Rebonding vs Straightening
There are millions of women in different parts of the world who are tired of the unruly and unmanageable curly or wavy hairs and want to have plain, straight hair that many women have by birth. Straight hairs attract these women as there are many celebrities who flaunt straight hair though it is well known that they have curly hair. Transforming hair type from curly and wavy to straight is possible these days through techniques of hair straightening. There is another technique called rebonding, which has become very popular these days, and that confuses many women. This is because of similarities between the two techniques. This article attempts to find out the differences between the two to enable women to go for one method of straightening that suits them better.
Hair straightening is styling of hair in such a manner so as to make it appear flat and straight if it is originally wavy or curly. The hair, not only become straight, they also become smooth and more streamlined to allow for easy management. Straightening of hair can be achieved using various methods such as hot iron, chemical relaxing agents, shampoos and conditioners etc that help hair to become temporarily straight. Some salons in Southeast Asia use the word rebonding for hair straightening.
Hair straightening can be classified in different categories such as chemical hair straightening, thermal hair straightening, hair straightening through hot irons, using hair serums, etc. Whatever the process selected, the hair stylist uses the method only on a small section of hair at a time and then repeats it on the whole length of hair.
Using hot irons and combs can only alter the texture of hair temporarily and make it straight. However, chemical relaxers alter the bonds inside the hair to make hair permanently straight. However, even such chemicals work upon present hair and do not have any effect on new hair that grows out in a few months time. Hot iron is used in conjunction with several products like creams, gels, conditioners, etc to enhance the straightening effect of iron.
Rebonding is one of the special techniques of hair straightening that has the potential to transform the looks of a person if she has curly hair and desires to have straight hair like many Caucasians. As the name implies, the chemical bonds in hair follicles are broken and rearranged to make hair straight.
In rebonding, hair straightening is achieved using strong chemicals. These chemicals go inside the inner layers of hairs and alter the structure to make them straight on a permanent basis until new hair re-grows. The entire procedure takes 5-6 hours and has to be carried out in a beauty salon by a specialist. Rebonding lasts for a period of 5-6 months.
What is the difference between Rebonding and Straightening?
• Rebonding is the name of a special technique of hair straightening
• Rebonding, as the name implies, makes use of chemicals that break the existing chemical bonds inside hairs and rearrange them to make the hairs of a person straight
• Hair straightening is temporary while rebonding is permanent and can last for 6-7 months
• Rebonding is rather expensive and can cost more than a hundred dollar
• Hair straightening can be tried at home, but rebonding requires to be done at a salon by a hair stylist who has experience in carrying out the procedure