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A.K. Boomer
08-11-2006, 12:37 AM
Im getting sick of the amount of ear hair thats accumulating on my ears, i dont mind the light fluffy stuff but im getting some major roots growing and i will not become one of those guys that has an ear beard (i still like to chase the young babes once in awhile)
For the most part my medicine cabnet contains a bic lighter, press down on the butane lever and fill ear -- then ignite,,, this is whats got me by for over a decade now, , these bigger hairs wont burn off and i need a permanent fix ------ im thinking about zapping them with house current and a needle just like they do with that electrolisis crap, I could totally insulate everything except the tip of the needle and use the tip to go down to the hair root and throw the switch,,, the other wall tap would go to my ear lobe with conductive grease so the volts wont be going through my chest or anything,,, what do you guys think? will i need to get a transformer and bump up the volts, what about a nice little start capacitor? this is no joke... its going down , help me do it right...

torker
08-11-2006, 01:10 AM
AK...a very funny read!
I'm petrified of ear hair :D...did you know that people with lots of ear hair are more prone to heart attacks than those without?
Some study I read about years ago came up with this amazing factoid.
I do like your butane explosion method.
Driving past some IED's comes to mind...or fill your ears full of white carpenters glue, insert a stick, let the glue dry then yank the whole works out.
What about the hot wax and cloth strips that the wimmin use?
Russ

A.K. Boomer
08-11-2006, 01:18 AM
Quote, "I'm petrified of ear hair ...did you know that people with lots of ear hair are more prone to heart attacks than those without?"

Dude, if that were true there would not be an italian man left on the planet (and even some of the women --- oops sorry grandma)
Torker, in all seriousness, what do you think of the plan?

torker
08-11-2006, 01:23 AM
I think you're nuts:D But then again...I'm scared chitless of hot electrical wires wrapped around my noodle.

Evan
08-11-2006, 01:55 AM
To get a good finish you really should use a reamer. Stop when you meet very much resistance.

JRouche
08-11-2006, 02:01 AM
Haaaa, that is great. I say hook it up to 220vac just to make sure. Also, please has your survivor take the video and post it here..

I am having the problem with nose hair speaking of hair. The little buggers are starting to come out white. So I usually rotor ruter the hairs outta there. Problem is when they are growin back some are white and look like a bugger dangling. I'm having to get in there and rotor them out more often. Whatta pain. JRouche

rsr911
08-11-2006, 02:12 AM
I'm 36 and started to get ear and nose hair around age 30. It was so embarrassing since a co-worker pointed it out. I ran out that day and bought an ear and nose trimer but it's a pain. The spindle speed is too low since it runs on a single AA battery. What about attaching the cutting head to a dremel attached to a 5 axis setup and doing the whole thing CNC. With live tooling the dremel could swing out of the way so a high speed electric razor could give me a shave (I also hate shaving, I don't get a 5 o'clock shadow, mine is a 1 o'clock shadow :D !). A misting nozzle could apply the after shave lotion in a very even and consistent manner provided the tool path was optimized. :D ;)

Mickey_D
08-11-2006, 02:25 AM
Get one of those electric fly swatters that Harbor Freight advertises for $2.99. Sub $3 electric flyswatters always inspire confidence in my tool vendors for me. Wire up a mini din headphone plug to the zapper in it and go to town. When those nasty old hairs short out across the terminals, they will be the least of your worries.

winchman
08-11-2006, 04:13 AM
"...people with lots of ear hair are more prone to heart attacks than those without?"

Makes sense. If you're prone to heart attacks, you might have problems with blood circulation elsewhere. The ear hair is the body's way of keeping the ear warm when the circulation of blood isn't up to par.

Roger

John Stevenson
08-11-2006, 04:32 AM
Get bigger headphones for your walkman.


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Forrest Addy
08-11-2006, 06:12 AM
Unwanted ear hair? Well, make it a fashion statement: braid it, gell it and spike it, or how about a couple of ear mini pony tails set off with colorful yarn. Decorate it with tiny bells and little nesting birds.

Sneer at those without make them envious.

Casually hang your dinner fork in your ear hair while temporatily occupied with corn on he cob.

Why curse the darkness. Stuff your ear hair back in until it's saturated with wax then ignite it for a candle.

Make mascots. Rat your ear hair up to make a couple of fluffy tufts, shape them into a warm fuzzy animals, and add little beady eyes. Give them names. Then reference them from time to time to bring them into conversation with strangers. Mediate their quarrels while riding in a bus.

Braid your ear hair into your eyebrows. Your nostrils too if there is enough to do so tastefully.

Use it to hold your hat on in a wind.

If a stranger volunteers a comment on your ear hair offer to show them the hair on your a$$ while rapidly doffing your britches. Safe bet. He won't stiick around to look.

There's lots an imaginative man can do if over-supplied with nature's bounty.

Alistair Hosie
08-11-2006, 06:28 AM
So you have hair in excess round your lugs eh well it just so happens my sister stilll needs a toupee so why not have her min oh no forget it it would be too costly the national health would never wear it or you for that matter.:DAlistair

IOWOLF
08-11-2006, 06:58 AM
Use a welder and an Ice pick for all I care,Just crank it up high please.
This has got to be the most ridiculous topic ever.

Norman Atkinson
08-11-2006, 07:11 AM
You need a torch. You shine the torch into one ear so someone can trim the hair in other one.

You can then use the hair to replace that lost on your sporran from brushing the dandruff from your 'ghillies'
A Gruesome business, I believe

Anyway, Alistair, I thought that you would know that.

Cheers

Norm

Iowolf, this is highly technical stuff- and the start of a lot of Scottish jokes.

Your Old Dog
08-11-2006, 07:24 AM
I think it's a silly idea. Applying electricity in such a crude and cavalier fashion is sure to end in injury. It's sure to cause you even worse problems in the future.

Some of those hairs are likely the really thick variety. Some of mine snap when the barber was clipping them out one at a time. If your experiment fails, and I thinnk it will, you run the risk of not getting all the root. Should that happen they come back even stronger/thicker then before. It is entirely possible one of two of them may be aimed at the opposing side of the ear canal. This can cause them to imbed on the other side of your ear causing a bridge affect. It will cause you great discomfort and make you nuts until they reach the length where you can start dressing them out of the ear canal and on over your shoulders. After that, I agree Forest had the best idea. With enough of us baby boomers on the planet with dread-naughts and braids gracefully flowing out of our ears it wouldn't take long and we'll be the envy of everyone with nose, tongue and ear piercings. I don't think you shoud mess with it.

Will they take hair dye? Blaze red is popular with the youth these days. Would make an awesome fashion statement. Come to think about it, might make some other statements as well :D

J Tiers
08-11-2006, 08:55 AM
Don't worry about it....

Its proof you are a genuine silverback, and consequently unemployable.....

The larger companies train the HR receptionists to spot it at a distance..... after they report it, your interviewer is mysteriously called into a meeting for 6 hours.

Think of it as an early retirement marker! :)

torker
08-11-2006, 09:12 AM
Ahh Forrest....I forgive you for making me snerk coffee all over my keyboard :D
Unwanted ear hair? Well, make it a fashion statement: braid it, gell it and spike it, or how about a couple of ear mini pony tails set off with colorful yarn. Decorate it with tiny bells and little nesting birds.

Sneer at those without make them envious.

Casually hang your dinner fork in your ear hair while temporatily occupied with corn on he cob.

Why curse the darkness. Stuff your ear hair back in until it's saturated with wax then ignite it for a candle.

Make mascots. Rat your ear hair up to make a couple of fluffy tufts, shape them into a warm fuzzy animals, and add little beady eyes. Give them names. Then reference them from time to time to bring them into conversation with strangers. Mediate their quarrels while riding in a bus.

Braid your ear hair into your eyebrows. Your nostrils too if there is enough to do so tastefully.

Use it to hold your hat on in a wind.

If a stranger volunteers a comment on your ear hair offer to show them the hair on your a$$ while rapidly doffing your britches. Safe bet. He won't stiick around to look.

There's lots an imaginative man can do if over-supplied with nature's bounty.

speedy
08-11-2006, 09:13 AM
In respect of the ear hair problem, Vincent van Gogh had half the solution.

Nasal hair problems? A spitefull nature could be the remedy here?.

Norman Atkinson
08-11-2006, 09:44 AM
No Ken, Van Gogh had an ear for music.

It was Alistair that painted things. Green things!

Norm

Rustybolt
08-11-2006, 10:33 AM
Grow your hair over your ears.

Bill Pace
08-11-2006, 10:51 AM
What a goofy thread!!!

But, Hey!! this is serious....just ask my bride!! (of 48yrs) She just cant stand it when mine start raising their ugly heads. Shes experimented with about a dozen of the little trimmers and has one now that she has pronounced that it does a creditable job---one of the Wahls..I think?---Definate no-no on the rotary types. So, bout every 10-12 days she corrals me for a 5 min trim.

Forest, I'll have to give her a copy of your solutions and see the reactions.......

A.K. Boomer
08-11-2006, 11:26 AM
I dont think iv ever heard so many different sugestions Nor taken so much abuse in all my life, i thought i had a few friends here ----- who knew the best sugestion would come from a junior member with only 13 post, yes thats right -Mickey D knows that its going to take some volts to get the job done so i will check into the harbor frieght fly swatter (but not use it with headphones) and will hook it up to a variable resistor and a discharge switch.

Forest gets best jab with this; "Make mascots. Rat your ear hair up to make a couple of fluffy tufts, shape them into a warm fuzzy animals, and add little beady eyes. Give them names. Then reference them from time to time to bring them into conversation with strangers. Mediate their quarrels while riding in a bus."

it was the mediating of quarrels while riding on the bus that expelled most of my mornings green tea out of my nose onto my freshly ironed pantaloons...


In answer to the why not just trim question - its because i dont have that kind of time or persistance on my hands (whould have to do it everyday) + trimming leaves stubbles, Nose hairs kid stuff -- iv been dealing with that since i was four years old, i have to yank them out and that buys me some time, this i can deal with , the ear hair has to go...

UB jackel -- your post was cruel and uncalled for (spankin???)

J tiers --- thanks, silverback is what im called at my local gym, something about the way i still sling around the 120lb dumbells:D

In all seriousness, i had an old girlfriend that did laser hair removal and she got me in to try it on my neck, I could not take it on the mildest setting, i was jumping off the table, she and her assistant thought i was just being a big baby then one of them plucked a hair out and it about killed me, then they both go, "no wonder -- these things are a half inch deep" followed by -- "oh my god its making him bleed"
I use a norelco but some of the hairs have to be yanked because they wont fit into the heads, yes to some degree this stuff is funny ------- but its also a prob., im going with the harbor freight set up untill somebody comes up with something different, have to say that im also a little disapointed with Evan and his reamer sugestion..........

Evan
08-11-2006, 12:33 PM
If you don't like the reamer then go with the electricity. It has the side benefit when applied to the head region of causing things like the pain of hair removal to be nothing more than a memory, a fading memory. Rapidly fading. After a few treatments everything will be fine, just fine, all the time. They use it on people with severe ear hair problems in special institutions reserved for just such cases.

john hobdeclipe
08-11-2006, 12:38 PM
Surely, as a machinist, you have an oxy-acetylene rig in a corner somewhere. With a big rosebud?

A.K. Boomer
08-11-2006, 12:44 PM
If you don't like the reamer then go with the electricity. It has the side benefit when applied to the head region of causing things like the pain of hair removal to be nothing more than a memory, a fading memory. Rapidly fading. After a few treatments everything will be fine, just fine, all the time. They use it on people with severe ear hair problems in special institutions reserved for just such cases.


Thats why your other wire is conected to your ear lobe, so it dont erase your hardrive...

Evan
08-11-2006, 12:48 PM
Don't forget to move it when you do the other ear.

madman
08-11-2006, 12:51 PM
Bic lighter set head sideways discharge a bit of butane gas into ear canal and light. Wow hairs all gone. Works for nose hair also. No charge for the tip. Good luck Madman

A.K. Boomer
08-11-2006, 12:57 PM
Good point Evan,,,, Madman that method isnt working anymore, hairs are to coarse, I cannot believe you do this to your nose hairs, you got brass bro...

Wirecutter
08-11-2006, 02:33 PM
AK -
Man, you got some brass of your own asking a question like that with this gang. Thanks, though - it's made for a very entertaining thread. Forrest, as always, has outdone himself.


Make mascots. ... Mediate their quarrels while riding in a bus.

I'd like to humbly suggest checking with an Ear, Nose, and Throat doc, or maybe a hair removal specialist. Can you get electrolysis under general anesthesia?

I've got one of those rotary trimmers for nose hair - I got it in Japan. (The Japanese are great at stuff like that.) It's one of the cheap ones, though, and I have considered souping it up with another AA battery in series with the first one. But it does the job for me, thank heaven.

I have to say I wondered what it must sound like when you do the butane lighter trick. I guess I have a pretty sick and active imagination.


-Mark

TECHSHOP
08-11-2006, 09:29 PM
Hell, just do the "comb over".

john hobdeclipe
08-11-2006, 09:32 PM
I'm 36 and started to get ear and nose hair around age 30. It was so embarrassing since a co-worker pointed it out. I ran out that day and bought an ear and nose trimer but it's a pain. The spindle speed is too low since it runs on a single AA battery. What about attaching the cutting head to a dremel attached to a 5 axis setup and doing the whole thing CNC. With live tooling the dremel could swing out of the way so a high speed electric razor could give me a shave (I also hate shaving, I don't get a 5 o'clock shadow, mine is a 1 o'clock shadow :D !). A misting nozzle could apply the after shave lotion in a very even and consistent manner provided the tool path was optimized. :D ;)

You're on to something here, with the CNC. But instead of a Dremel, Boomer needs to set up a pedal powered antique dentist drill, using his new cranks. Now, he can get a workout, get his ears done, and at the same time eliminate the dead spot at top dead center.:D

nheng
08-11-2006, 10:11 PM
(i still like to chase the young babes once in awhile)
...

Many of the electrolysists ARE young babes and they aren't very expensive ...er, the electrolysis, that is.

Only other suggestion would be a good weed wacker :D Den

wierdscience
08-11-2006, 10:25 PM
Im getting sick of the amount of ear hair thats accumulating on my ears, i dont mind the light fluffy stuff but im getting some major roots growing and i will not become one of those guys that has an ear beard (i still like to chase the young babes once in awhile)
For the most part my medicine cabnet contains a bic lighter, press down on the butane lever and fill ear -- then ignite,,, this is whats got me by for over a decade now, , these bigger hairs wont burn off and i need a permanent fix ------ im thinking about zapping them with house current and a needle just like they do with that electrolisis crap, I could totally insulate everything except the tip of the needle and use the tip to go down to the hair root and throw the switch,,, the other wall tap would go to my ear lobe with conductive grease so the volts wont be going through my chest or anything,,, what do you guys think? will i need to get a transformer and bump up the volts, what about a nice little start capacitor? this is no joke... its going down , help me do it right...

Candy a--! Playing with those dinky little limp wristed wires .

Be a real man and go medieval on it,use molten lead!Propane burner,laddle and a small funnel is all you need,careful you don't spill any:D

hornluv
08-11-2006, 10:46 PM
In all seriousness, my wife got a shock from her phone (while stupidly talking on it in the bathtub) and lost all of her hearing in that ear. I don't think I'd go the electricity route.

What about making a souped up epilady type thing. Get a suitable spring (tightly wound) and put it in a Dremel or Foredom tool and set that sucker a spinnin' in there! That might work. You could even stick a Q-tip on the end and kill two birds with one stone.

Wierdscience wrote:

"Be a real man and go medieval on it,use molten lead!Propane burner,laddle and a small funnel is all you need,careful you don't spill any"

Definitely don't spill any. That stuff is toxic you know!

bob_s
08-11-2006, 10:58 PM
an excuse to buy a new tig welder... enuf said!

A.K. Boomer
08-12-2006, 12:59 AM
In all seriousness, my wife got a shock from her phone (while stupidly talking on it in the bathtub) and lost all of her hearing in that ear. I don't think I'd go the electricity route.

What about making a souped up epilady type thing. Get a suitable spring (tightly wound) and put it in a Dremel or Foredom tool and set that sucker a spinnin' in there! That might work. You could even stick a Q-tip on the end and kill two birds with one stone.

Wierdscience wrote:

"Be a real man and go medieval on it,use molten lead!Propane burner,laddle and a small funnel is all you need,careful you don't spill any"

Definitely don't spill any. That stuff is toxic you know!


Its to late bro,,, micky d's right -- harbor freight has them for an unbelievable $2.99 and i just bought four of them, one for the flys in my shop one for a friend and two for ear hair R&D removal, I got the bad boys --- 150,000 volts there rated, and i can hook them up in series or parallel or whatever the hell i want, they take two D-cells but i bet i can push it with three, My ear hair aint way deep inside my ear canal so all should be good, thanks for the concern but your wife wasnt properly grounded in the apropriate area's so the shock went right through her, god bless, take care --- and in 7 to 10 working days i will be the envy of every hairy eared man on the planet... (some assembly required)

gizmo2
08-12-2006, 01:07 AM
Boomer, you said, "This is no joke." I beg to differ. Four pages of pure humor, what a wonderful thread! As for the maintenance; time marches on, laddie, the rules continue to change for all of us. No time to weed whack the Wild Patches? You must be one busy dude!

Evan
08-12-2006, 03:51 AM
Boomer, I think the 110 ac might be a bit much. I have experience in these things. One day a long time ago I was working on an old vacuum tube color TV while speaking to a friend on the telephone. I had the phone to my left ear held against my shoulder. I was adjusting something and my hand drifted a bit close to the high voltage lead to the CRT. I didn't touch it but it must of had a crack or pinhole in the insulation.

It threw an arc to my hand about an inch away. The voltage traveled up my right arm, across my shoulder, through my head and arced into the phone from my left ear.

It was a stunning experience to say the least, literally. I recall it all which is very suprising. I remember my friend asking me what was that immensely loud CLICK he heard. I couldn't answer him as at the moment I was not able to form the intent to speak. In fact I wasn't able to form any thought at all. It was very odd, as if my brain was being rebooted. I couldn't make a single coherent word come out of my mouth for about 20 seconds as I couldn't even make my mouth move. I wasn't unconcious, just a strange sort of paralysis that was more mental than physical since my heart was still beating. It was like being in suspended animation.

It isn't something I would care to do again and since then I take every opportunity to not work on televisions or monitors if at all possible.

ulav8r
08-14-2006, 01:49 PM
Use a bush hog on a 90 horse tractor. Dull the blade so they will jerk the hairs out by the roots. They will be slower to grow back that way. I started young so I can get by with tweezers.

Ear hair and plugs don't mix well, so it is a constant battle.

Norman Atkinson
08-14-2006, 02:05 PM
I suppose that Van Gogh had half solved the problem.

What's this 'ere? Pardon!

Norm

garyphansen
08-14-2006, 05:06 PM
Why the my ear hair keep getting thicker and thicker and the hair on the top of my heady keeps geting thinner and thinner? Hay, I do not want the miss lead anyone the hair on the top of my head can not get any thinner. Gary P. Hansen

Allan Waterfall
08-14-2006, 07:08 PM
You get thinner on top as you get older because your hair starts to grow inwards instead and comes out at every orifice,that's why us senior citizens have hairy ears,noses and arseholes.:D

Allan

matador
08-14-2006, 07:09 PM
You're all way off the mark.Here is the ultimate solution:
A stick of "geli"will burn those suckers off no trouble at all.
Please note:1 stick only!You don't want to overdo it:D.

madman
08-15-2006, 03:20 AM
The other day at the die shop thid tool and die guy henry walks up to me. He says Mike you got this hair hanging outa your nose its really annoying me. Then without missin a beat says do you want me to pull it out for you. I laughed and said naw ill power yank it or put the bic lighter to it. Never in my life have i had a man offer to yank out a nose hair especially outa my nose. I found this really weird and im still weirded out, Could it be something deeper and more mysterious than it allready seems. Any tips on how to handle this., signed ready to quit the die trades and go to jobbing work

Norman Atkinson
08-15-2006, 04:32 AM
Mike.

Obviously, he likes hairy men.

Keep your back to the wall and don't drop the soap in the washroom.

Unless you want your luck to change- that is.

Norm

A.K. Boomer
08-15-2006, 11:23 AM
The other day at the die shop thid tool and die guy henry walks up to me. He says Mike you got this hair hanging outa your nose its really annoying me. Then without missin a beat says do you want me to pull it out for you. I laughed and said naw ill power yank it or put the bic lighter to it. Never in my life have i had a man offer to yank out a nose hair especially outa my nose. I found this really weird and im still weirded out, Could it be something deeper and more mysterious than it allready seems. Any tips on how to handle this., signed ready to quit the die trades and go to jobbing work

The following is an exerpt from page 353 of the how to be manly manual and i quote; Of Male Co-Workers offering to pull nose hairs;
There's no secret antidote for handeling a situation like this, there's no proper words or nothing you can do, Your Co-worker is a Homo, start pounding the pavement to look for a new job, be curtious to your employer and give him your two weeks, start wearing boxers and briefs to work --- this may buy you those critical seconds while your screaming for help should there be more of them and you become temperarly overpowered or caught by surprise, stay in full veiw of other workers at all times, never turn your back on said co-worker and never face directly forward, If conversation has to take place in order to work together then stand sideways and talk out of the corner of your mouth like dic cheney, do not leave food or beverages unattended and time your bathroom breaks at different intervals, if Perp follows you in imediatly leave and just go in your pants, if this becomes a pattern start wearing depends to work along with boxers and briefs --- this has been a sugestion from page 353 of the Manly Man Manual...