Aftercare: How much, how often and how many days do you recommend use?
Aftercare usually comes in two forms. One is a large tube or tub of aftercare that you dispense into a smaller container for individual clients, like Tattoo Goo. The other is an individual aftercare system, where the client is given a single sealed ~10g jar to take away, like our Tattoo Aftercare. We’ll use these as examples just because they’re the most popular options, but there are also products like Cavilon Cream which are used differently, so send me an email if you’d like to know about this too.
Different aftercare solutions are going to require different applications, but when using a good quality aftercare, the best rule of thumb is to apply until covered but not yet shiny or greasy. This might equal something like a dollop half the size of your little fingernail but will depend on the size of the eyebrows and the dryness of the skin (and I suppose the size of your little fingernail...)
How to apply:
The best way to apply aftercare is usually with a good quality (non-linting) cotton tip, or a clean glove. Usually clients aren’t willing to be this prepared at home though, so usually a very clean finger is all you can hope for. Ammy (Brow Witch), as an example, gives her clients alcohol swabs and cotton tips to take home with them to encourage them to make the process more hygienic.
How often and for how many days?
A fresh set of microbladed eyebrows are likely to take roughly three days to start peeling. Tell your clients to apply aftercare 3 times a day, every morning, afternoon and before bed. They should do this until (and including) the first day of peeling. After the first day of peeling, the client should be able to reduce the amount of aftercare, applying only when the brows are sore or dry. This is usually once or twice a day, tapering off and time goes on. Then of course, stop applying once the area is healed.
As a side note, it’s worth thinking about your client when you’re choosing your aftercare. If you’re treating vegan clients, Tattoo Goo is one of the only vegan solutions for cosmetic tattoo aftercare. Most aftercare solutions include beeswax, or may have been tested on animals, like beagles. At Brow Shop, we will never intentionally sell anything that has been tested on animals.
Anyway, I hope this helps and I’d love to hear your thoughts. Don’t hesitate to send me an email by clicking here if you have any questions or comments :)
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