If your client wants to look like a movie star, one treatment you may recommend to them is lash and brow lamination. This quick, long-lasting, and noninvasive treatment lifts, curls, and adds volume to the hairs for a stunning, natural look. But like all treatments, laminations require effort to maintain. If you and your client want results that last, you need to provide them with a list of post-care instructions, and they need to follow them to a T. In this ultimate guide to lash and brow lamination aftercare, we go over what you need to know about lamination and how to ensure the results of a treatment last.
What Is Lash and Brow Lamination?
Lamination is a semi-permanent lash and brow treatment that lifts and curls the hairs. Many compare this treatment to a perm. During lamination, a beauty professional uses a perming solution to soften the lash or brow hairs, allowing them to brush them into new positions to create a cleaner, fuller look. A moisturizer like Elleeplex ReGen is combined with the perming lotion to condition the hair. Then, the beauty professional sets the hairs into their new position using a setting solution.
Lamination results last from six to eight weeks and require minimal maintenance, which makes them a fantastic option for those who want a long-lasting, natural makeover!
Anyone can get a lash or brow lamination, no matter how long, short, full, or thin their hairs are. But this treatment works especially well on clients who have uneven brow lines or unruly hair they wish would settle down. It’s also great for those who like the look of their lashes and brows but want to add a touch of volume or shine.
How Do You Care for Laminated Lashes and Brows Post-Treatment?
If your client wants their lamination to last, it’s crucial that they follow a few post-care instructions. In this ultimate guide to lash and brow lamination aftercare, we provide six of the most important post-care tips:
Avoid Facial Products
For the first 48 hours, your client needs to avoid most facial products. Makeup removers (apart from Elleebana Makeup Remover), exfoliators, retinol, vitamin A products, AHAs, BHAs, steroid creams, and skin-thinning treatments can all disrupt the lamination process. After 48 hours, they can use as many facial products as they please, but we recommend avoiding harsh products and oil-based products when possible.
Your client should also avoid using makeup around the eye area. Lipstick is okay, but no eyeshadow, eyeliner, or brow pencils. As with facial products, they can resume using oil-free makeup after 48 hours have passed since their treatment.
Steer Clear of Water and Steam
For the first 24–48 hours post-treatment, the lamination solutions are still working their magic. If your client gets their lashes or brows wet during this phase, it can undo the results of the lamination entirely. For this reason, they should steer clear of water and steam. Advise them to avoid showering, bathing, swimming, and sitting in saunas. They need to be careful when cooking, too. The steam from boiling pots or steamers can be just as damaging as the steam from a hot bath.
If your client wants to wash up during this time, they can do so using dry shampoo/conditioner and an Elleebana Makeup Remover wipe. And if they live for boiled and steamed foods, no worries. They can still cook them, but they should avoid hovering over steamy cookware for an extended period of time.
Sweat is another liquid to keep away from newly laminated lashes and brows. Ideally, your client should limit exercise in the first 48 hours to prevent excessive sweating.
After 48 hours, it’s safe to get the lashes or brows wet again. However, after wetting them for the first time, your client will need to gently brush the hairs back into place.
Stay Out of the Heat
Your client will also need to stay out of direct light as much as possible, as heat can affect the lamination results. If your client needs to go outside, we recommend wearing a hoodie or a hat. They should also avoid sunbeds, saunas, and hot showers and baths.
Nourish the Brows
After a lamination treatment, your client needs to re-establish the position of their lash or brow hairs by using a nourishing styling product like the Elleeplex Advanced Aftercare formula daily.
No Stomach Sleeping
Stomach sleeping is a no-go for clients with fresh laminations. When the face is pressed into a pillow or mattress, the pressure can move the lash and brow hairs around and cause them to freeze in unusual positions. For similar reasons, your client also shouldn’t wear eye masks. While sleeping in an unfamiliar position isn’t the most comfortable, your client only needs to do it for 48 hours before they can return to their usual habits.
The final post-care tip to share with your clients is “no touching”! As they marvel at their new lashes and brows, they may be tempted to poke and prod at them, but, like stomach sleeping, this can cause the hairs to freeze in peculiar positions. It also introduces oils and dirt from the hands to the lash and brow hairs, which is another thing that can strip the lamination.
By following the post-care tips outlined in this guide, your client can keep their newly laminated lashes or brows in excellent condition. With good care, the results of their treatment will last six to eight weeks, at which point they’ll need to visit your salon for another treatment. And so, the process starts anew!
Need to stock up on lash and brow lamination products for your salon? At Elleebana Store USA, you’ll find what you need. We’re a top distributor of Elleebana products in North America and carry the full Elleebana line. Pick up an Elleeplex Profusion kit for the solutions and tools you need to perform laminations. Don’t forget to grab a few Lash and Brow Lamination Aftercare Flyers to hand out to your clients post-treatment.