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With a lace closure, you may need to bleach the knots to create a more realistic appearance of the hair growing from your scalp.
What you will learn from this blog:
Should I Bleach My Knots?
When hair is tied to a lace closure weave, there is a dark knot where each strand is secured. Bleaching or “lightening” these knots reduce their visibility and helps make the hair appear as if it is growing from the scalp.
Bleaching the knots on your lace closure or frontal means that you are removing pigment from the knots that keep each individual hair secured to the lace. By bleaching the knots you give your lace a more seamless and natural look that resembles a real scalp.
So, you should bleach your knots on your lace closure piece.
What to use to bleach knots on lace closure?
- Developer (at the correct volume)
- Aluminum Foil
- Coloring Brush
- Mixing Bowl
- Your Closure/Frontal/Lace Wig
Here are the steps you should take to bleach the knots on your lace closure or frontal.
How to bleach lace closure?
Step 1: Turn either your frontal, closure or lace wig inside out and pin it down to a foam head.If your closure with baby hairs, pin them down with clips to make sure they are out of the way.
Step 2: Scoop 1-2 scoops of lightening powder into your mixing bowl.
Step 3: Add less than an equal amount of the developer into the bowl and mix into a thick consistency. The consistency should be similar to thick cottage cheese or frosting.
Step 4: With your mixing brush, gently, dab the bleach onto the lace. Ensure you are bleaching all of the knots. Once you’re done applying the bleach, cover the lace closure in the aluminum foil.
Step 5: Make sure you keep the bleach on until the knots on the part closure 4*4 aren’t noticeable anymore.This is very important because you want to wait until your closure becomes blonde, or you will have a brassy lace closure.
Step 6: Rinse the lightener off of the lace closure with the lace facing downwards first to avoid getting bleach onto the hair. Continue rinsing until all of the bleach is off.
Step 7: Thoroughly wash and condition your ear to ear lace frontal, making certain you have rinsed out all of the lighteners.
Step 8: Let your weave hair closures air dry. If you're in a rush, you can blow dry, but it's best to let your hair air dry after a chemical process to avoid damage.
Bleached knots before and after.
There is a dark knot where each strand is secured when hair is tied to a lace base. Bleaching knots reduce their visibility and help make the hair appear as if it is growing from the scalp.You can see the difference in the picture below.
The video of how to bleach knots on your lace closure.
If you're more of a visual learner, I've also provided a YouTube tutorial that shows you step-by-step how to bleach your knots. Enjoy!
You may feel uncomfortable or embarrassed if your wig looks like fake hair. How to avoid this? Bleaching knots and customize your lace frontal is important to your beautiful hairstyle.
Some tips for you
- Do not oversaturate your closure with bleach, as this could accidentally bleach the hair as well.
- Make sure you pick the correct developer volume.we recommend working with 20 to 30 volume.
- The bleach mixture needs to be really thick, not loose.
- Make sure all the baby hairs are brushed or pinned out of the way before you begin bleaching your closure.
- Make sure you apply enough bleach to cover all the knots.
- Leave the bleach on until your knots turn a honey blonde color then rinse the bleach out.
- Wash lace closure with a neutralizing shampoo to stop the processing of the chemicals from the bleach.
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