The beginner’s guide to eyebrow lamination
If you’re looking for a versatile, fast and painless treatment for your brows, then look no further – eyebrow lamination is here to stay. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, then it’s time to read on.
What is eyebrow lamination?
If you’re looking for a treatment for your eyebrows, then eyebrow lamination is something that can’t escape your notice. It is the way for you to get high-shine and ultra-full brows, and has risen in popularity because it’s a less invasive and less permanent treatment compared to microblading (it only lasts for about 8 weeks). You’ll want to consider brow lamination if you need to fill a gap, add definition or give your brows a bushier look.
A “perm for your eyebrows” is often used to describe how brow lamination works. And whilst useful as an analogy to understand the treatment you’ll be going through, what it actually does couldn’t be more different. Instead of curling your hair, a brow lamination actually straightens it. And it doesn’t lock your brows into a permanent shape, either. They simply become more versatile and easy to shape, meaning you can wear your eyebrows in a different way every day. Whether your like it bushy, fluffy or sleek and straight, brow lamination lets you do it all – all you need is a spoolie brush.
A typical brow lamination appointment will consist of 3 phases: consulting, shaping and trimming. You should budget in about 45 minutes for the entire appointment. Here’s how it works:
Step 1: A lifting cream is applied to your brows to break apart the bonds holding the hairs of your brow together, a piece of cling wrap is put on your brows and pressed for about 8 – 10 minutes. This frees up your hair, making it more malleable to shape later on.
Step 2: A neutralizing cream is brushed onto the brows and the cling wrap covering is replaced and left for 8 – 10 minutes. This allows the hair bonds to reform into a new shape.
Step 3: A hydrating oil is applied onto your brows so that your skin isn’t left dry and high.
The treatment will cost somewhere between $80 - $140. If you wanted a crisp, high-def look on your brows all the time, you can get a wax around week 4, but that’ll cost your extra.
Is eyebrow lamination bad for your brows?
Nope. As long as the creams applied in steps 1 and 2 aren’t left for more than 10 minutes, brow lamination is A-OK for everyone. The only time you want to stay away from lamination is if your skin reacts negatively to the formula used. You’ll want to have a chat with the technician at the salon and maybe even perform a patch test before you commit to the full treatment. You wouldn’t want to leave the creams for over 10 minutes though, because that could singe the hairs of your brow. You also don’t want to over-laminate. If you laminate more than once every 8 weeks, again that can lead to your brows singing due to chemical damage and being over processed. If you want to give your brows some extra nourishment, you can leave the hydrating oil in step 3 on for a full 24 hours; this oil is a moisturizing, hydrating treatment counteracts the chemicals applied in the previous steps. If you want to go one step further, you can even apply oil on your brows every night. There is dedicated brow oil out there, but actually just dabbing a bit of the face oil you use on your brows will work just as well.
Can I DIY this at home?
In theory, yes. You can buy lamination kits that contain detailed instructions on how to do it. Now, whether or not you want to do it though, is another matter altogether. Depending on the thickness and width of your eye brows, experienced technicians will alter the lamination time. And because they’re pros and can look at your properly, they’ll be sure to stay the hell away from your eyeballs, which is not something that your or my clumsy hands can promise 100% of the time. So my advice is still to leave your brows (and the future your face) to the pros.
Do you have a favourite eyebrow treatment routine to share? I’d love to hear it and see it, so put something in the comments section below!
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✨Cute Bun Hairstyle✨
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