Bleaching the knots is one of the best things you can do if you want your human hair wig to appear to be growing from your scalp. Wig producers and wearers both use the method of bleaching knots to hide wig knots. The bleach lightens the knots to match the lace cap and your skin better. Some people find bleaching knots challenging, but once you understand it, you'll discover that it's simpler than you initially imagined.
Bleaching knots of your lace front wig can be difficult, especially if you've never done it before. This is because bleach quickly and permanently changes your wig. Although there is a lot of potential for error, you may become an expert at this method with the appropriate instruction.
In this article, we discuss why you should bleach your wig's knots, what you need to do to bleach the knots, and the steps. Let's get started.
Why should you bleach your wig's knots?
You may be asking why bleaching the wig's knots is necessary. These knots are visible as dots on the wig's base. The wig appears strange as a result. In addition, the hues of your wig are important. The knots are more obvious the deeper the wig's color is.
Things you need to bleach your wig's knots
- Bleaching powder
- Professional developer [20-30 ml]
- Mixing bowl
- Tinting brush
- Alligator clips
- Aluminum foil
A step-by-step guide to bleaching your wig's knots
Secure the wig
Spritz some water on the hair roots. This helps shield the roots if the bleach leaks through the lace. Flip the wig inside out using T-pins and fasten it to the foam head. Make sure that each strand is firmly fastened if it has baby hairs.
Prepare the mixture
Wear gloves to protect your hands from hazardous chemicals before mixing the bleach. Get the hair bleach and the professional developer once your gloves are on. Check the directions to see how much to add to make a mixture.
If there is no measurement indication, adhere to the 1:1 ratio as a general guideline. They should be thoroughly mixed. Make sure that the two ingredients are mixed properly and the mixture is thick.
Note: Avoid bleaching wig knots when the solution is still liquid. Your wig could sustain damage because it will only be steeped to the roots.
Bleach the knots carefully.
Make sure to bleach the front hairline of the wig when removing knots from it. To prevent it from leaking into the roots, gently brush the mixture into the knots. Wrap aluminum foil around the bleached knots for 30 minutes. However, periodically examine the hair because certain wigs can be bleached in just 15 minutes. To prevent over-bleaching the knots, you must keep watch of the time.
Wash and rinse the knots.
Rinse the wig after bleaching the knots and achieving the appropriate color. Use purple shampoo next to eliminate the chemicals and tone the bleached knots. After that, rinse it again, then condition the wig for three minutes with a hair conditioner. The hair will become softer as a result. Then rinse it.
Dry the wig
Remember that blow dryers shouldn't be used to dry lace wigs because they can harm the wig. Instead, use a gentle squeeze to remove the extra water from the hair. You can also use a towel to get rid of the leftover water. There are a few methods you can use to dry your wig:
-You can dry straight wigs with a gentle towel before continuing your typical wig-style procedure.
-Apply a moisturizing moisturizer to your wig and let it air dry if you plan to wear it curly.
Tips to help you bleach your wig's knot properly
- Make sure to combine the developer and bleach in the proper ratios. Otherwise, it can have inconsistent results.
- The bleach mixture needs to be creamy and thick. The proportions are off if it is runny.
- To prevent mistakenly bleaching the hair strands, avoid over-bleaching the wig closure.
- When bleaching knots, use the proper developer volume at all times. Never use a developer with over 20 or 30 volumes if you are just starting.
- Before bleaching the wig closure, remove all baby hair and stray strands with a brush and pins before bleaching the wig closure.
- Watch the knots as they get lighter in color. As soon as they attain the shade you want, rinse it.
What to do if you over-bleach the knots
Overbleaching the knots is one of the most common mistakes made when bleaching them, yet mistakes are unavoidable. The bleach will seep into the hair's roots. If this occurs, you can correct it by using the steps below.
For a temporary fix: use Mascara.
Use your Mascara to gently brush the knots that have been unduly bleached into the damaged regions until it looks normal once more. Let it naturally dry after that.
For a permanent fix: use dye.
Having to dye your wig after bleaching it can be very annoying. But doing this is preferable to getting new wigs and repeating the knot-bleaching process. Like a wig, you must bleach the hair's knots before dying it.
Follow the directions on the package to mix a hair coloring solution in a bowl. Make sure to mix them properly. Avoid dying the bleached knots, and gently apply the liquid to the damaged parts. Give it a 30-minute break.
To remove the chemicals, wash your hair with shampoo and rinse it after 30 minutes. After that, add conditioner and let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing it off.
You can give the hairline of a frontal wig a natural finish that resembles the scalp by bleaching the knots to lessen the visibility of their closure. The advice provided in this article can be used to bleach knots at home. Applying bleach to the lace closure should be done carefully and according to the instructions. Depending on your knots' hair density and structure, the bleaching procedure may vary slightly. Keep the bleach for no more than 20 minutes. By doing this, the chance of over-bleaching and wig hair strand damage can be reduced. To extend the bleached wig's life, wash it and apply a deep conditioner.