Back to my roots: Finally saying NO to rebonding!

I had my last rebond in January of 2009.  I went to my former salon, only to find that the place is now occupied by a different salon.  I gave the newbie a shot anyway…My scalp received so bad a beating (it bled all over for days!) my hair never recovered.

I had been rebonding my hair for close to ten years now.  The first time the trend arrived in the Philippines, I was so happy because I had been despairing over my frizzy hair.  On a good day, the curls would come out but good days were rare.  If it weren’t for the Koreans, I wouldn’t have known that it’s a bad idea for curly-haired peeps to brush their hair a hundred times (as our grandmothers would advise).

After my scalp injury, I was determined not to go back to having my hair rebonded. My head needed a rest from all the chemicals.  The problem is, a few months after rebonding, I started looking like an atomic bomb cloud (or a mushroom) because my roots are curly while the rest of my hair would be stick straight.

I tried going to Henry Calayag to see if they’d give my rebonded strands a digital perm but they told me that my hair would die if they did that.  You cannot perm rebonded hair; the combination of chemicals would be too much for my hair to handle.  Apparently, I have to wait till my real hair grows back before they can fix it. In the meantime, they gave me a cut that would keep my hair from looking too thick.

So far, while I’m waiting, my temporary solution is to braid the rebonded strands, mousse ’em up and let them loose.  They don’t look like my real curls but at least it’ll do for now. The mousse-and-hair-scrunching technique is something I learned from the Koreans.

The funny thing is, whenever someone sees me, he or she would comment, “New hair!” I’d reply with, “No, it’s my old hair.”

animetric wrote on Aug 6, ’09
Hay naku alam mo ba ang mahal ng magnetic hair straightening sa Shuji? Xtenso ata bagsak ko nito, pero ayaw ko na ng rebond. Relax lang para di sumabog.

animetric wrote on Aug 6, ’09, edited on Aug 6, ’09
I haven’t rebonded in five years. :p
Maybe even more…

tinkerbelle03 wrote on Aug 6, ’09
LOL. My hair is flat and I want to have it permed :>

skysenshi wrote on Aug 6, ’09

LOL. My hair is flat and I want to have it permed :> 

nye. i’d advise you to leave your hair alone. hahaha! well, you can probably try it, so you can experience what it’s like to have a perm.

i’m just tired of the chemicals (rebonding and relaxing meds are strong!) so i want to give my hair a rest.

skysenshi wrote on Aug 6, ’09, edited on Aug 6, ’09
animetric said

Xtenso ata bagsak ko nito, pero ayaw ko na ng rebond. Relax lang para di sumabog. 

if i remember correctly, may curls ka eh. sabi ng koreans, mousse and scrunching daw ang katapat niyan.

my sister told me a secret also (she has never had her hair rebonded): comb it only while it’s wet and don’t comb it anymore after that. lalabas yung totoong curls. she has big waves though, very nice. mine are smaller and more defined kaya mas prone to frizz.

lemrak wrote on Aug 6, ’09
okay lang yan. uso nman na ngayon curly hair e, I’d give anything to have curly hair!

skysenshi wrote on Aug 6, ’09
lemrak said

okay lang yan. uso nman na ngayon curly hair e, I’d give anything to have curly hair! 

yah, hintay ko na lang siya mag-grow back. in the meantime, i just keep my hair braided in the mornings. gross talaga tingnan yung kulot top tapos tuwid na ilalim.

animetric wrote on Aug 6, ’09
skysenshi said

if i remember correctly, may curls ka eh. sabi ng koreans, mousse and scrunching daw ang katapat niyan.

my sister told me a secret also (she has never had her hair rebonded): comb it only while it’s wet and don’t comb it anymore after that. lalabas yung totoong curls. she has big waves though, very nice. mine are smaller and more defined kaya mas prone to frizz. 

Di ubra sa akin ang mousse scrunching kasi my hair is way too thick and frizzy. Haaay bahala na. Lahat ng sisters in law ko nagparebond sa Piandre kaloka.

lemrak wrote on Aug 6, ’09
skysenshi said

gross talaga tingnan yung kulot top tapos tuwid na ilalim. 

yeah. just have it curled na lng.

skysenshi wrote on Aug 6, ’09, edited on Aug 6, ’09
animetric said

Di ubra sa akin ang mousse scrunching kasi my hair is way too thick and frizzy. 

yan din actually ang problem ko. nung ginugupit ng Henry Calayag staff yung hair ko, sabi nila ang bigat bigat daw at kapal kapal. kelangan talaga gawan ng paraan pag nag-grow back.

they just cut it in such a way na possible gamitan ng mousse and scrunching. of course, the idea of putting mousse everyday sounds like a pain so i’ll wait for my hair to grow back na talaga para tamang cut yung ibigay sakin.

elvert wrote on Aug 6, ’09
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHA! TAWANG TAWA AKO SA BLOG NA ITO.

j00uy wrote on Aug 6, ’09
Hayyy! After 30 plus years of having curly hair, nagpa rebond ako sa Piandre. And whoa! it inspired my sister to rebond also. Still waiting for the curls to come out. So far I asked my hubby which is better kulot or not, he answered ‘”Kahit ano bagay daw sa akin”. Sandali makahingi nga ng LV….

skysenshi wrote on Aug 6, ’09
j00uy said

‘”Kahit ano bagay daw sa akin”. Sandali makahingi nga ng LV…. 

hahahahahaha!

actually the very first rebond ko was really really nice. virgin hair kasi. it was soft. the second and third medyo ok pa. yung mga sumunod, i think nagalit na yung hair ko sakin kasi tumitigas na siya unti unti. but i had to keep doing it because come the 7th month, my roots would show.

bluejeansredlipstick wrote on Aug 6, ’09
mouse while its wet, scrunch it for 20 seconds each area whilst holding a blow drier to dry the mouse and other chemicals so it will curl and stay curled! i used to do that. back in highschool . LOL

kurayami wrote on Aug 6, ’09
LOL KOREA 😀

Must learn that nice technique of yours. My hair remains to be a disaster 😀

tinkerbelle03 wrote on Aug 6, ’09
Yeah, gusto ko lang ng experience! Forever flat na kasi. LOL. No contentment.

skysenshi wrote on Aug 7, ’09, edited on Aug 7, ’09

whilst holding a blow drier to dry the mouse and other chemicals so it will curl and stay curled! 

ok, medyo effort na yan. hahahahaha! may blow dryer na eh!

when the curls grow back, i wouldn’t need to hold them with chemicals anymore because i’m naturally curly. i’d prolly only need a bit of mousse to keep the curls from frizzing.

skysenshi wrote on Aug 7, ’09
kurayami said

LOL KOREA 😀

Must learn that nice technique of yours. My hair remains to be a disaster 😀 

eh?? but your hair looks really soft!

drewbocz wrote on Aug 7, ’09
ummm…can’t relate :p

skysenshi wrote on Aug 7, ’09
drewbocz said

ummm…can’t relate :p 

malamang. hahahahaha!
si elvert din kaya tawa ng tawa. hahahahah!

skysenshi wrote on Aug 8, ’09
ayan, naglagay ako ng pic. compare with my avatar. mukha nga lang akong siga…or a cast member of “The L Word”. hayz.

dongjong wrote on Aug 10, ’09
skysenshi said

compare with my avatar. mukha nga lang akong siga…or a cast member of “The L Word”. hayz. 

Hahaha! hindi naman noh. =D

skysenshi wrote on Aug 10, ’09
dongjong said

Hahaha! hindi naman noh. =D 

naiinis nga ako sa recent pictures ko eh. parang titibo-tibo hitsura ko. i don’t know bakit naging ganun. kelangan ata magpa-tuwid ulit ako ng buhok (kasi nung kid ako at kulot ako, mukha nga talaga akong tibo). hahahaha!

sha3sha wrote on Aug 10, ’09
hehehe parehas tau mam ng buhok! since i started high school dun ako nagstart magpastraight… grade 6 palang nga yata ako >.< sabi ni mama sken tigil ko na daw kasi napapansin nya na nadadamage na ung hair ko… matagal rin bago ko nalet go ang straight hair pero dahil may naimbento na hair product na tinawag na moose, i gave it a shot…

mukha naman akong naka-goldilocks ngayon xD although habang pinapahaba ko pa xa (para mapaguitan na ang straight part), ung sa babang part ng hair ko eh straight, at ung sa mejo taas ung kulot xD

bagay naman sau miss ang kulot! 😀

skysenshi wrote on Aug 10, ’09
sha3sha said

bagay naman sau miss ang kulot! 😀 

hindi siya bagay sakin noon eh. it was a breath of fresh air when i first became straight-haired.

pero tama mama mo. unti-unting nada-damage yung hair habang tumatagal yung fake straightness niya.

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