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RefectoCil® for men
Tips regarding Brow Styling
Tips regarding Beard Styling
Tips regarding RefectoCil® Sensitive
General topics
Questions concerning Brow Styling
Tips regarding Brow Styling Strips
Tips regarding tinting
Blonde Brow
Care
Questions concerning Lash Styling
Tips regarding tinting
Tips regarding Eyelash Lift
Care
Tips regarding Eyelash Curl

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Tinted hair needs care. Does this also apply to tinted lashes and brows?

Everyone knows that hair can be stressed, brittle and lose shine. With brows and lashes it’s the same. Getting them back into shape requires proper care products. As intensive night care we recommend the RefectoCil Care Balm. Its vitamins and plant oils strengthen the hair over night. Additionally castor oil supports natural brow & lash growth.
The RefectoCil Styling Gel is the ideal day care. It provides colour protection, binds moisture and provides shine. Furthermore unruly hair can be fixed in the desired position.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding tinting | Tips regarding tinting
Size S, M or L – how do I know which Lifting Pad size to choose?

The lashes must cover cushioned part of the pad. If they are too short and end in the middle (thickest) part of the pad use a smaller pad.
S: strong lifting effect; especially for short lashes
M: natural lifting effect; for normal long lashes
L: discreet lifting effect; for very long lashes
TIP
The shorter the customer‘s eyelashes
and the stronger the desired lifting effect,
the smaller the required pad.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Lift
My lashes and brows are freshly tinted. How long should I wait before using the Care Balm?

The Care Balm is the ideal night care after tinting but you should wait 24h hours before using it because within this time frame the Care Balm’s high fat content can affect the tinting result.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Questions concerning Lash Styling | Care | Care
How often can I reuse the Lifting Pads?

The specially developed Silicone Pads can be reused up to 100 times when carefully maintained.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Lift
What can I do if some individual lashes come off the pad during the Eyelash Lift treatment?

Easy: wipe off the solution, use some more glue, wait again for 15 seconds and fix the lashes.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Lift
How can I fix the lashes on the Lifting Pad?

Apply Eyelash Lift Glue liberally to the first part of the pad and also on to the first part of the lashes. Wait for 15 seconds. Then fix the first part. Repeat this section by section until all lashes are fixed.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Lift
Can I use RefectoCil Brow Styling Strips on pregnant clients?

Generally we do not see any problems using our RefectoCil Brow Styling Strips while being pregnant. We have no information about any negative effects after using Brow Styling Strips during pregnancy, but please note that we did not conduct any special studies with pregnant women. Further, as a manufacturing company we don’t have the necessary medical knowledge and we therefore can’t give any medical advices. Therefore we would recommend advising talking to a doctor before usage.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling Strips
Where can I purchase RefectoCil® products?
General topics
Why shouldn’t eyebrows be tinted after the use of self-tanning lotion?

If eyebrows are tinted after the use of self-tanning lotion, a yellowish discoloration of the skin could occur.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting
Where are RefectoCil® products manufactured?

The products are manufactured in Austria.

General topics
Are RefectoCil® products tested on animals?

We do not test the products on animals, neither is any testing on animals done on our behalf. This is in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (EU Cosmetics Regulation). We don't allow anybody to conduct animal tests with our products/brands.

General topics
Can an allergic reaction occur to cold wax?

Yes, even though cold wax is more compatible and pleasant than warm wax or tweezing individual hairs and the application is faster than conventional methods, few people experience an allergic reaction (rash, pimples,..) to cold wax. Generally the following applies: Don’t take a long bath before application. Don’t apply them to inflamed skin, skin abrasions, acne, scars, warts, birthmarks or herpes. Don’t use on diabetics or if the client is taking retinoids.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling Strips
Are RefectoCil® products vegan?

All but five RefectoCil products are vegan, meaning they don’t contain animal based raw materials. The exceptions are:

 

  • RefectoCil Eyelash Lift (contains Hydrolyzed Collagen)
  • RefectoCil Eyelash Curl (contains Hydrolyzed Collagen)
  • RefectoCil Skin Protection Cream (contains beeswax)
  • RefectoCil Care Balm (contains Lanolin)
  • RefectoCil Eyelash Lift Glue (contains Shellac)
General topics
What are the additional strips for?

The triangular strips can be used for removing hairs between the brows or above them.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling Strips
A few hairs have remained. What can I do?

Individual very short hairs may remain. They will have already been loosened by the wax and can easily be pulled out with tweezers.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling Strips
After the application of the Brow Styling Strips wax residues have remained. How can I remove them easiest?

Apply RefectoCil® Skin Protection Cream & Eye Mask and lightly rub it off.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling Strips
The strips don’t adhere well. What can I do?

Clean and degrease the eye-area thoroughly with RefectoCil Micellar Eye Make-up Remover and Saline Solution. Press the strips on firmly and evenly, so that the wax connects with the hairs.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling Strips
I haven’t positioned the strip ideally, what can I do?

No problem, just remove the strip in direction of hair growth and apply again.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling Strips
Can I use RefectoCil® Eyelash Lift or Eyelash Curl on pregnant clients?

Generally we do not see any problems using our RefectoCil Eyelash Curl or Eyelash Lift while being pregnant. We have no information about any negative effects after using Eyelash Curl or Eyelash Lift during pregnancy, but please note that we did not conduct any special studies with pregnant women. Further, as a manufacturing company we don’t have the necessary medical knowledge and we therefore can’t give any medical advices. Therefore we would recommend advising talking to a doctor before usage.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Curl | Tips regarding Eyelash Lift
I want to shape and tint the brows. Which application should I perform first?

We recommend tinting the brows in the course of depilation: apply the Brow Styling Strips, then the tint and use the strips as template. Remove the tint after the application time and then remove the strips against the direction of hair growth. If the brows are tinted separately, it is imperative to tint before removing the hair to avoid skin irritations.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling Strips
How long do I have to wait before the next Eyelash Curl treatment?

You can repeat the treatment, as soon as the lashes are straight; in most cases after 6 weeks.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Curl
Is the application of RefectoCil® Eyelash Curl harmless for the lashes?

Yes. The product has been developed for the sensitive eye-area. Furthermore we conducted numerous tests that proved that the product can even be used on thin and fine lashes without concern.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Curl
What can I do if the lashes are curled too weak or too strong?

If the lashes are too curly, just use a larger eyelash roller and repeat the application with half the application time. If the curl is too weak, make sure, that the eye-area has been cleaned thoroughly and of all residues and that a correctly sized eyelash roller has been chosen. If the roller has been too large, use a smaller one and repeat the application with half the application time.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Curl
How do I achieve an even result?

The eye-area has to be degreased and cleaned thoroughly, so that there are no residues. The lashes have to be fixed straight and even on the eyelash roller. Make sure that they are not crossed and that there is no bend. The tips should lie flat on the roller.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Curl
How much RefectoCil® Glue is needed to fix the lashes?

A small amount of Glue is sufficient. After applying it wait for a moment as the Glue unfolds its sticking strength not until it has slightly dried. Afterwards fix the lashes with rosewood sticks. In case the lashes still aren’t fixed, apply a little more Glue.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Curl
The rollers don’t adhere well to the eyelid. What can I do?

Bend the roller several times before application so that it will adopt a form corresponding to the lid curvature. Only touch the sides of the roller to avoid the self-adhesive glue coming off.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Curl
Are the Sensitive colours mixable?

Yes, it’s possible to mix the colour gels, to achieve further colour shades. Attention: The Developer gel is not to be mixed with the Colour gels but applied as second step.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding RefectoCil® Sensitive | Tips regarding tinting
Does RefectoCil® Sensitive cover grey hair?

In general, yes. In rare cases eyebrows that are very bristly can’t absorb the tint due to their special structure. In this case the brows can be made ready for tinting with the oxidative bleaching paste Blonde Brow.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding RefectoCil® Sensitive | Tips regarding tinting
Can I use RefectoCil® Sensitive on pregnant women?

Generally we do not see any problems using our RefectoCil Sensitive tints while being pregnant. We have no information about any negative effects after using the sensitive tints during pregnancy, but please note that we did not conduct any special studies with pregnant women. Further, as a manufacturing company we don't have the necessary medical knowledge and we therefore can’t give any medical advices. Therefore we would recommend advising talking to a doctor before usage.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding RefectoCil® Sensitive | Tips regarding tinting
Can I use RefectoCil® Sensitive if the client has had an allergic reaction to oxidative tints?

Yes, because the Sensitive tints consist of different ingredients. Nevertheless we recommend an allergy test before application.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding RefectoCil® Sensitive | Tips regarding tinting
I have unintentionally stained the skin with RefectoCil® Sensitive. What can I do?

You can remove stains that developed during tinting with RefectoCil® Sensitive easily and quickly with RefectoCil® Sensitive Tint Remover. Tip: The quicker the stain is treated the easier its removal. Attention: Stains that developed during tinting with RefectoCil® Sensitive, can only be removed with RefectoCil® Sensitive Tint Remover.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding RefectoCil® Sensitive | Tips regarding tinting
How do I apply RefectoCil® Sensitive?

The Colour gel and Developer gel are not mixed but applied one after the other. Here you can find the Sensitive application.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding RefectoCil® Sensitive | Tips regarding tinting | Tips regarding tinting
After bleaching a light reddishness has developed. What can I do?

Tint with a mix of RefectoCil No. 3.1 light brown and No. 1.1 graphite (ratio 1:1). Apply to the brows and leave on for 1-3 minutes. If you leave the paste on longer, the brows can get too dark fast because after bleaching the hair absorbs the tint quicker than usual.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting | Blonde Brow
What is the application time for Blonde Brow?

5-20 minutes, depending on the desired lightning effect. 5 minutes: to go one shade lighter 12 minutes: to go two shades lighter 20 minutes: to go three shades lighter If you are feeling insecure, occasionally remove some of the paste from the end of the brow to check the lightning effect.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting | Blonde Brow
Is it possible to bleach tinted hair?

Only untreated hair should be bleached. Bleaching after tinting can cause unwanted colour results.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting | Blonde Brow
Why should I use Blonde Brow and not conventional bleaching products for the brows?

Blonde Brow has been designed especially for the sensitive eye-area and can therefore be used without concern on the brows. It causes less reddishness than conventional bleaching products and provides natural results.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting | Blonde Brow
How long should I leave the eyebrow tint on?

The application time varies from person to person; it depends on the individual hair structure. In general, the minimum application time is 3 minutes and the following rule applies: The longer the application time, the more intense the result. Red shades need longer to develop. The application time for RefectoCil red is 10-20 minutes, when tinting with chestnut it’s 10 minutes. Tip for beginners: Remove the tinting paste from one eyebrow after 2-3 minutes and check the result and/or show the client. If the tinting result is not intense enough yet, apply the tinting paste again.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting
My client’s hair is dyed red. How can I adjust her brows best?

For a reddish shimmer, mix a small amount of RefectoCil Red with the desired tint or tint with pure Red if you’d like to achieve a strong result.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting | Blonde Brow
Is there an ideal sitting position during Lash & Brow Styling?

Ideally, the client is seated in a relaxed position, leaning slightly backwards. The eyes have to be closed during the treatment.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling
Should I perform an allergy test?

We recommend an allergy test (Patch test) 48-72 hours before the first application as well as after long periods without tinting. Instructions: Mix 1 cm of RefectoCil eyelash & eyebrow tint with 5 drops of RefectoCil Oxidant liquid or 8-10 drops of RefectoCil Oxidant cream. Apply a small amount to a small area on the inner bend of the elbow or behind the ear. Allow to dry and leave uncovered for 48-72 hours, then clean thoroughly. If any irritation occurs during this time do not carry out the treatment.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling
Can I use RefectoCil® Sensitive for beard tinting?

No, RefectoCil Sensitive is not suitable for tinting beards. We recommend using RefectoCil oxidative tints. For information regarding application and before/after effect, follow the link to our application video and watch beard tinting with RefectoCil pure black.

 

RefectoCil® for men | Tips regarding Beard Styling
My hair is brown but the beard reddish. How can I compensate the reddishness?

The reddishness can be compensated through dyeing with RefectoCil® No. 3.1. light brown. Here you can find our tutorial.

 

RefectoCil® for men | Tips regarding Beard Styling
Which colours are recommended to subtly accentuate men’s brows?

We especially recommend graphite and light brown for subtle accentuation of men’s brows!

RefectoCil® for men | Tips regarding Brow Styling
My hair is black but my beard got first grey spots. Can I cover them up?

Yes, either tint the whole beard or the grey areas with RefectoCil pure black. The application time is 10 minutes.

RefectoCil® for men | Tips regarding Beard Styling
My client’s natural eyebrow colour is black. She’d like to have them lightened. Is this possible?

Yes. First bleach the hair with Blonde Brow and then tint with the desired RefectoCil® colour.

 

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting
How do I know, which eyebrow colour suits the client best?

The eyebrow colour should always match your client‘s skin type and reflect an aspect of the hair colour.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting
Why should I tint lashes?

Tinted lashes provide a radiant look – no make-up needed. Tinting is also recommended for dark lashes since this way the tips are emphasized and the full length of the lashes becomes visible. Tip for blondes: Lashes tinted with deep blue complement blonde looks perfectly!

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding tinting
Why should I lighten up brows?

With Blonde Brow you can not only achieve naturally blonde brows but it also enables tinting dark brows in light hues. Besides it also helps with tinting grey or bristle eyebrows.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting | Blonde Brow
Tips for an even more intense tinting result with RefectoCil Sensitive.
  • Lashes and brows must be oil free before tinting. Use RefectoCil non oily Micellar Eye Make-up Remover, even if the client wears no make-up.
  • Make sure, that lashes and brows are dry before tinting. In case of doubt, dry them with a tissue after removing eye make-up.
  • Always remove the Colour- and Developer gel with a dry cotton swab. No water!
  • Before applying Developer gel, make sure that Colour gel is removed completely. Any leftovers could affect the tinting process negatively.
  • When applying Developer gel, always make sure that the colour of the gel is clear when applied to lashes or brows.
  • After removing the Colour gel, wait 5 minutes until the hair has completely dried before continuing with step 2.
Questions concerning Brow Styling | Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding RefectoCil® Sensitive | Tips regarding tinting
Where should the Lashperm & Neutralizer solution be applied?

It should be applied starting from the middle going down to the lower part of the lashes. Leave the tips completely uncovered.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Lift
I want to shape and tint lashes. Which application should I perform first?

First shape, then tint. This way you are saving time because after the application of Eyelash Curl the application time of the tint is reduced to 2 minutes. If you tint first, there’s a risk that Eyelash Curl is extracting the tint and you have to dye a second time which is not damaging for the hair but time consuming.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding Eyelash Curl
Can I use RefectoCil® Sensitive after the application of Eyelash Curl/Brow Styling Strips or Blonde Brow?

Yes. To achieve the best possible result make sure to remove all traces of the product used beforehand by using RefectoCil Micellar Eye Make-up Remover.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding RefectoCil® Sensitive | Tips regarding tinting
What’s the difference between RefectoCil oxidative and sensitive tints?

Oxidative tint

 

  • Mixing
  • Almost every colour pigment enters the hair shaft
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Sensitive tint

 

  • 2 step system, no mixing
  • Colour pigments wrap themselves around the hair
Questions concerning Brow Styling | Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding RefectoCil® Sensitive | Tips regarding tinting | Tips regarding tinting
How can I achieve evenly bleached brows?

To achieve an even result, the brows have to be completely covered with the paste from root to tip. There shouldn’t be any hair left visible. Tip: Apply Blonde Brow also against the direction of hair growth to make sure each hair is covered.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding tinting
My client has blonde hair. Which eyebrow colour matches best?

For a natural look, the brows should always be 2 shades darker than the hair. For a dominant and eye-catching look, Contrast Brows are ideal.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding tinting | Blonde Brow
How long should I leave the eyebrow tint on?

The application time varies from person to person; it depends on the individual hair structure. In general, the minimum application time is 3 minutes and the following rule applies: The longer the application time, the more intense the result. Red shades need longer to develop. The application time for RefectoCil red is 10-20 minutes, when tinting with chestnut it’s 10 minutes. Tip for beginners: Remove the tinting paste from one eyebrow after 2-3 minutes and check the result and/or show the client. If the tinting result is not intense enough yet, apply the tinting paste again.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Tips regarding tinting
Can I use RefectoCil® Sensitive on pregnant women?

Generally we do not see any problems using our RefectoCil Sensitive tints while being pregnant. We have no information about any negative effects after using the sensitive tints during pregnancy, but please note that we did not conduct any special studies with pregnant women. Further, as a manufacturing company we don't have the necessary medical knowledge and we therefore can’t give any medical advices. Therefore we would recommend advising talking to a doctor before usage.

Questions concerning Lash Styling | Questions concerning Brow Styling
How do I position the strips correctly?

Adhere to the marking points. The side with ONE point is located at the beginning of the brow, above the nostril. Always position the strips horizontally.

Questions concerning Brow Styling | Tips regarding Brow Styling Strips