REBONDED HAIR CARE

I have heard many horror stories about rebonded hair since I was a little girl (mostly from my mother. She has this very controlling aura about her that scares you into submission. Not protective. Controlling.)

BUT. I ended up going for one nevertheless…after 20 years of living in this world with wavy/curly hair that’s constantly in a mess and with added stress from home + school, it got into a horrendous state.

So off to the saloon I went, wanting to get hair treatment. The hair stylist took one look at my hair and said ‘Rebond. THEN treatment.’ At first I was reluctant, but after finding out that my hair was in a REALLY bad state that I have virtually no choice but to nuclear bomb it, I agreed.

1 hour was spent simply untangling my hair. The rest of the 3-4 hours was for the actual rebonding process:

Hair rebonding is a process where the chemical bonds in your hair are broken, rearranged and bonded back again permanently using very strong chemicals. It is one of the most damaging things you can do to your hair.

During rebonding, perming lotion is added to soften the hair and break down its bonds. After this is washed off, hair is placed between 2 metal plates of an electric styling device, which uses heat to pull the hair rod-straight. A neutralizer is then applied to reset the bonds and stabilize the hair.

Hair is irreversibly altered after the perming process. Chemically-treated hair shafts are weaker and fracture more easily. This can lead to hair loss.

Hair become fragile and has to be handled with extreme care after treatment. A natural reflex, like tucking your hair behind your ears or tying your hair in the first month after treatment, can be disaster.

The process can also cause damage and burns to the skin and scalp. For example hair can be damaged if the various chemicals are left on the hair for too long, or if ironing is done with an iron at higher than 180ºc.

Conventional methods of straightening hair use hair-straightening lotions, which result in dry, brittle, and split-ends prone hair. Rebonding gives you softer hair but higher risks because it uses more toxic chemicals. 

from www.beyondjane.com.

It’s not that part that’s a killer. It’s the maintenance part. Here are some Dos and Dont’s –

Dos:

  • Wash your hair regularly (everyday or alternate days if you’re busy like me) with shampoo and conditioner
  • Oil your hair regularly (I use a mixture of Loreal hair serum anti-frizz series and Mythic Oil every day )
  • Go for deep steaming/oiling once every month
  • I use hair mask once every two weeks
  • Eat proper and regular meals and make sure they contain as much proteins as possible cause that’s what your hair consumes to grow and stay healthy
  • Comb your hair (I use this bamboo comb that I bought from The Body Shop for only a few bucks) and be gentle when doing so

DONT’s

  • Wash your hair for the first 3-4 days after your rebonding session
  • Brush your hair.
  • Apply conditioner on your scalp. It will simply make it even more oily.
  • Use hot water and wash your hair. Lukewarm is okay. Cold is even better but my body can’t withstand cold temperatures so I compromise.
  • Don’t go for any other chemical treatments for the next 6 months or so, unless you wish for a hair disaster.

Well, that’s all I have for now. Pictures will be uploaded when I have the chance XD No I’m not showing how I look =p Lalalala ~

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12 thoughts on “REBONDED HAIR CARE

  1. neha says:

    hi thax fo ur wonderful blog…it helped me alot…i had my hair rebond on 23 march friday from habib salon..n they used schwarzkopf product. I didnt wash it or tucked it behind mi ear…until then it was poker straight but after mi hair wash after four days I tucked it behind ear..so lil waves around ear come back but back is still straight…will this waves go wen i shampoo n condiioner again…plz tell me

    • nurviya says:

      Hi. Um it really depends on your own hair and the rebonding strength. If the chemicals have already set, the waves MIGHT go away when you shampoo and condition again. Try to use those products that are for Straight hair. I bought this Japanese brand shampoo and am using Asience conditioner (the pink one for all forms of chemically treated hair) Hope it helps =]

  2. Pamela says:

    Heard if you go swimming it’ll kill your hair >. Swim -> Wash asap

  3. Nikole says:

    Whats up this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting to know if
    blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • nurviya says:

      Umm…for WordPress (which is what I’m using)…i THINK WYSIWYG is used and I did not really have to kill my brain cells and manually code with HTML. I’m only a basic coder but I suppose you could try googling? ^^” really sorry but I’m not brilliant at coding. I could, perhaps however, assist you in finding solutions should you have a more specific problem =D

  4. thea says:

    Is it ok to go to the beach 18 days after re-bonding??

    • nurviya says:

      yes it is. Rebonded hair is usually fragile during the first few days but after two weeks or so it should have strengthened slightly. BUT – please protect your hair just like how you’d protect your skin right. I’d recommend that you apply something to ensure your hair stays moisturised. I don’t usually frequent beaches but you could try this hair serum product from Body Shop – Grapeseed Glossing Serum…or anything that is states ‘moisturizes’.
      Hope it helps =D

  5. Jean says:

    hi.. i’d just like to ask if can i rebond again after 6 months? because it kinda came back to wave again .

  6. Ven says:

    Hi! We have a swimming class next month. Hmm. Atleast how may days is safest? 😦 I had my hair rebond on 25 of august. What will I do? Please reply asap. ): thank you! 🙂

    • nurviya says:

      hihi. i’m really sorry for the late reply. um it should be fine after a week or so..and it HAS been more than a week. You should be fine =3 just throw on a swimming cap and oil your hair before that =3

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