Dealing with bad brow lamination can be frustrating, but it's not the end of the world. In this guide, we'll discuss the causes of bad brow lamination, provide tips to fix it, and offer strategies to avoid it in the future.

Bad Brow Lamination Causes

Bad brow lamination can be caused from several factors . Here's a breakdown of the leading causes and signs to watch for:

  • Poor Quality Products: Using low-quality lamination products can lead to unsatisfactory results and increase the risk of adverse reactions
  • Failure to Follow Instructions: Skipping steps or not adhering to the specified timing can result in damage and uneven shaping.
  • Overprocessing: Leaving the lamination solution on too long can cause brows to change the texture, become too curly or wavy, and look damaged.
  • Allergic Reactions: Individuals with sensitive skin or history of allergies may not be fit for chemicals of lamination solution. A patch test is vital to avoid redness, irritation, or severe allergic reactions.
  • Chemical Variability: The choice of chemicals, such as the faster-acting Thioglycolic acid versus Cysteine, affects the outcome. Thioglycolic acid, for example, might lead to unexpectedly permed or fuzzy eyebrows.
a young woman applying nourishing brow serum to her eyebrows

How to Fix Bad Brow Lamination

Immediate Correction:

If you notice the curls are setting in undesirably right after lamination, washing off the product immediately or ask your technician for recorrection. Then apply a nourishing oil for helping your brows to recover from chemicals.

Use a Perm Lotion:

Gently apply a perm solution with a spoolie, brushing the brows to the side. Add more solution as needed, and keep the process under 5 minutes to avoid further damage. 

Use a cotton pad soaked in water to gently remove the perm solution without touching the brows. After cleaning, apply a nourishing oil with a new spoolie, brushing from the roots to the tips to relax the brows and restore moisture.


The most straightforward method for correcting bad brow lamination is allowing your brows to grow naturally. This process might take 1 to 3 months, during which you should minimize brow treatments and apply a nourishing oil daily to support healthy growth.


For those seeking to accelerate this process, consider using a specialized brow serum, like the Luxe Eyebrow Growth Serum. This product is designed to promote faster growth and recovery for your brows.

How to Avoid Bad Brow Lamination

To avoid bad brow lamination and ensure your brows look their best, follow these tips for both professional treatments and DIY kits:

Choosing a Professional:

  • Research: Find a technician with excellent reviews and a portfolio of successful laminations.
  • Check Qualifications: Ensure they are certified and experienced.
  • Consultation: Apply for consultations to discuss expectations and conduct patch tests.

Using a DIY Kit:

  • Select Quality Kits: Choose reputable and high-quality kits like our Brow Lamination Kit for reliable results.
  • Follow Instructions: Adhere strictly to the guidelines, including timing and application.
  • Patch Test: Always test the product on a small skin area to avoid allergic reactions.
a young woman brushing her laminated eyebrows

Brow Lamination Proper Aftercare

For optimal results after correcting bad brow lamination or maintaining your newly laminated brows, follow to these aftercare instructions:

  • Keep Brows Dry: Avoid water and sweat for the first 24 hours. This means no washing your face or engaging in exercises that cause sweating.
  • Avoid Cosmetics Products: Do not apply makeup, skincare, or brow products for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Touching: Avoid touching or rubbing your brows to prevent irritation and ensure the lamination sets appropriately.
  • Avoid Heat: Protect your brows from direct heat sources like hairdryers or straighteners to protect the lamination.
  • Sun Exposure: Limit sun exposure for the first 48 hours. Wear a hat or apply non-chemical sunscreen around the brows, avoiding direct contact with the laminated hairs.

Final Thoughts

Wrapping up successful brow lamination, from fixing mishaps to achieving flawless results, hinges on quality products, correct application, and diligent aftercare.

High-quality solutions like the Luxe-Cosmetics Eyebrow Lamination Kit are a top choice for DIY enthusiasts seeking to ensure beautiful, long-lasting brow lamination at home.

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Josef Mohamed

Josef Mohamed is a Content Marketer and Web Designer with over 6 years of experience.He brings a wealth of knowledge to his work, making him a reliable source for readers interested in practical insights about beauty.His writing style is straightforward, aiming to provide real facts and avoid common myths in the beauty industry.