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    Hii!!!
    i m silky and i need some good advice from u guys. I have medium length and dry and wavy hairs. I want straight n silky, shiny hair which my hairdresser told me that i would be able to achieve from doin hair rebonding. But i have never done any chemical treatment like such in my hair and i scared that it wont damage my hairs. Can u ppl advice me wat to do? Is this procedure safe or it will do damage to my hair for long time. I have even heard that by doin rebonding there also rises hair-loss problems. There is an important function coming up at my place and i want to look different. Plzz advice me.

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    Default Re: Is Hair Rebonding Safe For me??

    This might not be what you want to hear, but I'd stay away from harsh chemical treatments, especially something like rebonding. At first, your hair may look the way you want it, but you're damaging your hair and it's not going to look good in the long run. I think you might be better off talking to your hairdresser about ways to work with your natural texture and length to achieve some different looks. Fighting nature's design for your hair takes time, money, and effort--not only that, it usually damages your hair.

    My best advice is to get a haircut and find the right products for your hair that will help you work with what you already have. If your hair is really dry, you might want to stop shampooing and switch to conditioner only washing. If you're not familiar with this method, there are lots of how-to's and discussions about co washing on LHC.

    Best of luck!

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    before you try anything as extreme as a chemical treatment, why not try natural treatments? there are plenty of recipes here that help A LOT. i have dry hair as well, and just by simply looking around on this site, i've found care techniques and treatments that really made a big difference. i'm sure there are things that can help you.


    maybe by explaining what it is that you don't like about your hair will help other people here give you better information than i can.





    please consider other options before doing anything drastic. your hair will thank you in the future.
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    I'm a bit confused.....you say you have medium length hair but your stats say that it is 5"? If you want long silky hair doing a chemical treatment at that length would not help growing out your hair healthy.

    There are other things you can do to dress up your hair for an event.

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    welcome here!

    If that is you in the pic, you can confidently go to ANY special event and look just fine. Many people would be very happy if they had such thick, long hair as yours.

    I have no idea what rebonding is, but it sounds BAD. Most of us on this site are committed to natural, gentle hair care, because experience has told us that chemical processes of ALL kinds damage our hair and prevent us from growing real, long, healthy hair.

    In my case everything people in salons did to my hair and recommended for my hair was bad for it and prevented it from growing. I tend to suspect that most salons, even the most expensive ones, really have NO idea how to really care for hair, especially "special" (fine, coarse, wavy, curly, thin, thick) hair, and in particular have no idea how to treat long - longer than shoulder - hair.

    This is what I've learned from this site, and what we here are all about. If this is right for you (learning how to REALLY care for your hair so it is healthy and the best it can be) then you've come to the right place. If you're looking for advice on extensive salon treatments, you might not find it here.

    good luck!

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    HAir rebonding means they break down the bonds that make your hair curly or wavy to turn them straight. Aka, relaxing or thermal reconditioning.

    They're all damaging, but some techniques are worse than others. The best would be Japanese hair straightening, which is SUPPOSED to do the least damage. It can cost ridiculous amounts of money. Then there's regular thermal reconditioning, which I've seen the results of, and sometimes, they might not be pleasing.

    And relaxers are just a pain in the ass, from what I've heard, though some people love them. I don't really know what the effect would be on 3a hair, since I've only seen the results on what I THINK is 4a, 4a/4b, and 4b hair, though obviously I wouldn't know anymore. There's a few online with 3b or 3c hair that've done it, but 3a, I'm not sure.

    And if your hair is dry now, rebonding PROBABLY won't change that. XD If you do do it, you're going to have to treat your hair delicately, and probably give it a LOT of protein. If you want straight hair for an event, you're better off just straightening it, though we don't really recommend that here either.

    Nightshade can show you THAT though. >.>
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassEyes View Post
    HAir rebonding means they break down the bonds that make your hair curly or wavy to turn them straight. Aka, relaxing or thermal reconditioning.

    They're all damaging, but some techniques are worse than others. The best would be Japanese hair straightening, which is SUPPOSED to do the least damage. It can cost ridiculous amounts of money. Then there's regular thermal reconditioning, which I've seen the results of, and sometimes, they might not be pleasing.

    And relaxers are just a pain in the ass, from what I've heard, though some people love them. I don't really know what the effect would be on 3a hair, since I've only seen the results on what I THINK is 4a, 4a/4b, and 4b hair, though obviously I wouldn't know anymore. There's a few online with 3b or 3c hair that've done it, but 3a, I'm not sure.

    And if your hair is dry now, rebonding PROBABLY won't change that. XD If you do do it, you're going to have to treat your hair delicately, and probably give it a LOT of protein. If you want straight hair for an event, you're better off just straightening it, though we don't really recommend that here either.

    Nightshade can show you THAT though. >.>
    Not nightshade but I can show the pictures too. ^_^

    Undamaged hair


    Hair with straightening or curling perm causes similar damage


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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassEyes View Post
    And relaxers are just a pain in the ass, from what I've heard, though some people love them. I don't really know what the effect would be on 3a hair, since I've only seen the results on what I THINK is 4a, 4a/4b, and 4b hair, though obviously I wouldn't know anymore. There's a few online with 3b or 3c hair that've done it, but 3a, I'm not sure.
    Not only that, your hair will grow back in at your natural texture, meaning that the straightening will need to be redone every so often, and no matter how careful they are, overlap and compounding damage is going to occur.


    Quote Originally Posted by mira-chan View Post
    Not nightshade but I can show the pictures too. ^_^

    Source site of the picture.
    muhahahahahhhhahahaa!!!! I get some morbid joy out of posting those pics and seeing other post them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    Not only that, your hair will grow back in at your natural texture, meaning that the straightening will need to be redone every so often, and no matter how careful they are, overlap and compounding damage is going to occur.




    muhahahahahhhhahahaa!!!! I get some morbid joy out of posting those pics and seeing other post them.

    Yep, she's right. I forgot to mention it, but it IS a deadly cycle. Your hair isn't going to stop growing, and, eventually, your roots will curl when they're long enough, and straight hair will be below that. It takes upkeep.

    My friend only get her's done twice a year, but she has to blow dry or straighten to keep it from freaking, and her hair is normally wavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post

    muhahahahahhhhahahaa!!!! I get some morbid joy out of posting those pics and seeing other post them.
    So do I. A picture or two gets the point across very well in a way that text description can't.
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