DIY Hair Rebonding at home

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My newly grown hair began to give the least appealing waves on the crown [and perhaps me worrying about it too much had spawned 3 huge pimples on my face] so I decided to rebond my hair last night, ALONE, inside my room... I worked on my magic from 8 PM and finished 3 AM today.... Whew! The long hours of rebonding was tedious but I'd say it's worth it!

Here are the products I used (bought them all from WATSONS in SM CITY TAYTAY):

I also used:
  • Ceramic Hair Iron with up to 220 degrees C adjustable heat
  • 4 Hair Clip Grip
  • 1 Tint brush 
  • 1 Plastic comb 
  • Pair of gloves
  • 3 shower caps

Yeah baby!
The rebonding process is easy. The products to use come with easy-to-follow instructions. Anyhow I'll break them down for you:


Ah! Before that here’s my hair condition prior to the rebonding:
  • Rebonded 6 months ago  
  • Dyed a month ago
  • Trimmed to layers a week ago
  • Wavy on the crown
  • Unmanageable and super dry (due to frequent hair ironing) 


Steps on how to DIY hair rebonding at home:


STEP 1 - APPLYING MONEA HAIR CREAM 1

  1. Rinse hair to remove dirt and excess oil, dry it off completely
  2. Divide hair into 4 sections using hair clip grip (or anything you can use)
  3. Apply Monea Hair Rebond Cream #1 on paper thin strands starting from the nape to the crown (just like when you are dyeing your hair) ***Avoid applying the cream to the eyes or the scalp***
  4. Clamp the hair and cover with shower cap (or any plastic)
  5. Leave for 20 minutes
AM I ACTUALLY DOING THIS ON THE FLOOR?!


STEP 2 - APPLYING MONEA HAIR CREAM 2 (NEUTRALIZER)

  1. Rinse off Monea Hair Rebond Cream # 1 ***DO NOT SHAMPOO, JUST USE WATER***
  2. Dry hair COMPLETELY
  3. Divide into 4 sections
  4. Now this is the tedious part—IRON HAIR meticulously: Take paper thin strands and iron until straight, lustrous and bouncy (this would take hours I know) ***try to avoid sweating***
  5. After ironing up to the crown, let your hair cool for 5 minutes
  6. After that apply Monea Hair Rebond Cream #2 from crown to nape covering all the hair strands (again, do it like you’re colouring your hair)
  7. Then, cover hair with plastic, use heating cap for 20 minutes if you have it at home or just cover with hot towel.
  8. Rinse off ***DO NOT SHAMPOO, JUST USE WATER***

HERE'S A VIDEO OF ME IRONING BEFORE APPLYING MONEA CREAM 2
(actually the hair strands to be ironed should be paper thin)



STEP 3 - APPLYING CASA QUICK & EASY CELLOPHANE

  1. Dry off excess water
  2. Apply CASA Quick & Easy Cellophane cream from crown to nape ***Make sure to even out the color application***
  3. Leave for 45 minutes
  4. Rinse off with water ***DO NOT SHAMPOO***
  5. Use hair conditioner: leave for 5 minutes
  6. Rinse off ***do not shampoo***
  7. Dry hair
  8. Iron again and let set for 3 days ***DO NOT WASH HAIR  FOR AT LEAST 3 DAYS***
From the left-right: (1) Hair before Rebond (2) Towel dried hair after applying Monea Hair Rebonding Cream 1
(3) Damp hair after applying neutralizer and CASA hair cellophane (4) Ironed hair the morning after rebonding process     
...waiting for breakfast.. I must say I love my new hair color :)
My hair looks really soft and straight and shiny because the chemicals were newly applied. I expect a little change however after I wash this on Tuesday... Nevertheless, I know that my hair will be more manageable, softer, shinier, and straighter THAN before the rebond

For those who want to try, I'm leaving you guys with some pointers:

I don't recommend rebonding your own hair at home if: 

- you don't have hair dyeing experience
- you don't know your hair strands that well
- you have sensitive skin
- you have chemical allergies
- you are pregnant!!!!
- you don't have a good ceramic hair iron
- you expect your hair to be like that of Sarah G in the commercials 



So that's it! Thanks for reading! I'll update you guys on TUESDAY! :) SEE MY UPDATE HERE!!!!

9 comments:

  1. You look super doll, so pretty xx

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  2. thanks kizzy :) hope my pimples go away ^^

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  3. Marjorie Gavan20 July 2014 at 19:12

    You rebonded your own hair?! Wow! I mean gurl, I can't do that. I mean, I might only end up making a big mess. But wow, I gotta say I am impressed that you can do this alone.

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  4. awww thanks marjorie :) u shud try :) it's easy but prolly a little boring ehehehhehe

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  5. wow! me too i am impressed! i wanna try this, kung pwede lang eh... :P
    pretty erica!
    PS i love your blog.... :)

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  6. awww thanks angel!!!! u must try this :)))))))

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  7. Beverly Joy Amboy23 October 2014 at 09:51

    Hello po :) pwede po ba akong gumamit ng ibang colouring treatment for my hair instead of using CASA !uick & Easy Cellophane ? Thank you :))

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  8. San nyo po nabili ung hair iron nyo? Ano pong brand? Magkano po? give some detail po hehehe :) Thanks

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