Friday, January 11, 2013

Should You Get Hair Straigthenings

While we love to see our fave actresses with their lovely locks, we somehow prefer a more straight hair that is free from all the frizz.

There are various hair straightening which may include hair relaxing, rebonding or brazilian blowout. So, what makes these three different? Only the time required for treatment, cost, and aftercare.

Hair Relaxing. The chemicals present in  relaxers  normally includes sodium hydroxide (lye) or ammonium thioglycolate as the active ingredients that loosens the frizz.It may take 1 - 2 hours or less depending on length and does not require thermal heat. Price may vary depending on the kind of brands use and length of hair but it is way cheaper than other hair straightenings. However, hair becomes stiff (unless frequently treated with hair moisturizing treatment) and can cause brittleness if hair is colored or with highlights.

Hair Rebonding. Rebond treatments have formaldahyde as the active formula. It may take however several hours to go through a rebonding process which requires thermal heat through blow dry or ironing and can be more expensive than hair relax treatments. However, the effects are better as hair becomes smooth and shine and more natural.

Brazilian Blowout. Brazilian Blowout is a close relative of rebond only that there is no downtime and restrictions. Like rebond, formaldahyde is also one of the active ingredients. Unlike relax or rebond, you can right away tie your hair. Unfortunately, this treatment is way expensive than hair rebond as it provides the straightening effects plus a lock - in moisturizer which gives the natural bounce and shine that can last longer than other straightenings.

 Remember, regardless of your straightening choice, these are all chemicals that may still pose health risks and make sure that you receive your hair treatment only from legitimate hair professionals.


Hair Relaxer Vs. Rebonding