Everything You Need to Know About Bleaching Knots
You've got yourself a brand new lace closure and you're so excited to wear it. But when you put it on, you'll see a lot of black knots, and each hair is fixed to your lace. So that's what makes it look unnatural. Do you want to customize it? There is a good solution to this problem: bleach the knot in the lace closure. Unless you don't mind those black spots on your forehead, you must use a bleach knot to make your lace closure look better. But is it a good idea?
1.What Is Bleaching Knots?
As we discussed, lace closure is a way to protect your hair from the top. It incorporates your own natural hair and completes your style with a single piece that perfectly matches the lace itself. When using a lace closure to protect the hair from the top, there is usually a dark knot that is held in place when each hair is attached to the lace base. To help make the lace closure look more natural and reduce the visibility of these knots, we used the "bleached knot" technique. Since bleaching also involves reducing knots, the hair appears to be growing from your actual scalp. By bleaching the knot, you can make your lace look more seamless and natural, similar to a real scalp.
2.How To Make A Wig Look Natural Without Bleaching
If you don't want to risk damaging your wig with chemical treatments, there are other ways to make it look more natural.
Option 1: Silk tops
Silk top is also called silk base. It has two pieces of lace, and the knot is hidden by a layer of lace and silk fabric on the top of the hat at the front. When the hair is knotted, the knot is hidden under the silk between the two layers, making the knot invisible and giving a very natural appearance.
It is the best choice for a new wig, as you don't need to do more work on the wig. However, silk top will cost more.
Option 2: Concealer/foundation
If you're afraid of bleaching but still want realistic scalp, here's a quick and easy alternative. You can use foundation or concealer to apply the knot and make it less noticeable. This option is very simple and useful for wig beginners because it is only temporary. If you are not satisfied with the results, you can easily change them.
3.If You Are Going To Bleach, Here Are The Materials You Will Need:
Developer (20 to 30 ml)
The aluminum foil
If you have a mannequin, turn the lace wig over and then attach it to the mannequin. Spray some leave-in conditioner on the lace just to get all the stray hairs out of the way.
Step 1: Prepare the bleach mixture.
Before starting to mix bleach, be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands from harmful chemicals. After wearing gloves, please use hair bleach and a professional developer. Look for instructions on how much you should put in to make the mixture.
If no measurements are displayed, follow the general rule of 1:1 ratio. Mix it all up. Stir the mixture thoroughly to make sure it is thick enough to prevent it from going through your sealer and running into your hair. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture.
Step 2: Apply the mixture.
When you bleach the knot in your wig, be sure to apply it to the front hairline. Gently brush the mixture into the knot so as not to seep into the roots. Use an application brush to dab the mixture onto the lace.
Step 3: Cover the lace wig with aluminum foil.
Use bleach generously to ensure you have bleached all strands. Once you're done, cover your hair with aluminum foil and let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes. The time will vary from hair to hair, and the color will also vary.
Step 4: Rinse off the bleach and wash your hair.
Check that the knot is completely bleached before starting this step. After reaching the desired color, please rinse on time. This should be done quickly so that the mixture does not get into the strands. After rinsing, rinse your hair with neutralizing shampoo and leave on for about 10 minutes. Next, use purple shampoo to remove the chemicals and adjust the bleached knot. Apply conditioner to the wig for three minutes to keep it moisturized, then rinse.
Step 5: Blow dry your hair
Keep in mind that lace wigs should not be dried through a hair dryer, as they can damage the wig. You can wipe off the remaining water with a towel. Or you can hang the wig to dry naturally, but do not leave the wig directly in the sun, as too much sun exposure can also damage the wig.