Brow Lamination: Aftercare and Maintenance Tips
by The First Refresh
Good brows make all the difference to a face. Looking for fuller looking brows with minimal products and no-fuss routines? Brow lamination is a great way to keep your brows in shape and looking fresh.
Originating from Russia, brow lamination is a less invasive alternative to microblading, which makes it perfect for those of us who might have a lower pain tolerance, or are just a little intimidated by microblading!
Brow lamination fills in sparse gaps and naturally gives them a fuller look by lifting the individual hairs - encouraging a natural-looking tint, shade and tone. Effects last for about a month, and it’s a low-maintenance option for those who might be looking for less permanent brow enhancing work.
If this is new to you, here’s our guide on post-appointment aftercare tips, and keeping stray brow hairs tame in between your regular brow appointments!
Post appointment (24 hours):
For the first 24 hours after treatment, avoid getting your brows wet. Water can impact the hold of the tint and how long it lasts. Stay away from swimming pools and baths until then, maintaining minimal contact in showers too.
As tempting as it might be, try to avoid touching or rubbing the treated area to ensure that it sets well.
For up to three days after your treatment, avoid any products that contain anti-ageing or exfoliation properties. Too much of this may cause discolouration on your brows after lamination.
Long-term tips for caring for your brows:
Moisturising your brows are important especially if they are coloured, and treatments tend to dry the skin around and under your brows. Using oils and brushing your brows regularly will revitalise follicle stimulation and support your natural growth cycle.
Keeping the brow area healthy, hydrated and moisturised will facilitate eyebrow growth if you have sparse eyebrows and are looking to grow them out. Dermatologists usually recommend castor oil to repair and regrow patchy or over-plucked brows - also a great treatment to lightly nourish and moisturize your brows after lamination.
Spot a stray hair? Although experts usually recommend staying away from the tweezers, it is okay to pluck stray hair above or below the brow line to keep the look clean.
The key to self-maintenance is always to lightly tweak - not over groom. When tweezing, remember to pull from the root so as to not break the hair.
Pro-tip: It is best to tweeze stray hairs fresh out of the shower, as hot water opens up your follicles. It will help the hair come out easier without inflammation or redness. The hair will also be softer, which means you’re less likely to cause breakage. Tweeze with the hair growth, not against it - and remember - less is more!
Trust the experts for help
Complementing your DIY brow care with some professional intervention every now and then to keep things looking flawless?
Book a brow lamination appointment with The First Refresh and expect to see our beauty consultant right at your doorstep. Book in every 4-6 weeks to keep them fresh and lifted!