Rebonding is the latest chemical hair treatment to get rid of curls and wavy hair. And since it offers a permanent solution, the price tag attached to it is somewhat on the higher side.
However when we say permanent, don’t expect your fresh growth to be straight, for permanent implies that the hair once treated will remain straight till the new growth doesn’t appear. Quite apparently, the new growth will require subsequent touchups.
The chemicals used in the rebonding process break down the original hair structure, comprising of small particles bonded together, and reorganizes the bonds in the hair to get the desired hair structure. In simple words the treatment involves breaking down the natural structure of the hair and restructuring it to get the desired hairstyle.
There are two categories of chemicals that are used, the first one being a relaxant or cream softener which will break down the natural hair structure and the second one is a neutralizer which will help in giving the hair a new structure.
Hair Care After Rebonding
If you have had a hair rebonding treatment done, it is important to follow proper aftercare program if you want your hair to stay healthy. You need to be particular about the kind of hair care products that you pick up like always use a shampoo and conditioner that is meant for straight hair. Subsequently, that means some of your older hair products which you were using for your curly hair can no longer be used.
Since rebonding involves using harsh chemicals on your hair it is important to use a strong conditioner every time you shampoo your hair and to use hair serum after every hair wash. Restrict your usage of blow dryer, since hot air tends to dehydrate your hair.
Some other things that you can do to keep your hair healthy are regular oil massage, steaming your hair and applying hair masks at regular intervals, say about every fifteen days. Rebonded hair is quite predisposed to dryness and thus becoming frizzy and all these above suggested methods will keep your hair properly hydrated and thus smooth and shiny.