As we all know, lace closures are a stylish way to try out a new fashion hairstyle. Like a thinner, smaller wig hair, lace frontal closures are wefts of hair knotted onto a rounded piece of lace. These knots function as the roots of your closure and can look a bit dark when you first try on the piece.
Lace closure bleach is indeed an essential process for every purchased hairpiece. Without proper bleaching, your closures don’t match with your scalp. So we should bleach these knots.
Bleaching knots is applying bleach to your lace closure. So the knots on the closure aren't visible anymore and you can achieve the most natural-looking scalp and real beauty while wearing your lace closure.
Do you guys know how to bleach knots on your lace closure? Bleaching knots can be quite difficult if you don’t have proper instructions, so we’ve put together a simple guide to show you how to bleach.
To begin, What are the Things You Will Need
- Hair Bleach
- Developer (Volume 20 or 30)
- Aluminum Foil
- Mixing Bowl
- Mixing Brush
- Neutralizing Shampoo
The Step-By-Step To Bleach Knots On Lace Closure
Turn either your lace closure frontal or lace front wig inside out and pin it down to a foam head. If your closure has baby hairs, pin them down with clips to make sure they are out of the way.
Mix equal parts bleach powder and professional developer in a mixing bowl. Be sure to stir thoroughly until you achieve a lump-free thick consistency.
Now take the mixture and gently dab across the lace, covering all of the knots. Don’t press too hard to avoid mixture leaking through onto the hair
Let process for about 30 minutes or until the knots on the closure turn a honey blonde hue similar to the lace.
Quickly rinse the closure upside down to avoid getting bleach onto the hair. Then wash with a neutralizing shampoo. Leave on closure for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse out and condition.
After all the steps, the knots on closure should be invisible and the closure should blend easily in with your skin.
What To Do If You Get the Blonde Roots?
Sometimes, you may also bleach the hair roots by accident and it is kind of sunk through and got on the roots of the hair. We are freaking out because now we have black hair and blond roots. And you do not want that at all. Of course, we have to correct it.
We can use an Adore semi-permanent hair color ( Natural Black ) and one mascara brush with no mascara on it. We wiped everything off and dip that light into the blonde roots and just go as close as we can to this lace and get these blonde roots out because we can not have black hair and blonde roots.
This brush will make it super easy to just get as close. Just be careful not to get the dye on the lace because that can just cause more problems.
Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and we are going to rinse it out and enjoy our perfect lace closure.
The Pros And Cons Of Bleaching Knots
- ✓Looks very natural
- ✓It makes the hair appear as though it is growing from your scalp
- ✓Less shedding
- ✓Works on all hair colors
- ✓Works on all hair types in including synthetic hair fiber
- ⚠We will need to re-apply after every washing of your lace closure.
- ⚠If you bleach it too much, then you can strip the knots and the hair will start to come out.
- ⚠The knot is what is holding the strands of hair into the lace. So if you over-bleach it, you know when you bleach your hair, you are taking away a layer, so it is taken away a layer and it is pulling the knots out.
- ⚠It can get messy especially for a clumsy-handed lady and if you do it the wrong way, the bleach is seeped through and they did it again all on the parts of your weave hair.
Key Points For You
- Don't pour out all the bleach because all of it is not needed, this could accidentally bleach the hair as well.
- Make sure you pick the correct developer volume – we recommend working with 20 to 30 volumes.
- 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.
We hope this blog gives you some good ideas on how to bleach knots! Take care of your human hair bundles with lace closure and they will be around for a very long time!