Brow Lamination – All You Need to Know
Believe it or not, thinner brows were once a hot trend, especially in the 90s and early 00s. And if you were someone who over-plucked in your youth, you may have experienced a lack of growth or thinner brows as a result.
So, how can brow lamination help?
Brow lamination is a noninvasive treatment which gives you a brow lift and is often used by people who have thinner eyebrow hair. The effect is only temporary but creates the appearance of a fuller, fluffier brow.
If you’re still wondering, ‘what are laminated brows?’, you only have to look on Instagram, using the hashtag #browlamination to see how quickly this treatment trend has caught on.
How long does eyebrow lamination last?
Laminated brows can last between six and eight weeks, providing you follow the after-care advice. Avoid baths or showers for 24 hours, or any other situations where your brows are likely to get wet. After that, you can wash and go back to using your usual skincare products without risking ruining the eyebrow lamination.
If you want to keep the wet look, you can apply a gel or serum.
How brow lamination works
First the brows are cleaned and the client is asked about the shape they want. A lifting cream is applied to the brows, which gives them a lift similar to a brow sculpt. The brows are brushed into place, ensuring every hair follows the same direction of growth. A setting lotion is used to hold them in place. Then an oil is also applied to replace any lost moisture as a result of the chemicals used.
Then you have the option of having your brows tinted, tweezed or waxed, as needed.
Eyebrow lamination attempts to make your brows look as natural as possible, creating fluffy eyebrows and avoiding harsh lines.
For anyone concerned over the chemicals used, a patch test is always carried out beforehand.