Brow Lamination Aftercare Tips – Day by Day Guide

By PMUHub Editorial Team| Last updated on May 8, 2024

Before booking your appointment, find out more about what is brow lamination aftercare like and all the do’s and don’ts after a brow lamination treatment.

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Brow lamination is one of the hottest brow treatments available on the market today. With its ability to manipulate brow hairs to give them an uplifted look, it’s no wonder that brow lovers around the world can’t get enough of the results.

However, to maintain a laminated brow look, you need to ensure that you’re following the correct eyebrow lamination aftercare routine. Read this article to learn more about our easy-to-follow brow lamination aftercare tips and tricks.

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What Is Aftercare For Brow Lamination Like?

In terms of aftercare brow lamination is very simple and straightforward. It doesn’t entail a long healing process with stages of peeling and pigment ghosting that are the biggest nuisance of microblading and other PMU treatments.

Let’s start off this guide by answering some of the most common questions about brow lamination aftercare:

#1 Can you get your laminated brows wet?

You shouldn’t get your freshly done eyebrows wet for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

Coming into contact with water could interfere with the chemicals used in the lamination process and impact the longevity of your treatment.

Avoid swimming pools and baths for at least 24 hours and be extra careful when showering and washing your face.

#2 Can you use skincare products after brow lamination?

During the first 24 hours after brow lamination, you shouldn’t apply any form of skincare products around the general eye area.

You should stay away from using anti-aging products around your brows for 3 days after the procedure. Exfoliating face washes and other facial scrubs should also be avoided during this time.

#3 Can you wear makeup after brow lamination?

It is best to avoid applying any heavy makeup around the brow (such as foundation or concealer) for 24 hours after the brow lamination procedure.

As a part of the procedure, your technician will wax or thread your brows, causing hair follicles to stay open for a period of time after lamination. Applying additional products around the brow area during this period may cause irritation, including spots and bumps.

In the following days, you can carry on with your daily makeup and skincare routine, but try to touch your brows as little as possible.

#4 Can you go tanning after brow lamination?

You shouldn’t expose your freshly done eyebrows to direct sunlight for at least 24 hours after the procedure. This also includes staying away from tanning beds.

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What Does Brow Lamination Aftercare Look Like Day by Day?

If you want to avoid skin irritation and dryness that can come as a result of your brow lamination treatment, or to prolong the effect of brow lamination, the following aftercare is recommended:

Day 1:

  • Don’t touch or wet your eyebrows.
  • Don’t apply any makeup or skincare products on or around your eyebrows.
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds.
  • Avoid saunas and excessive sweating.
  • Do not apply Retin-A, AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids).
  • Avoid sleeping face down for at least 48 hours after your treatment.

Day 2:

  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Avoid swimming and excessive sweating.
  • Avoid using tanning beds, saunas, and steam rooms.
  • Do not exfoliate the brow area.
  • Do not apply Retin-A, AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids).

Days 3 and Onwards:

Use brow lamination aftercare oil (castor oil for example) or a conditioning eyebrow serum twice a day to maintain healthy, hydrated skin and brow hairs.

Brush your eyebrows daily using a spoolie to maintain their lifted appearance.

How to Keep Your Eyebrows in Shape After Lamination
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How to Keep Your Eyebrows in Shape After Lamination

Eyebrow lamination is a semi-permanent treatment which means, it doesn’t set your brow hairs in that beautiful brushed-up position permanently.

It works by using chemicals to break down the bonds in your brow hairs, making them easy to manipulate and shape as you want. After your technician shapes them, the next step is to fix them in the right position.

When the procedure is done, you can enjoy the results of laminated brows for about 6 weeks.

But to maintain that freshly laminated brow look up until your next appointment, you should use a conditioning serum or brow lamination aftercare oil daily. This will keep your brows sleek and glossy, while regular brushing can help them stay lifted.

You could also include a clear brow gel into your makeup routine to set the brows and prolong their fluffed-up appearance.

Best Brow Lamination Aftercare Oil

Brow lamination is a completely safe treatment when done properly, but aftercare also plays an important role in how your brows look post-treatment.

Sometimes, without proper aftercare, brow hairs may become brittle, coarse, and even shift in color if a tint is applied during lamination (they can gain a brassy, orange color).

This is because different chemical solutions used to keep the brow hairs lifted and enable shaping them can affect the quality of the brow hairs, so keeping them nourished and hydrated after treatment is crucial.

Here’s a look at our top picks for the best brow lamination aftercare oil:

Keratin Oil

The finishing touch to any brow lamination treatment is a glossy solution that restores and replenishes hydration lost during the perming process. That glossy solution is mostly made of keratin oil.

One of the best ways to restore your brow hair health is by rebuilding its keratin. So, brushing your brows daily with a spoolie brush dipped in keratin oil is beneficial for both prolonging the effect of eyebrow lamination and strengthening brow hair from within.

Vitamin E Oil

When it comes to choosing brow lamination aftercare oil, you should always make sure that it is absorbent as well as it carries the necessary nourishing ingredients.

Meaning, the oil you choose should be able to calm and nourish the skin underneath your brows and stimulate the growth of healthy hair follicles.

Vitamin E oil can effectively stimulate the growth of healthier and stronger brow hair and prevent cell damage due to its antioxidant properties. It is also beneficial for making your brows look thicker, so make sure you apply it regularly and thoroughly with a spoolie brush.

How to Remove Eyebrow Lamination

Unfortunately, you can’t completely undo the effects of brow lamination in the first weeks after your appointment. The best thing to do is to wait until the effects of the treatment start to wear off, which can take about 6 weeks.

While waiting for the results to fade, you can try washing your brows regularly or brushing them back down with a spoolie to get rid of their lifted appearance.

Find out more information on how to remove eyebrow lamination here.

Brow Lamination Aftercare – Main Takeaways

Eyebrow lamination aftercare is a hassle-free process that doesn’t require any difficult steps.

You should remember to stay away from direct sunlight and avoid wetting your eyebrows for at least 24 hours and you’re basically good to go.

To keep your brows looking freshly done, conditioning and nourishing is a must. There are plenty of natural oils that you can use as well as specialized brow aftercare serums. Regular brushing can also help your eyebrows maintain their shape.

Find out more about the brow lamination process here.



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