Brow lamination is a process of perming your brow hairs, but instead of curls, you get straighter, upward-facing hairs that are set in place. It can help get rid of the appearance of bare patches and irregular hairs, as well as make thin brows look way fuller. If you have decently full brows, it can help them look fluffier and appear styled at all times. Therefore, for someone like me, whose brows were full enough but had a hard time staying styled with any sort of definition or arch, it made a great option. Your brows are permed to go in a particular direction, so it barely takes any time or work to get them to look lifted and styled.
What Is the Process?
Unlike microblading, it requires no needles and is completely pain-free, and the whole process only takes about 30 to 45 minutes. It involves two stages of application: a straightening solution and a setting solution. During these steps, the brow stylist will shape and set the brows using the solutions. When you’re done, it’s best to refrain from getting your brows wet for 24 hours. After that, you can style and apply any sort of product that you want, and it’ll be so much easier to get your desired look, even by just brushing them with a spoolie —which is what I do on most days. It makes them look like I’ve styled them using brow-setting gel and brow filler, when really I’ve taken five seconds to brush the brow hairs up.
How Long Does It Last?
Once your brows are laminated, you can expect fuller-looking, easy-to-style brows for around 6 to 8 weeks. At that point, your brow hairs don’t fall out or start going in wacky directions. Rather, they just start to look like gravity is kicking in again and go back to how they were before lamination.
As part of your eyebrow lamination aftercare, it is crucial that you:
- Avoid getting the brow area wet for 24 hours.
- Avoid contact with direct sunlight, sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools for the next 48 hours.
- Avoiding excessive rubbing or touching of the treated area for 24 hours.