Rebonded Short Hair: What You Need to Know Before Getting One

All Things Hair Team | 08 July 2019
Rebonded short hair: Asian woman with short black hair with bangs

Find out if rebonding is the way to go for your short hair. Check out our roundup of pros and cons, plus tips on rebonding aftercare before hitting the salon.

There was a time when getting a rebond was all the rage with women and even some men. It’s an intensive treatment that can really change your look by giving your hair a permanent straightened look, which really does look great when done well. But is it a treatment that you should get for your short hair? Find out with these advantages and disadvantages of getting rebonded short hair.

Pros and Cons of Getting Rebonded
Short Hair

Pro # 1: Your rebonded short hair will look sleek and manageable.

Rebonded short hair: Asian woman with short straight blund bob hair
With rebonded short hair, you can easily rock a sleek blunt bob haircut. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’ve had unmanageable wavy hair, getting your hair rebonded would allow it to become easier to style. You can even sport a sleek short bob!

Pro # 2: Your hair will look on point almost all the time.

Rebonded short hair Asian woman with bob haircut smiling
Enjoy a good hair day even with minimal styling.

Getting rebonded short hair will easily give you the wash-and-wear hairstyle of your dreams. You won’t even need to do a lot of styling to make it look polished and neat.

Pro # 3: Whatever happens, your rebonded short hair will always look straight.

You can style your hair however way you want to without compromising its straightness. This means that even if you put it in a braid or wear a ponytail, your hair would easily go back to its straight form without much effort on your part.

Con # 1: It causes hair breakage.

It’s an intensive treatment that makes use of chemicals and intense heat that can take its toll on your hair. When not done properly, you might end up with dry, stiff hair that looks like a walis. 

Con # 2: Hair rebond treatment can be expensive.

Compared to other hair treatments, hair rebond is one of the pricier treatments and would also follow-up treatments after six or so months. If you skip your follow-up treatment, you’ll end up having wavy hair near your roots and pin-straight hair at the bottom—something you don’t want to happen.

Con # 3: The result can look unnatural.

Sometimes—and depending on where you get your rebonded short hair—the result isn’t as natural-looking and can even look and feel rather stiff and unnaturally straight.

Now that you know the pros and cons of getting rebonded short hair, you can now make a fully informed decision. And if you do decide to get one, go on! Just remember to give your rebonded short hair extra TLC.

5 Tips on Taking Care of Your Short Rebonded Hair

1. Moisturize, moisturize!

wet look for short hair: Asian woman with black short hair smiling
Give your hair a weekly hair mask treatment to keep it moisturized.

Do as much as you can to reverse the harsh effects of getting your short hair rebonded. Treat your hair every week with a deep moisturizing product to keep it from drying out.

TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask

Editor’s Tip: Bring back lost moisture to your hair with TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask, with which you’ll only need  3-5 minutes to allow the special formula to penetrate deep into your scalp to replenish lost hydration and bring back your hair’s natural luster.

2. Use products that are designed for salon-treated hair

Instead of just using any regular shampoo and conditioner, make sure to use a pairing that works for chemically treated hair. Aside from moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, your rebonded short hair will also benefit from keratin-rich and hair repair products.

DOVE Intense Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner

Editor’s Tip: Bring back the beauty of your salon-treated hair with Dove Intense Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It helps repair signs of visible damage, especially after an intensive treatment like hair rebonding.

3. Style with leave-in conditioners and serums

How to use leave-in conditioner: Asian woman with black medium-length hair with bangs wearing a white polo and jeans
No more dry, lifeless hair when you apply leave-on cream.

Your hair could always use a boost of moisture, and leave-in conditioners or serums are the way to go! Make sure to keep one with you wherever you go so you’re always ready when you need that extra gloss and shine.

Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream

Editor’s tip: Always keep a bottle of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream with you. It helps make your hair smooth and shiny with just one application. It fights frizz, too, so you get sleeker and straighter hair. 

4. Trim regularly

Rebonded short hair: Woman getting a haircut at the salon
Go for regular trims to get rid of split ends and dry tips. Credit: Shutterstock

Rebonding your short hair can contribute to split and dry ends. Make sure to prevent it from spreading throughout by having regular hair trims every three to four months after your initial treatment.

5. Refrain from heat styling

Do your hair a favor and just let it breathe for a while, especially right after you’ve gotten it rebonded. Stay away from your flat or curling iron and focus more on nourishing your hair to get that super soft straight hair.

If you’re decided to get a rebonded short hair, just make sure that you’re also willing to go the extra mile in taking care of it in the long run. This would help in getting that more natural and softer looking straight hair that you’ve always wanted.

Next read: If you want to get soft and silky locks, another hair treatment you can try is keratin smoothing treatment. Check out everything you need to know about keratin smoothing treatment before getting one.