The Side Effects of Hair Rebonding You Didn’t Know

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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. 

READ MORE: How to Take Care of Rebonded Hair

1. Scalp Damage

Damaged Scalp

In the hair rebonding [1] 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

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

Frizzy & Dry Hair

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 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 [2] from the middle of your strands.

Making your hair 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 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

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.

Related: Hair Relaxing Treatment Vs Rebonding

Check out this video side effects of hair rebonding.


Any chemical procedure has its drawbacks, but the damage [3] 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.


  • 1. Hair Rebonding: What to Expect [Internet]. Healthline. 2020. Available from:
  • 2. Hair Breakage in Normal and Weathered Hair: Focus on the Black Patient. Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings [Internet]. 2007;12:6–9. Available from:
  • 3. (PDF) A study of damaged hair [Internet]. ResearchGate. Available from:

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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.


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