By Chanchala Bose
Straight hair never goes out of fashion. Gone are the days when unruly hair used to be the “in” trend. Permanent hair straightening or rebonding took over the beauty world and is still ruling. Even though this hair treatment has been around for ages, a lot of misconceptions about it are still quite prevalent. Today, let’s talk about the myths and risks related to this treatment.
1. Your hair might not remain shiny and moisturised
Yes, it makes your hair shiny and beautiful but there is the risk of additional dryness that can result due to overheating of hair and scalp during the process. After some time, the hair starts looking dry as the natural oils get ripped off. This is the most common side effect of rebonding. There are even the chances of reduced hair growth over time. Make sure you use good quality products and keep your hair hydrated.
2. You might catch allergies
The other side effect and also the most common is allergy, which somehow is subjective from person to person. A few chemicals that are used in the process are known to be highly allergic and this may irritate the person going through the process. You may get allergies like itchy scalp, redness, bumps and even eye infections if the aesthetician isn’t careful during the process.
3. Frizz might remain under control…but not for long
Another most common side effect of rebonding is that if it’s not handled by the experts, the hair may end up looking worse. The frizz will return and it will stay there for a very long period of time. So, in case you want to be on the safer side, talk to the hairdresser and he/she will take a good look at your hair and tell you about all the risks.
4. Increased risk of hair loss
Hair loss is another most common side effect associated with the process of hair rebonding. There are ample of case histories where rebonding made the hair fall badly, all thanks to the chemicals and lotions used. But, this varies from person to person.
5. Cheap chemicals might lead to increased hair fall
Hair fall is another most common fear surrounding the hair rebonding treatment. Many women have complained that their hair fall went berserk post rebonding. This may be true to some degree, but this is the case only if you have not been careful enough and got it done cheaply using cheap chemicals and unprofessional hair stylists.
6. Touch-ups might cost you money
You need to pay a visit to the rebonding salon every six months. The visits need to take place regularly if you don’t want that ugly frizz in your hair. And make sure that you go to the same salon from where you got the rebonding done. It’s their responsibility to give you touch-ups. But, at times, salons charge you for extra services.
7. Your hair and scalp might have to face burns
The burns on the scalp while going through with the rebonding process are quite common too. They are the result of overheating the straightening iron. This happens a lot of times; an experienced professional only can make sure that the whole process goes safe and healthy.
Everybody has the right to look more beautiful and if getting the hair rebonded makes you feel better about yourself then who are we to tell you otherwise. But the risks associated with it must always be kept in mind so that you don’t regret it later on.
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