How to Get Rid of Brow Lamination? What Are the Options?

By Katarina V.| Last updated on July 21, 2022
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⏱️ 4 min read

Brow lamination is one of the most popular eyebrow treatments at the moment because it’s a quick and easy way to get denser and fuller as well as trendy eyebrows without tattooing them. It can last for up to 6 weeks and the results don’t come off if you wash your brows or if you swim or sweat.

But what to do if your brow lamination doesn’t turn out as expected? How to get rid of brow lamination? Let’s see what you can do about it.

How Does Brow Lamination Work?

Eyebrow lamination is a process that uses different chemical solutions to relax the natural hair growth patterns and stretch out each individual hair, to make styling easier. Each brow hair is brushed up, and thanks to the perming solution it stays in that upwards position until it grows out.

Eyebrow hairs take up to 6 weeks to grow out and be replaced with new ones. Therefore, brow lamination lasts for up to 6 weeks.

You can find a more detailed explanation of the brow lamination process in this guide.

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But What If It Doesn’t Turn Out as Expected?

People are usually head over heels with their new brows. They look trendy and full, but also natural. However, there are situations when they panic and start looking for ways on how to get rid of brow lamination. There are usually 2 reasons for that:

  • The brows are overdone and they look fuzzy
  • The client just doesn’t like the look of brow lamination

So, what are the options?

So, How to Get Rid of Brow Lamination at Home?

The truth is, there is no 100% effective way to remove eyebrow lamination. But, here are some tips on how to soften their look and even shorten the longevity of the results.

Wash Your Brows

The first rule of the brow lamination aftercare is to keep your eyebrows dry for the first 24h. You can try doing quite the opposite. If you are not satisfied with your brow lamination, wash your brows gently a couple of times in the first 24 hours. That will not completely remove brow lamination, but it can make it look softer.

Brush Your Brows

If you don’t like the brushed up look of your brow hairs, you can use a spoolie to brush them back down, they will stay in place.

The hairs are not fixed so it’s easy to manipulate them. You can comb them the way you want and they will stay that way for a few hours, maybe even the whole day. You may need to repeat the process a couple of times a day.

Brushing the brows to the side will also loosen the perm, but make sure you don’t overdo it, because you can get the skin on your brows irritated. Also, use a clean spoolie.

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Use Castor Oil

Castor oil is very beneficial for eyebrows and lashes. If you want to soften the effects of brow lamination but nurture your eyebrows at the same time, castor oil is the best choice.

This process is not too effective, though. But it’s said that regular brushing together with castor oil application can help you to get rid of the brow lamination much sooner than 6 weeks.

Castor oil is also great for soothing the irritated skin and can come in handy if your skin gets irritated while you are trying to get rid of brow lamination.

Wait It Out

This is the only tip that actually works. Wait for eyebrows to grow out and get replaced with new, untreated hairs.

Some people even tried to reverse the eyebrow lamination by repeating the process of applying the solutions, but it can damage your eyebrows. Treating them with chemicals too often can make them weak and sparse, and you don’t want that. It’s much safer and even easier to wait.

Don’t Forget to Use a Conditioner

In order to keep the permed brows healthy, don’t forget to condition them. Your brow lamination technician may recommend a product that’s best to use to make sure your brows look good when the effects of eyebrow lamination wear out.

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Can I Repeat the Process to Get Rid of Brow Lamination?

Basically yes, you can, but that’s not really advisable. You risk over processing your eyebrows, and they can become messy and even fall off to some extent as a result of being overtreated with chemicals.

Better Safe Than Sorry – Try Soap Brows

If you are not sure you will like the effects of brow lamination on your eyebrows, you can try a short-term solution – soap brows. Soap brows give more or less the same results but last only until you wash your face.

It’s easy to do them at home, and there are no chemicals involved. All you need is a clean spoolie and a bar of soap.

Learn how to do soap brows in this article.

If you like the effect, you can try brow lamination as a more permanent solution.


If you are afraid your brow lamination may go wrong, make sure you do the proper research when choosing the brow technician. Choose someone certified and experienced, who knows how to do brow lamination properly, without leaving the solutions for too long and messing up the results.

To Sum Up

Brow lamination is great, but there is no completely effective way how to get rid of your brow lamination, except for waiting out. So during the 6 weeks all you can do is wash the brows regularly and brush them the other way, so they don’t look so brushed up.

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