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Cloth face masks have become an essential item — they’re mandated in most indoor spaces and we’ve been encouraged to continue to wear them, even when not mandatory, to limit the spread of COVID-19.
And while masks have come a long way over the past few months, many people still suffer from too-tight elastics that pinch your ears — especially if you wear your mask for hours at a time.
For essential workers and Canadians wearing their masks for hours on end, the pain and pressure on the back of your ears can be quite painful — but Amazon shoppers are swearing by an affordable solution.
Fitted with an adjustable extension strap and soft, comfortable fit, Amazon's no.1 mask extender promises to reduce the pressure and discomfort that comes with long-time mask use.
SHOP IT: Amazon, starting at $9
What is it?
Amazon's best-selling mask strap extender is an adjustable ear strap hook designed to relieve ear pressure and pain from long-time use. Made of polyester high-elastic fabric, the Huaxu mask extender is also washable and reusable.
The earloop extender can expand between 4.5 and 6.7 inches, making it suitable for both adults and children.
To use, hook mask straps on the buckles at both ends of the extender. Place your mask and extender where it is most comfortable and slide the adjusting button to find your perfect fit.
Why users love it
Earning an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars, reviewers praise the Huaxu mask extender for its comfort and stretch.
"These straps are fantastic! They are adjustable for the perfect fit, and are VERY comfortable," wrote one reviewer. "They work for the whole family. Unlike other strap holders (that I've wasted money on), these hook very securely onto the mask straps, so it doesn't fall off when lowering/adjusting/removing your mask."
"When I first saw these elastic straps I thought that they would be too short, but they fit perfectly!" Wrote another reviewer, "I have a big giant head (my friends call me Melanie the melon head), and they fit perfectly when adjusted to full length."