Let me get one thing straight – I love curly hair. I have natural soft waves and I wish they were a bit more wavy or curly but I’m not complaining. However, there are millions of women out there in different parts of the world who are tired of the unruly curly or wavy hair, and crave for natural-looking straight hair. Straight hair attracts them mainly because they find it hard to manage their curly, frizzy hair. In today’s times, it is easily possible to change the texture and look of your hair by means of chemical techniques and usage of certain specialized instruments. Today’s article was requested by our reader Khushbu Pillai from Surat and she wanted to know about the difference between the 3 most popular hair transforming treatments; viz, hair rebonding, hair straightening and hair smoothening. Let’s look at what each of these does.
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This a special technique for straightening the hair, with the usage of certain strong chemicals. It gives a permanent solution for highly unmanageable curls and unruly hair, but requires high maintenance. As the name implies, hair rebonding consists of using chemicals to break the bonds in our hair and then re-arrange them to be straighter. The chemicals used are very strong and they penetrate inside the various layers of our hair to make it straight. The entire procedure takes 5-6 hours and needs to be carried out by an expert. This treatment is suitable for people who have extremely thick, curly and unmanageable hair. Results are almost permanent and last as long as your hair would take to re-grow.
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Hair straightening can be described as a method of styling the hair with instruments like flat irons, etc, that use heat to make the hair appear straighter. Cosmetic hair straightening treatments include the usage of chemical relaxing agents, relaxing shampoos and conditioners. This a temporary way of acquiring straight hair. It can be confused with hair rebonding, so make sure you ask your stylist for details before opting for a treatment.
This treatment is best-suited for people who have wavy hair or even straight hair which is super frizzy. It will smoothen out the frizz and make the hair more manageable, soft and straight. The results are more natural looking and less damaging as compared to rebonding and straightening. If you are looking for smooth and silky hair which does not look artificially straightened, opt for this treatment. Keratin treatment and protein treatments fall into this category. Results are temporary and may last for 4-5 months.
So there you go! Do make sure to get all the facts and information on the treatment from your stylist before opting for any of the above mentioned treatments. Thank you Khushbu for suggesting this topic, I hope this was informative enough for you. If you have a topic request, please drop it in the Request Box here towards your left! Keep smiling and shine bright!