Brow Lamination Aftercare - The Do's and Don'ts After the Treatment
The eyebrows trends changed through decades or even years. In 1980, the natural and full brows were a thing. In the '90s, the skinny brows arrived to evolve in 2000 to pencil-thin eyebrows. Fortunately, the trend faded away, and natural brows had a comeback that split into two directions- the perfect insta eyebrows of Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevingne bushy brows. With some hiccups of barbed wire brows or lighting bolt brows trend in 2017, we settled for a natural "feathered brow" look described as full, polished and bold.
As the trends were fluctuating, not every time, our brows could keep up with them at such a fast pace. The suffering was real for the 2000 year followers on regaining their natural look. Luckily, there's a vast choice of cosmetics or treatments to help achieve fuller natural eyebrows. To grow your eyebrows back, use eyebrow enhancing serum. To give that insta fuller look, use one of the eyebrows treatments such as microblading, perming, or using pomade/soap every day.
Brow lamination is a growing trend in place of, or in addition to, microblading. There are pros and cons to every technique. Microblading will give you a lasting look, while brow lamination has to be repeated every 6-8 weeks. Both treatments, if done by a professional, can give you the desired natural look. However, if you don't like the shape of your eyebrows after microblading, there's no fast way out.
As the eyebrows trends are switching so much, we will stick this time to the brow lamination procedure. It's less of a commitment, and it gives you the feathery, natural and bolder look of your eyebrows.
WHAT IS BROW LAMINATION?
If you're using a soap or brow pomade every day, you can probably take a break and start doing brow lamination for a semi-permanent effect. Brow lamination also called a brow lift, will help you with gaps, thinning, unruliness or overplucking of your eyebrows. The smooth, brushed up, and the polished final result will visually increase the volume and expand the shape of your natural eyebrows. The length of hair creates thickness, while baby hair covers some holes and gaps. If your brow gaps are prominent, use eyebrow enhancing serum to fill them in or ask during the procedure for a tint. Bonus, your eyes will look like they got a lift, and the results will last up 6-8 weeks.
The brow lamination process is essentially a perm without curling for your eyebrows. The entire treatment takes up to 45 minutes and starts with brows cleansing and marking the desired eyebrows shape. Any excessive hair is threaded. Next, a cream is applied to brows to enable a chemical process that breaks down the bond in each hair to add a new shape, straighten and lift the hair up with the help of a brush. Once the brows are brushed up, the foil is placed on the eyebrows so the solution can settle. After few minutes, the foil is removed, and a neutralizer is applied to restore the bonds in a new shape. The final step involves using nourishing oil to help prevent skin irritation and hair dryness from the chemicals. It is essential to replenish the moisture on your eyebrows skin after the chemical treatment process. Additionally, the treatment can be complemented with a tint for a more defined look.
DO'S AND DON'TS OF BROW LAMINATION AFTERCARE
To avoid skin irritation, hair or skin dryness after the chemical treatment or to prolong the brow lamination effect, the following aftercare is recommended:
- Don't wet or rub your eyebrows for 24h
- Don't apply any cream, oils or makeup on eyebrows
- Avoid sun exposure, sunbeds, sauna, shower, excessive sweat, and swimming pools for 48h
- Do not apply Retin-A, AHA ("alpha-hydroxy acids"), and do not exfoliate the brow area for at least 72 hours before or after the brow treatment.
- Avoid sleeping on your front within the first 24-48 hours.
- Avoid contact with direct sunlight, sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools
- Do not apply Retin-A, AHA ("alpha-hydroxy acids"), and do not exfoliate the brow area
- It is strongly recommended that you apply a conditioning eyebrow serum twice daily after brow lamination to maintain healthy, hydrated eyebrow hairs.
MAXIMIZE YOUR NEXT BROW LAMINATION APPOINTMENT RESULTS!
The brow lamination aftercare is hassle-free and easy to follow. Still, one step cannot be skipped—conditioning and nourishing the brows after the procedure with eyebrow conditioning serum is essential. Just as over processing the hair on your scalp with chemicals and bleach can cause breakage, dryness, and even loss of hairs, the same holds for eyebrow hairs. With eyebrow enhancing serum, you can moisturize, condition, and grow new and longer eyebrows to maximize the results on your next appointment.