Reversing a Brow Lam
Let's dive into eyebrow lamination and a few instances where a relaxation, or reversal, might be requested.
To start, let's talk about the WHY... Why would we need to reverse or relax a brow lam?
Is the client not fond of the styling?
Is it the tint color after the lamination they don't love?
Are the client's brows over-processed and possibly damaged?
The science of brow lamination:
The Elleeplex Profusion line is designed to relax the natural hair growth patterns and stretch out each individual hair, making styling easier. This often results in a fuller, more styled eyebrow look.
Because of how the formula works to break down protein bonds and then rebuild the bonds within the hair, we would not be able to "reverse" a brow lamination and return the hairs to their natural curve with this process. However, we could re-laminate the eyebrows if they did not process as desired.
For more information on how the Elleeplex Profusion system is designed to work, check out this YouTube video from Elleebana founder, Otto Mitter.
Steps to take:
As mentioned above, if the intended results didn't turn out as expected, we can re-laminate. Take into consideration the current state of the hair and when the client was last laminated- dropping down on processing times may be necessary to avoid over-processing the hairs or irritating the skin. It's also extremely important to monitor the condition of the skin. Using any type of chemical process on the skin for too long can cause unnecessary irritation that can be very uncomfortable for clients and even damaging to their skin.
If the tint color is what's throwing off the client's results, try adding a little graphite! The brow lamination process tends to pull a lot of warmth (sometimes even an orange tone) in a client's brow. Adding graphite from the Elleeplex Profusion line will neutralize and cool off any undesired warm undertones!
Lastly, if the client's brows are over-processed, the last thing we want to do is process them further (we should also be extremely wary of the skin condition in this instance). The best treatment to offer in this situation is a professional Elleeplex ReGen treatment monthly accompanied by Elleeplex Aftercare at home daily or twice daily to condition and hydrate brow hairs. You will then want to wait at least 6 weeks before re-laminating the brows to allow a full hair shedding cycle to take place.
Have more questions on the brow lamination process?
Contact our director of education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brow Lamination graphic from Elleebana Minnesota trainer: Anastasia Hoff