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Getting poker straight mane has been every girl’s dream, like forever! While getting silky, straight locks becomes easier with a process called “rebonding,” it comes with its own fair share of cons and side effects. The process of changing the natural texture of your hair through rebonding is an expensive process and proper research must be done before opting for such treatment. Since rebonding involves use of strong chemicals to alter the structure of hair, it often comes with the risk of hair loss and damage to the scalp. There are several misconceptions regarding this process of straightening your hair and in this post, we will address one specific query related to it. In this post, we will tell you how long does hair rebonding last.
What is Hair Bonding?
In simple words, hair rebonding means changing the natural texture of your hair. As we all know, hair is made up of amino acids. These acids are vital proteins that determine the structure and the texture of our hair, whether it is curly, straight or wavy. In order to change the natural texture of hair, the amino acid bonds have to be broken down by chemically relaxing hair and then rebuilding them again after altering their original structure. The relaxant used during the rebonding treatment breaks your original hair structure, and a neutraliser bonds the structure again, making your hair sleek and shiny. This restructuring process is known as hair rebonding. Most women opt for this harsh chemical treatment to tame their frizzy and unruly hair.
Is Hair Rebonding Permanent?
Yes, hair rebonding is permanent, albeit on treated hair. Once you get this treatment done, the natural texture and shape of your hair gets lost forever. The hair that is rebonded becomes poker straight permanently, but the new hair which grows out from the roots will have its previous structure and quality.
How Long Does Rebonding Last?
The time taken for chemical rebonding generally depends on the length, thickness and level of curliness of your hair. A typical waist length hair rebonding can take up to 7-8 hours. Once the treatment is over, you need to be extremely careful for the first three days avoiding any kinks from forming. You would not be allowed to tie, comb, or wash your hair for the initial three days.
Now coming to the main query of our article which was about the duration of hair rebonding. You should always do proper research before exposing your hair to any kind of chemical treatment. In this regard, choosing the right salon also plays a crucial role. Hence, also opt for a well-known brand to get these treatments done by reputed stylists. Hair rebonding done in such places offers the best results and also better protection from any kind of heat or chemical damage. A typical hair rebonding will last up to 5 to 6 months when done with expert hands and from a good salon. In order to maintain the right structure of your hair post rebonding, you have to get frequent touch-ups to keep the straightened locks intact after every 5-6 months depending on your hair growth and volume.
How To Maintain the Lusture of Rebonded Hair?
Once you have made your mind to get your hair rebonded, you need to be certain about your decision as this is a permanent procedure and there is no turning back to your natural hair till it grows out completely from the root. You would also need to take care of your rebonded hair properly.
- Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner, suitable for rebonded hair. The hairstylist at the salon would be best person to take advice from regarding hair products that would suit your new hair.
- To maintain the lustre, apply hair serum.
- Your hair becomes fragile after the treatment, so regular oiling of the hair is necessary to give proper nourishment to the locks.
- Indulge in a healthy balanced diet, complete with hair-friendly vitamins and minerals to supply proper nutrition to hair.
- Treat your hair with homemade masks to deep condition hair.
- Avoid using hair ties or rubber bands as much as possible to maintain the sleek shape of rebonded hair.
- Since your hair becomes weaker after the treatment, care should be taken to comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb. This will help prevent breakage and you will not have to worry about static flyaways. Also, never comb your wet rebounded hair.
With these answers, we have finally got you covered with some of the most commonly asked queries about rebonding. In a nutshell, the effects of rebonding will last till new hair grows out from the roots and once hair grows out to a considerable length, you would be able to see two different textures on you hair. To maintain the sleek look, you would have to get the rebonding procedure done every 6 to 7 months depending on your growth. At the end of the day, your hair defines your personality. Hence, it is better to stick to natural ways to tame frizz and flaunt silkier looking hair other than going for harmful chemical treatments. Hope this cleared your doubts!