It is important to use safe material during the process of stretching your ears. What we will discuss today is material to use during your stretching process. After your stretched ears have healed from your initial stretching your ears will be able to wear other material When it comes to stretching your ears, it can be confusing to know which material to use. Everyone has different skin types and allergies, so the material you choose to stretch your ears should be tailored to your individual needs. It is important to know your body and know what material your stretched ears may react to.
Here, we’ll discuss the different materials available to help you choose the best one for you. What we We start with what most people stretch with down to the material that we do not recommend stretching your ears.
Safe Material to use while stretching your ears
Stainless Steel Plugs
Stainless Steel plugs are one of the most popular choice for stretching ears. It is strong, non-porous, and hypoallergenic, making it a safe and comfortable choice for most people. It is also lightweight, easy to clean, and very affordable. We have found that the majority of people choose stainless steel as their material to stretch their ears. One of the most popular stretching kits we sell are our Stainless Steel Kits
Glass plugs are another great material for stretching ears. It is lightweight, non-porous, and hypoallergenic, making it safe and comfortable to use. These plugs are not only easy to clean but they will also last a long time. Glass plugs are a great plug to use while stretching your ears. Below are a few of our most popular glass plugs.
Princess Gem Faceted Cut Plugs - (Pair)
Lucifer's Gem Faceted Cut Plugs - (Pair)
Blue JellyFish Glass Glow in the Dark (Pair)
Materials to stay away from while stretching your ears
Organic materials such as wood, bone, and horn are a gorgeous look for your stretched ears. However, while your ears are in the initial stretching stage we recommend staying away from organic materials. Organic materials are a porous material so they typically will hold bacteria in the wood. This can be cleaned with jojoba oil, but we typically tell customers to wait until your ears have healed until you use wood plugs or other organic materials.
Silicone is one of the most popular materials used in stretch ears. It is affordable easy to clean and will last a long time. Silicone Plugs can be used to stretch your ears up to the next ear gauge size. Typically though we find ears are not ready to stretch the next size, but silicone plugs do not know this. The Silicone plugs will continue to expand out to their proper size whether your ears are ready for it or not. If your ears are not ready this will lead to a blowout. Silicone plugs also like to capture and absorb bacteria. So if your ears are stretching and have micro tears or cuts this bacteria will enter the tear and lead to an infection in your stretched ear. For more information on why you should not stretch your ears with silicone plugs click Why you should not stretch your ears with silicone plugs.
No matter which material you choose, make sure to read up on the different types to find the best one for you. Pay close attention to your stretched ears to make sure there is no allergic reaction that your body may be experiencing. We also always advice to seek a profession while you stretch your ears. They will help you find the best material for your body.
Mother of Pearl Steel Plugs - (Pair)
Abalone Teardrop Steel Plugs (Pair)
Bling Bling Stainless Steel Plugs (Pair)
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