Nostril hair and eyebrows
February 23, 2009 2:22pm CST
As a woman, if there is one thing I don't want or need it's more nostril hair. I've noticed over the last five years or so that my eyebrows are thinning and my nostril hair is growing. What's up with that???? I think maybe the brow thing could just be that my face is suffering from the pull of gravity which means I have more face sagging and that is causing the brows to look thinner because it looks like they're growing closer to my eye-lids too. Okay, that can be explained away. But not the nostril hair, sometimes I swear I feel like I'm walking around sporting shrubbery. That may be okay for 90-year-old men, but not for 50-year-old me. I spend time in the shower jerking them out and sending them down the drain. I can't clip them back because I'm left with stiff short hairs that stick the inside of my nose if I rub or bump it. Better to just jerk as many out as I can then swab everything with alcohol. I just don't understand where this mess is coming from? Hormones? Then why don't I have more armpit hair and leg hair? How can I make it go back to the way it use to be....I'll die if I start growing hair on or in my ears....Why do men do that? Go bald on top and then start growing all that wire hair off their ears and stuff?
23 Feb 09
It's normal to get more hair on those parts of your body which never were hairy once you get older. Not a very nice thing but that's a fact. Also, hair on your head gets less, unfortunatelly. Nasal hair act as a fibrous filter for inhaled particles. They have its own meaning to be a part of you. Maybe not the most attractive part, lol! Nasal hair has important implications for the health of the human body because a lack of nasal hair could invite the transport of potentially harmful particles into the respiratory system. By the way, in some cultures, nose hair is considered a blessing however. In ancient Rome, the hair on ones' nose was thought to be an extension of the brain, as the dendrites of certain neurons grew down the nose. This could potentially be the reason that Egyptian mummies had their brains pulled out through their nose, so that the entire brain was taken out and did not go to the underworld.
• United States
25 Feb 09
I know nostril hair is a filter and I don't have a problem with that. What I don't understand is why as we get older we lose hair in some places and then grow more in other places. In my case, I don't seem to be losing the hair on my head at all, as a matter of fact I seem to have more as I age. Of course it could be that the strands are just thickening up making it seem like I have more. All I know is the abundance of nostril hair is disgusting. Especially for a woman. I guess I'll keep yanking them out.