Brow gel and brow lamination are popular techniques for achieving fuller, more defined eyebrows. While these techniques are often performed by professionals, there are ways to achieve similar results at home with a few DIY tips and tricks.
What is Brow Lamination?
Brow lamination is a technique that's used to straighten and lift eyebrow hairs, creating a fuller, more defined look. It involves applying a chemical solution to the brows and then using a special tool to shape them into the desired position.
Brow lamination can last for several weeks, and it's a great option if you have unruly or sparse brows. However, brow lamination can be expensive, and results last between 4-6 weeks. Alongside this, some people can experience hair thinning or loss following brow lamination. Alongside this, brow lamination is a low maintenance rather than no maintenance treatment which means you will need to brush your hair and set them into place each morning.
What is Brow Gel?
Brow gel is a cosmetic product that's used to hold eyebrow hairs in place and provide definition to the brows. It usually comes in a small tube with a wand applicator, similar to mascara. You can find brow gel in various colors, from clear to darker shades that match your natural hair color. The gel will coat your brow hairs and keep them in place, giving your brows a groomed look. Brow gel is also great for filling in sparse areas of your brows, giving them a thicker appearance.
The Difference Between Brow Gel and Brow Lamination
The main difference between brow gel and brow lamination is that brow gel is a temporary solution that only provides hold and definition, while brow lamination is a semi-permanent technique that can change the shape and direction of your brows.
Brow gel is great for everyday use when you want to keep your brows in place and add some definition. It's also easy to apply.
Brow lamination, on the other hand, is a more involved process that requires a professional to perform. It can provide a longer-lasting solution however, it's important to note that brow lamination is a chemical process and may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with sensitive skin or allergies.
How to Create a DIY Brow Lamination Using Brow Gel?
We absolutely LOVE creating fluffy brow lamination looks without actually using chemicals. To do this, you will need a strong-hold brow gel formula such as the Fab Fix Brow Gel. This formula also contains biotin and keratin which helps to strengthen and condition brittle hairs making it an excellent product for use with or without brow lamination.
Brush a thin layer of product through the brow hairs starting at the tail end first working against the grain of the hair.
Leave the product on the hair for a few seconds to allow it to become tacky.
Use a mascara wand to brush the hairs upwards into the position you want them to lie in.
For more coarse hairs, you may want to push the hairs onto to skin to create a fluffy laminated look.
Finish by taking a Q-tip and removing any excess product from the skin.