The Real Difference Between Henna Brows And Brow Lamination

From trimming your brow hairs to tinting and dying them, brows are big business. The right shape and shade can finish off a makeup look. However, there are more treatments out there for our brows than ever before and it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. So, here's the real difference between henna brows and brow lamination. Beauty and the Bleach outlines that they're both relatively new ways to style your brows and they can have very different results.

Eyebrow treatments can totally change the way your brows sit and grow and, in turn, can totally change how your face looks. "Different shaped faces suit different brows, and the best way of working it out is to see it as a balancing act," Vanita Parti MBE, founder of Blink Brow Bar, told Women and Home. "If you have a longish face, then flatter brows with a low arch is perfect. If you have a heart-shaped face, then a raised Marylin Monroe type arch works brilliantly."

She outlines that your brows should always follow the natural shape of your face and if you are unhappy with their density or color there are things you can do.

What are henna brows and brow lamination?

Henna brows and brow lamination are both procedures that change how your eyebrows look. Beauty and the Brow explains that henna brows work by staining the skin under your brow and tinting the hairs. It can make your eyebrows look fuller and also gives an even color. The tint on your eyebrow hairs can last up to six weeks and the skin tint will last between two and ten days.

Henna brows are a good option as the product used is well tested and natural, writes the Beauty Academy. Similarly, it's fairly quick and affordable.

Total Beaty explains that brow lamination differs as it doesn't change the color of your eyebrow hairs or the skin underneath. Instead, it redirects the way your eyebrows grow. The treatment has a reputation for creating full and fluffy brows. Beauty and the Bleach writes that it can fill gaps in your brows with your existing hairs and is similar to a perm.

"Brow lamination is a treatment that relaxes and straightens the brow hair, allowing the brow to be styled in a variety of different ways such as sleek, straight, arched or fluffy," explains brow stylist Melanie Marris to Byrdie, "Brow lamination is a three-step process that involves applying a perming solution to break down the bonds within the brows, then using a fixing solution to set and form the hairs into the new shape, and finally, a brow serum application."

Which is the best for you?

Henna brows and brow lamination may both be brow treatments, but they deliver very different results. Byrdie explains that generally, brow lamination works on everybody. Whether you've got full brows already or very thin ones it can still give you a fluffier effect. It's also non-invasive and doesn't involve dies or chemicals.

There are definitely pros to opting for Henna brows too. Marris told Byrdie, "Unlike brow tints that are made of a vegetable-based dye and mixed with a peroxide in order to activate, henna is derived from plants, making it a natural hair dye alternative that is activated with rose water. While the application process is longer, results typically last up to 10 days on the skin and six weeks on the hair."

While henna changes the colors of your brows to give a fuller look, lamination changes the direction your hairs grow in. Before opting for either treatment it's good to look at how long-lasting you want your treatment to be, your budget, and what final result you're looking for.