Good morning! So today’s blog is going to be about one of the most popular services amongst my clients – rebonding. As we all know people with straight hair will spend a fortune trying to create the perfect curls and people with curly hair mostly will do just about anything to straighten their mane. Many of my clients want a simple and easy solution to permanently straighten their hair and always ask for rebonding which follows a respective procedure that I will discuss and then focus on the care considering it is a chemical treatment. Needless to say the treatment requires constant care and protection from damage.
First off do not wet your hair for three days after the procedure. Yes, it means greasy hair and no swimming. The chemicals have to seep in and settle. Do not tie your hair or put it on the back of your ears. The hair will be in a state where it acquires a shape. When you sleep, make sure your hair is straight. You don’t want to wake up to weird shaped hair. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner after three days, preferably with organic shampoo and conditioner. Leave the conditioner on your hair for extra minutes.
Avoid usage of any heating tools. That means no blow drying too. If you are in a need of drying hair, then use the cool blast of air option. Do not mess with your hair for at least six months – that means no hair colouring, no streaks, no highlighting. Your hair needs to relax after the high dose of straightening chemicals. Have your hair trimmed on a regular basis. This ensures your hair remains in top condition. Make sure there are no split ends. You don’t want it to travel up the length and deepen the damage. Use cold water to wash your hair. Hot water will rob it of its moisture.
Make sure you wash away all the residue as anything left back will result in itching, hair fall and dandruff. Use a wide toothed hair comb to separate the strands. Remove any tangles with great care. A wooden comb is preferable as plastic combs are known to create frizz due to static. If your hair is not really greasy or oily, stay away from shampooing every day. You can try alternate days or try co-washing which means using conditioner as a shampoo and just rinsing it away.
Keep your hair safe from environmental factors – harsh sun rays, cold winds and the rains. Use a hat or an umbrella. Apply a hair serum regularly. This creates a barrier between your hair and the outside and helps protect it better. Use a leave-in conditioner. This helps in retaining the moisture and keeps dryness and frizz away. Use hair masks frequently or get hair spas done. Your hair needs moisture and nutrition. In case you wet your hair due to rain, wash your hair like a regular wash as soon as possible. The salts and pollutants from rain water are highly damaging.
Follow a nutritious diet. A good diet consists of nuts, cashews, almonds and lots of fruits and vegetables. These are known to promote healthy hair.
It may seem like a lot of work and looking after but it’s all worth it at the end, I promise you that. The better you care the better result you would get. So visit the salon and get your appointment because you are beautiful
Have a Good Day!
Redah Misbah Qureshi
Depilex – Beauty Clinic & Institute