What is brow lamination? Is it the new fad? Here we took tips from Preview about brow lamination, from author Steph Sison herself and her experience with the procedure. Read more: I Tried Brow Lamination and It Gave Me the Feathery Brows of My Dreams, an article by Preview.
What is brow lamination?
According to Healthline, eyebrow lamination is a ‘relatively new procedure that focuses on creating shiny, smooth brows.’ It is often referred to as ‘eyebrow perm’ – and unlike micro blading, it does not involve needles.
The health website also enumerated the benefits of brow lamination. It may address the following issues: thinning hair due to aging; gaps in eyebrow caused by overplucking and/or waxing; unruly hair; and lack of shape and unevenness.
Overall, the goal of the procedure is to make eyebrows look thicker and fuller.
“I’ve heard about brow lamination because I live on the internet, and I know they’re not actually available yet in the country. If you wanted a more permanent solution to taming your brows, you’re only left with microblading-a beauty treatment that I am intrigued by but scared to try. Upon learning that brow lamination is finally being offered locally by Browhaus, I knew I just had to try it! Who knows? It might be the best alternative to microblading that I’ve been waiting for,” states author Sison, in an excerpt from an article from Preview.
“First, your brows are prepped with a cream before getting brushed upwards. But, don’t think it’s mindless brushing. The technician strategically brushes your eyebrow hair upwards at the head of your brow, then ever so slightly, her strokes get slanted as she brushes the hair from the arch to the tail of the brow. the technician explained that this technique is done to fill in the small gaps and to define your arches without having to trim any of your eyebrow hair. So, the more hair you have on, the more hair she can distribute and perm,” she continues.
Other similar procedures to brow lamination include microblading, microshading, permanent tattooing, tinting, penciling, and brow gel. Healthline reveals that the brow lamination is not permanent and may require the wearer to repeat the process every couple of months – just like the conventional perm. Read more: Contouring vs Strobing: Which is Better?
“Once you’re happy with the look, it’s time for the second step: Putting on a neutralizing cream to keep them in place. The third step is to moisturize and style your brows. An undercoat is swept and brushed through your brows to style them in the best way possible and to nourish your delicate eyebrow hair post-perming. Et voilà! You’re all set!” Sison adds.
The downside to brow lamination
However, the procedure might not be favorable to those with sensitive skin, as it may cause skin irritation like swelling, redness, peeling, itching, and bumps. Moreover, the procedure is not recommended to those with a history of rosacea, eczema, or contact dermatitis.
Healthline states: “Just as perming the hair on your head can lead to dryness and damage, brow lamination could potentially damage your eyebrows in the same way. Your chances are greater if you repeat the process too often, or sooner than 6 weeks.”
So what is the author’s takeaway for the procedure? Here is her conclusion:
“I have to say that this treatment saved me a good 10 minutes from my usual makeup routine and I don’t really have to sigh in frustration if I don’t draw them on right. All I have to do is brush them diligently every day before and after sleep and they will stay feathery and tamed for up to four weeks. Finally, I can go on grocery runs without having to do my brows at all,”she concludes.