- easy to use and maintain
- solid construction
- not everyone can use a manual trimmer (i.e. arthritis, big fingers)
- some users have reported some pain and pulling
- less efficient than electric trimmers
4. Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear & Hair Trimmer
If you like the Panasonic ER430K but wish it would be smaller, then you may want to check out the Panasonic ER-GN30-K. For only $10, you get a sleeker, more compact, and lightweight trimmer that can run on just one AA-size battery. The trimmer comes with a protective cap and features the Panasonic Vortex Cleaning System that draws in water to flush out the trimmed hair. It also features dual-edge, hypoallergenic blades that can trim hair from the most sensitive of skins and leave behind just the right amount of volume for filtering dirt.
- the angle of the trimmer makes trimming hair easier
- efficient and pain-free
- can get hot
- no warranty
- doesn’t last long
5. Philips NT5175/49 Norelco Nose trimmer 5100
For those who expect a lot more from their nose hair trimmer than, er, trimming nose hairs, then Philips Norelco Nose Trimmer 5100 is your best bet. This trimmer comes with 3-mm and 5-mm eyebrow combs, a detail trimmer, and a 3-mm beard comb. These additional accessories feature rounded tips for a safer and more comfortable trimming experience when you’re plowing through your neck, sideburns, stubble, beard, and eyebrows. It’s also water-resistant and even comes with a soft pouch for storage.
- comes with a battery
- requires a bit of effort to trim all nose hairs (but does a great job on beard, sideburns, and neck hair)
- lacks power
- doesn’t last long (less than a year)
6. Panasonic ER415SC Ear and Nose Trimmer
Panasonic is clearly a crowd favorite when it comes to nose hair trimmers. And the ER415SC is easily one of the most popular in the market today. It’s almost identical to the ER-GN30-K which is 4th on our list. It’s also compact and lightweight with a dual, hypoallergenic, rotating stainless steel blades. It can be used in both wet and dry environments. You can use it for trimming nose hair, ear hair, and eyebrows. And it also comes with a protective cap. So what makes this one so different? The cap can be used to extend the non-slip ergonomic grip for users who happen to have larger hands.
- extended grip
- 100% washable
- dual, hypoallergenic blades
- poor customer service
- no replacement blades
- blades dull pretty quickly
7. Philips Norelco Multigroom QG3390
If you want an all-in-one grooming kit, then the Philips Norelco Multigroom 7100 is for you. Granted, it’s definitely more expensive than the usual cost of our other picks. But for $50, you get 8 attachments which include a beard comb, stubble comb, nose trimmer (of course), body trimming comb, hair clipping comb, body groom shaver, and full-size metal guard trimmer. This “kit” also features self-sharpening blades made out of chromium steel and a turbo boost setting that will cut through the densest areas of your body with ease.
- Li-ion rechargeable battery
- incredibly versatile (manscaping capable)
- battery lasts for a long time
- no storage case or base station
- cannot be used while plugged in
8. Creation Springs Precision Wet/Dry Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer
The Creation Spring Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer is one of the most solidly constructed trimmers in the market. It is made out of brushed aluminum for rust resistance with stainless steel blades for precision cutting and a stainless steel guard for preventing cuts. This trimmer also comes with a built-in LED light, a protective travel cap, and a cleaning brush. As an added bonus, Creation Spring throws in a free battery, extra nose hair trimming blade, and a beard/sideburn trimming attachment.
- 100% Happy Customer Guarantee (within a year of purchase, you get a free replacement or full refund)
- built-in LED light
- free battery and extra blades
- not as sturdy as expected
- the attachment doesn’t work well (nose hair trimmer does the job though)
- made in China
9. Pure Enrichment TRYM Nose Hair Trimmer
Pure Enrichment’s Nose Hair Trimmer is sleek and stylish, quite unlike any other design we’ve come across. The square body design is surprisingly easy to hold in your hand. It is powered by two AAA batteries so you know it has a lot of fuel for efficient cutting. It also has a built-in LED light for those dark corners that hide hairs that need trimming. You also get a cleaning brush and a protective cap, enabling you to easily carry it with you on your travels.
- stylish design
- pain-free, pull-free experience
- built-in LED light
- not water-resistant
- lasts less than a year
- feels flimsy
10. ToiletTree TTP-TRIM-4
This trimmer from Toilet Tree also has the same sleek, contemporary design that we loved with Pure Enrichment’s nose hair trimmer. The shiny gunmetal finish really catches the eye. The TTP-TRIM-4 also features a built-in LED light and a cleaning brush. In addition, it is powered by 2 AA batteries. One thing we absolutely love about Toilet Tree is their customer service. No matter what problem arises with your nose hair trimmer, they’re quick to respond and fix it to your satisfaction.
- trims your hair efficiently
- goes pretty deep inside your nose
- lifetime replacement guarantee
- switch is pretty flimsy
- LED light is more for show
- no pouch included
How to Choose the Best Nose Hair Trimmer
Your hair needs a trim… your nose hair. And using scissors or tweezers just won’t cut it. Possibly, it will cut you. So, what do you do? This is where a nose hair trimmer comes in. You get this small device that has tiny blades you can use to cut protruding nose hairs while maintaining enough volume for natural filtering. Problem solved? Not yet. Because not just any nose hair trimmer will do. It’s actually quite hard to find a decent one that gives you enough bang for your buck. Fortunately for you, we have this handy guide to help you determine which ones are have enough pluck to make it as your top 10 pick and which ones are just plain dull.
How much are you willing to pay?
Ok, if you haven’t noticed yet, most nose hair trimmers are within the $10 to $30 range. That’s not really going to blow a huge hole in your pocket. But if you pick the wrong one, you might end up buying new nose hair trimmers every couple of months. And that piles up. So while you should take note of your budget, it shouldn’t be your main consideration when choosing a nose hair trimmer. You should also note that some are more than what they’re worth like the Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear & Hair Trimmer. For $10, you definitely get a lot of bang with this one. Some trimmers like the Philips Norelco Multigroom QG3390 will cost you quite a bit ($50!!) but it does offer more features than your average nose hair trimmer. It’s actually a head-to-toe grooming kit.
Battery powered or manual?
Most hair trimmers on our list are battery-operated and they don’t use the rechargeable kind. This is probably because most manufacturers can’t justify the cost of creating nose hair trimmers that run on rechargeable battery. Unless of course they’re going to be creating an all-in-one grooming kit like the Philips Norelco Multigroom QG3390. Some models like the ToiletTree Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose Trimmer run on a single AA battery. Others like the ToiletTree TTP-TRIM-4 (same manufacturer, different model) are powered by 2 AA batteries which some believe makes it more powerful. It depends on the motor, actually. And then you have the manually operated nose hair trimmer such as the Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer which is powered by your hand twisting the bottom portion of the trimmer back and forth.
Should you even look at the motor?
Well, it depends. If you have fine hair and require only mild trimming from time to time, then most motors that run a rotary blade system will work wonders for you. Those who have slightly thicker strands of hair or denser areas that need trimming may require a bit more power. This means that you’re better off getting a nose hair trimmer that also functions as a beard trimmer because you know it’ll have the power you need to deliver the cut.
Are all nose hair trimmers portable?
Well, they are small so you won’t have a problem carrying them around if that’s what you wish. However, they’re not all travel-friendly. Some do not come with a pouch while others do not even have a protective cap. And while the blades won’t really cut you, it may snag on whatever it is you put it into. If you plan on going on the road with a nose hair trimmer, make sure that it comes with a pouch like the Panasonic ER430K Ear & Nose Trimmer or a cap like the Panasonic ER415SC Ear and Nose Trimmer.
How easy is it to clean/maintain?
Since you’ll be cutting nose hairs, you should expect to get little bits of hair stuck on your blade. And tapping it on the side of the sink isn’t really something you should do to clean out those unwanted hairs. Most models are 100% washable so you can easily rinse them in water (even while you’re showering!). Some models such as the Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear & Hair Trimmer draws in water to flush out the hairs you’ve cut. Some nose hair trimmers even come with a cleaning brush such as the Creation Springs Precision Wet/Dry Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer. Take note that not all nose hair trimmers can be rinsed.
Choosing the best nose hair trimmer for your grooming needs isn’t rocket science. But it also shouldn’t be done willy-nilly. Find a balance between features, power, and price that you’re happy with and you’ll never find yourself pulling your nose hair out again one strand at a time.