Tuesday 15 December 2020

My brow lamination experience

 Today I got my eyebrows laminated and after showing my before and after on Instagram I have had a lot of questions about the process, so I thought I'd do a blog post to explain it all. I used to have thick, bushy brows growing up but as I'm a 90s baby, the trend was to pluck them to death in our teenage years and mine have never recovered from that. I have very thin lines and despite rarely plucking, threading or waxing them, they never grew thicker. I had wanted microblading but priced at anywhere from £200+ it was something for the future after renovating and decided I'd have to just draw them in (badly) for the foreseeable future. 

However, I came across 'brow lamination', I had heard about it for a few months but it looked too good to be true. The before and afters looked amazing, turning thin, sparse brows like mine into beautiful, bushy, arched brows I could only dream of. I kept seeing it pop up on my instagram feed and thought I'd finally give it a go. Today was my day.. here's a bit more info around the FAQs I've got so far.

First up, a lot had never heard of it before, so what is brow lamination?

'Brow lamination is basically a perm for your brows, as it gives them a set, uniform shape for an extended period of time. Instead of curls, a setting lotion helps brow hair stay brushed up and lifted upward for about six weeks.' (Extract taken from Allure.com

Does it hurt? Is it painful?

No more painful than brow waxing. My brows were waxed first, then permed into place and then tinted. The actual 'lamination'/perm process doesn't hurt at all. It can be a little tingly if you have sensitive skin while the lotion is working but you should have a patch test beforehand to make sure your reaction is not extreme.

How long does it take?

The whole treatment was about an hour to wax, perm and tint my eyebrows! Salons may vary.

How much was it?

My treatment was £35. Again, salons and prices may vary but it's a massive saving on microblading.

What's the aftercare?

Not to get them wet for 24 hours - make sure you shower beforehand. No saunas/steam rooms etc. Brush  through with a spoolie each morning to brush them into place.

How long does it last?

Depending on your hair type, it can last anywhere between 6 and 12 weeks. Thicker, stubborn hair may drop out quicker than thinner hair but it really depends. Treatment is advised to repeated on average every 8 weeks. 

MY verdict?

I am SO impressed. For just an hour and £35 I can't believe how different my brows look. I would definitely recommend it, if you're thinking of microblading but it is out of your price range or you're not sure about it being so permanent. After looking at photos of microblading now, I think I actually prefer the brow lamination now as they look more natural so I think I will just continue with this every 8 weeks or so, but that is just my personal preference. 5/5 for me and thank you so much Georgia at The Beaute Shed for fitting me in at such late notice! Highly recommend if you're local!

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