Client Questions: What Happens if I Get My Brows Wet After Lamination?

Do your clients have a lot of questions about the brow lamination procedure? We’ve been there.

You and your clients both want the same thing: a successful treatment and long-lasting results. So it’s perfectly normal, even expected, for you to spend some time answering their questions and setting their expectations. For a good experience, your client should go into the procedure knowing precisely what will happen before, during, and after their brow lamination.

One of the most common things clients ask is: “What happens if I get my brows wet after lamination?” Let’s review the answer to this question and other important questions.

WHAT IS A BROW LAMINATION?

Brow lamination is a semi-permanent treatment that involves straightening and shaping the brow hairs using a chemical solution. It helps to create a fuller, more defined brow appearance by lifting the hairs upward and setting them in place. Unlike microblading, brow lamination is an entirely non-invasive procedure.

HOW LONG DOES A BROW LAMINATION TAKE?

The brow lamination procedure typically takes 45-60 minutes, depending on the individual's brow shape and desired results. This includes applying the lifting and setting solutions, shaping the brows, and any additional brow tinting or grooming.

Of course, if your client asks you to perform additional treatments, such as a lash lift, at the same time, that will extend the duration of their appointment.

HOW LONG DOES A BROW LAMINATION LAST?

Depending on individual hair growth cycles, brow lamination typically lasts 6-8 weeks. After this period, the treated brows will gradually return to their natural position. At that time, it’s safe to have another brow lamination done.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET MY LAMINATED BROWS WET? 

To ensure a long-lasting effect, clients should keep their brows dry for at least 24-48 hours after the lamination service. Most semi-permanent systems will begin breaking down if they get wet. This breakdown results in a softer eyebrow that returns to its natural look more quickly.

Model Receiving a Brow Lamination - LashLift Store

WHEN CAN I WASH MY FACE AGAIN?

Since avoiding water is recommended, your clients should wait until after the first 48 hours to wash their brows. After the initial waiting period, your clients can gently wash their eyebrows. Encourage them to use a mild cleanser and avoid any rubbing or scrubbing. 

WHY CAN’T I TOUCH OR RUB MY BROWS AFTER A BROW LAMINATION?

It’s not easy to remember to keep your hands off your face. Still, it’s best to inform clients that they don’t want oil from their fingers to get on their eyebrows. Natural oils clog pores and lead to acne or skin irritations. Some eyebrow technicians tell clients to wear gloves until they get used to not touching or rubbing their faces.

WHY ARE HEAT AND HUMIDITY BAD FOR MY EYEBROWS AFTER LAMINATION?

Advise clients to avoid heat for the first 48 hours, as sun exposure could cause redness or irritation in the area where the processing solution came into contact with their skin. Humidity, unfortunately, is unavoidable for some stylists and clients. However, it’s not necessarily bad and will not affect the longevity of the brow lamination. Humid air may cause the brows to become unruly and require an aftercare product to help guide them back into their laminated position.

Brow and Lash InTOXXification Aftercare - LashLift Store

WHEN CAN I SHOWER AFTER A BROW LAMINATION?

We can’t do some routines without them, and keeping ourselves clean is one of them. With some precaution, your clients can undoubtedly shower and clean themselves after a lamination. Clients must keep the area around their brows dry for at least 48 hours. Tell them to turn their face away from the shower stream. They should also use a mild cleanser and gently rub the area around their brows with their fingertips.

If your clients must wash their hair, tell them to tie it in the back, away from their face, if possible. The shampoo, conditioner, and any other products should be gentle. Afterward, tell your clients to gently pat their face dry with a soft towel upon leaving the shower. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WEAR MAKEUP AFTER A BROW LAMINATION?

Your clients should choose a makeup-free look for at least 24-48 hours after getting their brows done. A natural look will give their eyebrows a chance to breathe. Makeup can clog pores, and their skin will be sensitive until it can recover from the lamination. 

Following the waiting period, your clients are free to experiment with eyebrow makeup to perfect their new look, although if your client opts for a brow tint, they might find they no longer need to wear brow makeup. 

Makeup Brushes- LashLift Store

WILL A BROW LAMINATION DAMAGE MY NATURAL EYEBROWS?

If you’re a trained and experienced technician who uses quality products, brow lamination should not damage the natural brows. The solutions in the procedure should be gentle on the brow hairs. It's crucial to follow proper techniques to minimize the risk of damage.

HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY BROWS AFTER A BROW LAMINATION?

After brow lamination, avoiding getting your brows wet for the first 24-48 hours and following other aftercare instructions is essential. This typically includes avoiding heat, steam, alcohol, or oil-based products and rubbing or touching the brows excessively. An eyebrow lamination or the client’s skin might become damaged or irritated. 

CAN I GET A BROW LAMINATION IF I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN?

In most cases, clients with sensitive skin can safely undergo brow lamination. However, discussing any sensitivities or allergies is essential before the procedure. Perform a patch test to check for adverse reactions and choose products appropriate for your client’s skin type.

There you go! Now that you have the answers to the most common brow lamination questions, you should feel prepared and confident when discussing the treatment with your clients. Remember, it’s your responsibility to not only deliver beautiful brows but also to put them at ease and remove any lingering doubts they might have. Answer their questions patiently and thoroughly, and the experience will be a snap for both of you!