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#BeautyDiaries: Why I’ll Never Stop Rebonding My Hair…

Krita Raut

Editorial Manager

Frizzy and curly hair looks good, but you if you have just frizzy hair...it is the most unmanageable hair type. And I have had to deal with this hair type for more than half of my life. People have bad hair days; I have had bad hair months.

I have always liked short hair better, but with hair like mine short haircuts were disasters. Believe me, I have gone through few of those disasters. Being an optimistic person I did try short hairdos a couple of times - and regretted it every time. I would want to hibernate after every cut I got. While I was scarred by those periods of weird, short hair, very soon after I would feel that some other type of short hairstyle would look good on me. But every time I was proven wrong. So I just stuck to boring long hair with those frizzed-out strands.

How I envied my mum and my eldest sister, who had such silky, smooth hair! The only comfort was that my middle sister too had hair of a texture similar to mine. Only she understood my problem, and she was also the one who gave me the solution - rebonding.

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After perming, rebonding was the latest thing in hair treatments, and I had heard about this new way of artificially straightening your hair. But being someone who wasn’t really into beauty treatments I never thought about trying it until my sister went for it. I saw the how her mane transformed and I knew this was the solution for my hair troubles too.

Despite my mother’s protests – she didn’t like my sister’s new look and kept saying that a person’s  natural look always suits her the best – I went to my friend’s parlor and got my hair straightened. This was some six years back, and I still go for rebonding every six months. I always get it done at the same parlor because my friend does it very well. I have realised that finding a good place to do this treatment is very important; I have seen people’s hair being ruined during rebonding. Always go to a place that uses good products and get it done by a trained person.

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Yes, I know my hair gets laden with chemicals and loses its natural texture, but I feel it is worth it because it’s made me happy with the way I look. Now, my hair is not only easy to manage but I can also try many styles. I actually got a stylish bob and kept my hair short for two years - something that was unimaginable for me with my natural texture. I got the chance to cut my hair as short as I wanted without looking horrible.

The other upside to this is that I have started taking care of my hair more; since it is chemically treated, I try more home remedies to keep it healthy. During summer, I apply henna regularly (at times I mix banana in it) and I apply raw eggs as well. I always oil my hair before a wash and alternate between two varieties of oil. I go for hot oil massages and hair spas regularly. I actually indulge in hair care more than skincare, and this started after I tried rebonding the first time. Because I knew that I had to take special care of my hair since it is subjected to so many chemicals.

These days, my hair not only looks good but has become softer as well. I want to keep it that way, and I have no plans of stopping my half-yearly rebonding appointments!

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Published on Jan 30, 2016
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