Managing Curly Hair for Men: Rebonding vs Keratin Treatment at Curly Ann Hair Salon

Published on Jun 23, 2021

We've always heard from female friends about how difficult it is to manage curls and frizz in Singapore.

They're however not the only ones with curly hair.

Men Curly Hair

Hello, I'm Agent A. As you can see, I'm a case in point for curly hair in men. Nope my hair is not permed - everything you see here is au naturel.

We don't talk much about it but yes, managing curly hair can be tough even for us guys.

Men Curly Hair
Men Curly Hair

Trust me, it's much easier to just leave it and let it be.

But the crazy curly hair made me look unkempt and unprofessional - something that didn't give my bosses or my clients a good impression. So guess what I did? Go to the salon of course.

First Foray into Straightening


Hoping to save money, I went to a salon in JB a few years ago.. Hearing my problems, the stylist recommended me to try rebonding. I must say, it definitely helped A LOT. I couldn't style my hair previously because it was just stiff and frizzy but at least I could now wake up with straight hair that is easily styled in minutes.

As great as it was at first, my hair started looking strange a few weeks later. Because my hair grows quite fast, I quickly noticed this kink where my normal curly hair regrew; imagine hair that is curly for 1 inch and straight the rest!

This got me thinking, could I find something better?

Annie to the Rescue


Around this time, one of my curly-haired friends shared about their good experience with Annie from Curly Ann Hair Salon on Tiktok. I shot her a few DMs on Instagram to ask about her services, and I was seriously impressed with how experienced and knowledgeable she was in listening and diagnosing my hair problems.

Instead of rebonding, what Annie recommended was Keratin Treatments

1) Keratin Treatments tames the frizz and makes it more easily manageable without permanently straightening it

2) Keratin Treatments fade over time but does not leave a strange kink afterwards

3) Effect of Keratin Treatments last for more than 8 weeks

Within days, I arranged for my first Keratin Treatment with Annie and guess what, my hair became exactly what she described: straighter, smoother and superbly easy to manage. Since then, I've been back every few months to get a Keratin Treatment.

If you're wondering what a Keratin Treatment is like with her, follow me to Curly Ann Hair Salon to check it out.

Men's Keratin Treatment at Curly Ann Hair Salon


Curly Ann Hair Salon is located in Adelphi. It is within walking distance to City Hall MRT so I find it very convenient.  

Men Curly Hair Cut at Ann's Studio

There're only 3 seats in the salon so the place is pretty cozy. Upon arrival, Annie would ask me feedback on the previous cut and keratin treatment before recommending the right treatment for me. 

This is my hair now, after 3 times of Keratin Treatment with Annie.

Men Curly Hair

It actually looks pretty alright now - compared to my hair before Keratin, it is much easier to style than before. 

Men Curly Hair

Still, I'm craving the feeling of straight hair, so I'm back here to get my usual Keratin fix for the next few months. 

Men Curly Hair

Once I told her the style I wanted, we proceeded to the next step: Haircut. 

Step 1: Haircut

Annie started with a trim to define the profile of my hair, giving me an immediate upgrade from the poof I had at the start.

Men Curly Hair Cut at Ann's Studio

Then, she began to shave down the back and the sides, just so they wouldn’t become puffy as quickly.

Men Curly Hair Cut at Ann's Studio

This means I don’t have to cut my hair as often. 

Men Curly Hair Cut at Ann's Studio

Step 2: Wash

After the trim, Annie gave my hair a good thorough wash. 

Men Hair Wash at Ann's Studio

As my head rested over the sink, Annie worked the aromatic shampoo to gets rid of all the dirt and impurities, preparing it for the next step in the process: keratin treatment. 

Men Hair Wash at Ann's Studio

Step 3: Applying the keratin treatment

Back at the seat, Annie blew my hair dry. 

Men Curly Hair Cut at Ann's Studio

Now, you can see my curls in their full glory. Can you see why I'm hoping to straighten my hair now?

Men Keratin Treatment at Ann's Studio

Once my hair was dry, Annie started applying the Keratin Treatment. 

To make sure that the keratin treatment is evenly applied, Annie sectioned my hair before applying the formula to my hair. 

Men Keratin Treatment at Ann's Studio

Even application is important because we do not want any specific area to be harder / smoother than the rest. 

Men Keratin Treatment at Ann's Studio

Once the keratin treatment was applied, Annie wrapped my head in cling wrap and sent me to the hair dome to let the product penetrate my hair.

Men Keratin Treatment at Ann's Studio

The mild heat is applied here to accelerate the absorption of the Keratin into my hair. 

Men Keratin Treatment at Ann's Studio

Step 4: Final Wash and Styling

In about 30 minutes, Annie unwrapped my hair and gave it a thorough wash. 

Men Keratin Treatment at Ann's Studio

The Keratin Treatment was not done though. To seal the treatment, Annie had to use a straightener to run through my hair. 

Men Keratin Treatment at Ann's Studio

The heat activates the Keratin and locks in the soft, silky, straightened hair. 

Men Curly Hair Cut at Ann's Studio

By this point, I could already feel how silky my hair from the combing!

Men Keratin Treatment at Ann's Studio

I appreciated how meticulous Annie was in making sure that my hair was just right, trimming and snipping until my hair was perfect.

Are you keen to see the final result?

Silky Straight Hair After Keratin Treatment For Curly Hair at Ann's Studio
Silky Straight Hair After Keratin Treatment For Curly Hair at Ann's Studio

My hair is now a lot easier to handle than the mess I had to fight with before!

Silky Straight Hair After Keratin Treatment For Curly Hair at Ann's Studio

I love the smooth feeling of running my hair through it - something I could never do previously. 

Silky Straight Hair After Keratin Treatment For Curly Hair at Ann's Studio

Thank you Annie for once again giving me a solid haircut and straight, easily manageable hair that takes 5 min to style (rather than 30 minutes previously). 

I'll be back! 


What do you think of this treatment at Curly Ann Hair Salon? Will you give it a try for the upcoming Eid al-Adha? Annie is having the following promotion for Keratin Treatment.

20% off Keratin Treatments

  • Price of Men's Keratin Treatment: $120 to $180
  • Price of Ladies Keratin Treatment: $220 to $350
  • If you're wondering, Agent A's Keratin Treatment cost $120!

Promotions are only valid for first timers who quote Beauty Undercover!

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