Open any fashion magazine, watch a movie or simply walk into a fancy restaurant, and you’re guaranteed to spot at least a few women with straight, silky-smooth, frizz-free hair.
What do they do? Live in a salon? The few times you tried straightening or ironing your hair, your strands popped back into its frizzy, slightly-uncontrollable state within a few hours, or days, at best.
Have your triedrebonding instead? It’s a hair straightening method that works on all hair types.Chemicals are used to break and then restructure the bonds that make your hair, thereby making it straight and smooth.
Rebonding takes time and is a meticulous process that has to be done in a certain way to get the best result and to not cause any damage. Does that mean visits to the parlour then?
No, not necessary. Hair rebonding at home is possible and done by countless women. If you follow these hair rebonding steps diligently, you can easily get the silky smooth hair that you desire.
Before you start, ensure you have:
- A hair rebonding kit
- Ceramic or titanium plated straightening iron
- A mild shampoo like Pantene Pro V which helps strengthen your hair as well
- A deep conditioner
- Gloves and applicatorbrush
- An old t-shirt and hair clips
10 Steps To Do Hair Rebonding at Home
Step 1: Wash your hair like usual and dry it with a blow-dryer on medium heat.
Step 2: Using a comb, separate your hair into various sections. Fasten the sections using hair clips.
Step 3: Apply the relaxant (or cream softener) from the kit on your hair. Don’t forget to wear gloves when you do this. It usually needs to stay for at least 30 minutes, but read the instructions on the rebonding kit beforehand.
Step 4: Steam hair for 10 to 30 minutes using a hair steamer. In case you don't own a hair steamer, you can dip a towel in boiling water, squeeze out the hot water and wrap it around your hair. Remember to wear gloves when dip the towel in the water. Again, how long you keep the towel depends on the kit you’re using.
Step 5: Wash the relaxant out completely and blowdry your hair.
Step 6: Cover your hair with keratin lotion.
Step 7: Iron your hair with a flat iron until it is poker-straight.
Step 8: Once again, separate your hair into sections. Apply the neutraliser to each section and let it stay for 30 minutes.
Step 9: Wash your hair in cold water and dry it completely with a blow dryer.
Step 10: Iron out any kinks in your hair with the flat iron.
The best part of this treatment is that with such manageable hair, you can enjoy literally countless hairstyles for rebonded hair.
If you follow these steps and the aftercare properly, you are unlikely to suffer from any rebonding side effects that you might be worried about.