Umm, this is a bit long. Please endure. Hehe. :)
The last post I had for 2010 was about some family issues and a newly rebonded hair, right? Well, here's the review for the salon that gave me a good rebond (for the first 2 freaking days only). It's called CUT Encarnacion Salon. They have a lot of branches around the metro actually. If you're a frequenter of Divisoria, you might have seen one in Tutuban Mall. But that wasn't the shop I visited. It's the one in Zabarte Road, Novaliches, Quezon City. Went there cos it's about a kilometer or two away from my uncle's condo, where we were staying that week. Anyways...
photos from www.encarnacion-franciscosalon.com
- Hairwash (shampoo + conditioner)
- Application of Solution A (straightener)
- Wait (for about 1-2 hrs)
- Flat iron (usually this is the longest and most painful step; but in my case last month, it wasn't)
- Application of Solution B (treatment: Pro-V + clear/colored cellophane)
- Wait (for 1-2 hrs again)
- Styling (optional: haircut)
The actual differences from regular rebonding sessions that I experienced during this salon day was that my hair was already damaged prior to the rebonding process. I had my hair bleached 6 months ago and that bleach literally killed my hair. My tresses were, to quote the stylists, "IN CRITICAL CONDITION." Yes, THAT bad. I really thought I was gonna get bald after the treatments. 'Cos the master stylist, Vanessa, said he's not sure whether my hair could stand the chemicals or not. Luckily, it did.
TBH Note: Vanessa instructed the salon assistant not to thoroughly rinse my hair after the conditioner on the 1st hairwash. I believe this was the important step that helped my hair manage all the treatments that day.
But as what I've said, it was just good during the 1st two days after I left the salon. Those 2 days that I didn't bathe. (And by bathing I mean wetting the hair. I still took showers you know! Hmp! *defensive mode* HAHA.)
TBH Note: A girl who just had a rebond must give at least 3 days leeway before bathing so her hair can generate enough oil to ward off any dryness caused by the chemicals.
Though I did not wait for the 3rd day because I had an important event I needed to attend to on the 2nd day. Up to now, I still dont know if this had something to do with the not-so-good results. Hee hee. Alright, anyways...
My rating for this salon:
Recommendations? Hmmm, if you have high salon expectations on rebonding, then don't visit CUT. Go to Tony & Jackey instead. That's the Korean salon with real Korean stylists which I also tried before and I can say, it's the best salon I've tried so far. Though quite pricey.
Thanks for reading, loves!
Head on over to their official Facebook page if you have any question. I am not part of Cut Encarnacion so I cannot entertain your concerns. :)