Almost all Indian women wear earrings/ear studs on a continuous basis .We love to wear different earrings/studs on different occasions and also prefer stuff which matches our outfits :).
Over a period of time the ear lobe usually starts stretching .
I am a victim of this problem.
Story of my Stretched Ear lobes :
One of my ear lobe began to stretch after I did a big mistake more than two decades ago. I wanted to wear big and heavy Earrings for a wedding and noticed that my ear hole was too small for them . As I was in a hurry I used some force to push it through and there was some bleeding too. I just ignored and went ahead without realizing what was coming up in the future. That incident cut one important tissue in the ear lobe which actually helps in holding the earrings and prevents stretching and tearing :((
Slowly over the years the size of the hole kept increasing.
I soon stopped wearing earrings. For a few years I used earrings which can be simply pressed on the ear lobes , thanks to my sister who got these for me when she went to other countries on official work. These type of earrings were not available in India during those days , sometimes they were too hard and painful or too loose for my ear lobes.
Whenever I came across a jewelry store I would ask for this type of earrings and sometimes I was lucky. Soon I started wearing very very light earrings but I found it very difficult when I had to attend events and wanted to wear heavy jewelry. Tried using buttons at the back of the ear lobe but they didn’t help. I was unable to wear my favorite and expensive jewelry sets. Sometimes I would use ‘Champaswaralu’ to hold the earrings up.
What are ‘Champaswaralu’ :
Indian jewelry which is like a chain that holds the Ear-ring on one end and the other end is hooked to the hair. This can be used to lift/hold the Ear-ring.
Simple and Effective Solution for Stretched Ear Lobes :
I was very unhappy and discussed with friends and colleagues about how to repair my damaged ear lobe and they suggested to go for a surgery but I hesitated.
Couple of years ago , I started looking for solutions on the Internet as to how I can close my torn ear lobe ,without having a a surgery . Was looking for a way of just sticking up the hole using some special Medical grade adhesive which is similar to the one used for healing small cuts and wounds without stitching up by using sutures.
It was then that I stumbled upon ‘Ear Lift’ .
I was amazed at the simple solution.
More about ‘Ear Lift’ :
These are small oval shaped transparent stickers which has to be stuck behind the ear lobe over the hole and these are available in different packs with 30 patches or 60 patches.
I have been extremely happy ever since :).
Detailed instructions are mentioned on the package.
Advantages of ‘Ear Lift’ patches :
- You can wear all kinds of Ear rings. Especially when wearing heavy jewelry for special occasions.
- One can also have a shower without any problem. These patches are waterproof.
- These stickers are transparent and invisible too.
- Each sticker lasts for at least 10 days. The patch then slowly starts peeling off and then it is time to replace.
- Very easy to fix behind the ear lobe. IT does take a few attempts to know where exactly to fix the patch. You can take the help of others to fix it.
- Quality of Adhesive is very good. It does have a life , so they have to replaced once it starts to peel off.
- This is an imported product.
Please change the sticker whenever you find that it begins to peel off or you find any discomfort.
Here is the product which I am using and is available on Amazon.
Preventing Stretched Ear lobes :
Your Ear lobes may be perfect as on date , however , it is advisable to use these stickers whenever you are wearing heavy Earrings during special occasions. This will prevent any stretching of Ear lobes in the future.
Here are images of my ears ‘Before’ and ‘After’ using Earlift.
I bought this product on Amazon.
Click on the below image if you are interested in more details of this product.
I am so grateful for this invention and for having stumbled upon this solution and so glad to share with you.