Rebonding vs Smoothing
Many women are constantly troubled by their hair structure as it is not smooth, causing a lot of difficulty in managing and combing hair in different styles. When the hairs are unruly with frizz, you know how irritating it is to make a style especially when there is humidity in the atmosphere. It is during these times women desire to have smooth hair that are straight and make them look attractive like Hollywood actresses and other celebrities. Rebonding and smoothing are two different methods to get rid of tangles in hairs. There are many differences between the two procedures that will be highlighted in this article, to enable readers go for the treatment that is better suited for their hair.
Rebonding is a special technique that falls under the broad category of hair straightening. This is a method that makes use of chemicals that go inside the layers of hair cuticles and break the chemical bonds in a hair strand that is responsible for making it curly or wavy. These bonds are rearranged in such a manner so as to make the hair structure altered and the hairs become straight and smooth.
Rebonding is a procedure that can be done only at beauty salons by trained hair stylists. The entire procedure takes 5-6 hours and the straightening effect lasts for 6-7 months, which is called permanent effect. The effect is only on the hair strands where chemical is applied, and with new hair re-growth, the effect of rebonding is gone.
Rebonding is rather expensive with the treatment costing more than $100.
Smoothing is a procedure where hair strands are sealed with a protein product called keratin and then a preservative solution is applied on to the hairs using a hot iron to change the structure of the hairs of the person undergoing treatment. The procedure is legally banned in some countries because of the use of more than prescribed concentration of the keratin.
It has to be understood that smoothening is not straightening, and the goal in it is to iron out the unruliness and frizz in the hair of the person. Further the use of chemicals like formaldehyde makes smoothing potentially dangerous as the chemical has been suspected to be a carcinogen. Brazilian Blowout is a process that is same as smoothing. One thing common in all smoothing procedures is the use of keratin on hair.
What is the difference between Rebonding and Smoothing?
• Smoothing is a procedure that has been designed to make hair of people softer and smoother so as to make it manageable and silky.
• Rebonding is a special technique that intends to straighten the hair of those who desire to have straight hair as they have wavy or curly hair
• Smoothing makes use of chemicals that are different from those used in Rebonding
• Having undergone smoothing still requires a lady to go for rebonding if she is desirous of straight hair
• Results of smoothing last for around 3 months while the effect of rebonding lasts longer for about 6-7 months