Monday, March 3, 2014

Coloring Hair....for the sake of beauty

We  color our hair for the primary reason of wanting to look good. May it be for the purpose of simply covering gray hair or following the fashion trend of the season, our aim  is mainly to enhance our looks. That is why, as we go through the process of hair coloring, there are some things we need to consider in order to maximize benefits we could attain from it.   

1. Choose your color wisely. The color you choose should compliment your skin tone. If by any chance the color of your choice does not suit you well, it is then you should consider having 2 tone coloring. 

2. Choose your style. The current fashion trend may be really nice and loud. But if it does not compliment your simple nature, it might give the same impression of wearing borrowed clothes from a friend of different personality.

3. Treat your hair color like makeup on your face. Makeup haphazardly done would sometimes give degrading effect on ones looks instead of improvement. Hair color should be even. It should appear like you were born with it. In the case of two tone or three tone colors, the highlights should be as symmetrical as that of a tiger, unless you are aiming for the bolder and adventurous high fashion trends. As I’ have mentioned above, your personality would play a big part on your choice of style and color. 

The Hair Rebonding Process

     Hair Rebonding is a process wherein we alter the bonds of the hair in order to achieve a different texture/shape. Technically speaking, perming can also be considered a rebonding process.  But due to its popularity with straightening iron, rebonding has been known as a process of straightening the hair.

        Each strand of our hair has three types of bonds within its cortex namely: hydrogen, saline and disulfide bonds.  Hydrogen and Saline are bonds easily broken with water.  But they also mend easily when the hair dries up.  The third bond, the disulfide bond however is not easily broken.  It is this bond that holds the shape of our hair.  To soften the hair and temporarily break the disulfide bond, we will need to apply a rebonding cream with an ingredient called Thio.  Afterwhich, we can already alter the shape of the hair with the proper application of heat and pressure.  But it does not end there. After ironing, we will still need to apply a fixature containing hydrogen peroxide ingredient, to mend whatever bond we have broken at the start.  This will make permanent the new shape that we have created with the client's hair, leaving it soft and natural looking.

        It may sound like a very simple process but it definitely is not.  Wrong application could leave one with over processed hair or in worst case a bald head.  That is why it is very important to leave these things to the professionals.  No “do-it-yourself” at home please.  Looking for the right person to do the job is already a challenge by itself.  Because some people are just too brave to do the deed without proper training.  It is to note that hair dressing in the Philippines is not yet properly regulated.  Sometimes I see salons in my neighborhood offering this service at an insanely low rate, I cannot help question “Where's the catch?”.  I hope there is no problem about the skills of the one doing the rebonding.  But why does he value his work so low?  Or could it be he is using substandard rebonding creams that may leave your hair straight but unnaturally stiff?  If by some way he can give truthful and reasonable answers to these questions, then consider yourself lucky to have found him.  Take the chance and maybe consider recommending him to your friends.