In the previous blog, ‘Types of Chemical Hair Treatments’, we learnt about different types of chemical hair treatments. One of them, which might have taken much of your curiosity was Hair Rebonding. Hair re-bonding is a complex method, which can be alluring to hear about, but also have many repercussions if taken into the decision.
In this blog, we will be going through the case of Hair Rebonding, anything and everything you need to know about it.
What is Hair Rebonding?
Hair Rebonding is a hair restoration procedure that uses advanced laser technology to reshape and regrow thinning hair. The process is safe, and effective, and can be performed in just one session. During a hair restoration procedure, a doctor or a technician uses a series of small injections to numb the area to be treated. They then make incisions in the scalp and insert tiny delivery needles. It’s a chemical procedure in which your hair shafts are separated and then joined again to keep it straight and silky smooth. Classical Hair re-bonding requires a lot of chemicals and heat and can damage your hair on many levels.
- First, the salon hair specialist will wash the hair and let it air dry until it has a natural texture. This removes dirt and oils and gives the stylist insight into your natural hair texture.
- Then sections of the hair are made in the same way as a blow-dry or hair-colouring treatment. Next, each strand of hair is coated with a cream called a “relaxing agent” (also used in the process of hair relaxing).
- The relaxer stays in the hair for more than 30 minutes. Relaxers break down hair cuticles at the cellular level, so one needs to be careful of the process.
- The stylist then steams the hair using a special hair steamer tool. Your hair will be completely straight by this time.
- The stylist then rinses and blows dry the hair to prepare for the next part of the process. Apply keratin lotion to your hair. This keratin lotion is designed to help shape new hair bonds.
- The neutralizer is then applied to the hair to stabilize these newly formed bonds. Leave keratin and neutralizer on the hair for about 30 minutes.
- Your hair will be given a final rinse to remove keratin and neutralizer. The stylist then blows dry the hair straight in the finished style.
Hair Rebonding costs between Rupees 2499-4999. It depends on the non-toxic amount of the ingredient (non-harmful ones cost more) and the texture of your hair (damaged hair can take more).
Perks Of Hair Rebonding:
As many side effects as it has, Hair re-bonding has many advantages as well;
- Your hair will look smooth, glossy and straight.
- The troubles of frizzy hair can be cured by this procedure.
- Adds softness to your roots
- A temporary freshness in your scalp
- Hair gets straighter than naturally straight hair
- It stays on for several months and if not hindered, can last for years
- Gives you a new less rough hair look.
But at the same time, it has several side effects too, which need to be kept in mind before you make the decision of getting one done on your own hair.
Side-effects of Hair Re-bonding:
- Hair after rebound becomes brittle after treatment and requires great care and maintenance. Do not tie your hair or push it behind your ears for the first month. Failure to do so can cause damage.
- Chemical treatment means hair damage. If your hair gets thicker, it can break. The chemicals used in this process can also irritate the scalp. If you have sensitive skin, please consult with your stylist before proceeding with the procedure.
- Regular checkups are necessary as you have re-bonded your hair. Your hair will always remain straight and thus, your need to go to the salon regularly for a touchup.
- Not all hair types are the same. Yours’ might not be able to handle hair re-bonding. Consult your stylist for the same.
- Hair after this treatment becomes really sensitive and high maintenance. It takes a lot of time and money to maintain this kind of texture of hair and save it from inevitable damage.
- Hair gets weaker on every stage of touchup.
- Since it’s a permanent procedure, you cannot go back to your natural hair once you do it.
Thus, are the advantages and disadvantages of Hair re-bonding. All on the table for you. The final decision is yours. Every chemical treatment has a side effect. The question you need to ask yourself is, ‘Am I ready to face all the hassles of this process?’ If yes, go through it.
We hope you found this blog useful in making your decision on whether to re-bond your hair.
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Can I colour my hair after the hair re-bonding procedure?
Ans. Yes, but it is advised against. Your hair has just gone through a round of chemicals. Give them time to breathe before you put more chemicals on your scalp.
Would I need a special shampoo for the same?
Ans. Yes, there are specific shampoos for straight re-bonded hair.
I have thin hair which is too sensitive. Should I get my hair re-bonded?
Ans. It depends on the texture resistance of your hair. Consult your stylists for this.
What is the difference between keratin treatment and hair re-bonding?
Ans. Keratin treatment only uses keratin to smoothen the hair and only lasts for a couple of weeks while Hair re-bonding uses chemicals and heat and damages the hair thrice times as Keratin treatment does. It makes the hair smooth, glossy and silky for several months.
What other options do I have besides Hair Rebonding?
Ans. You have the option to do –
- at-home straightening irons
- professional salon blowouts
- hair rollers
- deep conditioning and hot oil treatments…..and so many more