Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Brow Lamination
What is Brow Lamination?
Eyebrow Lamination is the latest treatment to hit the beauty industry. It is a two-step treatment that involves straightening and manipulating the direction of the brow hairs using a specially formulated chemical solution – just think of it as a lash lift for your brows!
If you’re wanting fuller-looking, fluffy brows or to tame wild, unruly brow hairs, then Brow Lamination is the treatment for you!
How does it work?
In the first step, a solution is applied and brushed through the brows which break down the bonds within each hair, allowing them to be easily manipulated and moved into a new position, the brows will then be covered in cling wrap and left to set.
The cling wrap setting time varies from person to person as everyone has a different brow hair texture. In the second step, another solution is applied to help rebuild these bonds in the hairs, this is also what sets the brows in their new position. At the end of the treatment, special oil is applied to restore moisture back into the brows and skin.
How long does it last?
Lamination of your brows can last anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks, keeping in mind the length that your lamination lasts can depend on your hair type and how your brows react to the treatment, for example, brow hairs that are thicker or have a curl to them do tend to drop back to their natural state sooner.
Who shouldn’t get brow lamination? Brow lamination isn’t for everyone.
If you have experienced reactions to lash lift products or have sensitive skin and/or skin conditions, brow lamination might not be suitable for you.
Brow lamination will not be suitable for you if you’re planning to have a cosmetic procedure or facial peel due to skin sensitivity. It’s best to wait until 2 weeks after your procedure or facial peel before considering brow lamination.
Brow lamination will only work if you already have brow hairs that can be lifted, so if you have thin or sparse brows, brow lamination might not suit you. In addition, if you have dry, damaged or patchy/sparse brows you should keep in mind that brow lamination might make these problems worse.
If you’re someone who likes a more defined brow, eyebrow lamination may not be the best option for you either since it creates a fluffy, natural-looking brow. Although brow lamination can make brows appear fuller, the results will vary depending on how many natural brow hairs you have.
Anything else I should know?
Over-processing your brow hairs can lead to hair breakage, weakness and damage.
It is absolutely essential to leave 8+ weeks between each appointment and to keep your brows conditioned and hydrated with oils to help avoid any damage being done to your brows.
What’s the aftercare for Brow Lamination?
For the first 24 hours after your appointment, you’ll need to avoid getting them wet, meaning no hot steamy showers, saunas or exercise. Once the 24 hours is up, however, there’s absolutely no maintenance required other than brushing your brows through with a spoolie brush every morning. It is also recommended that you keep the brow hairs nourished using oils such as coconut or castor oil.
Can Brow Lamination include tint?
Absolutely! An eyebrow lamination treatment near you can include a standard tint and/or wax and shaping. However, for anyone wanting henna done with their lamination, you will need to wait an extra 24 hours before having the henna done to the brows after your lamination.
Does it hurt?
Brow lamination is completely painless! There can be a slight tingling while the cream is on, but nothing that should feel uncomfortable or painful.
How long does it take?
The entire eyebrow lamination usually takes less than an hour and is completed in a single appointment, the length of the treatment may vary depending on the texture of your brow hairs (as this alters the time that the solution sits for) or if you pair your brow lamination with a tint and shape, as this can add on a couple of extra minutes to your appointment.