How Does Volume S-Curl Rebonding Work?
Have you always wanted big curls? But the thought of maintaining your curls in this weather with your hectic schedule seems too impossible? We know exactly how you feel. The perfect hairstyle has glorious texture and body without heavy daily styling, but this seems too good to be true. Luckily, we now have volume S-curl rebonding.
In recent years, volume S-curl rebonding has become one of the most popular salon treatments — and for good reason. With one session, this treatment can transform even the flattest of tresses, giving it greater bounce and flair.
Now before you step into the hair salon for your makeover, let’s first learn more about volume S-curl rebonding. We’ll share more about how this wonderful technique came about, what you can expect during a session, and some expert tips to maintain your new look. Let’s go!
3 Types of Rebonding
With countless salon treatments out there, it may be hard to wrap your head around all the ways you can change up your hairstyle. But we’ll zoom in on just one of them — rebonding.
Rebonding is the chemical straightening of one’s natural texture. It combines the use of chemicals and heat to transform your unruly mane into one resembling a smooth, silky waterfall. What a great way to get a handle on those pesky flyaways! For the convenience of upkeep, many people choose to smoothen their locks.
Over time, chemical straightening has evolved to create various styles that suit different textures best. Let’s examine these three straightening looks.
1. Straight Rebonding
When we think of chemical straightening, what first comes to mind is the super-straight hairstyle of the 2000s. This approach uses intense chemical solutions and high temperatures. It works best on those with tighter coils and more coarse textures. Sadly, not every face shape suits the extremely flat look that comes from this approach’s intensity. Stylists then began experimenting to find new ways to straighten without flattening the hair too much.
2. Soft Rebonding
In response, a soft technique was born. As its name suggests, this type of chemical straightening is far gentler on your hair cuticles. This approach swaps out strong chemicals for milder ones and high temperatures for less heat. Overall, it suits those with particularly fine cuticle strands or minimal cuticle damage. The final look keeps the original technique’s frizz-eliminating factor without straightening the hair as flatly as before. But people were still in search of something that could boost their tresses with even more volume and if possible, curve and texture. Enter volume rebonding.
3. Volume Rebonding
Volume rebonding is a vast improvement on its more traditional counterparts. It is also known as wave rebonding, a blend of chemical straightening and perming in one single session. Perming is a popular salon solution that curls even the straightest of tresses. Here, it is used to uplift and boost the thickness of your locks. The approach, therefore, combines the best of both worlds. Thanks to the chemical straightening process, you get fuss-free sleekness. Then, the look is elevated by the perm that gives your tresses greater definition and texture. Volume rebonding promises to texturise your hair even more than before. The end result is a gently defined curve shape that naturally cascades down your back. It’s no wonder why this new style has become all the rage now.
Volume Rebonding: C-Curl or S-Curl?
What’s great about wave rebonding is that even within this category of creative hair shaping, you’re spoilt for choice. By weaving in perming styles, we are now introduced to a comfortable midpoint between wild curls and smooth tresses.
The most popular perms from Korea have been combined with the latest in chemical straightening to create two main styles:
- Volume C-Curl Rebonding
- Volume S-Curl Rebonding
Read on to learn more about these two variations, and discover why we would choose the S-curl.
1. The C-Curl Type
For this style, most of the hair is straightened before the ends curve in to create a C-shaped coif. It creates a clean look that’s perfect for professionals on the go. As the style swoops in at the ends to form one defined curve, it pairs most beautifully with short coifs. This helps to frame your jawline nicely, no matter your face shape.
2. The S-Curl Type
This type is named for the S-shaped curves at the end of your locks. These gentle yet defined waves have a much more romantic and dreamy feel. What’s more, this curve style works brilliantly across all hair lengths. Short bobs become incredibly bouncy, while long locks are reminiscent of a cascading waterfall. A kind of wave rebonding that seems more like a perm, you can’t go wrong with this type of end curve.
3. Our Verdict
Regardless of which you choose, both styles will definitely elevate your look. But for us, volume S-curl rebonding is the clear winner if you prefer to keep your hair long. Its advantage is its versatility. It doesn’t matter whether you’re going for a petite coif or waist-length locks. This textured yet manageable look will grow seamlessly with you. Matching this with a layered haircut will only improve this look, creating a dreamy waterfall of soft curls.
Volume S-Curl Rebonding: The Process
Now let’s jump into the steps of this creative hair shaping process. This approach chemically restructures the disulphide bridges within your hair into whatever smooth curl you desire.
Depending on the thickness and length of your locks, this salon session may take you up to two hours. Another important note is that if the quality of your locks leaves more to be desired, a dedicated stylist may suggest strengthening treatments. Just remember this is ultimately to help you reach your perfect final look.
Here’s what you can expect when you step in for your creative hair shaping session:
1. Style Consultation
Your experienced stylist will first check your hair’s condition. They will want to make sure it is in tip-top shape, ready for a creative reshaping session. This is also the time for you to give as much information as you can about past salon treatments you’ve tried. Your stylist may also ask more about your lifestyle. Don’t fret, they simply want to figure out how to give you a hairstyle that will work for your daily activities. Of course, they will also take into consideration your tastes, preferences, and your facial features, before giving their expert advice.
2. Clarifying Wash
A good clarifying wash helps to prep your cuticles for the creative reshaping. By deep cleansing your locks, the stylist helps to remove all the excess sebum, debris, and product residue from your cuticle layer. With a clean surface, this improves the absorption of the chemicals, easing the overall reshaping process. A few gentle pats with a towel removes excess moisture from your locks. Once detangled, you are now ready for the next step.
3. Pre-Shaping Solution
Your stylist then applies a pre-shaping solution to your tresses. This begins the chemical process of breaking down the keratin bond structures that make up each strand. Once applied, all you have to do is sit back, relax and wait. Your stylist will check from time to time, making sure your hair is sufficiently softened. They will then wash off this pre-rebonding solution.
4. Creative Shaping
For the top section of your tresses, the stylist will rearrange them to ensure they are as straight as possible, using a board as backing. The straighter the strand, the more neatly arranged the disulphide bonds will be. This tames any frizz, creating a smooth finish. The bottom section of your tresses will be curled into the perfect ‘S’ pattern. Unlike natural waves, chemically setting your cuticles this way helps you end up with smooth, well-defined curls without the flyaways.
Having creatively reshaped your locks, the stylist then sets your cuticles in this style with the neutraliser solution. This fixes the keratin bonds in your desired style and seals the cuticle shafts. A final rinse cleans your renewed locks of the solution, ready for styling and final review.
6. Final Review
Before you leave with your new look, your stylist will apply salon-grade serums to your cuticles as a final hydrating boost. Don’t be afraid to voice out how you would like the stylist to set your hairstyle. Lastly, your expert stylist will also take some time to share some tips for home maintenance as well as aftercare salon treatments. Finally, you can step out, ready to show off your dreamy mane to the world.
How to Maintain Your New Hairdo
How long your new creative style lasts depends on what happens once you step out of the salon. The quality of your locks is only as good as your level of upkeep at home. Here are our top four tips when it comes to maintaining your tresses in peak condition:
1. New Rules for Washing Hair
No washing your new ‘do — well, at least for the next 72 hours. These first three days are crucial to let your new style set properly. Otherwise, washing your tresses too early can reverse the chemical process. You wouldn’t want to risk undoing your luxurious locks, so avoid getting it wet or even sweating too much. Once you are past the first 72 hours, you should also limit the number of times you wash your locks. Wash it every three days or every other day if your scalp is more oily. Lastly, opt for cold water. Hot water tends to open the cuticles and strip the strands of their moisture.
2. More Hydration
Your tresses love moisture. The more hydrated they are, the better. Having undergone chemical treatments in the salon, the levels of natural hydration and nutrients in your cuticles may be lower than usual. So, nourishing your fragile locks in the weeks ahead is key. Apply conditioner after every wash and top up the hydration with serums. This seals the cuticles with the nutrients it needs and helps stave off bigger troubles like frizz, breakage, or even split ends. For really shiny and healthy tresses, our team can suggest the right deep-conditioning treatment for you to add to your aftercare rotation.
3. Less Styling
Avoid heat styling tools such as blow dryers and styling irons. These are artificial stressors that introduce unnecessary heat to your flowing locks. Heat is a big no-no for chemically treated hair, causing frizz and dryness. Keep these styling tools away and enjoy the convenience of having always ready tresses. All you will need to do before stepping out of the house is a few finger twirls and scrunches to the wavy ends. Your tresses will thank you for it!
4. Trim Ends
One of the things that can threaten to unravel your beautiful mane is split ends. Don’t worry! Rely on a hairstylist’s expertise to manage the condition of your tresses before this happens. A quick trim and nourishing treatment can help nip any damage in the bud and keep your new waves looking fresh and fabulous.
It seems clear that volume S-curl rebonding is the Premium Creative Hair Shaping solution for you. Luxurious, well-defined curls are no longer a dream; now, they can be your reality.
Before you walk into any old salon for this unique hybrid style, remember to do your research. Check the background and experience of the stylist you wish to engage. This is your crowning glory after all. The sign of a great stylist is one who has great creative vision when it comes to styling your tresses, but always takes your preferences into consideration. Those great stylists are right here in Yoon Salon. So why not book an appointment with us today and transform your look for the better?