Eyebrow lamination is a relatively new procedure that aims to create shiny, smooth eyebrows. Sometimes also referred to as an “eyebrow perm,” the shiny effect is desired by people with sparse or unruly brows. Unlike microblading, there are no needles or coloring.
As a semi-permanent procedure, brow lamination can also be suitable if you want to maintain a certain brow style but are tired of using brow gel every day. You will need to repeat the process at some point in the future to maintain your results, and this comes with risks. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this trend.
Eyebrow lamination can help with a variety of problems you may have with your own eyebrows, including:
- thinning hairs that can occur with age
- Holes in your eyebrows due to excessive plucking or waxing in the past
- unruly hair that tends to go in different directions even when brushed
- lack of shape or irregularity
Overall, eyebrow lamination is known to make eyebrows thicker and fuller. Pulling the hairs vertically upwards can also make it look like you have new growth. The entire process is also completely non-invasive.
Does laminating eyebrows last?
Typically, eyebrow lamination lasts four to six weeks. Depending on how you care for your brows, it can last up to eight weeks. After the four to six week period, it is recommended that you re-laminate your brows to maintain the look for a longer period of time.
What are the cons of brow lamination?
While there are many benefits to eyebrow lamination, it’s important to know that there are also drawbacks. According to Lorena Öberg, a skin repair expert at Lorena Öberg in London, you should always be very careful when trying trendy beauty treatments, especially if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.
“For example, [eyebrow lamination] may be less invasive than microblading, but the chemicals and bleaches used for eyebrow lamination can harm your skin,” says Lorena Öberg, who cites hair loss, dryness, inflammation and scarring as potential side effects. Her advice? Research, research and more research. “There are too many inexperienced practitioners performing treatments, and time and time again, I see people walk through my clinic doors with horrible results after the fact.”
Does brow lamination make your eyebrows fall out?
In spite of the fact that eyebrow lamination is a popular hair styling technique, it is not always the best choice.
For example, each hair is at a different stage in its growth cycle. So, after a few days, some lamination hairs will fall out and a new hair will grow in its usual direction. Other hairs that are in the middle of the growth cycle start to form a knot after a few weeks. On many of them, it is not very visible, but if we have drastically changed the direction of the hair, it is very obvious. About 50% of the hair will have replaced itself in 6 weeks, so if a client has it done again, there will be a few hairs left that have been treated twice.
Also, because it is a chemical process, lamination sometimes damages some of the finer hairs in the eyebrows, giving them a disheveled look and causing breakage. We need to care for and preserve our eyebrow hairs because hair growth slows with age and we don’t yet know if repeated treatments will affect future hair growth.
The process can also lighten the eyebrows slightly and I see many people tinting them on the same day, which I do not want to do as it is another chemical process that can further damage the hairs as they are very porous. I recommend tinting them at least a week later after using a brow conditioning solution. With some clients, the brows lighten so much that they have no choice but to dye them the same day, so if I have to dye them, I put them on and take them off immediately. The hair is so porous that it lightens very quickly anyway.
We have also seen cases of eyebrow lamination where the treatment leaves the eyebrows flat against the head, with an unnatural, almost shiny look. The result looks like a sheet of plastic-coated paper – not the right kind of lamination! This usually resolves after a few days, but some hairs become so soft that they stay flat.
How often should I laminate my eyebrows?
An eyebrow lamination should last 4 weeks. It depends on the maintenance care your client is taking, but ideally, it should return every 4-6 weeks.
Does brow lamination include shaping?
Eyebrow lamination is a two-step perm treatment that corrects the shape of the eyebrows by fixing the hairs in place with a chemical solution. The first step is to apply a cream that breaks the bonds between the eyebrow hairs so they can be manipulated into a new position. In the second step, another cream is applied to rebuild these bonds and fix the eyebrows in their new uniform position.
If you have unruly, flat or downward growing hair, brow lamination can change the direction of growth to create a more uniform look with a higher arch and more desirable brow shape. Brow lamination typically lasts 4-6 weeks, but with proper care, brow treatments can be extended up to 8 weeks.
If this trendy and popular new technique is not enough, brow lamination is only one part of our complete BrowSculpt treatment (see what the complete treatment entails here). Our corrective eyebrow treatment realigns your eyebrow hairs into the desired position, making them much easier to manipulate. It can also help you achieve instantly fuller brows using your existing hairs. Whether you want to correct the shape of your eyebrows, raise the hairs, or both, here are the benefits of our custom eyebrow lamination treatment.
Is brow lamination good for thick brows?
This procedure is ideal for anyone looking to give a thin eyebrow a thicker look in 30 minutes, or a thicker eyebrow a fuller, flakier look.
Before the actual process, it is prudent to do a patch test and check for allergies or sensitive skin. Since both Nurian Brow Experts and Brow Code formulas are vegan, the risks are low if you choose a skilled and careful professional.
Benefits of browser lamination:
- Gives a natural look
- Makes brows look fuller and smoother.
- No needles
- Lasts up to eight weeks
Can brow lamination look natural?
The final look of your eyebrows was honestly more than you could have hoped for. You couldn’t believe you were looking at your own hairs without any product! Now, in the morning, just brush them quickly upwards and you’re done.
You’ve saved at least four minutes a day, which adds up to over an hour and a half of extra time a month. I’d say if you’re not happy with your eyebrows in their natural state, try this treatment – it can make even the thinnest brows look fuller and more natural. If you want your brows to be even fuller, it may be a good idea to turn to microblading for an even thicker effect.
Can you laminate eyebrows with eyelash perm?
To accomplish the lion brow look, CC Clarke got creative and actually used the Aroamas Eyelash Perm Kit Full Eyelash Lift Kit, $23, which she purchased on Amazon. This three-step treatment permeates and sets brow hairs for a lamination effect. CC then tinted her brows to achieve the full look. But she accidentally tinted them too dark, so be careful guys: tint with caution!
Can brow lamination gone wrong?
It all depends on the type of perm used. Just like when eyelash lifts go wrong, eyebrow laminations go wrong because of thioglycolic acid.
Thioglycolic acid (TA) is a very powerful perming agent, the same ingredient used in perms on your head. It essentially works by breaking down the structure of your hair so that it can be restructured in a different way: straightened, curled or lifted.
To break down the structure of the hair, the TA increases the Ph of the hair almost instantly. Then a neutralizing agent is applied to lower the Ph again and restructure the hair in its new position. Aggressively raising and lowering the Ph of the hair weakens it, resulting in damage and frizz.
Is brow lamination good for thin brows?
Brow lamination is very effective for sparse brows, as the hairs can be directed to cover the gaps in the brows and make the existing hairs look fuller. It will not make your brows fuller, but it will define them and create the illusion of a fuller brow.