Rebonding is a quick option for those who want absolutely straight hair but are not born with it. The end result is poker straight hair. In this process, the bonds of your hair are broken with the help of a chemical formula and then again neutralisers are applied to restructure the bonds. By doing this, the existing bonds that exist in curly hair are broken and once the hair is straightened, new bonds are made to rearrange the physical structure of your hair. This is a more permanent method than keratin smoothening.
Rebonded hair needs a lot more care than regular hair. Due to all the chemical treatments it has undergone, it requires constant care and protection from damage. Here are some tips to take care of rebounded hair:
AVOID TYING YOUR HAIR AND HAIR DRYER
Do not tie your hair at least for the first month because it can result in damaging your hair to a great extent. These damages can be irreversible also. Avoid using hair dryer. Let the hair dry naturally whenever you wash it.
AVOID CHANGING YOUR HAIR STYLE
The most important thing is that you should never think of changing any style of your hair after rebonding. This might ruin the health of your hair completely. Even if your hair stylist recommends highlighting or any other styling for your hair after one month or so, it is better you avoid and stay away from any other styling.
AVOID IMMEDIATE WASHING
Do not wash or wet your hair for about three to four days after getting them rebonded. This will help the chemicals to ooze in and root well properly else if you don’t follow this advice, all your money and patience will go waste. Your hair will turn greasy and sticky which is nothing less than a nightmare. So, make sure that you do as per it is advised.
USE SHAMPOO AS PER ADVICE
Once it has been three days to your hair rebonding, you are allowed to wash your hair but with the recommended shampoo by your parlour expertise. Even the conditioner should be used as per their advice. When done with shampoo, leave conditioner for few minutes and then wash your hair.
AVOID HOT WATER
Do not ever wash your hair with hot water. Not even warm water is recommended for hair wash after rebonding of your hair. Wash it with cold water thoroughly after using a shampoo.
CONDITION YOUR HAIR
Conditioning your rebounded hair is a must. Use leave-in conditioners whenever you have to go outdoors. Do not hesitate or restrict using conditioners because you need to use these generously for a healthy hair after rebonding.
Something that needs to be done at regular intervals after hair rebonding is, to get trimming. This helps in keeping the hair secured from the problem of split ends which travels from bottom to top speedily and cause harm to your hair. Trimming also helps in maintaining the healthiness of your hair.
- Use a conditioner every time you wash your hair
- Apply a hair serum after towel drying hair.
- Oil your hair regularly
- Use natural hair masks once a week before washing your hair. You can use aloe vera gel, curd or olive oil with an egg.
- Oil and steam your hair every fifteen days. You can wrap a towel dipped in warm water, around your hair. This will deep condition your hair.
- Consume a balanced diet. Include nuts and sprouts in your diet.
- When combing your hair use a wide teethed comb and do not use brush as it might damage your hair