Singapore’s humidity can wreak havoc on curly, frizzy hair, and many can vouch for this!
That’s likely why many often choose to get hair rebonding done. It’s basically a way to “relax” our hair, making it easier to handle and maintain daily. And let’s face it, not many of us have the time to style our hair every day.
We’re sure you’ve heard of the classic hair rebonding, but did you know this method has received an upgrade?
There are now several other hair rebonding techniques, such as soft and volume rebonding, which can provide a naturally straight result, akin to the classic approach.
Bookmark this page, as we’ve got the 411 on hair rebonding that you should know about before going for your next hair salon appointment.
What is hair rebonding?
Hair rebonding is a technique developed in Japan that takes inspiration from hair straightening methods dated all the way back to the days of ancient Egypt – flat iron plates were used to manage unruly hair but this primitive method ended up causing more burns than delivering smooth hair, ouch!
Hair rebonding became hugely popular in Southeast Asia and subsequently the world not long after it made its debut – that’s because the service has proven itself effective in making curly, frizzy tresses much more manageable.
In essence, it’s a chemical hair treatment where the process includes applying heavy-duty straightening lotion (also known as a relaxant) onto the hair to break up existing natural hair bonds which are responsible for our hair’s physical quality (straight, wavy, curly).
After the first step, a flat iron will be used to “reset” the hair bonds before a neutraliser is applied to link the now-straightened bonds up with one another.
Back when it was first introduced, the technology was not as advanced so instead of natural-looking results, traditional hair rebonding ended up giving a result that’s ultra-straight, flat, and in some cases, unflattering.
Fast forward to today, the technique has significantly evolved over the years and is still sought after by women who are struggling with tough, frizzy curls and want a foolproof way to handle them.
It’s also usually recommended for those with coarse and very curly hair as this hair texture requires high heat and strong chemical products to tame the unmanageability.
However, other techniques such as soft rebonding and volume rebonding are gradually gaining popularity too. But what exactly are these rebonding methods, and how do they differ from the classic technique?
What is soft rebonding?
Unlike the blunt hair ends that straight rebonding delivers, soft rebonding focuses on creating naturally straight locks while taking care of frizziness and dryness.
You also ought to know that soft rebonding may retain some of your natural curls for an au naturel look, while classic rebonding can only give pin-straight locks, as the former utilises milder chemicals and lower heat temperatures compared to the latter.
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One type of soft rebonding is called the Aqua Rebonding treatment, which uses nutrient-packed chemicals to replenish the moisture within your hair.
This moisture-restoring benefit makes Aqua Rebonding the best pick for people who want to repair damaged hair while getting tamed, smoothed hair.
What is volume rebonding?
Want hair that balances between wavy locks and straight tresses? Volume rebonding may just be your answer.
Marrying the powers of a perm with rebonding, your hairstylist is able to give you an in-between finish which is often spotted on K-pop stars who wear their hair down often.
Volume rebonding gets the job done by creating soft, bouncy curls at the ends of the hair while straightening hair roots and mid-lengths for a soft and feminine look. The best part? Volume rebonding works just as well for coarse hair as it does for finer hair textures.
You can choose between C-curl volume rebonding or S-curl volume rebonding, both of which are currently available in most salons in Singapore. And some of these salons offer cheap volume rebonding services too!
The former is often referred to as the ‘Magic Setting Perm’ in Korean hair salons and it involves straightening the upper parts of the hair before finishing off with a C-curl perm at the hair ends.
Meanwhile, the latter visibly tames frizz and offers more natural waves in your hair by adding loose curls for a more defined appearance.
How long do the results of hair rebonding last?
Hair rebonding results can typically last for about six to seven months, but this may still vary based on each individual’s hair care routine and hair growth cycle.
Hence, many hair professionals prefer their customers to go for a touch-up hair rebonding session every three to six months to maintain their silky, smooth locks.
Bear in mind that hair rebonding is a permanent process, which means that rebonded hair will remain straight permanently while any new hair growth will have your natural hair texture.
If your hair rebonding is successful, you do not need to do rebonding on the already rebonded hair.
How do I take care of rebonded hair?
Good question! Here are some expert tips that you should definitely follow if you want your rebonded hair to last longer:
- Hold off on washing your hair: Sorry, folks. Unfortunately, this is a bit of a non-negotiable because exposing your hair to water immediately after rebonding means you’ll be washing away all the chemicals that were initially applied to lock in the newly structured bonds in your hair, leaving you with flat hair instead of silky locks. It’s recommended to wait at least three days before washing your hair after a rebonding treatment – use a dry shampoo on days you can’t wash your hair.
- Stay away from the sun, please: Prolonged sun exposure can cause serious damage to your hair (and skin!), leading to dry and brittle strands (translation: your gorgeous mane that you got from the salon will be rendered into a frizzy mess). Give your hair some much-needed protection with a leave-in conditioner that contains SPF.
- Feed your hair with nourishing products: Amp up your haircare routine with hair oils and hair masks. It’s also recommended to use a treatment mask after shampooing each time to condition and detangle your hair. By nourishing your hair, you’re helping to strengthen it while simultaneously reducing porosity, preventing dullness, and boosting elasticity to lessen hair breakages.
- Don’t pack on more damage to your hair with heat and chemicals: Try to avoid heated tools such as straighteners, curlers, hot brushes, and so on. Having said that, you can blow-dry your hair after shampooing. In fact, hairstylists do not recommend air-drying rebonded hair as leaving your hair damp for a prolonged period causes it to swell and weaken in the long run. Additionally, try not to colour your hair for at least six months after the hair rebonding treatment as well – you’d want to let your hair rest and regain strength first, not wreck it even further.
- Don’t tuck your hair behind your ears: If you have a habit of tucking your hair behind your ear, it’s probably time to stop doing it if you’re going to rebond your hair. This is because tucking your tresses behind your ear leaves it with creases and kinks that will mess up the straightened hair bonds.
Hair rebonding, soft rebonding, and volume rebonding: Prices and where to find these hair services
Heartlight Hair Studio
Situated just two minutes away from Chinatown Point, this is an unpretentious neighbourhood hair salon that’s well-loved by its patrons.
Heartlight Hair Studio is led by founder Stephanie, an experienced hairdresser with years of working experience at one of Singapore’s reputable salons before opening up her own space with her team of skilled stylists.
The salon offers soft rebonding that infuses your hair with collagen for extra silkiness and smoothness. What’s more, you’ll also get a haircut during the session! Book the combo for only S$238 and walk out of the salon with a new look within a few hours!
Picasso Hair Studio
Picasso Hair Studio is best known for its specialisation in perming and rebonding, and is always looking for innovative, new services to offer to its customers.
This is why we aren’t surprised to know that Picasso offers two types of rebonding services that can’t be found elsewhere in other salons: Wave Rebonding and Crescent Moon Rebonding.
At Picasso Hair Studio, the team doesn’t believe that rebonded hair has to always be stiff and pin-straight all the way, which is why they have specially developed two different versions of rebonding, known as Wave Rebonding and Crescent Moon Rebonding.
These rebonding techniques are designed to create light waves in the end, so you’ll still get smooth, shiny hair minus the unnatural, poker straight finish that traditional rebonding gives. With Wave Rebonding and Crescent Moon Rebonding, Picasso Hair Studio promises a naturally beautiful hairstyle that looks like you’re born with it.
Picasso Hair Studio uses the Advante Rebonding Lotion in all its rebonding services as the acidic formula has a pH level that mimics that of healthy hair. It also does not swell up the hair during the process, so minimal damage is done to your tresses and the end result you get is silky hair that’s airy and glossy.
Prices start from S$359 for Wave Rebonding, depending on hair length. As for Crescent Moon Rebonding, prices start from S$299 depending on hair length.
Both rebonding services include a haircut by Picasso’s Hair Designers and a Kérastase treatment without additional charge for short up to chest-length hair. Additional charges for the haircut will apply if you’d like to upgrade your hairstylist from Hair Designer to Creative Director or Master Trainer.
One of the highly-rated hair salons in town, Haar Attic earns its popularity by fulfilling your hair needs and wants with its technical know-how and aesthetic flair.
At this salon, they make sure to focus on every clients requirements and they always provide a detailed explanation before proceeding with any services.
One of the popular hair treatments people often request is their hair rebonding service, which helps make hair straight and smooth. This treatment is ideal for those looking to achieve sleek, frizz-free hair that lasts for an extended period.
The fabulously smooth locks you get from the salon after the hair rebonding session will not only enhance your personal style but will also be easy to maintain on a daily basis.
Haar Attic offers a combo of classic hair rebonding plus haircut and you can book their services via Salon Finder.
Spa Aperial Beauty Hair Nail
Spa Aperial is one of the prominent neighbourhood beauty service providers on the island that has been serving the community for years.
Offering high-tech facial treatments, nail services, as well as professional hair services and scalp treatments – hair rebonding included, Spa Aperial has been one of the go-to place for many Singaporeans and tourists alike.
The multi-concept salon offers a combo of classic hair rebonding using new Italian technology plus a pampering argan oil treatment to maintain hair moisture.
Jin Jin Hair & Beauty
Located in Chinatown, this modest hair salon has a long-standing 40-year history of transforming tresses with colouring, perming as well as hair rebonding. It is now being stewarded by the owner’s daughter, Priscilla, who will probably be the one attending to your hair needs when you pay Jin Jin Hair & Beauty a visit.
They take time to get to know your needs, personality, and daily life, ensuring the hairstyle they create is practical and easy for you to maintain. If you want to give your hair extra TLC, you can also opt for the salon’s semi-permanent hair rebonding plus hair treatment combo for short and long hair.
Hair services here start from S$45. See the salon’s full menu here.
Hair Studio Flamingo
A lush, airy mane-transforming space established by founder Ryu Marco, Hair Studio Flamingo has two outlets conveniently located in the hip areas of Tanjong Pagar and Tiong Bahru, both of which are run by Japanese hairdressers from the cities of Tokyo and Nagoya.
Most of the hairstylists at Hair Studio Flamingo, including Ryu, have overseas working experience under their belts, so you won’t have to worry about communication issues or language barriers. Not only that, they are all trained to deliver the signature J-beauty look – elegant, flattering, and low-maintenance tresses that you can easily take care of at home.
For those of us with curly, unmanageable hair, you can rest assured that even the wildest of hair can be tamed and smoothed here at Hair Studio Flamingo as they offer classic hair rebonding and soft rebonding, with prices ranging from S$300 to S$360.
If you’d like to get a haircut as well, check out the Japanese salon’s deals on Salon Finder!
Provocative Hair Culture
It’s hard to find good hair professionals who keep up with the trends and also understand different hair needs, but we managed to find the experts in Provocative Hair Couture which is located in the east.
Provocative Hair Couture holds the belief that the concept of perfect beauty varies for each individual, and achieving it should not be a daily struggle.
Instead of mass-producing styles and sticking to only one style for every customer, they focus on customising looks that accentuate an individual’s distinctive features and meet their specific requirements.
Here, you can count on the hair salon to use only good quality in-salon products and technologies to take care of all your hair woes.
Provocative Hair Couture offers ammonia-free classic hair rebonding that leverages on Japanese technology.
This cosy hair salon comes highly recommended for both its convenient location (it’s less than five minutes away from City Square Mall in Farrer Park).
Their skilled stylists can work wonders, whether you’re looking for a subtle change or a dramatic transformation. They excel in hair colour techniques that highlight your individuality and style.
If you’re aiming for a low-maintenance, frizz-free solution to tame unruly hair and enjoy sleek, straight locks that stay stunning for an extended time, then the hair rebonding service they offer is the ideal choice for you.
With their expertise, you can trust that the salon’s hair rebonding service will leave you with beautifully manageable hair.
De Hair Profile
At De Hair Profile, you can count on the team of friendly and professional hairdressers to deliver good-looking tresses every time you visit, especially when you’re going in for a volume rebonding which is on the salon’s menu.
Additionally, the hair salon also does its part for the environment, as it uses only top quality products from Oway, a brand that’s known to have very few chemicals in all of its formulations. De Hair Profile also carries products from Shiseido Professional and Olaplex to give you beautiful yet natural-looking results.
De Hair Profile offers Mucota Volume Hair Rebonding for S$249 – book via Salon Finder for easy convenience!
With a remarkable 4.7-star rating on Google reviews, Art-Noise stands as one of the premier beauty salons in the Western area of Singapore, originating from Tokyo and maintaining its exceptional reputation.
In addition to their conventional hair salon services, Art-Noise offers a variety of hair rebonding options. These rebonding services include:
- Premium Aqua-Straightening – S$378
- Aqua Moisture-Straightening – S$328
- Point Aqua-Straightening – S$139
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Regardless of your choice of rebonding treatment, each of these services includes shampooing and a blow dry. Shampooing and a blow dry are included as part of the package.
However, we strongly recommend that you visit the salon before making a decision. This allows their hairstylists to assess your current hair condition and provide personalised recommendations for the most suitable rebonding service for you.
ZINC Korean Hair Salon
Zinc Korean Hair Salon, centrally situated at Millenia Walk in Singapore, delivers an array of top-notch hair services.
Their experienced hairstylists excel in shaping, conditioning, and treatments tailored for pre-wedding preparations, ensuring your hair looks amazing all day long!
For those seeking soft or voluminous rebonding, Zinc Korean Hair Salon is the ideal choice. Their rebonding services can help you achieve naturally straight locks and manage those pesky frizz well.
Act Point Salon
Act Point Salon in Singapore is more than just your typical hair salon. They’re dedicated to ensuring you have a fantastic time during your visit while striving to give you the hairstyle of your dreams.
Their priority goes beyond just having you like your hair; they want you to absolutely adore it not only from your first visit, but in weeks and months to come without feeling any regret!
With a highly skilled team of 12 professionals, your hair is in capable hands. Their diverse selection of rebonding services offers something for everyone and every hair type.
Whether you desire a bit of wave with S Curve Rebonding, a C Curve Rebonding for a different style, or classic Rebonding for that sleek, hassle-free straight look, they’ve got you covered.
The salon also offers rebonding services for bleached and damaged hair, with specialised options like Paimore Grats Rebonding for bleached hair and Tokio de Sinka Rebonding for damaged hair, each tailored to address specific hair concerns.
So, you won’t feel excluded from trying their rebonding, as they provide solutions for various hair types under these unique names.
No matter which option you choose, one thing is for certain – you’ll leave the salon looking absolutely fabulous!
COVO Hair Salon
Whether you’re seeking a weekday escape or a weekend retreat, COVO hair salon is always ready to welcome you and provide a well-deserved break from your daily routine.
Led by a Japanese stylist, COVO offers a cosy and inviting atmosphere where you can unwind while getting your hair done. Their team of hairstylists boasts extensive experience, with many having over a decade in the field, and some even reaching 20 years.
The salon provides both rebonding and volume rebonding services to help you achieve those coveted silky tresses.
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If you have damaged hair from bleaching or environmental factors, try their Tokio de Sinda Rebonding, specifically designed for coloured and damaged hair.
What makes COVO even more exceptional is their use of carbonated spring water to eliminate impurities from your hair and rejuvenate dull and damaged locks.
DuSol Beauty Salon
For a complete Korean-style experience, we highly recommend a visit to DuSol Salon. Established in 2006, this salon boasts extensive expertise in the beauty and hairstyling industry.
All their hairstylists hail from Korea, so you don’t need to plan a trip to Korea for an authentic Korean hair care experience (though we won’t discourage you from traveling if you desire!).
With years of experience, the salon’s stylists guarantee top-notch skills and expertise, leaving you looking like you’ve just walked out of a K-drama set.
For those looking to achieve K-drama-worthy locks, the salon offers Volume Magic Rebonding, combining the best of both perms and rebonding. Additionally, they also provide traditional rebonding services for those who prefer a more polished appearance.
We’d also like to highlight that their pricing for volume rebonding may vary according to your hair length.
- Short hair priced at S$300
- Medium hair priced at S$320
- Long hair price at S$340 onwards
Branché is a hair and nail salon that is deeply committed to delivering top-notch experience for all its customers, ensuring that every penny you spend is well worth.
With a sophisticated interior and exceptional customer service, the salon is fully dedicated to providing you with the kind of relaxing experience you long for every time you step into their salon.
The team of Japanese hairstylists at Branché collectively brings over a decade of experience to the table. Each stylist possesses skills that match their extensive experience and a keen eye for providing excellent service, guaranteeing that you receive nothing but the very best.
Among the variety of services offered, you can take advantage of rebonding and digital perm & rebonding services to meet your needs for hair smoothening and straightening.
Additionally, these services include a haircut to put the finishing touch on your hair transformation.
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