Beauty aficionados have certainly heard of this latest eyebrow beauty trend known as brow lamination. Eyebrow lamination is a subtle time-saving tweak that helps to replicate a natural, easy, and make-up-free look.
This semi-permanent alternative will give you a full, slicked-up brow finish without the pain or needling that you have to go through in microblading. The process is a corrective treatment similar to a perm or lash lift, realigning brow hairs into your desired position, making it easier to manipulate them.
With this therapy, women can flaunt a fuller-looking brow for months at a time. What is more, it is a great relief for those whose brow hairs may have become sparse over time due to stress or aging.
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What is Brow Lamination?
Brow lamination is essentially a perm for your brows. It helps to cover little gaps or holes in your brows, giving you that super fluffy look that’s in trend. It straightens and lifts unruly or thinning brow hairs in a more vertical direction using a chemical solution.
Brow lamination relaxes and lifts the hairs that have a natural downward growth pattern giving them more flexibility. Laminated brows not only give you straighter, thicker, and fluffier brows but also allows you to maneuver them into your desired shape.
You can customize your look depending on your natural brow shape and the look you aspire to achieve. So if your client wants a sleek and straight brushed look or a full and fluffy brow, eyebrow laminationcan make their dream come true. It’s a huge relief for those struggling to fix uneven eyebrows at home.
How Does the Procedure Work?
- The procedure starts with a consultation, where the brow artist determines the best shape and style to suit your face.
- Next, after threading any excessive hair, a chemical solution is applied to your brows to break down the hair bond. This gives flexibility to your brow hair, enabling them to straighten and take a new shape.
- Once the brow hairs are brushed upwards, a neutralizer is applied to reform the bonds to a new shape.
- A natural appearing tint, depending on your eyebrow shade is applied for a more defined look.
- The final step involves applying a nourishing serum or oil to replenish the moisture on your eyebrows post the chemical treatment. This step is essential to prevent skin irritation and hair dryness that may occur due to the usage of chemicals.
The entire treatment takes about 45 mins to perform and can last anywhere from three to eight weeks, depending on natural factors such as your brow hair growth, your hair type, and, how diligently you follow your brow lamination aftercare.
How to Maintain Laminated Brows
Laminated eyebrows can make your brows pop, drawing attention to your eyes. To maintain the simply attractive and bold look after you’ve recently laminated your brows, you need to take the proper steps to maintain them. To keep basking in the beauty of your gorgeous brows, and get the most out of every penny you have spent, follow these do’s and don’ts!
1. Say No to Moisture and High Temps
To prolong the brow lamination results, keep your brows dry for the first 24 hours. You should avoid moisture at all costs. On day one, you need to be extra careful that your eyebrows don’t come in contact with water.
Since a chemical solution is applied to give your brows the desired look, the reason for this restriction is obvious. If your eyebrows come in contact with water before the 24 hours are up, they won’t have time to set and your style won’t last long. Many stylists recommend keeping water away from laminated brows for two days for best results.
Aside from moisture, excessive heat or light can also dampen the effects of the treatment. So if you are planning to go to places with high temps such as saunas, sunbeds, tanning salons, or steamy showers within the first 48 hours of this specialized treatment, you need to avoid it at all costs. Excessive heat can lead to skin irritation, which is another reason why you need to refrain from activities such as sunbathing that expose your brows to high temperatures.
2. Nourish Your Brows
Since a chemical solution is used to laminate your brows, it tends to dry your brow hairs and damage their structure. Much like hair coloring and perming, brow hairs need to be replenished after the procedure. The best way to do this is by applying oil (coconut, almond, argan, castor, avocado) or moisturizing cream daily. Alternatively, you can apply a conditioning eyebrow serum that activates hair growth, helping to maintain healthy, hydrated eyebrow hairs after the treatment.
3. Use a Spoolie
After the procedure, you can slightly correct the shape of your eyebrows by combing them in the hair growth direction at least twice a day. This way, you will prolong the lamination effect, make your brows less or more fluffy, and keep your eyebrows neat and beautiful.
After the procedure, wait for 24-48 hours to comb your brows until they are set. Once your brows are in place, you can re-correct their shape by combing them in the hair growth direction with a spoolie brush once or twice a day. This will keep your laminated brows neat and beautiful, just the way your stylist put them.
4. Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Harsh chemicals in products like face wash, sunscreens, tonics, and cosmetics can cause harm to your laminated brows. Similarly, chlorine present in pool water causes skin irritation. When you visit any salon, they will advise you to abstain from aggressive cosmetic procedures or peeling for at least a week to preserve your brows. A day or two after the treatment, the hair follicles are still open, thus making it essential to be cautious.
For the first 72 hours, using exfoliating products or retinoids around your brows is prohibited. The brow area tends to become more sensitive following the treatment. The chemical used for laminating the brows may dry the skin near the brow area. So, if you end up using Retin-A, alpha hydroxy acids, or strong exfoliating agents, they may end up peeling off the top layer of your skin.
5. Refrain From Touching
You will have to resist the urge of touching your brows for two reasons; Firstly, excessive touching and rubbing can hinder the setting process. Secondly, incessant touching can cause the oil from your fingertips to clog the pores in your brows.
6. Sleeping in the Right Position
Sleeping sideways can cause your pillow to press against your face and hamper the style of your brow hairs. Sleeping on your back during the first night and using bolsters or body pillows to hold you that way, can go a long way in maintaining the shape of your brows.
Who wouldn’t want to keep their laminated brows looking fantastic for as long as possible? To maximize your next eyebrow lamination appointment, follow the hassle-free aftercare tips listed above from Wisp Lashes. Visit our website today to learn more about the services we have to offer! You will be happy to find that we provide a wide variety of treatments such as brow lamination and other signature services like professional eyelash extensions, lash lifts and lash tints. Our cozy and plush salon environment is enjoyable and comfortable. Schedule your appointment today to get the look of your dreams!