Full eyebrows have made their place in the industry and become a main factor in the perfect grooming routine, regardless of gender. Fluffy brows remind people of their youth. They were typically only done with a plethora of tools to get results, but in 2022, eyebrow lamination has gone viral.
Instead of reaching for a soap bar and spüli, brow lamination offers a long-staying solution by creating gravity-defying brows that stay upright and require less treatment. The nice thing is that it’s not permanent — if you no longer want soap brows or are a trend follower and it falls out of fashion. The fact is the lamination process makes it easier to have full, bushy lashes without any touch-up products. But what exactly is it?
What is eyebrow lamination?
The brow lamination treatment is a 45-minute procedure and requires a 48-hour patch test prior to appointment. Essentially, the technician will make sure the treatment area is clean. Then, they go in with a wax pen to outline the brow area. This is to prevent transference of the chemical solution.
Next up, two solutions are applied to the brows for 13 minutes each. The first solution breaks the bonds of the hair down so they can easily be manipulated into a new position. The second cream rebuilds the bond and sets them into a lifted and improved state.
After two makeover solutions, a conditioning treatment is placed all over the brows and remains on them for a couple of minutes to ensure security. After the entire treatment, the doctor will ask if you would like a shaping, tint, or trimming to finish off the look. It’s completely up to you if you’d like to go this route.
Regardless, the effect should last for 6 to 8 weeks, depending on your hair growth. But if you feel like you need a treatment before that, doctors recommend you wait at least 4 weeks before getting a touch-up.
Are there any specific things to do after treatment?
As for the aftercare, there should be no heat, no water, and no oil for 24 hours. Simple. After that, go about your brows the way you normally would. And daily maintenance is just as easy, requiring a spüli to run through them for a perfect brushed-up look. If you’d like to take it a step forward, you can use a brow oil a week or two post-treatment to promote hair growth and keep roots strong and follicles active.
Breaking out between your brows? Here’s how to fix that up before your brow lamination.
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