One of the most popular hair treatments is hair rebonding which makes your hair straight and silky for more extended periods.
But for some, it becomes a nightmare!
So, before going into the hair rebonding route, you should arm yourself with the drawbacks so that you can decide whether it is worth it for you or not.
If you have already planned to get hair rebonding, we suggest you pause for a while, read this article, and then make an informed decision.
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1. Scalp Damage
In the hair rebonding  procedure, heat is the main element.
The heat gets in contact with all the chemicals used in this treatment, damaging the scalp and even burning it.
This damage occurs when the temperature of the metal plates stays higher than required and if the chemicals stay longer on the hair than needed.
The damage can also lead to getting bacterial infections and scalp psoriasis. This damage can be permanent and can cause serious health complications.
Necessary precautions and care during the rebonding procedure are vital in preventing such occurrences.
2. Weakens the Hair and Occurs Hair Fall
Many girls say they feel their hair becomes weak and sensitive after they rebond it.
It may be due to damaged, thin or fine hairs.
This can also be caused if you start combing your hair after completing the treatment.
Experts say you shouldn’t tie or tuck tightly behind the ears or even comb harshly for the first month of your hair rebonding.
After the rebonding, the strands become fragile and need utmost care and maintenance.
So, if you want to get all the benefits from this hair treatment and don’t want to spoil your beloved hair, try to perform routine care for your hair for the first few months.
3. Frizziness & Dryness
When the hair is not correctly taken care of, it becomes frizzy and dry.
In the straightening process, the heat seeps out most of the moisture from your hair and scalp.
If you frequently straighten your hair, your hair will lose natural oils and becomes extremely dry and brittle.
4. Breakage & Split Ends
Hair rebonding weakens the structure of the hair, and thus the individual strands of the hair become more vulnerable.
Split ends also occur after the rebonding. It starts when the weakened hair breaks  from the middle of your strands.
Making your hair unappealing.
5. Change of Hair Texture
The chemicals used in the permanent hair straightening treatments can make your hair texture change entirely and permanently.
This happens when you opt for a permanent straightening process and overuse chemical products while straightening.
Once this happens, no care remedies or hair masks can regain the old form of your hair.
The only option will be to get a haircut and start growing your natural hair again. With the help of a hair mask, you can maintain your rebonded hair.
Check: The Best Hair Mask After Smoothening
6. Hair Growth Becomes Slower
Frequent permanent hair straightening without proper heat protectant and other precautions damage your hair cuticles.
Which leads to slower hair growth for the rest of your life. So, whatever you want to apply to your hair, learn the method properly and study it in-depth before applying the process to your beloved hair.
7. Allergic Reaction
This one is another common side effect of hair rebounding.
After the treatment, you might have an allergic reaction due to the chemicals used in the straightening procedure.
You may also feel itching on your scalp, skin, neck, and eyes. However, the allergy differs from person to person.
If you face any of the problems mentioned above, contact a doctor as soon as possible.
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Check out this video side effects of hair rebonding.
Any chemical procedure has its drawbacks, but the damage  can be minimized with proper care.
If you are considering hair rebounding, be sure to also take into account the Side Effects Of Hair Rebonding and then decide if it’s for you.
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- 3. (PDF) A study of damaged hair [Internet]. ResearchGate. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265285712_A_study_of_damaged_hair
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