How to Take Care of Rebonded Hair

Hair rebonding is a quite complicated and harsh process. You get your desired straight and silky hair through hair rebonding in which hair is treated chemically along with massive heat.

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On the contrary, there is some aftercare that you must know before hair rebonding. If these are not followed correctly, there may be severe impacts. Stay with us to find out the essential aftercare guidelines in the following.

The foremost thing you must do for your rebonded hair is washing it after 3 days of the rebonding process. Experts recommend it as this process needs time to settle down into the newly obtained structure, and you will not get results as expected in case you wash your hair within these days. Wash hair infrequently, 2-3 times in a week will be better for your rebonded hair.

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  • Properly wet your hair
  • Use a mild shampoo that is for chemically treated hair
  • Use a regular conditioner after washing hair
  • Apply a leave-in conditioner and keep it until next washing day

2. Take Showers in Cold Water

Taking Shower in Cold Water

As we are recommending you to wash rebonded hair as few as possible, there is no barrier in taking showers to keep yourself clean and refreshed. In this regard, the instruction is, take showers in cold water. Coldwater but with suitable temperature, is very conducive in retaining moisture in the hair, protects hair shafts from damage.  It keeps hair shiny and silky.

  • Lukewarm water can be a good alternative for cold water
  • Use a shower cap, if it is not a washing day
  • Use dry shampoo instead wetting your rebonded hair

3. Deep Condition Your Rebonded Hair

Deep conditioning is a vital step for rebonded hair care. The only difference from regular conditioners is, deep conditioning products are thick and applied for a long time. Excessive usage of chemicals in the rebonding process makes hair dull and off. Deep conditioning restores your natural shine by improving hair texture, and hair shafts make your hair soft. You should deep condition your hair after every time rebonding takes place and of course, once in a week after a shower. Better if you do that on the hair washing day. There are some deep conditioning products available in amazon and there are some natural ingredients near your hand which are useful for preparing deep conditioners. Make your deep conditioning pack using any of the following elements:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Honey mixed with ingredients like Avocado, Coconut oil, Olive oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Mayonnaise and eggs

Follow these instructions:

  • Wash hair with a mild shampoo and skip conditioning
  • Properly dry your hair with a blow dryer containing tourmaline materials
  • Apply your prepared deep conditioning pack from the roots to the ends
  • Wait for 20-30 minutes
  • Again, rinse off the hair with a mild shampoo and use regular conditioner

4. Blow Dry With Suitable Heat Settings

Blow Dryer Heat Settings

Blow drying is clearly essential as your rebonded hair needs to be kept dry all the time. We recommend you not to do anything which makes your hair sweaty and wet. Wet hair is an obstacle to your goal, and it will ruin your hair and money. Especially when you come out from the bathroom after showers and after deep conditioning, you should dry your hair with a quality blow dryer having tourmaline technology in it. But for rebonded hair, hair drying must be in cool settings. The Rebonding procedure is done involving massive heat. Because of that, hair can be easily damaged if the hair is dried in hot settings. There are some other factors on the contrary.

  • In case of thick or kinky hair previously, use in maximum heat and lowest speed settings
  • In case of curly and wavy hair prior, use in medium heat and suitable speed settings
  • In case of thin hair previously, use in cool and highest speed settings

5. Steam Hair Fortnightly

Every 15 days, you need to steam your rebonded hair once. Hair becomes dry and brittle, loses its glow due to less washing and much drying. Steaming your hair makes your scalp healthy, opens hair follicles for better absorption of moisture. In the case of rebonding, hair experts suggest not to use a steaming machine at saloons; instead, they say to do it in any simple way.

  • Take a towel and wet it in warm water or
  • Wet a towel in cold water and keep it in the microwave
  • Apply 1-2 drops of hair serum
  • Wrap the towel around the head when the towel is dry with moist heat
  • Wait for 30 minutes and unwrap it, this way hair will be deep conditioned also
  • Blow-dry hair or air-dry

6. Trim Hair at Regular Intervals

Trimming Hair

Trimming is a part of hair care, especially must for rebonded hair. It is essential to remove the split-ends of the strands from time to time after getting rebonded. Through regular trimming, hair strands get the opportunity to grow out faster in a healthy way. Go to your preferred saloons for trimming at regular intervals; it can be once every 6-8 weeks. If you somehow cannot manage time to go to salons, buy a trimmer and do it on your own, you can do such even with a scissor.

In case you trim at home:

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  • Bring your entire hair at the front and detangle with a wide-tooth comb
  • Make strands, hold them with hand and trim
  • Make sure you cut the spilled-ends straight

7. Hair Coating With Hair Serums

Hair coating means setting out a layer on the hair. The layer works as a safeguard from harmful elements out there. When you go outside, the dust, pollutants in the air can affect your hair and scalp. You need to be aware of this fact and use hair serums after you have rebonded your hair. There are several types of serums available according to the hair types. Thin hair requires thickening serum when fine and thick hair need a lightweight serum. The serums which protect from damages due to heat are applicable for rebonded hair. Purchase a suitable serum for you and use it every time you wash your hair. You may use it regularly also.

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  • Drop the right amount of serum on your palm and rub it between palms
  • Evenly apply it on your back hair and midsections
  • Use more if necessary

8. Sleep in Straight Hair

Sleeping With Straight Hair

Every time you go to bed for sleeping, keep your hair straight. It seems a little bit difficult to keep hair straight when you are lying. But we are making it easy for you. Keep your hair as it is straightened towards the floor while lying on the bed. Follow it strictly for at least 3 days after rebonding is finished. Resulting from that, your hair will retain its new shape and will not get any tangles.

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  • Use silk or satin pillowcase for less friction and less damage

9. Appropriate Diet Containing Good Nutrition

An appropriate diet means a diet full of nutrients containing every ingredient of food. These ingredients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, iron, calcium etc. All are equally essential for your body as well as for your hair growth and health. As rebonded hair needs great concern, you need to maintain a healthy balanced diet. Make sure you have every one of them in your chart. Keep in mind that your hair will get better with time through proper nutrition, no matter what products you put on your rebonded hair. Mainly include the followings:

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  • Almonds, nuts, sprouts, cashew nuts
  • Green vegetables, fruits
  • Juices

10. Hair Masks for Nourishment

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Hair rebonding has some severe consequences like extreme dryness, rough brittleness, fragility, etc. You will come out of these consequences only if you take great care of your hair. Here it comes to the hair masks. Hair masks are kind of similar to the deep conditioners, but there is a slight difference between these two. Hair masks are actually workable on hair, which has been relaxed and chemically treated, while deep conditioners work to soften the hair. Like deep conditioners, you can also prepare hair masks with home ingredients by mixing them accordingly:

  • Aloe Vera hair mask
  • Besan, eggs, banana with olive oil
  • Honey with egg and apple cider vinegar
  • Coconut oil with sugar and essential oil
  • Cinnamon and coconut oil
  • Avocado with banana
  • Gooseberry with coconut oil

Follow the processes of application:

  • Prepare your hair mask from any of the mentioned mixtures
  • Apply the hair mask to your dry hair
  • Apply gently from the roots to the ends
  • Wait for 30-45 minutes
  • Rinse it off by shampoo and use a regular conditioner

You can opt for the hair mask products also from the market to skip the preparation stage. But we strongly recommend you to choose the organic and natural way and avoid products using harmful chemicals.

Check out: Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask by Arvazallia

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  1. Hello people,

    I must admit that it is one of the most informative articles I have read in a while that explains how to take care of rebonded hair easily and effectively. This piece of writing is full of adequate information, clarity, and attraction. Most importantly it is easy and fun to read.

    The tips and tricks that you have mentioned are practical and I think would be very easy to maintain. I am also blown away with the fact that you have explained with each step why it is necessary for rebonded hair and how often one should try it to keep this permanent hairstyle intact in place.

    This article has been a lifesaver for me. I have rebonded manes and I must say that following this guide religiously has helped me to maintain my tresses perfectly.

    Thank you guys for penning down such a helpful article!

    Great work. Keep it up.

    Reply
    • Dear Vanessa,

      First of all, thank you very much for your kind and sweet words. We are overwhelmed with your feedback.

      Secondly, we are glad that our article helped you to maintain your rebonded hair.

      Please keep coming back for amazing articles in the future.

      Reply
  2. After reading your article, I have incorporated a deep conditioning step in my rebonded hair care routine and I have to admit that it changed my hair game for the good. My dry rebonded tresses now feel extremely smooth and manageable.

    Thank you guys for coming up with so many excellent ideas to take care of the rebonded hair perfectly.

    Keep up the good work. All the best.

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    • Dear Joyce,

      Thank you very much for your sweet words. We are glad that you shared your experience with us. We are sure that our readers would find it helpful.

      Reply
  3. Hello there,

    There is no denying that its an excellent piece of article. I have enjoyed reading every part of this incredible article. It is well-researched and nicely penned. The choice of words is also perfect. It made it even easier to understand the concept. I also loved the fact that you added suitable pictures. This increased the visual appeal of your blog.

    Well, praises aside, I have a question. In one part of the article, you have suggested to trim off the manes on a regular basis. I would like to know if I go for haircuts regularly, won’t it reduce my hair length and cut short the rebonding? I am really curious to know your thoughts on this?

    I am looking forward to your answer.

    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    • Dear Patricia,

      First of all, thank you very much for your praising words. We are overwhelmed with your feedback. Our readers’ feedback helps us to think and write better.

      Secondly, we have mentioned hair trim not a haircut. Both are very different things. Moreover, to maintain the looks and health of your rebonded manes it is very important that you go for regular trims. It won’t cut short your hair.

      We hope that this would help you to understand better.

      Reply
      • Thank you very much for taking the time and writing back to me. Your answer cleared out my confusion. Keep up the good work guys.

        Reply

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