Important annoucement - Chemistry

Dear 3E2,

See you guys for extra lesson on 5 May (Wed) 2.30pm.

Jia you in your exam preparation!

Eat well and sleep well too!

Mrs. Yeoh

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Option 2 : hair rebonding

Rebonding is a chemical hair treatment that makes your hair straight, sleek and shiny. It is a permanent and expensive procedure. Prices for the treatment may vary across salons due to products used, service, your hair type and post treatment care. Each type of hair has a natural bond.Curly or wavy, are the result of natural bonds that give the hair its physical quality. The cream softener or relaxant used in the rebonding treatment breaks the hair structure. Then a neutraliser bonds the structure again and makes hair straight. In simpler terms the rebonding treatment changes your natural hair structure and restructures it. Once your hair is straightened you have to touch up the new growth every three months, six months or a year, depending upon your growth. Very strong chemicals are used to alter the structure of the hair, to break down its bonds (this is what gets rid of the curl) and to ‘rebond’ it again using chemicals to keep them straight. After shampooing, a cream softener or relaxant is applied to every hair shaft, keeping it thin plastic board. The hair is then steamed for 10 to 40 minutes, depending upon hair type and condition, and then rinsed. Hair is blow dried and then keratin lotion is applied and then it is ironed to further straighten it. Lastly a neutralizer is applied and kept for at least 30 minutes. After this procedure, one is not allowed to wash or tie back or even wet the hair for a few days. Even afterwards, you have to be extremely careful with your hair, since the rebonding process renders the hair shafts weak and very prone to breakage. You need to use a hair conditioner and hair serum regularly. It is also advisable to oil hair and to use a hair masque at regular intervals. If inferior products are used or you have the misfortune of going to an untrained professional, rebonding can go disastrously wrong and seriously damage hair, in extreme cases also sometimes results in hair fall and bald patches. So if you are considering hair rebonding, arm yourself with the knowledge of the possible pitfalls and the fact that you will have to take extra care afterwards. Any chemical process affects hair texture and quality. Excessive use of chemicals makes hair dry, weak and can even lead to hairfall. Hair rebonding requires post treatment care otherwise it may turn harmful. If you are suffering from hairfall, you must avoid rebonding or any other chemical hair treatment. Cheap chemicals, inexperienced hair stylists and weak hair can make rebonding a bad experience. Hair rebonding can turn into a disaster if you do not take care of your hair. Hair will need extra pampering once it has been rebonded. You cannot ignore your hair just because it looks straight and shiny. Rebonding done from a reputed and trustworthy salon lasts longer and hair quality does not suffer.

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