Our hair is far more complex than we know. It's only when one has a microscopic view of a single strand of hair, does one understand how intertwined the structure is. And one such key component is hair bond. Which in fact, are the key reason behind your hair’s elasticity, strength and overall fabulousness. Let’s get to know them better.


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What Exactly Is Hair Bond?

Hair Bonds Types

What Exactly Is Hair Bond? 

Imagine your hair to be rope, which is made up of a strong, fibrous protein called keratin. Now, the strength of this rope doesn't just depend on the materials it's made of but also on how it is linked together. Enter hair bonds: the chemical links that are like the glue that holds these proteins together, giving your hair its structure and resilience. 

Hair Bonds Types

There are three musketeers of the hair bond world: hydrogen bonds, ionic bonds and disulfide bonds. Each plays a unique role in your hair's health and style.

  • Hydrogen Bonds: These temporary bonds give your hair elasticity and are also the weakest of the three types. They are the reason why your hair changes shape when heat is applied.
  • Ionic Bonds: Also called salt bonds, they are also temporary but quite stronger. They are actually responsible for a third of your hair’s strength. 
  • Disulphide Bonds: A type of covalent bond, they are permanent bonds that give your hair its structure and shape. They are also responsible for keeping our hair strong and preventing breakage. 

Why Are Hair Bonds Important? 

Healthy bonds mean healthy hair. When these bonds are intact and plentiful, your hair is like a well-trained gymnast—flexible, strong, and resilient. But when they're damaged, your hair can become brittle and lifeless. The state of these bonds directly influences how your hair looks, feels, and behaves.

What Breaks These Hair Bonds?

From aggressive brushing to colouring, there are a lot of factors that can weaken your hair bonds and damage your hair in the longer run. Below is a low down.

  • Hydrogen bonds, being the weakest and temporary ones, can be easily broken by heat, water and even a humid climate. 
  • Ionic bonds can break when exposed to pH levels above 5.5. 
  • Harsh hair processes like colouring, bleaching or excessive heat styling can break or alter disulphide bonds. 

How To Maintain And Protect Hair Bonds? 

Keeping your hair bonds healthy is like ensuring the foundation of your house is solid—everything else just works better. Healthy bonds prevent breakage, maintain elasticity, and ensure your hair can withstand styling and environmental challenges. Plus, they keep your hair looking shiny, feeling soft, and being downright gorgeous. Here’s how you can ensure that your hair bonds are healthy and happy. 

Bond Repair Shampoo 

If your hair is damaged, feels lifeless and limp then you cannot miss out on our Olive oil & Peptide Bond Repair Shampoo. This game-changer is enriched with patented protein bond complex repair technology, olive oil and peptide that works on a cellular level to repair, renew & strengthen hair from the inside out. It also protects your hair against damage caused by UV exposure, chemical colour, heat treatments and environmental aggressors. Free from parabens, dyes and sulphates this gentle cleansing shampoo nourishes and strengthens each strand with every wash.

Bond Repair Conditioner

Ready to reverse hair damage in just 1 wash? Not an exaggeration, but 90% women saw visible results in only one week with our Olive Oil & Peptide Conditioner. How? All because of its stellar formulation. Olive oil is known to penetrate deep within the layers and intensely repair your hair at a cellular level. Peptides packed with 22 amino acids can rebuild damaged bonds and promote hair strength. Whereas, glucose-based technology is scientifically proven to penetrate hair fibre and build millions of new bonds. The result? Stronger hair that’s smoother and fuller!

Bond Repair Hair Mask 

The MVP of hair bond repair, our Olive oil & Peptide Bond Repair Hair Mask comes second to none. It strengthens and repairs hair in three steps: penetrate the hair shaft, build new bonds and thoroughly repair. This three-pronged method leaves you with visibly stronger hair in just 1 wash! Swap this hair mask with your conditioner once every two weeks and with regular use you’ll see your hair damage vanish into thin air! 

Tips For Protecting And Strengthening Hair Bonds

Along with incorporating a bond repair hair care routine, below are some added TLC tips. 

  • Limit Heat Styling: Embrace your hair's natural texture or turn to heat-free hairdos. Your bonds will thank you.
  • No To Chemical Treatments: Give your hair a break from chemical treatments and bleaching or consider stretching out the time between treatments.
  • Handle With Care: Use a wide-tooth comb on wet hair to detangle and a microfiber towel for drying your hair. This will prevent friction and breakage. 
  • Proper Nutrition: Just like the rest of your body, your hair craves nutrients. A well-balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can bolster your hair’s health from the inside out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 What weakens hair bonds?

A. Rough handling, too much heat-styling, chemical treatments and using harsh hair care products can damage your hair bond. 

Q:2 What happens when hair bonds break?

A. When the bond breaks, your hair becomes brittle, damaged and breaks easily. It loses shine and feels rough to touch. 


Written by Rhea Shah on Apr 22, 2024