If your earlobes seem drooping every time you wear certain earrings, notably heavy statement earrings, you will notice that the earrings are making your earlobes droop but may also hurt your ears.
We’ve uncovered some helpful tips for making your earlobes hurt less when wearing heavy earrings, and we’ll share them with you in this article. But first, why are your earlobes dropping, and how do you determine that your earrings are just too heavy for your earlobes?
How do I know if my earrings are too heavy?
You know that your earrings are too heavy for you and maybe too large if they create an earlobe droop. This happens when the earrings are too heavy and your lobes too thin and maybe too bendable, hence the earlobe droop.
In other words, the earrings will seem to always point down on the pavement, sagging and adding pressure to your ears.
Here are some things that tell you your earrings are too heavy
- Your earlobes are droopy and seem pulled down by gravity much more powerfully than they usually should.
- The earlobes appear wimpy, especially with thin earring backing that can quickly fail and not offer much support to the earlobe.
- The earlobe hole also stretches out when you wear earrings that are too heavy on the ears. These earrings will make the earlobe hole look much longer than they are, and if you are not careful about this, the hole could grow bigger with time and ultimately tear, especially if you don’t stop wearing the earrings soon enough.
The early signs of ear-splitting include the earring hole becoming increasingly elongated and turning into more of a slit than a hole, and the hole becoming stretched increasingly.
You will also experience discomfort, pain, and increased tension in your ears, all pointing to too much stress on your earlobe.
How to wear earrings that are too heavy?
To wear your heavy earrings comfortably and avoid hurting your earlobes, here are some of the things you could do and use.
1. Wear earring earlobe patches
To avoid the effects of wearing heavy earrings, you could first invest in earlobe patches. The patches come in handy when wearing heavy earrings because they keep the earlobes intact and prevent stretching.
And in case of a torn earlobe, you’d still be able to wear the earrings thanks to the patch that holds in place the earrings. And in case the earrings are causing discomfort, the patches earring earlobe patches ensure that the earrings stay on without causing any more discomfort to your ears.
Note that the patches are small oval patches that strengthen and support your earlobes when you wear chunky earrings. The patches also keep the earlobe holes safe from pulling down, meaning they will not slash down through your earlobe.
You will be happy to know that there are countless types of earlobe patches on the market today, and all these will ensure that your earlobes are secure and free from tearing. The patches are also invisible, small, versatile, and ideal for everyday use. They are also flexible and lightweight.
2. Make use of monster backings
To prevent the earlobes from drooping, you should consider using the monster backings. The backings work great because they create a flattened-out back for the earlobe, preventing the earlobes from bending while also making sure that they support your earlobes all long while making sure that you feel comfortable and look beautiful.
The backing also holds the earrings firmly, which means that the weight of the earrings will not pull down on the earlobes. The only catch is that you’ll have to align the large backings correctly; otherwise, they will not look great or balance the earrings.
Also, they need a lot more strength to stay on, and long earring posts mean that the backings can bend the posts easily.
3. Using plastic disc backs
The plastic earring disc backs will also prevent your earlobes from drooping or getting stretched out by the force and the extra weight of the earrings.
These backings use a wax-filled barrel to take hold of the posts, grasping well on the earlobes, staying on, and preventing the weight of the earrings from weighing down on the earrings.
These backings are also relatively inexpensive, they will hold the earrings in place pertly, and also, they will save the earlobe from getting irritated or being pulled down.
And because of the big size of the backings, they are easy to grasp, so easy to wear and take off. The only downside is that they may irritate you if you have sensitive skin.
The levears can be defined as the oblong earring backs, which not only give the dangly earrings a lift but also prevent the earrings from hurting your earlobes, stretching out, or tearing.
5. Silicone Sliders
You could also use silicone sliders to protect your earlobes from the extra weight of the earrings. The sliders are much more durable than the hard plastic backs, and they are also elegant.
These sliders work great in keeping your earrings pert on the ear, despite the weight. They are also much more flexible and have no grip problems. Unfortunately, the silicone sliders that have metallic parts incorporated may irritate.
Other practical solutions include
- Use surgical tape to hold on to the earrings back and keep it in place throughout.
- Turning your earrings into clip-ons to protect the earlobes from stretching out the piercings
If you are looking for a solution to the overbearing earrings problem, especially if you love to wear long and heavy earrings such as statement earrings that may pull down on your earlobes, causing tearing or extreme stretching, the solutions above are some of the best.
The patches and the monster backings often do a great job of keeping the earlobes perky and safe from being stretched out.
And at the end of the day, your earlobes will be safe, and also, you will be able to wear different kinds of heavy earrings quickly and without being in pain or feeling uncomfortable.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.