The eyebrow trends changed continuously, at the moment fluffly full and intense eyebrows are still the brow look everyone desires. Although not everyone is blessed with naturally full eyebrows, there are plenty of tools to create fuller looking brows. You can do this with makeup such as eyebrow gel. But also with brow lamination.
Lately I have been getting more and more questions about what is an eyebrow permanent or better said "brow lamination" is? (Eyebrow permanent sounds so old and dusty.) And what are the risks and benefits of brow lamination? In this blog I'll tell you more about brow lamination.
What is an eyebrow lamination?
Brow lamination is related to a lash lift treatment. The same way you would apply a solution to your lash hairs to keep them standing upright for a certain period of weeks-the same goes for the brow hairs. Brow lamination is a treatment where the brow shape can be changed into the desired position using soft chemical solutions for 8 weeks. The treatment smooths out the eyebrow hairs while also lifting the brows. The best part is that the brow lamination treatment tames unruly hairs and makes thin brows look thick and full. This makes the brows look full, symmetrical and defined.
How does this process work?
An eyebrow lamination includes several steps. To begin with, the cleaning of the eyebrow hairs. Then the brow artist will brush the eyebrows in desired shape. To keep the hairs in the right place she will use the GLUE to fix this in the desired shape. After that there will be three different solutions:
The first solution: Relaxing solution, to change the shape to the desired position. A relaxing solution causes the disulfide bond to change shape. You need to let this soak in for a few minutes.
The second solution: The Laminate, contains light chemicals that straighten the hairs and locks them in for a semi-permanent amount of time. Also this solution needs to be soaked in for a few minutes.
The last solution: The Nourishing Elixer, the lotion provides a significant moisturizing effect and nourishes the eyebrows, restores the structure of the hair after the lamination processed brows. And voila that's it! So simple.
The aftercare for brow lamination
When you have amazing full eyebrows it is important to maintain these beautiful appearances. Below are the most important aftercare tips for brow lamination.
- Don't apply makeup or receive any other eye treatments for 24 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid rubbing and touching the eyes or brows.
- Avoid contact with water, moisture, or hot temperatures for 24 hours.
- Avoid putting contact lenses back in for 24 hours.
- Avoid swimming/sauna for 24 hours.
- Use Supercilium Nourishing aftercare balm daily only on laminated brows.
- Comb the brows or lashes upward using a spoolie brush every day.
- Try sleeping on your back for one to two days after the treatment. This is to prevent the brows or lashes from being deformed by the pillow.
- If any stinging or swelling occurs, apply a cold, dampened cotton pad, cold compress, or cooling spray to soothe. If the condition persists, seek medical advice and let the brow artist know so that they can put it on your record.
- Allow 6 to 8 weeks for the brows and lashes to recover before the following treatment.
Is brow lamination suitable for everyone?
Unfortunately, eyebrow lamination is not suitable for everyone.
Chemotherapy: a chemotherapy treatment causes your hair to weaken and lose its strength. The hair growth may be temporarily decreased, therefore a contraindication for brow lamination.
Alopecia: is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to lose hair. Because of this your eyebrow hairs are too weak and there is a big chance that after a brow lamination there will be no hair left.
Scared skin: If you have scrapes, burns or swollen skin it is not recommended to do brow lamination. It can irritate your skin even more and provoke an allergic reaction.
Allergic to glue: Are you allergic to glue? Then it is not wise to perform a brow lamination. An allergic reaction can lead to hair loss.