• Elise Louise

Brow Lamination Went Wrong? Here's How To Fix It.

Updated: Mar 14, 2021

Did your Cara Delevigne brow dreams turn into a nightmare of frizzy caterpillars on your forehead? You’re not alone lovely. Fuzzy eyebrows are going around as brow lamination has taken over. While lamination is amazing for gaining a higher arch or fuller brow, the wrong type of lamination can leave you rocking an 80’s perm where your eyebrows should be.

Why Did It Go Frizzy?

It all comes down to what type of perm is used. Like when lash lifts turn out badly, brow laminations go wrong due to Thioglycolic Acid.

See “Lash Lift Went Wrong? Here’s How To Fix It”.

Thioglycolic Acid (TA) is a super strong perming agent - the same ingredient used to perm the hairs on your head. It works by essentially breaking down the structure of your hair so that it can be restructured in a different way; straightened, curled or lifted.

To break down hair structure, TA raises the Ph of the hair almost instantly. Then a neutralising agent is applied to lower the Ph again and restructure the hair into it’s new position. Aggressively raising and lowering the Ph of hair weakens it, which leads to damage and frizzy brows.

Frizzed brows after brow lamination at another salon. Brows were trimmed at same salon to lessen damaged appearance.
Frizzed and trimmed brows from over-processing during brow lamination at another salon.

How Do I Fix the Frizz?

Ok so now the damage is done. You have two options:


Frizzed hair cannot be unfrizzed without some help which I’ll explain in option two!

Your first option is to wait until your frizzed hair completely grows out. This can take anywhere from one to three months for all your hairs to complete their growth cycle and your new hairs to grow in. Conditioning treatments and oils like coconut or avocado may help a little, but won’t reverse the damage that has been done. Only time or option two will help…

Get them fixed.

Get a Keratin Brow Lamination that uses Cysteine as it’s perming agent. You need to straighten out the kinks and frizz from your brows which a lamination does. But you can’t get another Thioglycolic Acid brow lamination because you’ll make the problem worse!

You Need Cysteine

Cysteine is your answer. The difference with Cysteine is that it SLOWLY raises the Ph of your brow hairs to gently restructure them without causing damage. Brows are able to be gently straightened. As Cysteine is heat activated; as soon as heat is removed - processing stops. No chance of over-processing! But your hair scales are still lifted. Which means the keratin treatment that is applied actually goes in to your brow hairs, penetrating the hair. This gives them back much needed strength and hydration.

Straightened and Strengthened Brows

Finally a Ph lowering solution is applied to brows to gently lower Ph completely and seal in the keratin treatment. Your brows are saved!

You CAN have the brows of your dreams with lamination. Just make sure it’s a brow lamination that uses Cysteine.

Need your brows fixed after a bad lamination? Book in for a Keratin Brow Lamination Correction with Elise Louise. As there’s no chance of damage, you don’t have to wait for your frizzy brows to grow out! Come in and get them fixed!

Elise Louise is the client certified 'brow wizard'. Seriously, she has the Hogwarts certificate her client made her to prove it.

Find her in her Melbourne salon, specialising in the Soft Powder Brow Tattoo, the Keratin Lash Lift and expert brow services.

Check out more of her blog here or see her on Youtube here.


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