Laminated brows are one of the top trending eyebrow services in the beauty industry today, and in this article, we show you just how to care for laminated brows.
Do not touch or get laminated brows wet for the first 24 to 48 hours. You should also avoid putting any makeup on them during this time. Once it has been two days, you can go back to your normal eyebrow routine.
Brow lamination is an eyebrow service that is commonly known as a “perm” for your eyebrows.
The treatment utilizes a solution to brush the eyebrow hairs upward in a vertical direction making them look fuller and more defined. This helps them stay put without changing direction.
Brow lamination is less invasive than other eyebrow services like microblading, as it causes no pain and doesn’t use any needles or pigments.
Lamination simply works with the natural eyebrow hairs you already have or alongside other brow treatments. It is for example quite common to have your brows tinted before having them laminated.
A great way to tint eyebrows is using henna however this treatment should be done a few days before you have your brows laminated,
Brow lamination typically lasts 6 to 8 weeks.
This is dependent on a lot of factors including lifestyle, skin type, and how well you take care of them.
There is little aftercare to brow lamination, but you should avoid touching them or getting them wet for 48 hours after getting them done to ensure they last the full 6 to 8 weeks.
Since they only last 6 to 8 weeks, it is great for people who don’t know if they want to commit to a full eyebrow procedure like microblading or powder brows.
They’re a great way of testing the waters and seeing if you like the way your brows look when they are more defined.
How To Care For Laminated Brows – Complete Guide
Although there is limited aftercare with brow lamination compared to other, more invasive brow services, there are still some rules you’ll want to follow.
Following these guidelines will ensure that your laminated brows look amazing and last the full 6 to 8 weeks:
The most obvious thing you’ll want to avoid is touching your brows after getting them done.
Touching them will not permanently damage the brows, since laminated brows only last 6 to 8 weeks.
However, it can potentially bend them out of shape, leaving them misshapen or not as your eyebrow artist intended them to look.
One of the most important things that your eyebrow artist will definitely tell you is to avoid getting your eyebrows wet in the first 24 hours.
So doing your ordinary skincare routine or jumping in a pool isn’t the best idea during this time.
You will also want to avoid taking a steaming hot shower or going into a sauna, as the moisture from the steam can also interfere with your brows.
Don’t go tanning
Also, stay away from direct sunlight and suntan beds! Sun exposure, in general, is not the greatest for your skin.
But specifically with laminated brows, sun exposure can affect the longevity of the brows.
Try not to wear makeup
In the first 24 hours, wearing makeup or applying any topical skincare products is not recommended.
This can affect the shape of the brows and even make them not last as long. It is best to let them breathe without messing with them until 24 hours have passed.
Be careful when sleeping
Lastly, as hard as it sounds, try not to sleep with your brows touching the pillow for the first night.
For most people, sleeping on your back isn’t the most comfortable position, but your brows will thank you for it.
When your laminated brows are pressed against the pillow the first night, it can affect their shape by bending a few hairs.
If you accidentally do sleep on your eyebrows, don’t panic. All you need to do is carefully brush your eyebrow hairs back into place in the morning.
This is the only situation in which you should touch your brows in the first 24 hours.
If you for some reason are unhappy with your brow lamination treatment, there are a few ways to speed up the process of removing them.
For the first 24 hours, you are going to want to be careful with how you sleep with brow lamination. As difficult as it is for a lot of people, try to sleep on your back the first night.
If you sleep so where your brow is pressed onto the pillow, some of the eyebrow hairs can get bent.
Since the solution is much like a perm solution, but for your brows, your eyebrow hairs may be permanently bent for 6 to 8 weeks instead of brushed upward as they initially were.
You should wait 24 to 48 hours after getting your brows laminated to wash your face.
However, if you do feel the need to wash your face sooner, it is possible if you are very careful.
To wash your face in the first 24 to 48 hours, you’ll want to use a damp clean cloth to gently clean the face, making sure to avoid the eyebrow area.
Then, pat the area dry with a clean, dry cloth. Make sure to not rub the face at all, as this may interfere with the laminated brows.
After this time period is over, you may resume washing your face as normal.
It is recommended to shower the morning of getting your brows laminated so that you can shower the day after getting them done.
This is the best way to ensure you’re not getting your laminated brows wet or presenting them to any unnecessary moisture.
If you need to shower within the first 24 hours of getting your brows laminated, it is possible, but you must take caution in how you do so.
When showering, make sure the water is not steaming hot. Lukewarm is best.
When there is a bunch of steam in the shower, the brows are being presented to moisture which can interfere with how they look and how long they last.
Make sure you’re not fully submerging your face under the water, as you don’t want the water coming into contact with your brows.
If you need to wash your hair, lean your head back so that the water is not dripping in your face.
If the water does come into contact with your brows, do not panic. Simply pat the area dry immediately with a clean, dry towel.
You should avoid swimming for the first 48 hours after getting your brows laminated.
After that, you are free to swim as usual.
Getting your brows wet is likely going to bend the hairs out of place, cause the eyebrows to be misshapen, and shorten the lamination’s longevity.
After you first get them done, you should avoid wearing makeup for at least 48 hours.
This is because it can interfere with how the brows are laying, which is going to alter how they look for the next 6 to 8 weeks.
In other cases, it can even shorten the longevity of the brow lamination.
After 48 hours, you are free to wear makeup, even on your brows!