How to Take Care of Rebonded Hair

Hair rebounding requires relaxing your hair(chemically) by breaking down(and then rebuilding) these bonds to change the current structure of your hair.

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That being said, there is some aftercare involved that you should know before hair rebounding.

If these are not followed correctly, you can have severe impacts.

Let’s find out the essential aftercare guidelines to follow.

1. Wash Rebonded Hair After At Least 3 Days

The first thing you must do to your rebonded hair [1] is to wash it 3 days after the rebonding process.

Experts recommend it since this process takes time to acclimate to the newly obtained structure.

You will not get the desired results if you wash your hair before. Thus, washing your hair infrequently, 2-3 times a week, is better for your rebonded hair.

  • Properly wet your hair
  • Use a mild shampoo specifically for chemically treated hair
  • Use a regular conditioner after washing your hair
  • Apply a leave-in conditioner and let it sit until the next time you have to wash your hair

Check out: Best Shampoo for Rebonded Hair

2. Take Showers With Cold Water

Taking Shower in Cold Water

While we recommend you wash your rebonded hair as little as possible, you can still shower to keep yourself clean and refreshed.

In this regard, take showers with cold water at a suitable temperature.

Taking cold showers is essential in retaining hair moisture while protecting hair shafts from damage.  

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

READ MORE: Rebonding and Straightening Difference

3. Deep Condition Your Rebonded Hair

Deep conditioning [2] is a vital step in rebonded hair treatment. The only difference from regular conditioners is, deep conditioning products are thick and applied for a longer period of time.

Due to the excessive use of chemicals in the rebonding process, hair looks dull. Deep conditioning restores your natural shine by improving hair texture.

You should deep condition your hair after rebonding takes place. It is better if you do it on the day you are washing your hair.

There are some deep conditioning products available online with natural ingredients that are useful for preparing deep conditioners. Make sure your deep conditioning products include 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

Check out: It’s A 10 Haircare Miracle Deep Conditioner

4. Blow Dry With Suitable Heat Settings

Blow Dryer Heat Settings

Blow drying is clearly essential since your rebonded hair needs to be kept dry all the time.

We recommend to avoid anything that makes your hair sweaty and wet. 

You should always dry your hair with a quality blow dryer with tourmaline technology.

However, for rebonded hair, hair drying should be done in cool settings. 

Your hair is easily damaged if it’s dried in hot settings. However, there are exceptions to this. 

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

 

5. Steam Hair Every Fortnight

Every 15 days, you need to steam your rebonded hair once. Hair becomes dry and brittle and loses its glow when you wash it less and dry it more.

Steaming your hair [3] makes your scalp healthy and opens hair follicles for better absorption of moisture.

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
  • Apply 1-2 drops of hair serum
  • Wrap the towel around your head when the towel is dry with moist heat
  • Wait for 30 minutes and unwrap it, this will allow your hair to be deep conditioned as well
  • Blow-dry or air-dry your hair

6. Trim Hair at Regular Intervals

Trimming Hair

Trimming is part of taking care of your hair, and especially 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.

Visit your preferred salons for trimming at regular intervals; it can be once every 6-8 weeks.

If you cannot go to salons, buy a trimmer, and do it yourself. In case you decide trim at home:

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

 

7. Hair Coating With Hair Serums

Hair coating means creating layers in your hair. The layers work as a safeguard from harmful elements.

When you go outside, the dust and pollutants in the air can affect your hair and scalp. Hence, you need to be aware of this fact and use hair serums after you rebonded your hair.

There are several types of serums available, depending on your hair type. Thin hair requires thickening serum, while fine and thick hair requires a lightweight one.

The serums protect your hair from damages caused by heat that apply to rebonded hair.

Therefore, purchase a suitable serum and use it every time you wash your hair. You may use it regularly as well.

 

8. Sleep With Straight Hair

  • 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

Sleeping With Straight Hair

Every time you go to bed to sleep, keep your hair straight.

While it may seem difficult to keep your hair straight when you are lying down, it is necessary.

Keep your straightened hair towards the floor while lying down. Do this strictly for at least 3 days after rebonding is finished. Afterward, your hair will retain its new shape and avoid tangles.

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

 

9. Appropriate Diet Containing Good Nutrition

An appropriate diet [4] means a diet full of nutrients. These ingredients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, iron, calcium, etc.

All are equally essential for your body as well as for the health and growth of your hair. Since rebonded hair requires a lot of attention, you need to maintain a healthy balanced diet.

Ensure you have a balanced diet. Keep in mind that your hair will get better with time, through proper nutrition, no matter what products you put on your rebonded hair. You should include the followings:

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

Check: Side Effects of Rebonding 

10. Hair Masks for Nourishment

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Hair rebonding treatment can lead to extreme dryness, rough brittleness, fragility, etc.

You will avoid these consequences by taking great care of your hair. Hair masks [5] are similar to deep conditioners, but there is a slight difference between them.

Hair masks are actually workable on hair that 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

Apply with the following process:

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

Here’s a quick video recap:

You can also opt for the best hair mask for rebonded hair to skip the preparation stage. But we strongly recommend you go the organic and nature route and avoid products using harmful chemicals.

 

Resources

1. Hair Rebonding: What to Expect [Internet]. Healthline. 2020. Available from: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/hair-rebonding#:~:text=Hair%20rebonding%20is%20a%20way

2. Goodbye, Dry Hair: How to Deep Condition at Home Like a Pro [Internet]. Healthline. 2021 [cited 2022 Feb 2]. Available from: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/how-to-deep-condition-hair

3. Healthy Hair Every Day [Internet]. WebMD. Available from: https://www.webmd.com/beauty/keep-hair-hydrated

4. 10 Foods for Healthy Hair [Internet]. WebMD. Available from: https://www.webmd.com/beauty/ss/slideshow-foods-healthy-hair

5. Home Hair Masks That Actually Work [Internet]. Byrdie. Available from: https://www.byrdie.com/hair-mask-recipes-for-damaged-hair-346747

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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.

    Reply
    • 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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