The main difference lies in how straight your hair will be and the end of the procedure. The result of normal rebonding will be completely straight and shiny hair.
While soft rebonding will retain some of your natural curls and is not as shiny as compared to normally rebonded hair.
What is Rebonding?
Originally developed in Japan, rebonding became hugely popular as it made curly, frizzy hair much more manageable!
The process of rebonding involves:
- Strong Straightening Lotion is applied to the hair to break the existing hair bonds.
- A flat iron is used to reset the hair bonds and make the hair straight.
- A final neutralizer is then applied to reform the bonds.
Rebonding, however, has its downsides. It can not only damage your hair but make your hair excessively straight, sticking to the sides of your face and possibly making it look bigger.
Normal rebonding vs Soft rebonding
Both normal and soft rebonding involves the use of a relaxing agent to break down the bonds in our hair. Next, a heated flat iron will be used to straighten out your hair.
Then, a neutralizer cream is applied and washed out. After each step is completed, your hair will finally finish with a new straightened and silky look.
The main difference lies in the extensiveness of the use of a flat iron. For normal rebonding, the flat iron will be used more extensively, as compared to soft rebonding.
Sometimes, for soft rebonding, your hairstyle may use a hairdryer as the heat source instead of a flat iron to retain some of your natural curls.
Since soft rebonding apply lesser direct heat to your hair in the course of rebonding, the process is less harsh to your hair relative to a normal rebonding job.