Why Glitter & Brow Lam Dont Mix

So i feel like the grinch that stole christmas, because im a little glitter magpie and I would be covered in it, if i could.... BUT glitter and lamination (brows and lashes) is not a thing. 
We are ALL for the gram and the TOK, we want to stand out, but we are also risking the health of our clients skin, brows and eyes with this trend and it cant be a thing. 
Lets talk about it, what is cosmetic grade glitter.
Cosmetic grade glitters are glitters that are specifically formulated and manufactured for use in cosmetic products. These glitters are designed to be safe and non-toxic for use on the skin, hair, nails, and other parts of the body.
Cosmetic grade glitters are made from materials that are safe for use on the skin. They are typically made from synthetic or mineral-based ingredients and do not contain any harmful substances, such as heavy metals or sharp edges that could cause injury.
These are perfectly safe with wax, acrylic, make up and so on...
Adding to chemicals such as TGA (thioglycolate acid) is where we have the issue
Most cosmetic grade glitters are made of Polyester film, also known as polyester film or PET film (polyethylene terephthalate film), is a type of plastic film made from polyethylene terephthalate.
Mixing the two? Thats a firm no! 
When PET and thioglycolic acid are mixed, several possible reactions can occur, depending on the conditions:
  1. Ester hydrolysis: 

  2. Esterification: 

What is esterification?
Esterification is a chemical reaction that happens when an alcohol and an acid react together to form a compound. 
To understand this, let's use a simple example: imagine you have an alcohol, let's say ethanol (found in vodka or gin), and you mix it with an acid, like acetic acid (found in vinegar). When you combine them and provide the right conditions, a reaction occurs.
During the reaction, a part of the alcohol (ethanol) joins with a part of the acid (acetic acid) to create a new molecule known as an ester. 
The reaction also produces a molecule of water as a byproduct. This water molecule is eliminated as the ester forms, hence the term "condensation reaction."
In a condensation reaction, the water, is typically eliminated as a byproduct. This removal of a water molecule is often referred to as a "dehydration" step within the condensation reaction.
During the condensation reaction, two molecules react, and a further bond forms between them. As this bond forms, one molecule loses a hydroxyl group and the other loses a hydrogen atom (H). The removed hydroxyl group and hydrogen atom combine to form a water molecule (H2O), which is released as a byproduct.
The removal of water is an essential step in the condensation reaction because it allows for the formation of the larger molecule. By eliminating water, the reaction proceeds in the direction of bond formation, leading to the synthesis of more complex compounds.
So what does this mean?  By removing any additional water, you risk the health of the hair by further dehydrating the follicle, and means you are risking overprocessing and the loss of the brow hair. 
In addition, your insurances are invalid as you are doing a chemical experiment on someones face, removing water from a product increases the potency of a chemical and leads to a higher risk of reactions, allergies and vasodilation and erythmya. 
Dont even ask me about the cosmetic grade glitters that contain aluminium... 
So stick to the rules, the health of the client and the hair is ALWAYS paramount, and dont risk your insurance or business for an insta fad 
Ps, im sorry for ruining the fun, but lets be safe 
Add all glitters after - NOT during 
Debs xoxo 

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