Different Types of Rebonding Available in Singapore
What is rebonding?
Originated from Japan, rebonding became more popular as it made curly, frizzy hair more manageable through a chemical salon process to make them straight.
Some steps for rebonding are as follows:
- Strong straightening lotion is applied on the hair. It is to break down the natural hair bonds present in your hair.
- A flat iron is pressed against your hair to reset the hair bonds, making them straight.
- A neutralizer is added to recreate fresh new bonds, to keep them straight.
However, rebonding can damage your hair and also by making your hair excessively straight, it may be unflattering to face shapes in some cases due to the extreme flatness and straightness of the process.
Different types of rebonding
There are many different types of rebonding techniques. These techniques differ on what kind of chemical is used, the temperature of the heating and amount of treatment used during the treatment.
Straight rebonding is a traditional type of rebonding that provides you with a super straight hair look. However, it will make your hair look quite flat. Generally, straight rebonding is recommended for ladies who has issues with their curly hair and has coarse hair and require high heat and more intensive chemical products to tame.
The difference in procedure between straight and soft rebonding is not very different. A milder hair chemical and lower temperature is used to reduce the frizziness. The results thus create a naturally straight hair that is not too curly nor coarse. This is suitable for ladies with frizzy hair which may be slightly damaged. A soft rebond won’t cause as much damage to your thin hair compared to a full rebond.
Japanese Aqua Straightening or Anti-Frizz Gloss Treatments
Hair health is focused for this case for customers who have a more damaged hair. Special chemicals are used to keep the moisture in despite using stronger chemicals for the straightening process. The special chemical is applied before the straightening lotion and before applying the neutralizer again. An additional process of an acid treatment is then applied after the neutralizer process is done. This treatment is recommended for ladies with normal Asian hair and for those with thinner hair and wish for a less or non-damaging solution to frizzy hair in our hot and humid Singaporean weather.
A volume rebonding process is a combination of both a perming and rebonding. Volume rebonding requires perming the hair where you want more volume to be added where the other parts of hair remains straightened. You can add volume at the top, ends, and the body of the hair. The remainder of your hair can then be rebonded.
Due to it being a combination of both rebonding and perming, this process can cater to many different hair textures. You can come to consult a hair stylist over how you want to proceed with the process and they can advise you on how you should proceed with volume rebonding.
Volume Body Perm
In many cases, due to the higher temperature used, rebonding tends to be more damaging as compared to perming. To cut and minimize damage on your hair and even able to rebond the thinnest hair, you can opt for a cold perm and achieve a similar effect to volume rebonding without using any form of heating or rebonding chemicals.
This works best if you have thin and damaged hair. You can do this procedure to maintain the volume of your hair frequently. However, this process is not advisable if you have coarse hair as the cold perm like Volume Body Perm cannot recreate strong and defined waves as compared to a volume rebonding.
What’s the difference between Keratin Treatments and Rebonding in Singapore?
This is another common question and dilemma for many of us. The main concerns are damage and how long each treatment lasts.
In a Keratin treatment, additional nutrients is infused into the hair shafts to strengthen the existing bonds. However, the hair remains structurally the same. Keratin Treatments are less damaging but only last between 1.5 to 3 months maximum.
Rebonding also tends to last longer as a Keratin treatment only affect the outer layer and will allow the hair to start forming waves and curls. As rebonding changes the hair structure, the rebounded hair can stay straight for a longer time. Rebonding processes on the other hand though more damaging, it’s results on the treated portions of hair last from between 6 months to even possibly a year.
Spend some time doing research on the different rebonding processes and treatments and we also recommend you seek the help of experts in the field such as your hair stylist and even ask friends about their experiences with any of the processes too. We all know that hair is important as it not only crowns our heads but affects our image as well. Our Kimage stylists are all well-equipped with skills and experience to best advise you on what would be good for your hair type, face shape and how to achieve your desired look.