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I’ve just waxed my nostrils with a Nair facial strip: AMA

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ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:09

I’ll get you started.

Are you a woman?
Yes, a hairy one.

Do you have very hairy nostrils?
Yes. I don’t know why. I think because I’m very pale with dark hair, it’s more noticeable. Plus, I’m tall and have kind of sticky outtie nostrils so easy for people to look up and into them.

What do you normally go to remove nostril hair?
I have one of those little nose hair trimmers that all of our dads had in the 80s.

Why didn’t you use it he nose hair trimmer?
I took the battery out of it for something else and didn’t have a spare.

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Burnamer · 20/03/2023 22:10

Did it hurt?

Icecreamandapplepie · 20/03/2023 22:10

I'm too tired to think of a witty question but look forward to the posters that aren't!

ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:11

Burnamer · 20/03/2023 22:10

Did it hurt?

I’ll refer you to my username.

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unclebuck · 20/03/2023 22:13

I had it done as an apparent help for hayfever. It caused me to get a sinus infection, fuckers.

comedycentral · 20/03/2023 22:13

Where will you wax next? 👂

Kingsize · 20/03/2023 22:14

Was the hair all inside your nostrils? I only ask because I saw my fil nose hair glinting in the sun the last day - the hairs were growing out of the pores on the top of the end of his nose. I was strangely fascinated!

SignOnTheWindow · 20/03/2023 22:14

At exactly what point did you realise you'd made a mistake?

ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:15

unclebuck · 20/03/2023 22:13

I had it done as an apparent help for hayfever. It caused me to get a sinus infection, fuckers.

How far up did they go?!

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ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:16

comedycentral · 20/03/2023 22:13

Where will you wax next? 👂

Chin. Always the chin 😥

Cries in hirsutism.

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Countquack · 20/03/2023 22:16

Would you do it again?

I tweeze. Do you think you’d try that another time?

how do you get the wax to dry when the inside of your nose is wet?

Do you wax all around both nostrils at once, or do one nostril and then the other?

Can we see the strip over on Sporners?

ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:17

Kingsize · 20/03/2023 22:14

Was the hair all inside your nostrils? I only ask because I saw my fil nose hair glinting in the sun the last day - the hairs were growing out of the pores on the top of the end of his nose. I was strangely fascinated!

Oh good lord. I can’t get that mental image out of my head.

I’d have to have asked him if I could touch it.

Mine were just of the localised nostril variety.

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MichelleScarn · 20/03/2023 22:17

Have your eyes stopped watering yet?...

Schmutter · 20/03/2023 22:19

Nooo. You need one of those nose waxing kits whereby you dip a stick into wax melted in the microwave and stick it up the nostril, and then wrench it out.

I do this to my dh periodically and laugh like a drain as he makes quite the fuss. Works brilliantly though.

Mother87 · 20/03/2023 22:19

Wax every time - have got wiry long foookers (Chinese hair - double shaft apparently, which isn't as fun as it may soundGrinand it's only ever wax that sorts it

ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:19

SignOnTheWindow · 20/03/2023 22:14

At exactly what point did you realise you'd made a mistake?

I think adrenaline kicked in after the first pull on nostril 1.

Nostril 2 and subsequent mop-up sessions were less successful.

Fun fact, when you rapidly remove hair from your nose, your nose starts streaming. This does loosen the wax adhesion somewhat but only enough to make it less effective, not less painful.

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SirSamVimesCityWatch · 20/03/2023 22:19

Did you do both nostrils?

How, having done one, did you convince yourself to do the other?

ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:23

MichelleScarn · 20/03/2023 22:17

Have your eyes stopped watering yet?...

Fvt beg. Wick JB d wijerv.

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unclebuck · 20/03/2023 22:24

They used hot wax and stuck a thin wooden spatula in to yank it all out by. They did the whole nostril 😂it was SO PAINFUL. I could smell everything so clearly it was quite magical until I got fucking sinusitis sorry it wasn't that, it was nasal vestibulitis, horrid, AVOID!

BadgerFacedCoo · 20/03/2023 22:25

Well done to you.

I'd have done one and brazened out living the rest of my life with a wax strip hanging out out the other.

unclebuck · 20/03/2023 22:25

Schmutter · 20/03/2023 22:19

Nooo. You need one of those nose waxing kits whereby you dip a stick into wax melted in the microwave and stick it up the nostril, and then wrench it out.

I do this to my dh periodically and laugh like a drain as he makes quite the fuss. Works brilliantly though.

Yes this, not a fucking wax strip.
Amateur hour at ItsBeginningToScabOverNow Towers 😂

ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:26

Countquack · 20/03/2023 22:16

Would you do it again?

I tweeze. Do you think you’d try that another time?

how do you get the wax to dry when the inside of your nose is wet?

Do you wax all around both nostrils at once, or do one nostril and then the other?

Can we see the strip over on Sporners?

I’ve tweezed before and just found it too unbelievably sore. Plus, the sneezing.

I’ll see what the regrowth is like on this and would consider it again.

The inside of my nose was dry when I started, but I had to take a break once it started watering.

I didn’t go around the nostril, I kind of folded the strip into a little cone and applied that. I then went back over stubborn areas.

Wax strip is currently folded onto itself into the bathroom bin, so not sure it’d make for a sporner-corner worthy pic.

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PragmaticWench · 20/03/2023 22:28

Are there any other orifices you'd wax now you've done this one?

ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:29

Schmutter · 20/03/2023 22:19

Nooo. You need one of those nose waxing kits whereby you dip a stick into wax melted in the microwave and stick it up the nostril, and then wrench it out.

I do this to my dh periodically and laugh like a drain as he makes quite the fuss. Works brilliantly though.

I never knew such a thing existed!!!

Can you give me a link?

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ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:30

BadgerFacedCoo · 20/03/2023 22:25

Well done to you.

I'd have done one and brazened out living the rest of my life with a wax strip hanging out out the other.

It was very much a possibility at one stage. Once my nose and eyes started watering, I’d have happily just let the strip stay there. Maybe I could have trained my nasal hair to grow down it, like some form of exotic wisteria.

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ItsBeginningToScabOverNow · 20/03/2023 22:32

unclebuck · 20/03/2023 22:25

Yes this, not a fucking wax strip.
Amateur hour at ItsBeginningToScabOverNow Towers 😂

Look, we do what we can with what we have.

I just wish I still had one of those little sticky-removing cotton swabs that comes with the strips. No amount of hot water is shifting the sticky residue. I sleep with a very hair cat (not a euphemism) so just know I’m going to wake up in the morning looking like a bunny has burrowed its way up my nose.

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