Nose hair trimmers aren’t doing it for you? You poor beast! Thankfully, a good nose waxing can pare back your probiscus and keep your sense of smell intact. The Daily Mail sent a daring fashion writer to sniff out the story. While she lay back, a “beauty therapist” scooped some “goo” out of “what looks like a vat of hot bubble gum” and proceeded to stuff it up the writer’s nostril and let it sit for 30 seconds. And then … riiiiiip.
Does it hurt? You betcha. Nostril waxing “smarts for a second or two”—but the real trauma appeared to come from seeing all those recently-liberated nose hairs on the just-pulled wax. “Porcupine” is the word she used. The author admits nose hairs serve a biological purpose. Even if they’re long and ugly, nostril fuzz keeps dust, dirt, and other critters out so you can breathe easy. But a nose waxing doesn’t go so deep as to remove enough hairs that it could put your throat or lungs at risk.