Is Rebonding Bad For Your Hair?

by Anjelina Tongco

Sometimes, no matter how many times you brush/comb through your hair, it just won’t stay smooth enough for you to get the look you see from hair product commercials on TV and on the internet. 

If you have naturally textured or frizzy hair, especially, achieving the same look they sell in ads just seems impossible. At least without treatment, that is. 

“Well, what treatment can I get for my hair so it’s straight, silky, and smooth all the time?” you might ask. The answer is rebonding

Rebonding is a chemical hair treatment that alters your hair’s texture and style. Also often referred to as a permanent hair straightening treatment,  rebonding effect usually lasts anywhere from 5 to 6 months, though you can always have it redone if you’d like to prolong it or keep your hair looking silky, sleek, and straight. But. considering that it’s a chemical treatment, should you really go do it in the first place? Isn’t rebonding bad for your hair? 

The truth is that rebonding can lead to hair fall, especially when you do it repeatedly on your hair. The chemical used in rebonding your hair are strong and causes damage to your hair which later results in hair fall. While there are treatments that can help regrow hair, wouldn’t it be better to skip the damage and the hassle altogether? 

If you’d like to get sleek, straight hair we have suggestions that will allow you to achieve the look while still keeping your hair in great health. Check them out below. 

  1. Get a keratin treatment - a keratin treatment restores hair health. It leaves your hair smoother, silkier, and straighter. You can do an at-home keratin treatment or you can have it done by your trusted hair professional of choice at the salon. 
  2. Use a hair straightening iron - another option to get that sleek, straight look is to use a hair straightening iron on days when you feel like you want to rock a straight ‘do. We suggest the L’Oreal Steampod 3.0. It lets you style your hair any way you want without as much damage as a normal heat styling tool would give.