You Choose The Best Nose Hair Clipper for The Money
When it comes to choosing a nose hair clipper, it
really comes down to three criteria: price, durability, and
function. You want a clipper that isn't outrageously priced
because - let's face it - trimming your nose hair isn't something you
want to spend a lot of money on, right? It's something that
must be done, but regular clipping isn't so necessary that a tool to
get the job done should set you back enough to worry over.
Even though a quality electric hair clipper is
relatively inexpensive, you want one that will last. Your
nose hair isn't going to stop growing, after all, so you need a tool
that you can use every week and trust that it will work well.
You also want a trimmer that you can clean with water without
worrying about harming its performance over the years. In
this regard, not all hair clippers are the same, as you will see.
Finally, you need a nose hair tool that will clip
the hairs without nicking your skin or causing any discomfort inside
your nose by causing ingrown hairs or by pulling the hair out instead
of cutting it cleanly. Here again, not all clippers are
Blade speed matters, as well as the skin guard system
employed by the various makes and models. This functional
aspect is ultimately the most important criterion when making your
decision on which clipper deserves to be purchased.
Below you will find reviews of five top-selling
nose hair clipper models. We hope they will help make your
shopping and selection of the best trimmer possible that much easier.
The Mangroomer Essential can be used to clip both
ear and nose hair. It has a classic design and was easy to
hold onto and change positions, even when wet. This is a
wet-or-dry hair clipper, and functioned well in both scenarios during
our testing. At $15-$20, this is a reasonably priced trimmer
from a manufacturer that specializes in removal of unwanted body hair.
Its durability was tested by dropping from nose height to the
bathroom sink several times. The clipper did not show any
signs of damage and continued to function properly. Battery
life (AA) was average. Blade speed was a bit inconsistent,
depending on the length of sustained use, but this is expected with a
modestly priced, battery-operated nose hair clipper. The skin
well, with no pulled or ingrown hairs after use of this basic
Overall, we recommend the Mangroomer Essential as
a solid lower-end hair clipper.
The Groom Mate Platinum XL is a rare find.
Most nose hair clippers are electric (battery-operated or
rechargeable), but the Platinum XL is a two-handed crank trimmer.
We were intrigued by this seemingly odd design, so we had to
try it out. Let's say we were very pleasantly surprised.
Using both hands takes just a bit of practice, but the
clipper is small and easy to manipulate. One hand holds the
cutting end in place inside your nose or ear, and the other turns the
base to activate the blades. The entire clipper is made of
stainless steel and the rotary blades are guaranteed to stay sharp
forever. It is nicely priced at $20-$30. Because
there are no batteries required, this ear and nose hair clipper is much
smaller than others, which makes it ideal for carrying on your person
in everyday settings. It is also a very durable trimmer -
virtually indestructible in any realistic situation. We
worried that not having a motor to turn the blades would lead to
pulling hairs and skin nicks, but the action was dependably smooth and
no such accidents occurred.
we recommend the Groom Mate Platinum XL as
a very good buy for a non-electric nose and ear hair clipper.
The Remington NE-300 is, unfortunately, a nose
hair clipper that proves the saying, 'You get what you pay for.'
At $7-$10, this trimmer is one of the least expensive
clippers on the market. But it's clear why it costs so little
from the moment you first hold and use it. This trimmer feels
cheaply made and produces noticeably lower power. The results
were predictably poor. It took longer to do the clipping and
there were a couple of hair-pulling occurrences. This was
with a brand new clipper, so we can only assume it's all downhill from
there as this model ages. To be fair, it does get the job
done. It's just not a very good job, and it can be a bit
painful for your nose. The problem seems to be an
underpowered motor, which does not rotate the blades fast enough to
produce consistent cutting power. The Remington NE-300 also
failed our durability test, with the body casing cracking on the second
drop to the bathroom sink basin from nose height. The hair
clipper we tested still operates, but for how much longer?
recommend the Remington NE-300 Nose/Ear Hair Clipper.
The Wahl Rechargeable clipper is an excellent
choice, if you don't mind spending a bit more ($25-$30). It
comes in a kit, complete with recharger, cord, various attachments,
trimmer blade oil, combs, and a storage case - so it's actually a nice
price for all you get. The clipper itself is top-notch.
Most rechargeable nose hair clippers provide more power to
the cutting blades, but this Wahl model is one of the most powerful
we've ever tried. You can trim your nose, ears, and eyebrows
in the time it takes a battery-operated hair clipper to do just your
nose hairs. Add the fact that the Wahl recharges very
quickly, and you have a very nice trimmer that should be the last one
you ever need to buy. In terms of its durability, it
withstood repeated drops to the bathroom sink basin, with only the
attachment occasionally flying off (but not breaking). This
is the best nose hair trimmer we've tested to date.
we highly recommend the Wahl Rechargeable Nose/Ear/Brow Hair Clipper.
The Panasonic ER421KC offers some good features. Its most
interesting addition is a light to enable users to better see inside
their nose and ear canals while trimming hairs. We were
skeptical that it was just a marketing gimmick, but the light actually
does help when using the clipper. Best of all, the light
function does not seem to have increased the price much, if at all.
At $16-$20, this Panasonic hair clipper is right in line with
the cost for similar trimmers that do not include a light. In
other respects, the ER421KC performs well. This AA
battery-powered clipper produces good blade speed. No
discomfort from ear or nose hairs being pulled or skin being
pinched was detected at any time. We also did not cause any
noticeable damage to this model by dropping it a few times into the
sink basin from face height. All in all, this clipper is a
solid buy, and the light is useful for getting at smaller, hidden nose
we recommend the Panasonic ER421KC Lighted Ear & Nose Hair