Updated: Feb 20, 2020
If lashes wasn't already a crazy concept (like damn, thats hard work), then pregnancy is a whole other ball game! There is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to retention and hormonal changes, but thats where I come in. I've put together a few things that happen when that Eggo is Preggo and when your lashes didn't get the memo.
Woman are amazing. PERIOD. They are able to grow life all up in those belly's and still conquer the world! But sometimes we come across a couple of bumps along the road, and those bumps happen to affect the 2nd most important thing after your baby... YOUR LASHES.
Here are a few things you should know about your lashes if you are in the baby boat:
One of the best parts about pregnancy is that your hair actually starts to get with the program!
(hello i've been trying to be Repunzel my whole life)
According to americanpregnancy.org - during pregnancy you will have and increased level of estrogen hormones, which causes those luscious goldilocks to remain in a growing phase and live their best life becoming fuller and thicker.
Here comes the sad part... most commonly 3-4 months after delivery your hormones return to their normal levels which causes the hair to fall out. Don't be alarm, this is temporary- but sad nonetheless. So hormonal changes in our body have an effect on how our hair grows, which means it will directly effect how our lash retention behaves, so don't go harassing your lash tech just yet.
Remember, the main reason is hormonal changes, so this could still affect you even if you are NOT pregnant. Some of those changes could be due to, birth control or menopause for example. NO ONE IS SAFE.
Another reason why you could be suffering could be due to your Thyroid.
According to The American Thyroid Assoc. your thyroid changes during pregnancy because of your estrogen levels and hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This unfortunately can sometimes lead to hyperthyroidism. Sigh.
Hyperthyroidism causes hair to be thin and brittle, which means you'll be saying bye bye to those cute lashes of yours.
Now I know I've just hit you with some sad sad reality, but here are a few things you can do to help out!
It's really important to be taking your vitamins! Yes Mom, you were right. But seriously, you are growing another life, which means that baby needs all the help it can get ... and it will be taking that from YOU. To avoid mineral deficiency, make sure you are poppin' those prenatal vitamins and getting your B12, iron, Vit D, Biotin and so much more.
Consult your doctor! At the end of the day as much as we love lashes, we know our baby is #1. If that means its time to take a break from extensions, just know your baby will still think you're cute. (They can't talk yet)
I hope I was able to shed some light onto that topic for you (pun intended)
Let me know how it goes for you! Use the hashtag #RETENTIONBUSTER and add me @thatlashgirl in your posts and stories so we can all see how you are doing.
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-That Lash Girl (RETENTION BUSTER)