Brow lamination is one of the most popular eyebrow trends in the beauty industry today. Unfortunately, it is not possible to completely remove the lamination, but there are some tips and tricks that you can use to get rid of your brow lamination much faster.
If it has been less than 24 hours since your brow lamination, the best way to try and remove them is to get them wet as this may help dissolve the perming solution. If it has been more than 24 hours, try brushing the hair to the side and use castor oil to make the brows softer.
Brow lamination is essentially a perm for your eyebrows, but it only lasts a couple of months.
It involves brushing a solution into the brows and smoothing them in an upward, vertical motion.
This gives the brows a much fuller, more defined look only using the brows you already have.
Since brow lamination only uses your natural eyebrow hairs, it is much less invasive than other eyebrow procedures such as microblading, powder brows, etc.
It doesn’t involve the use of any needles or pigments.
Brow lamination gives a very natural look and is, therefore, best for people who don’t fill in their eyebrows too much or too often.
When someone who wears their eyebrows naturally gets a more intense eyebrow service, it can often be shocking and they regret it afterward.
Also, brow lamination doesn’t last nearly as long as other, more intense eyebrow services.
For these reasons, brow lamination is a great way of testing the waters in the eyebrow cosmetics space.
Can You Remove Brow Lamination?
Depending on the state of your brows and the reason you want to remove them, removing laminated brows can be tricky.
If the perm solution has damaged the eyebrow hairs, they cannot be fully repaired and it may be best to let your hairs grow out.
If you are very unhappy with the look of your brows, consult a brow artist. Otherwise, try some of the tips below.
How to remove Brow Lamination At Home
While it is not possible to completely undo a brow lamination at home, there are some things you can do to make them go away faster:
Within 24 Hours
It is generally recommended that you do not wash your face if it has been less than 24 hours. This is because water and cleanser could ruin the perm solution, removing the brow lamination. So give this a try first.
After 24 Hours
If it’s been over 24 hours, consult with your eyebrow artist.
They might recommend coming in again to re-perm the eyebrows into a better, more suitable position for your face.
If this is the case, and you consult with them shortly after, they may count it as a redo and not charge you the full price or anything at all for the service.
This varies between different eyebrow artists.
Softening brow lamination is not going to get rid of the lamination completely. However, it can soften their appearance and possibly even shorten their longevity.
For people who want their laminated brows to be a little less intense, softening them is going to be the best method.
Here’s how to do it:
Typically, brow lamination involved brushing the hairs in an upward direction.
So brushing them out of place and to the side instead, is going to loosen the perm. Be careful not to overdo it when doing this, as your skin can become quite irritated.
If your skin does become irritated, try using an oil or moisturizer like castor oil to help soothe the skin.
To get this to work, you are going to want to do this technique multiple times a day every day before seeing any results.
Although this method does take some work, it has been proven to soften the brow lamination in about a week.
Using castor oil is not only good for soothing the skin after possibly irritating it from all the brushing.
For people who have had brow lamination gone wrong and are left with frizzy, unruly brows, castor oil can help nourish them back to health.
Applying castor oil once a day until you see results is not going to fix the damage completely, but it is going to help them look and feel much better.
How Long Does Brow Lamination Last?
On average, brow lamination lasts 6 to 8 weeks. Of course, this can vary on a multitude of different factors such as lifestyle, brow type, skin type, and how you take care of them.
The key to making them last the full 6 to 8 weeks is by taking great care of them.
For the first 24 hours, you should avoid touching your brows, getting them wet, exposing them to steam or moisture, and exposing them to the sun.
Of course, you should also prepare yourself for the treatment is also key and can play a huge factor in how long your laminated brows last.
A common reason people want to remove their brow lamination is that their eyebrows got frizzy.
This is due to the type of perm that was used. Usually, when the eyebrows get frizzy, a thioglycolic acid perm was used.
Thioglycolic acid perms are the strongest that there are, and they are the ones most commonly used by hair stylists for your actual hair.
Thioglycolic acid raises the pH of the hair instantly to an extremely high level, and the neutralizer immediately brings it back down to its normal pH.
This quick change in pH levels is the reason why laminated brows can sometimes become frizzy.
A better perm solution to use for brow lamination is cysteine perm solution.
Cysteine slowly raises the pH rather than shooting it up super fast, so it is a lot more gentle on the brows.
Also, since cysteine is heat-activated, once the heat is removed, it stops processing.
This eliminates the chance of over-processing which guarantees healthy brows.
Another reason why someone might want their brow lamination removed is simply that they don’t like the look of them.
In this case, it is best to wait it out the 6 to 8 weeks. But if you hate the look of your brows too much, there are some tricks you can do.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to completely reverse a brow lamination and the best way to truly get rid of brow lamination altogether is by growing out your eyebrows.
However, getting your eyebrows wet and brushing them sideways with oil may help to soften the brows and remove some of the perm solution.
Thankfully, eyebrow hairs will fully regrow in 2 to 3 months. If this is too long of a wait for you, go see a professional brow artist as they may help soften your look.