Keratin Treatment vs Rebond - What’s the Difference?

Don’t we all dream of having well-tamed and shiny hair? It could be a living nightmare to be constantly worrying about and fixing your stubborn strands that keep sticking out, no matter what you do. At some point, you’d start questioning yourself: Is there anything I can do to keep my hair straight, manageable, and sleek forever? 

Well, not forever, but yes, there is definitely something you can do to leave behind your frizz for a month or so – there are two hair smoothening treatments you can choose from: Keratin Treatment or Rebonding. Don’t know the difference? No worries – we’ll be sharing with you everything you need to know about Keratin Treatments and Rebonding.

Difference Between Keratin Treatments And Rebonding?

What’s The Difference Between Keratin Treatments And Rebonding?

We get it – Keratin Treatments and Rebonding both give the same result: Straight, frizz-free, shiny, and smooth hair… so what’s the point of choosing one over the other? Well, there are some differences between the two that you should take note of before choosing one! Here’s a cheat sheet for you:

Keratin Treatments


Uses keratin to de-frizz hair and replenish hair’s keratin for stronger and smoother hair

Uses chemicals to break the natural structure of your hair to make it straight and smooth

Lasts up to 3-6 months, depending on which type of Keratin treatment and aftercare is used

Lasts up to 6 months or more, depending on aftercare used

Gives you naturally smooth strands

Gives you stick straight hair

What is a Keratin Treatment?

Our hair is naturally rich in keratin, which is a structural protein that provides strength and stability to each of our strands. So, thanks to our hair’s keratin, our hair becomes healthy and stable! But there are some things that could damage our hair’s keratin and weaken our strands – heat styling, hair bleaching, and bad hair habits, to name a few. 

Luckily, you can get a Keratin Treatment – a chemical procedure that replenishes most, if not all, of the hair keratin you’ve lost for whatever reason! As this restorative treatment slowly, but surely, brings back the much-needed keratin onto your hair, your hair will end up looking and feeling stronger, shinier, and smoother – no more frizz, at least for a few months!

Combing hair

What is Rebonding?

Rebonding is a chemical treatment that alters the structure of your hair to give it a sleek and shiny look. Hairstylists use heat and chemicals to treat the hair, which would reconstruct your strands and hold your hair in a new shape. It definitely makes your hair frizz-free, more manageable, and much straighter! 

Although you’ll be needing to get a hair retouch as soon as your hair grows out. The portion of your hair that hasn’t been rebonded may stand out from the rest of your treated hair because of its different texture.

Doing any of these hair smoothening treatments are no joke – it can be costly and time-consuming, so it’s better to consult with the experts! Send our HairMNL experts a message for a FREE consultation, and you’ll be able to make an informed decision on choosing the hair treatment that works best for you! You can also book a salon appointment with HairMNL Studio to get your hair treated by a professional hairstylist.

Aftercare for Hair Smoothening Treatments

Treating your frizzy-turned-sleek hair doesn’t just end in the salon after getting one of these hair smoothening treatments – you’d still need to take care of your treated hair at home! Indeed, maintenance is just as important as treatment. You wouldn’t like to put your money and hair treatment to waste, right? So here’s what you can use to properly take care of your treated hair:

For Rebonded Hair

Davines NOUNOU Shampoo (₱1,400) and Davines NOUNOU Conditioner (₱ 1,500)

Davines NOUNOU Damage Remedy Set

The Davines NOUNOU Damage Remedy Set (₱ 2,900) is perfect for chemically processed hair! The rich formulas in this hair revival set gently cleanse chemically damaged hair, giving it deep nourishment and hydration, and restoring its natural softness.⁠

Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Peptide Repair Rescue Deep Nourishing Treatment (₱ 1,450)

Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Repair Rescue Arginine Treatment 200ml - HairMNL

Rebonding can damage your hair at some point, but this nourishing treatment can help provide instant repairing action! This brings back the essential moisture to your hair, leaving you with hair that is remarkably healthy, soft, and manageable.

Discover more of our aftercare products for Rebonded hair here.

For Keratin Treated Hair

AVEDA Smooth Infusion™ Anti-Frizz Shampoo (₱ 2,000) and Conditioner (₱ 2,400)

AVEDA Smooth Infusion™ Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

This silicone-free and sulfate-free duo gently cleanses and conditions your hair to deeply moisturize your hair and enhance its natural shine while fighting frizz. The vegan formula features a botanical smoothing oil blend to keep hair smoother and sleeker.

Argila Amazonia Smooth-Prolonging Shampoo (₱ 2,000) and Mask (₱ 2,500)

Argila Amazonia Smooth-Prolonging Shampoo and Mask

The Argila Amazonia Smooth-Prolonging Shampoo and Mask Duo (₱ 4,500) is specifically formulated to help extend the life of your keratin treatment. It makes it easier for you to untangle and style your hair, allowing you to have more manageable and healthier locks!

Kerasilk Shampoo and Conditioner Set (₱ 2,450)

Kerasilk Shampoo and Conditioner Set

You can prolong the effects of your keratin-treated hair with this set. It features a moisture replenishing system that can repair processed hair, keeping your locks smooth, healthy, and shiny.⁠

Discover more of our aftercare products for Keratin Treated hair here.

Still have some hair concerns or questions? Send our HairMNL experts a message and they can give you a hair consultation for FREE.

Once you’ve locked in on your decision of getting your hair rebonded or getting a Keratin Treatment, book a salon appointment at
HairMNL Studio to get your hair done!
You can easily book your appointment online through at or send HairMNL Studio as message.

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