Here's What You Can Use To Pluck Hair If You Don't Have Tweezers

We've all been there; you're out with your friends, and when you step in the restroom, you spot it: the stray hair on your lip or chin that seems to have come out of nowhere. Fortunately, if you don't carry a pair of tweezers around with you, there are still plenty of creative ways to pluck out unwanted hairs. Tap into your inner MacGyver and get creative with the stuff you have on hand.

One genius tip from Reddit only requires a supply you'll find in any public bathroom: a paper towel. Simply wet the paper towel, place it over your fingers, and pull out that stray hair. The extra grip from the paper towel really does the job, according to commenters. Another commenter suggested clipping the hair with a nail clipper; however, while it'll do in a pinch, a nail clipper doesn't address the root of the problem — literally. If you don't remove the root of the hair, it will grow back much faster, while plucking out the root can last up to six weeks (via Healthline).

Other household plucking alternatives

Apart from the occasional stray hair, you might be ready to do away with plucking. After all, it's painful, and plucking every individual hair can get tedious fast (via Byrdie). Fortunately, there's an easy solution right there in your sewing kit: threading. Threading involves twisting thread to pluck out hair from the root, and can remove small rows of hairs at a time. There are tons of Youtube tutorials that teach you how to thread like a pro. While it might take some time to master your precision enough to go after your brows, threading is a fast, easy solution for your cheek, chin, and upper lip (via Glamour UK).

Maybe you're more a waxer than a plucker. If you're feeling adventurous, you can indulge your inner apothecary and mix your own face wax with sugar (via BeautyGlimpse). On the other hand, you can embrace the occasional body hair; after all, you can still enjoy your night out and pull out the tweezers when you get home.