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Rebonding transforms your hair in a day. Read on to get a deeper insight into rebonding your hair.

Whenever you compare your unruly wavy locks with somebody else’s sleek straight hair your stomach gives a slight twinge. You have tried everything you can to keep your hair looking straight but they are back to how they were. You have been considering rebonding your hair but are not sure about what would happen to your hair with the process. Should you believe all those horror hair stories or just go ahead and look like you have just stepped out of a fashion magazine? If you want to know more about hair rebonding, read on.

Every woman desires beautiful hair and rebonding can give life to that desire. Rebonding is a hair treatment that can change the way you look and feel. Before you fix an appointment for rebonding with your stylist, find out as much as you can, about it. Being prepared for the process can help you get yourself the best service and care for your hair.

What is Rebonding?

Rebonding is a chemical hair treatment that makes your hair straight, sleek and shiny. It is a permanent and expensive procedure. Prices for the treatment may vary across salons due to products used, service, your hair type and post treatment care.

Each type of hair has a natural bond.Curly or wavy, are the result of natural bonds that give the hair its physical quality. The cream softener or relaxant used in the rebonding treatment breaks the hair structure. Then a neutraliser bonds the structure again and makes hair straight. In simpler terms the rebonding treatment changes your natural hair structure and restructures it.

Once your hair is straightened you have to touch up the new growth every three months, six months or a year, depending upon your growth.

The Process of Rebonding

The time taken to complete a rebonding treatment depends upon the length, type and thickness of your hair. Hair till mid back can take about 8 hours or more to be rebonded. A man’s hair might need three hours. Here’s the step by step approach to rebonding.

1. Hair is washed with a mild shampoo. No conditioner is applied. Hair is dried completely with a blow dryer keeping it on the medium level.

2. Hair is separated into parts. The cream softener or relaxant is applied to every hair shaft, keeping it straight. A thin plastic board is used to keep hair straight.

3. Cream softener or relaxant is kept on hair for at least half an hour or depending upon the hair type. Keeping it for too long may even harm hair. After that hair is steamed for 10 to 40 minutes, depending upon hair type and condition, and then rinsed.

4. Hair is blow dried and then keratin lotion is applied.

5. A flat iron is used to straighten hair further and break any remaining curls. The iron should not exceed 180 degrees. A ceramic iron is better than other metal irons. The salon expert will iron your hair until it is satisfactorily straight and shiny.

6. Hair is again parted and a neutraliser is applied to set the bonds and stabilise the hair.

7. The neutraliser is kept for at least 30 minutes.

8. The neutraliser is rinsed off with cold water. Hair is blow dried and hair serum is applied. A last touch of ironing is given with the straightening iron. Hair appears silky straight and shiny.

A salon professional will restrict you from washing your hair for minimum three days. It allows the treatment to set. You will be asked not to clip your hair, tie a rubber band or wear any other accessories in your hair for minimum three days. Wearing a shower cap while having a bath is also advisable, to prevent hair from becoming wet.

Is rebonding harmful for hair?

Any chemical process affects hair texture and quality. Excessive use of chemicals makes hair dry, weak and can even lead to hairfall. Hair rebonding requires post treatment care otherwise it may turn harmful. If you are suffering from hairfall, you must avoid rebonding or any other chemical hair treatment. Cheap chemicals, inexperienced hair stylists and weak hair can make rebonding a bad experience.

Hair rebonding can turn into a disaster if you do not take care of your hair. Hair will need extra pampering once it has been rebonded. You cannot ignore your hair just because it looks straight and shiny. Rebonding done from a reputed and trustworthy salon lasts longer and hair quality does not suffer. Discuss your hair condition and the treatment before your scheduled appointment.

How to take care of rebonded hair

Taking care of rebonded hair is very important to maintain a healthy mane. Only a well-looked after crown of hair can stay beautiful, always. Here’s what you have to do, to treat your rebonded hair with care and prevent hair loss.

  • Use a shampoo for straight 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.
Hair that is taken care of will be frizz free and smooth to touch. Rebonded hair is susceptible to dryness. Therefore ensuring that your hair remains hydrated and full of life is very important.

Fixing Rebonding disaster

If you have already relaxed, rebonded or straightened your hair and your hair has turned into a disaster, you can try and fix it. Get help with these simple tips.

  • Get a hair cut done
  • Approach the salon you got rebonding done from. Ask them to repair the damage
  • Oil your hair regularly
  • Use hair serums or leave-in conditioners
  • Get deep conditioning done every fortnight
  • Avoid any other chemical treatment for next six months
  • Tie a bun
  • Learn some styling techniques from your stylist to make the best of your hair
  • Wear a scarf
Your hair is a vital part of your personality. Be very careful before you expose your hair to any chemical treatment. Remember, that natural is the best. If your hair is difficult to manage you can try rebonding but with all due care.

Have you ever rebonded your hair? Are you considering getting your hair rebonded? How do you think rebonding affects hair? To share your experiences, views, and tips, click here.

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Name: Hiral
City:   Ratnagiri
Comments:   I got straightening done and believe my hair is in a big mess. It looks so frizzy and dry. I apply so much leavein conditioners and hair serums but it doesn’t help. I am just waiting for my hair to grow so that I can cut it off. I am so upset because I spent money, time and energy and my hair is a plain disaster. I advice everyone not to straighten their hair. Natural is beautiful and do not take it for granted. My stylist had told me earlier that it straightening dries hair.
Name: Subodh Jha
City:   UP
Comments:   I am growing my hair long. I want to have the John Abraham straight hair look. I think it will suit my face. I have seen a lot of people going through problems after straightening or rebonding hair. But I guess if you take good care then there should be a problem. All my friends tell me that I would look much better with straight hair. So I am all set to rebond my hair. I have also discussed it with my stylist and I guess he wouldn’t ruin my hair. I trust him a lot. But this was a nice article for all those people who are in doubt before straightening their hair. Hope my hair rebonding stays fine and healthy. My cousin is waiting to see the effect of straight hair on my looks and then he too might go for it.
Name: Raj
City:   Boston
Comments:   I have lot of curly kinky fizzy hair, I have relaxing done in reputable salon, its looks good for couple of weeks and after that it started fizzy again. It didn’t stay like they promised.. I have to use flat iron to keep it straight. Money and time is not worth it for me to have it chemically treated my hair. Over all I am not satisfied.
Name: Miriam tan
City:   Manila, phils.
Comments:   I´m glad i opened this site, now i am not eager anymore to have my natural hair rebond, i don´t want to see my hair beautiful just a while and a disaster forever. Thanks, i will just moisturise it to be safe!
Name: Roxanne
City:   Jonkoping Sweden
Comments:   Im so happy that i rebonded my hair 2 years ago and im going to perform the procedure again this summer. Re bonding does damage youre hair but straightening your hair daily damages even more.Consider it an investment and a long term soloution.
Name: surbhi
City:   rajpura
Comments:   I got my hair straightened 23 times and took proper care of them but last time i got the process done from a local hair dresser and damaged my hair now want to get them rebonded.can u help
Name: Jyoti Pagare
City:   Mumbai
Comments:   I want to do hair straightning & also rebonded.can u help
Name: yana
City:   kuala lumpur
Comments:   erm..tankz for the makes methink for a few seconds about my hair...
Name: ASHI
City:   NOIDA
Name: hina
City:   pune
Comments:   is rebonding only get ur curls straightened? i have staright hair..but damage ones:( so my friend has suggested me to go for rebonding to hav that silky look..i m confused:( what to so?
Name: zeenobia
City:   india
Comments:   rebonding should be band its not adviseable to any middle class people.
Name: rhea
City:   India
Comments:   I hv vry frizzy hair.....hv 2 think twice before openin thm while m out or nethin coz thy bcm so thinkin abt a lotta ppl told me its nt m really confused nw.....
Name: nikitha
City:   colombo
Comments:   i am also confused about rebonding. its good for some and its bad for some. everybobdy saying natural hair is the best. is taking care of a rebonding hair that much difficult?
Name: Jersy
City:   Philippines
Comments:   I got my hair rebonded last April.But I am not satisfied.It just turned out the way it was before.Though,my hair is not curly or wavy either.Wel,some waves at the end due to clipping hair i guess.I just want to make it thinner and really staright.I am thinking to get it rebonded again this moth,August.Is it okay to do the process again or will it cause more damage to my hair?PLs give me some advise.Thanks a lot in advance.More power!
Name: saran
City:   chennai
Comments:   I want to do hair rebonded.can u help
Name: sona
City:   india
Comments:   I got done my rebonding twice n my hairs are perfect till now. only thing u should take care is the person who does ur treatment should be experienced and can be trusted. ALL THE BEST.
Name: Monika bhardwaj
City:   TULSA(america)
Comments:   I hve read so mch in ur article but still am confused.i really want to go for rebonding but already my hair are falling like anything...and also very thin and a a bit of my friend got rebonding done on her hair and her hair look so amazing,she has changed so i also want to get that confidence in me please help n suggest me any gud(but not so expensive) salon for this here in TULSA.I wll be really thanful to u
Name: Shilpa
City:   Banglore
Comments:   I want to go for rebonding from some reputeted and experienced parlour. Could someone please suggest the same in Banglore (India)?
Name: sonia
City:   tokyo
Comments:   i had rebond 2.5 months ago but the hair stylist use the wrong treatment instead for rebonding she use for straigtening, some part of my hair on top was dry. I´ve been rebonding my hair for 5 years and it last the rebond in a year but this time the stylist handle my hair ruin my nice hair, so i went to another stylist to fix it and she told me not to re do it but to retreatment the damage of my hair so she cellopane it, and helps a little, i want to ask how long do i wait to rebon it again my hair. ASK For ADVISE. Thanks
Name: madie eser
City:   quezon city phil
Comments:   im thinking of getting my hair rebonded, currently i´m experiencing a mild hairloss because of dandruf.. is it still safe to have my hair rebonded?
Name: madie eser
City:   nova
Comments:   my hair had experienced so much relaxing and curling last year and i guess that´s also one of the reasons i lost so much hair and now i´m thinking of having it straighten permanently with rebonding.. my problem is everytime i do something to my hair, i get flakes, so i never run out of any anti dandruf shampoo, and anti hairfall conditioner.. is rebonding safer than hair relax? how come other people´s hair are not that sensitive with chemicals, what must be the brand of the chemicals?
Name: keki
City:   punjab
Comments:   how can be rebonding done at home on ourself????
Name: azim sheiak
City:   new delhi
Comments:   i m hairdress and i love to do rebonding bcoz its give u nice look
Name: azim sheiak
City:   new delhi
Comments:   if a lady done rebonding and after two days she put oil in our hair then what is effect
Name: Amna
City:   Manchester
Comments:   I got my hair rebonded 2 years ago and i just had it done recently again. If you suffer hairloss i seriously reccommened you dont get it done coz you WILL loose more hair as i did but my hair was very thick anyways. Make sure u get it done professionally AND DONT DO IT AT HOME. i love rebonding but 2 people i know have had disasters and their hair burnt from the roots into a frizz. Otherwise i love rebonding its so easy and smooth and lasts :) just make sure you know your hair and dont do it if your hair is already damaged are bad x x
Name: Amna
City:   manchester
Comments:   to the people discussin straightening with starightening irons yes it damages your hair especially if you do it everyday so make sure you use serum everytime. Also black hair absorbs heat quicker and more so our hair gets damaged from straightening more easily so be careful
Name: tina
City:   manila,phil
Comments:   is it okay to a woman to go on with a hair rebonding treatment even though she just had gave birth to her 2nd child last august08,2008?
Name: rachel
City:   san francisco
Comments:   I´ve had my hair rebonded 3 times. Once in the philippines and twice in the U.S. It has damaged my hair I´d say severely ,but I was able to recover with tons of moisturizing treatments. I´d say if your considering rebonding make sure that´s what you really want to do.
Name: alex
City:   kerala
Comments:   i want 2 straiten
Name: alex
City:   zwakistaniam
Comments:   this site suks
Name: alex
City:   zwakistaniam
Comments:   this site suks
Name: Lisa
City:   Manila
Comments:   I got my hair rebonded last week and I love it! They told me i couldn´t wash my hair for three days but i couldn´t do it. I washed it after 2 days and nothing bad happened. I think it´s all about what product they use on your hair. For me, they used Loreal Xtenso. It took a long time but it´s worth it. Ya just maintain it by using a deep conditioner after shampooing. Leave it on for at least 3 to 5 minutes before washing it off. Then after, use a leave in conditioner, i use a spray one, and comb :) it´s that easy! You can use serums but i haven´t yet and my hair is still straight, silky, and shiny!
Name: vaishali singh
City:   daman
Comments:   i have don my rebonding but stil hair is with little curl & fizzy can i do again my rebonding my hair is 35 inch long sugesy me what 2 do
Name: shilpa
City:   chennai(india)
Comments:   my hair is wavy. i want to do rebonding. can any one suggest a good salon to do it in chennai.
Name: shilpa
City:   chennai(india)
Comments:   my hair is wavy. i want to do rebonding. can any one suggest a good salon to do it in chennai.
Name: pooja
City:   jalandhar(india)
Comments:   my hairs were curly but i always use conditioner that´s why now the position is that my hairs are nor straight niether curly and i got no volume in my hairs.I want to get rebonding but most important i want to improve the volume of my hairs.So please suggest me what should i there any oil to prepare it or any ozone treatment (as told by my parlour) for hairs that improve hair growth.
Name: Amy
City:   new york
Comments:   i did the rebonding to my hair which completely damaged my hair.. it became dry and frizzy.. hair started falling..nd my hair got very thick..
Name: Emma
City:   Dubai
Comments:   You have to get your hair rebonded by an experienced professional. Your hair should be in good condition before rebonding, and the stylist should ask if you have previously colour treated your hair, having bleach in your hair will already have dried it significantly. You can´t rebond hair, then just expect it to look after itself, good conditioners, deep conditioning treatments are a must.
Name: Iya
City:   Manila
Comments:   I´ve rebonded my hair last year and thinking of having it redone. Do you think it will be harmful?
Name: puneet
City:   ludhiana punjab
Comments:   i want to get ma hairs rebond pls suggest a salon in ludhiana or chandigarh
Name: Richa Aggarwal
City:   Chandigarh
Comments:   Can we apply oil after rebonding?
Name: Varsha Lalwani
City:   dubai
Comments:   I am going to rebond my hair on 5th December in India whereas I am getting married on 12th December whereby i would need to tie a plat in my marriage,. Would it destroy the rebdonding. I would be washing my hair 3 days after rebonding. PLease advise and thank you for the same.
Name: Keloe
City:   Cebu
Comments:   My hair was rebonded in the past 3 months now and it still looks straight and shiny plus bouncy.I is worth the try.
Name: Richa Aggarwal
City:   Chandigarh
Comments:   No, it would not destroy the rebonding. You can tie your hair after 3 days.But, still i would suggest you to get the rebonding done a little earlier,if possible. Also, get in touch with a hair expert and discuss this issue.
Name: Tina
City:   delhi
Comments:   I got my hair rebonded from a reputed salon. Somehow it didnt come out very well, my hair are still a bit wavy. I have been adviced that he will repeat the process after a months gap. But Im still unsure ifthe chemicals can damage my hair. Can anyone advice?
Name: abhinav
City:   delhi
Comments:   HAVE GOT SHORT CURLY HAIR 4 MNTHS BACK GREW THEM LONG N GOT REBONDING DONE FROM KEUNE.Result was just amazing it completely canged my loook but now the new hair wich r coming r curly ,,donnon know the remdybut the last 4 mnths or so were amazing..kindly help with an advice if u can suggest wht can b done to fix this problem
Name: jyothi
City:   Trivandrum
Comments:   whad did bollywood actress doing thier hair ? rebonding or straintening
Name: ritika
City:   delhi
Comments:   i have bit curly and fizzy hair and d have hair loss.. i blow dry it and thn iron with after every wash. but now thinkin of goin in for rebonding. is it suggested? is it better thn blow drying after very wash.. can u suggest a good parlour in delhi
Name: meenakshi
City:   delhi
Name: Joanne
City:   Petaling Jaya
Comments:   I´m 13 years old this year and I´ve just rebonded my hair yesterday. It´s still sleek and shiny and super straight, but I´m really scared it´ll be damaged or something. My mum has rebonded her hair too but she never said you had to pamper it that much. Naturally I do use a conditioner everytime I wash my hair but I don´t use any other serums and stuff. Are those really necessary?

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