How to Maintain A Healthy Rebonded Hair
Taking Care of Rebonded Hair
Have any of you tried hair rebonding? It's a chemical procedure that takes your unruly wavy or curly hair and turns it sleek and straight.
I tried it myself a couple of months ago. At first I was hesitant to do it because it takes six to eight hours depend on the hair type. Most coarse or fuzzy hair will take at least eight hours to get the desired result. But, my hair stylist recommended it and I figured why not. So in case you're thinking about doing it, here's my advice for how to take care of your hair for the first few days after the procedure.
- Don't shampoo for at least three days. Leaving your hair unwashed helps the medicine penetrate your hair and scalp. Fair warning: it does get pretty itchy, but it's worth the sacrifice.
- Avoid hair accessories. Make sure after the trip to salon that you don't tie your hair in a bun or ponytail as doing so will leave a permanent mark on it. Also avoid using headbands.
- Don't brush too much. Doing so will dry-out and scratch your scalp, which can be unpleasant and even painful. Also, excess brushing could break the newly established bonds keeping your hair straight. Newly rebonded hair is very sensitive. Use non-static haircomb. LIke those made in wood.
Proper Care for Rebonded Hair
After the first few days, your hair will be much easier to manage, but there's still some basic maintenance you'll need to continue. You'll definitely need to find a good conditioner to maintain the hair's silky, soft texture. I used and would definitely recommend Creamsilk conditioner, which left my hair silky and smooth and smelling great.
- After applying the conditioner, comb your hair with a wide tooth comb to prevent tangling. Leave the conditioner in for at least three minutes then rinse thoroughly. If you don't rinse thoroughly, you may get dandruff.
Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Rebonded Hair
2. Towel-dry hair. A hairdryer will save you time, but you need to make sure you don't overuse it because it will dry your hair out. Then you're done!
Though it takes a lot of time to clean and groom the hair, I can tell you from my own experience that it's all worth it in the end.
Proper Care of Rebonded Hair: More Tips
- After the first few days, you'll want to shampoo your hair two to three times a week.
- Try to avoid exposing your hair to the sun too much, especially after you've just washed it!
- Once a week use a bottled hairspa treatment. The treatment is just like a conditioner, but you only use it once a week. It's easy to use: just leave it in for 15-30 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. It'll leave your hair feeling super soft after the wash.
Now enjoy your rebonded hair!