Side effects and precautions for bonded hair

Normally no hair treatments come without their share of pitfalls. Case in point while re-bonding hair can give you a silky straight mane that you have always dreamed of! However, before you go for a hair re-bonding procedure, you might want to arm yourself with the drawbacks so you can decide for yourself if it’s worth it! For starters, in a few cases it has led to hair loss in bunches, baldness, and dry, brittle hair.

So, if you are considering opting, I suggest that you carefully read what you are getting into.

Read the article to know the side effects of re-bonding hair.

1. What is hair re-bonding?
2. Re-bonding procedure
3. Side effects of re-gluing
4. Precautions and precautions to be taken
5. Faq about re-bonding

What is hair re-bonding?

Hair Rebonding is a chemical treatment that relaxes your hair and makes the curls straight in the process. This is the ideal technique for achieving a smooth, smooth mane, especially if you have frizzy and unmanageable hair.

The effects of reattachment last a long time and it diminishes considerably frizzy hair. The protein molecules present between the bonds of the hair give it a characteristic. Each hair type has a natural bond that gives it its physical quality – curly or wavy. This technique uses chemicals to alter this natural bond in order to make it straight.

Unlike straightening your hair with a straightener, re-bonding chemically breaks the natural bonds in the hair and rearranges them to form new bonds for straight hair. In short, it is a permanent procedure that breaks down the natural cell structure of your hair and restructures it. A neutralizer is used to re-bond the structure of the hair, giving you the desired texture and shape.

Once the the hair is straightened, regular touch-ups are necessary every 3 months or 6 months, depending on the growth of your natural hair.

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Re-bonding procedure

the Hair Bounce technique uses two chemicals namely relaxant cream and neutralizer. Before using these, the hair is prepared for the long procedure by washing thoroughly with a mild shampoo and brushing on medium setting (conditioner is used at a later stage).

1. The hair is combed and neatly divided into several sections according to their volume.

2. Then the relaxing or softening cream is first applied to each strand of hair separately while keeping it straight and is allowed to set while it breaks the natural bond of the hair.

3. Thin plastic boards are used to ensure that the cream is applied to each strand of hair. For normal to wavy hair, the cream is ideally left on for 30 minutes while, for dry, frizzy and excessively curly hair, it can be left on for longer. Although keeping it too long might damage hair.

4. After that, spray the hair for 30-40 minutes depending on its texture and general condition. Follow with abundant rinsing and brushing.

5. Next, keratin lotion is applied to smooth out any curls that might remain. Once the hair is straight, it is parted again.

6. This step is followed by the application of the neutralizer which restructures and stabilizes the bonds to form new ones which give your hair look smooth and straight.

7. The neutralizer is left on the hair for another 30 minutes, then the hair is rinsed and blow-dried a final time.

8. To restore the nourishing hair, a serum is applied carefully all over.

9. Finally, the hair is straightened with an iron. It is advised not to wash the hair for at least three days after the re-bonding procedure for best results.

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Side effects of re-bonding

• After the Rebonding, your hair requires the greatest care and maintenance because it becomes fragile after the treatment. During the first month, the hair cannot be tied back or tucked behind the ears, otherwise it might wreaked havoc.

• The heat from any chemicals used in the procedure could damage the scalp and even burn it. The damage could be long-lasting if the temperature of the metal plates used is higher than necessary or if the chemicals are stored longer than necessary.

• Regular touch-ups should be done to maintain the texture and quality of the hair after the procedure.

• Toxic chemicals are used which can cause hair loss and the hair weakens after each touch-up.

• Since this is a permanent procedure, the effects are long lasting and there is no return to your natural hair once it is done.

precautions and care

Precautions and care to be taken

The following precautions should be taken to maintain your hair after re-bonding:

• Use a specific shampoo for straight hair and use conditioner after every hair wash.

• Apply serum after towel drying your hair to make sure it is shiny and does not frizz.

• Regular oiling of the hair is necessary for natural nourishment and the use of homemade natural hair masks once a week is advisable like olive oil with an egg, aloe vera gel or curd.

• Bi-weekly steaming is suggested for healthy looking hair or you can even wrap your hair around a warm, damp towel for deep conditioning.

• Eat a balanced and nutritious diet made up of nuts and sprouts.

• Use homemade hair masks to deeply condition your hair.

• Do not tie your hair immediately after the procedure and do not wear hair accessories for at least a week.

• Be sure to wear a shower cap while bathing for the first week after treatment to prevent water from getting on your hair.

Reattaching FAQ

Q. Can I oil my hair after re-bonding?

A. Yes, it is advisable to oil your hair regularly to nourish it even after re-gluing. However, immediately after the procedure, stay away from all hair products for about 3 days. post this, massage your hair with coconut oil or olive oil.

Q. When should I wash my hair after re-bonding?

A. Do not wet your hair for 3 days after the procedure. You can then wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Leave the conditioner on your hair for a few more minutes. Also, be sure to condition your hair with each shampoo.

Q. Do I need to use any special shampoo after the treatment?

A. Yes, always use a shampoo designed exclusively for straight hair.

Q. How long does it take to re-bond the hair?

A. If done in a reputable salon, re-gluing can take around 6-7 months. However, once your hair is straightened, you should touch up the new growth every three months, six months, or a year, depending on your growth.

Q. What is the difference between re-bonding hair and straightening hair?

A. Rebonding is a special hair straightening technique for those who wish to have straight hair as opposed to wavy or curly hair. Smoothing is a procedure designed to softer and smoother hair in order to make it more silky and manageable. Smoothing uses different chemicals from those used for re-bonding. The effect of re-bonding can last for about 6-7 months, while the results of smoothing last for about 3 months.

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