Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Ear Lobe Stretching

So i,m currently stretching my ear lobes and a few people wanted me to tell them how i do it so here it is this hopefully will a be a beginners guide to lobe stretching.

First of all will your work place let you stretch? And will it in the future make getting yourself a job harder?
These are questions you need to ask yourself!! The reason i say this is because i'm stretching but i will only go to a 6mm because i do not know where i will be in a few years time and do not know if it will acceptable remember 8mm is the point of no return but this does not apply to everyone!! Everybody is different!

  • You will need a lobe piercing to stretch if you have it pierced just to stretch remember to wait until it is fully healed!! this is important it will cause unessesery  pain and maybe infection.
  • So Your piercing is fully healed! Time To begin i recommend a kit personally to get you started it can be a cheaper option rather than buying seperatly every two weeks! And the materials i recommend are steel you want to avoid other materials eg acrylic silicone until your ear is fully healed again the reason for this is little holes in the acrylic which will be a breeding zone for bacteria which will lead to infections. Here is what i use to stretch.

The above link is to the kit im stretching with with 6 different sizes to move you up comfortably and safely. 

In this kit you will receive
  • 1.6mm (14 Gauge)
  • 2.0mm (12 Gauge)
  • 2.4mm (10 Gauge)
  • 3.2mm (8 Gauge)
  • 4.0mm (6 Gauge)
  • 5.0mm (4 Gauge)

You need to find out at what size you are pierced with it is usually a 1.6mm but can vary!

Start Stretching :)

With Your stretchers you need to sterilize them before letting them come in contact with your ears! Boiling water in a cup with do the trick but it has to be extremely hot! To work.
Massage your ears on the upcoming week of your first stretch this will make them supple.
Clean your ears with a anti bacterial soap and your hands make sure everything you use is clean.
You can use a lubricant to help the stretch jojoba oil is a good choice but use very little or your fingers will slide around! press through the piercing if it does not go through all way comfortably fine use the o rings to secure in place and slide through to the thickest part of jewellery over the course of the day! It is not  a race take your time pushing to far to soon will cause bleeding and also could cause infection! stretching should not hurt as soon as it starts stop leave it a while! Once your jewellery is in fully enjoy :)


You Have made your first stretch but you need to take care of it clean like it is a fresh piercing up to 3 times a day make sure your ear is moisturised this is were jojoba oil comes in handy :) make sure to move the jewellery around everyday! This Should take two weeks to heal but again everyone is different!

When Can I Next Stretch

When it is fully healed after two weeks you can move up to the next size repeating the process!


Stretching is not a race you need to let your ears heal in-between stretches Your body tissue needs to heal and adjust to grow new cells!

And this is where i end this post i am currently sitting at my first week and 2.4mm (10 Gauge) This process works for me and is the best in my opinion .

My Next 3 Stretches

Take your time and love your lobes avoid infection :) please feel free to ask any questions you might have.

The Hair Journey

So i decided to undertake a hair experiment! Yes i know i never change my hair the hardest hair decisions i make lately are which shade of black :P So to my surprise i decided on something drastic Purple Hair and i do not mean dark i mean violet bright :) So with years of black in hair i knew this was not going to be the easiest thing to do. But i decided against full head to much damage for me so just the front part which sounds strange i know :) I could have done it professionally for lots of £££ But i decided to do it my self with hair experience what so ever so it was trial and error haha! I decided to just bleach the black out and apply my violet i knew it was going to take a couple of bleaches to get the brightest but i did one a week so i will show you the scary colours of my hair :)


So here are a few of the pictures i saw that really made me want to take the plunge.

Love this hair and maybe next time i will add some pink what do you think?

Yes it is kind of scene hair but i don't care i love this style and it suits my chubby face :)

My Hair Journey

Okay starting with the products i went for Manic Panic bleaching kit i did go for 40 vol but i have black hair and i needed a loft of lift but if your hair is light or you dont want any damage please get less volume like a 30 or 20 % vol.
The purple i choose was Violet by La Riche Directions it is pretty well known and nicely priced :)

Scary stuff :)

The Process

So first i sectioned of what i wanted to colour then applied the bleach to dry unwashed hair i just did sections at a time working my way round leaving the roots for last.

This is the amazing shade it turned out :p just shampoo no conditioner i put the violet on wrapped in a attractive plastic bag and let it marinate for a few hours!

1st Result

luscious locks :) brighter at the roots to be expected from the first bleach.

The Cut

Oh yeah at daft o'clock in the morning before college i decided to cut my hair MYSELF!!

Oh It made it look brighter :)

2nd Bleach

Went for the same products but introduced a white toner for after bleaching.

Slapped on to my section midlegnth to ends for a good 30- 40 mins

Haha the last ten minutes applied to my roots :)

The Result Of Bleach

A chavvy blonde :) ewww

After the white toner much better :) Now the fun part slapping on the violet :)

Yes i am still washing it off my face :)

The Result

Not Great Pics :(

So i can safely say i have a bright purple head yes i did not escape damage to the ends of my hair so there will be nights of olive oil hair treatments but i am happy that i only have to bleach the roots now :) Unless i change colour which is very probable i,m thing go through the rainbow.

I hope you enjoyed this little ramble  i was a scary move for me but i love it now :) you need a change for summer right?? So what is your summer hair experiment i would love to know and recommendations of products :) Take care xx

Monday, 6 June 2011

Vlog 4/6/11