No matter how much we love our straight hair with the extra length and shine, we can’t ignore the side effects that come along with all the chemical hair treatments.
Hair rebonding is one such option that claims to permanently alter the texture of your hair by making them pin-straight, longer and so much softer. This treatment is very popular amongst the ladies but everything comes with its fair share of cons, so does hair bonding.
If you are planning to get your hair straight and you want to go for hair rebonding you should read this completely to have a heads up about all the procedures, side effects, and the precautions you should take.
What is hair rebonding?
Hair rebonding is a chemical procedure that changes the natural texture of your hair. Our hair is made up of keratin bonds that have the unique texture of your hair like curly or wavy.
Through hair rebonding, the chemicals work on these bonds and straighten them. The whole procedure takes around an hour or two followed by a few sittings every three-four months as your hair grows back.
The procedure for rebonding hair can be pretty lengthy, so you should be prepared before the actual procedure. The process begins with the stylist cleaning your hair thoroughly with a mild shampoo to get rid of any dirt or grease. This step is followed by them drying your hair out using a blow dryer.
After your hair is completely dried, the stylist then needs to take portions of your hair to put the cream on each strand. They will apply the cream and place it separately with a plastic board. They will then leave it on your hair for 30 minutes or more depending on the texture of your hair and give it steam. After this, your hair will be rinsed and blow-dried.
This step is followed by applying a keratin lotion and then again sectioning your hair to apply a neutralizer. This neutralizer will help to stabilize the bonds of your hair in its new form.
After leaving the product in your hair for 30 minutes, it will be rinsed and blow-dried.
They will apply a serum and finally straighten your hair using a flat iron.
Side effects of hair rebonding
If you are planning to undergo this hair treatment it is important for you to have full knowledge about the pros and cons of this procedure.
The pros of taking a hair rebonding treatment are having longer, straight, shinier, and softer hair permanently till your hair starts growing back, you have to take a few trips to your stylist throughout the year to get the newly growing hair fixed.
Just like there are these pros there are some cons too that you should know about.
Damage to your natural hair texture
When you are altering the natural texture of your hair, you are prone to damaging its natural form. Since the chemicals work on the bonds of your hair, YOUR HAIR WILL GET DAMAGED. Your hair grows back in their natural form and they are bound to be affected by this procedure.
Weakens your Scalp
All the products are applied straight from your scalp. Applying all these products can prove to be very dangerous for your hair as they may make your hair itchy, dry, and also affect the roots by making them weak.
Right after you have gotten the treatment done on your hair, they are bound to feel extremely soft and shiny. But as time proceeds your hair turns dry and lifeless. This is a very common complaint by many people who have undergone hair rebonding, that their hair has turned extremely dry so much that they had to cut it to prevent them from looking too dull.
Getting Hair rebonding means your hair will be pin -straight which means straightened till the last tip of your hair. After all the harsh chemicals, heat treatments followed by dryness your hair strands start having split ends which makes it very hard to manage and you will have to constantly get them trimmed to avoid that.
This is the biggest con and one that is usually a major complaint by the users. You should remember that these chemical hair treatments will affect your roots and the hair strands making them extremely weak and thus causing major hair fall.
These were the side effects of hair rebonding you should know about before getting your hair treated.
This procedure might prove good for your hair but these side effects are also to keep in mind. There are various other similar treatments that you could take that will be less intense.
- Hair smoothening
- Keratin treatment
- Cysteine Hair Treatment
The procedure of hair rebonding is not the only thing that will be an investment from your side. You will have to use certain products that are only for your hair which means a new shampoo, conditioner, serum, and mask.
To maintain this new texture of your hair, you will have to buy all these new products and use them accordingly probably every week. These products could be pretty costly too.
After procedure sittings
Your hair rebonding is not just limited to that one time. You have to frequently visit your stylist to retouch your hair every few weeks.
Before getting any treatment, it is advisable to ask your stylist about all these side effects and which one would suit best to your requirements.
If you have already made up your mind to get hair rebonding done or if you have already done it you should know these hair rebonding precautions.
- Don’t tie your hair for a few days after the procedure.
- Don’t wash your hair after the treatment for about a week.
- Take a balanced and nutritious diet to internally strengthen your hair.
- Use the specific shampoo, conditioner, and hair serum as advised by your stylist.
- Use homemade products like masks and to put the nourishment back into your hair.
- Go for a hair spa or steams regularly.
Don’t underestimate the elegance of natural beauty and if you do opt for changing your hair texture, do not do it at the cost of your hair health!