Families are stocking up on these face mask extenders.

By Summer Cartwright
July 20, 2020
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People are showing their true creative colors during this time when wearing face coverings is crucial to combating the spread of coronavirus. They’re crafting their own creations, figuring out ways to add some normalcy back into their everyday routines, and discovering new hacks that can make wearing face masks—even for long periods of time—comfortable. Take, for instance, this under-$2 Amazon find that shoppers say can help fit a face mask to any member of the family. 

It’s a face mask extender that wraps around the back of your head and secures any covering’s straps to your liking. Designed with four slots on each side, the extender allows for you to customize the fit of any face mask (even the homemade cloth kind) while giving your ears some much-needed relief. This product is something that Amazon customers praise for its simple yet effective nature. 

Now the site’s best-selling extender, the Miaodam model comes in different quantities ranging from packs of five to packs of 100 that are perfect for families or offices to purchase. Like many bundles, the more you buy, the cheaper each individual item is. For the best-selling pack of 10, it costs just $1.50 an extender, and for packs of 100, it costs just $0.86. No matter what size you shop, it’s an extremely affordable purchase. 

For parents, it can help secure your child’s face mask and provide an added level of comfort knowing that there aren’t large gaps of space for germs and droplets to enter. Plus, when you’re wearing something that’s fitted, you’re not as likely to toy around with it, and the less you touch your face right now, the better. This simple device can really make a difference in terms of safety. 

All aspects of comfort are covered with this thing, too. One shopper said the extender “feels silky soft” while maintaining flexibility that doesn’t feel flimsy. It’s not some plastic, poking device that’ll pull out hair or irritate your scalp, shoppers say. In fact, they vouch that once it’s on, you’ll hardly notice it’s there. 

One five-star reviewer said this hack is so good, it “makes any mask fit better,” adding that every member in their family can use the extender thanks to its customizable sizing notches. “In addition to the improved fit, which equates to better protection, these add a tremendous amount of comfort since it alleviates the pressure on the ears, and also keeps the masks from falling down below the nose,” they said. 

Whether you’re looking for physical comfort while wearing a face mask, or mental comfort knowing the way you’re wearing a face covering is even more secure, you’ll get it with this purchase. Below, you can shop Amazon’s best-selling face mask extenders in three different color options: 

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To buy: $15; amazon.com.

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To buy: $14; amazon.com.

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To buy: $15; amazon.com.