How To Use a Shower Cap After Rebonding

Here we have shared an amazing article on using a shower cap after rebonding.

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Over the years we have witnessed the rise of many treatments that somehow help in switching up our look. If you are into hair care, chances are that you may have heard about rebonding. Hair rebonding is a chemical treatment which relaxes your hair and turns wavy or curly hair straight in the process.

This is the ideal technique for people that want sleek straight hair as opposed to frizzy and unmanageable hair.

The effects of rebonding last for a long time, typically 6 months, and it considerably tames down any type of hair. The protein molecules present between the bonds in the hair gives it a unique characteristic. Every type of hair has a natural bond that gives it its physical texture – curly, wavy or straight.

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How To Use a Shower Cap After Rebonding – Step By Step

This technique uses chemicals to change this natural bond and make it straight. Unlike straightening your hair with a regular straightener, rebonding chemically breaks down natural bonds in the hair and re-arranges them to form new bonds for straight hair. Before you read further, Let me tell you that you can also use a Grocery Bag as a shower cap.

In short, it is a permanent procedure that breaks the natural cell structure of your hair and re-structures it. Once the hair is straightened, touch ups are required in 6 months or 1 year, depending upon the growth of your natural hair.

It may sound like the dream treatment to some of us, but no hair treatment comes without its pitfalls. After rebonding, your hair will require the utmost care and maintenance since it will become fragile after the treatment.

Toxic chemicals are used which may cause hair loss and the hair gets weaker after every touch up. For the first 2 weeks, you will not be allowed to wash your hair because it can cause a great deal of damage. Also, the hair cannot be tied tightly or tucked behind the ears due to the possibility of brittle hair or hair fall.

So what can you do, if you really want sleek and straight hair but you are scared of the consequences? Anyone who loves their hair will be skeptical to go for this treatment. There are ways you can avoid the aftermath issues that come with rebonding.

Being extra careful will go a long way and you will not have to worry about hair loss. The main hurdle of rebonding is the disallowance of washing your hair. Luckily we have a workaround for you!

You may have heard of a shower cap, it is a cover that goes over your head to prevent your hair from getting wet. It is cheap, disposable and reusable. Moreover, if you do not have time to go buy one from the store, you can easily make one at home. What if we told you a shower cap is the answer to all your hair troubles?

The fact that you can not wash your hair for 2 weeks after rebonding may not sound so bad thanks to the existence of products like dry shampoo. But most rebonding treatments are not compatible with the use of dry shampoos or sprays afterwards. And eventually you will need to take atleast a body shower, at that point a shower cap will be your best friend. Read on to find out how you can protect your newly treated hair using a shower cap:

How To Make a Shower Cap

Things you will need:

  • A small, medium, or large sized plastic bag. (Depending on the length of your hair, in that order) Make sure the bag is clean.
  • Bobby pins.

There are no additional steps to making a shower cap once you have these household items. The only thing that needs to be done after putting the plastic bag over your head is, adjusting it against your head and pinning it up with bobby pins for a tight enclosure.

How To Use The Shower Cap

This is the tricky bit. You have to be cautious while putting the shower cap on because your hair is weakened and breakable at the moment. Do not fidget with your hair continuously and do not tuck it behind your ears. Any drastic moves could result in the unwanted loss of hair. Let us get down to the nitty gritty:

Step 1

Tying your hair the right way is the most important step. Tying it too tightly is a big no. Tie your hair in a lose pony tail, do not brush your hair and be careful while tying.

Step 2

Twist your ponytail up into a bun and put the shower cap over your head. Try not to twist your hair too harshly, it just needs to be in one place so the shower cap can be worn over it. If your shower cap is not tight enough, tighten it be securing with bobby pins from the outside. This will definitely be required if your shower cap is self-made. Do not put any bobby pins in your hair under any circumstances, that is the ultimate forbidden action for someone who has had rebonding treatment.

Step 3

Once you are showering, try not to use warm water as it creates steam. Showering using warm water is not recommended because the chemicals used in the rebonding treatment do not react well to steam. So it might ruin the effect of your treatment. Go ahead with cold water instead.

Voila! You are all done. Congratulations on making it!

Conclusion: In conclusion we would like to highlight that it is okay to take risks, as long as you have a backup plan. Especially when it comes to something as precious as one’s hair, it is necessary to have a safety net. Hair is not replaceable and it is priceless. Hence be heedful of what you do to it. A shower cap may be a small item but it can be the deciding factor of whether your hair can survive after what it has endured. The guarantee of safety that it provides for your hair is what makes it a godsend. So keep your shower caps close!

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