If you don’t zoom out, the blowout is likely to get bigger. Go down a size and see how your ear feels. You may need to go down another size or two before the pressure is relieved. You want your earlobe to relax and rest, so lower yourself far enough to feel the pressure release.
Once you’ve received a professional blowout, you can expect it to last two to three days as long as you don’t get caught in the rain or exposed to high humidity. Most of the time, however, you can extend your blowouts to five or seven days.
I recommend reducing the size of distended ears (at least temporarily) as a possible solution for: sudden pain that doesn’t go away despite a salt bath; tear; uneven stretching; Thinning of the ears and any injury to your earlobe. Reducing your ears allows your ears to heal.
Dead expansion is the process of inserting a larger piece of jewelry into the piercing; this is only advisable if it fits in without pressure, otherwise you risk bursting. This method works better if you’ve been the previous size for a while and the piercing has loosened.
How to avoid fast-falling breakouts or curls: You may need to set your curls for a longer period of time to style your hair into a different shape. You may also be using an iron that is too big. Try a smaller curling iron or sleep in curlers.
The half size between 0g and 00g is 9mm and is sometimes referred to as 00g. Stretching too much or too early will tear your earlobe. Even if the flap does not visibly bleed, microtears will appear on the inside of the flap.
There are many differing opinions on the subject, but the majority of professionals in the body modification industry recommend never going larger than 2 – 0 gauge if you want your ears to close completely where you do can’t see through.
In North America, most stretching methods increase by a single equal increment at a time. 0g (8mm) is commonly considered “the point of no return”: a hole larger than this size will rarely come close to a standard piercing size.