Help Wanted for Growing Out Rebonded Hair
Hi Kikay Exchange, I just want to ask if you have any advice on how to outgrow rebonded hair. I've had 4 or 5 rebonds so far and it has been good naman. Now I want to try to have "natural" hair. I'm due for my next session this July but I'm having second thoughts. When I don't iron my hair now, it becomes wavy near the roots then the rest of my hair is straight. Any ideas on how I can grow out my rebonded hair? Thanks!
Hi Via, Hmn...Actually, in my case, I just let my hair grow. My last rebond was a year ago, and I don't think I am getting my hair rebonded anytime soon because I feel as if my hair just gets damaged with the constant rebonding, even if it looks fine at the beginning. Maybe just let it grow out and then slowly trim the rebonded part? Sorry I haven't been much of a help. But the available choices for you are: (1) to have it rebonded again (touch-up the roots);(2) iron or blow-dry the roots, or (3) just let it grow :)
Ed's Note: Hi Via! To add to what Chel said, you may also want to consider cutting your hair to help with the growing out process. The less rebonded hair you have, the easier it will be for you to grow it out. Makes sense right?:p
At any rate, chopping off a few inches will make your hair more manageable and the difference between the natural and processed hair will not be as pronounced. I also don't think that there's an effortless way of making a smooth transition from wavy hair to rebonded hair, particularly if you were born with naturally curly hair. There will always be some degree of effort involved to achieve uniformity throughout your tresses, be it through blow-drying or ironing your hair. Given this predicament, it would be best to use products which will protect your hair from constant heat exposure, like Alberto VO5 Extreme Style Heat Conditioning Spray or similar products. And try to switch to an ionic dryer and a ceramic iron too, because the way they distribute heat is better for your hair.
And if you get tired with constantly dealing with your half natural-half rebonded hair, why not get a very cute and short haircut? Perhaps now is the time for you to try a new look :) Thanks for writing to Kikay Exchange!