After 2 weeks, I can say I’m sufficiently happy with how my L’Oreal Extenso Rebonding in Tony and Jackey turned out.
The experience in the salon wasn’t exactly desirable but I give the results with my hair a thumbs up.
I actually got worried after the first few washings because my hair started to dry. It looked dry, felt dry and burnt. And when I run my fingers through my hair, my hair felt scratchy.
But after another week of washing, my hair is now silky, smooth and super straight. I guess I needed more time to wash out the chemicals.
When you have your hair rebonded, hairstylists will usually recommend hair products (usually conditioners) that you have to use every day so your hair won’t dry. They will also recommend that you take weekly hair treatments.
Unfortunately, these hair products are usually expensive (Tony and Jacky was offering me a hair therapy conditioner worth P2,800! No thanks!) and weekly hair treatments are equally painful on the pockets as well.
But you’re in luck because I’m going to share with you my little thrift secret for maintaining rebonded hair.
If you can’t afford to buy those special, expensive hair products for rebonded hair, or get weekly treatments, you can use any normal hot oil treatment that you can buy from your nearest department store.
I use this as my daily conditioner and I leave it on for around 10-15 minutes while in the shower, then rinse thoroughly after. You can buy it from Watsons for around P200. It’s usually buy one, take one! :) One tub can last you a month or two.
I like this specific hot oil treatment because it has the ingredient “Hydrolized Keratin Oil”.
Keratin is very important to our hair. It is actually a major protein component in hair, skin and teeth. When the layer of keratin in our hair breaks down, that’s when our hair becomes dry and damaged. The thicker the layer of keratin, the healthier the hair.
So if you’re going to look for a hot oil treatment, it would be best if you get the one with keratin additives and ingredient.
And after drying my hair, I use hair oil to make it shinier.
Use a pea sized amount on your palm. Rub your palms together, and run your hands through your hair to spread the oil. Don’t use too much or it’ll make your hair look oily and greasy! Best to concentrate on the middle part of your hair and on the tips. Avoid the spreading it on the roots.
I also try to wash my hair with a clarifying shampoo once a week to lessen product build up and prevent dull looking, weighed down hair.
And that’s how I maintain my rebonded hair, the frugal “cheapskate” way, all for P400 bucks! :)