The Side Effects of Hair Rebonding You Didn’t Know

Hair treatments are used to bring the hair in its good form or reshape its beauty. But in reality, no hair treatments come without their drawbacks. So, one of the most popular hair treatments is hair rebonding that makes your hair straight and silky for a longer time. With a happy face, you might like this treatment and sleep well.

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But for some, it becomes a nightmare, and grief may peruse until they find a solution and get back their old beloved hair. So, before going into the hair rebonding procedure, you should arm yourself with the disadvantages 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 your wise decision. 

1. Scalp Damage

Damaged Scalp

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 for a longer time on the hair than needed.

The damage can also lead to getting affected with bacteria, and the hair follicles get damaged badly. This damage can be permanent and can make a serious impact on hair health. Besides, you can face fungal infections and scalp psoriasis.

However, these problems are not happening to all or every time you rebonding your hair. Necessary precautions and care during the rebonding procedure may get you out of the risk most of the time.

2. Weakens the Hair and Occurs Hair Fall

Hair Fall

Many girls say they feel their hair becomes weak and sensitive after they rebond it. It may occur to the damaged, thin or fine hairs. This problem also appears if you start combing your hair just after completing the treatment. Experts say that 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 good things from this hair treatment and don’t want to spoil your beloved hair, try to perform routine care for your hairs for the first few months.

3. Frizziness & Dryness

Frizzy & Dry Hair

When the hair is not properly taken care of, it becomes frizzy, dry, and gets other issues. And whenever high heat is applied and you let the hair remain careless, the frizziness has no bound then. So, if you rebonded your hair recently, do not let it go untouched with care for a longer time.

Besides, every time you will do hair rebonding you will end up with dry hair. Actually, your hair becomes dry while rebonding it. The heat seeps out most of the moisture from your hair and scalp in the straightening process. If you love to straighten your hair a lot or opt for straightening every 6 months or 1 year, your hair will lose natural oils and becomes extremely dry and brittle. Frequently straightening hair by rebonding ultimately leads to more freeze and dryness.

4. Breakage & Split Ends

Hair Breakage & Split Ends

Whatever the straightening process or treatment has gone on your hair – temporary or permanent, you will end up with broken strands at some point. 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. Actually, it starts when the weakened hair breaking from the middle of your strands. Besides, while this issue is growing up at the fragile state of your hair, it also the mane looks unappealing.

5. Change of Hair Texture

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 permanent straightening process a lot of 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 left for you to grow up your entire hair naturally. With the help of a hair mask, you can maintain your rebonded hair.

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6. Hair Growth Becomes Slower

Having frequent permanent hair straightening solution without proper heat protectant and other necessary precautions properly, your hair cuticles can be damaged permanently. Which leads to slower hair growth for the rest of your life. So, whatever you want to apply on your hair, learn the method properly and study in-depth before applying the process on your beloved hair.

7. Allergic Reaction

Allergic Reaction

This one is another common side effect of hair rebonding. After the treatment allergy may occur due to the chemicals used in the straightening procedure. You may also feel itching on your scalp, skin, neck, and eyes. However, this allergy problem differs from person to person. If you feel any of the problems mentioned above, contact a doctor as soon as possible.


There is no doubt that artificial or chemical things are always bad for human hair and skin. But with proper precautions and care, we can get rid of the damages or at least can minimize it a lot. However, hair rebonding is not that much worse. The problems we have mentioned above are not going to happen all of you, all the time. As we said, it differs from person to person. We just tried to make you acknowledged the risks, which will help you to make your decision easier. 


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  1. Hello peeps,

    I am a regular reader of your blog since I don’t know when. I just love the way you write. This article is no different. It is just wow. This piece of writing has to be one of the most informative articles that I have read in a while; it explains the side effects so nicely with appropriate pictures that anyone would think twice before rebonding their hair.

    I am one of them. I wanted to try out this hair treatment on my curly hair to give it a very straight and shiny look permanently. However, after going through this article, all my enthusiasm is gone. I am happy with my flat iron straightening.

    Thank you for putting up such a well thought of article with an adequate amount of information. I would be forever grateful for this piece of writing.

    Keep up the good work.

    Best of luck.

    • Dear Colleen,

      Thank you very much for your kind praising words. We are overwhelmed with your response.

      We try to be as explanatory as possible because we believe our readers deserve the correct information always.

  2. Hello there,

    I have always loved your articles. They are explanatory, have information and most importantly your topics are super interesting that lure me to read your writings.

    However, I don’t understand the reason behind this piece of writing. I think an article like this would discourage others to try out hair rebonding. You shouldn’t have written it out.

    Then again, it’s my personal opinion. You will write whatever you want. I can’t decide on a topic for you.

    Thank you.

    • Dear Anne,

      First of all, thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate our readers’ response. Our readers’ feedback inspires us to think and write better.

      Secondly, we do not advocate any hair styling tool or hairstyle. We have written this article to inform our readers that even though hair rebonding gives you lustrous, straightened tresses, you must be aware of its severe side effects and know about them clearly before trying it out.

      It was not meant to encourage or discourage anyone.

      We hope this would help you to understand.

  3. I can’t agree more with this article. You guys have managed to keep the writing to the point yet described every possible side effects of hair rebonding precisely. So appreciable.

    I did get this procedure done once in my hair and since then my hair is going through hell. From scalp infection to hair breakage and severe hair fall, I suffered from everything possible. I had spent hundreds of dollars to get my hair’s previous state but it’s impossible.

    Girls, you must read this piece of article at least once before trying out hair rebonding. Trust me, you will thank me later.

    • Dear Allison,

      Thank you for taking the time and writing back to us. We are extremely sorry to hear about your experience. That was really awful.

      And thank you for sharing it with us. Our readers would surely find it helpful.

  4. I have skin allergy I don’t were from coz I avoid the foods that can cause of it but after my rebond last last month there’s something in my neck it’s not painful but if I sweat it’s more complicated


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