Hormones affect hair growth. Depending on the pregnancy, most women will experience changes in their hair cycles, pre and post birth. You might notice your client's lashes looking thicker than ever before. Although it may appear that your client is getting more eyelashes, what is really happening is that the lashes aren't being shed at the same rate. During pregnancy the rate of hair shedding slows down dramatically. Higher levels of estrogen prolong the growth phase, resulting in less shedding of hair. Post birth lashes won't be as luxurious and while it may appear that your client is losing lots of lashes this is not the case. The body is simply returning to its natural hair shedding pattern.
Clients cruising into their second and third trimester should not be laying on their backs for extended periods of time. When pregnant clients lie on their backs, the weight of the uterus presses on the major vein that returns blood from the lower body to the heart. Constricting this blood flow can interfere with the circulation of blood and nutrients to the placenta and baby. Although there are some women that are not affected by this, I recommended taking precaution. Have a discussion with your expecting clients about their needs, and their doctors advice. Laying on the left side allows for maximum blood flow, though either side is better than on the back. For my moms-to-be, I have them lay on one side for half of their treatment, and then switch. Extra pillows are required and the ideal option is afull-length body pillow for maximum support and comfort.
Schedule a lash appointment as close to due date as possible. For those of you that have brought life into this world you know looking picture perfect can be a real luxury. In my opinion, the must have beauty product for giving birth is eyelash extensions. There is nothing better then rolling into delivery, make up free, with the most luscious lashes you've ever had. Plus, in the days and weeks following the momentous life event there is little time for yourself, and lashes make you feel good. :) I recommend making an eyelash game plan with your client, so they have fresh lashes that will last them during those sleepless long weeks.
A glad girl from the start, expert eyelash artist, Sarah Elaine Moore has been bringing Glad Lash eyelash extensions into the homes of her premier Hollywood clients for over thirteen years. Sarah attended the Make Up Designory in Burbank CA in 2002, studying Film & Television Makeup. She has also trained with the world-renowned Fletcher Pilates Company, where she spent six years exploring how beauty professionals can prevent injury and increase longevity in their careers. Sarah is currently Volume Lash Trainer at Glad Lash Academy. Her mission through her guest posts on the Glad Lash Blog is to make the best better, inspiring confidence and instilling value in eyelash artists and clients.