You have just ordered some lace closure online according to your friend’s recommendation. You’d love to try them on as soon as you can. But it turns out before you can even put on your net cap and bust out your needle and thread, there is something you need to do first. Your friends suggest that you should try bleaching knots on lace closure but you are still unsure what this all might mean.
After you get up close and personal with your lace closure, you quickly realize there are quite a few dark knots where the hair strands are tied to the lace. This is where you start to connect the dot and understand why people always stress about handling the knots. Even though bleaching knots on lace closure might not be so easy at first. We are sure that if you follow some good instructions, your lace will look great and unnoticeable.
What is the source of knots?
To tie these individual strands of hair to your lace piece, we have to ventilate the hair strand by strand with a crochet hook. This manual process will make sure that the hair strands stay firmly on the lace through the knot.
These tiny knots can be detected up close and they can form a sort of grid that is quite unsightly. Some people feel fine with them on their lace while many people think it will be a good idea to customize the lace by lifting the pigment out of hair cuticles.
Why should you try bleach knots on lace closure?
As you can observe for yourself, any place the hair strands are tied to the lace base, we can see these dark knots. When you try to bleach them( to remove the pigment from the knot), you will make them invisible and unnoticeable. This simple process also makes your hairline natural and gives passersby the feeling that the hair strands are growing directly from your scalp. Just by lifting the pigment out of these knots, you help your future wigs or sew-in ensembles become much more natural and smooth.
A detailed guide on bleaching knots on lace closure
Step 1: Turn your closure or frontal inside out. Put your closure on to a foam headpiece and clip away all the baby hair. Pin down all the extra hair so that all of your hair is out of the way.
Step 2: Grab your mixing bowl and mix the professional developer and bleach powder in the bowl. Keep these two types at the ratio of 1:1. Stir the developer and the bleach powder together until the mixture turns into a thick consistency. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture.
Step 3: Use the brush you are mixing with to apply this lightening mixture onto your lace. Use very gentle motion and make sure to put no pressure on your lace. You wouldn’t want the bleach mixture to sip through the lace into the hair.
Remember we are only bleaching the knots and not the hair. The last thing we want right now is to lift the pigment of the hair strand of your lace front.
Step 4: Apply the bleach mixture to the entirety of the lace surface so that all the knots are uniformly bleached.
Step 5: Cover the lace closure in the aluminum foil so that the bleach solution can have the time to lift the pigment. For now, we will have to wait and leave the bleach to do its magic.
Step 6: As you are waiting, you have to closely observe your lace knot. Wait until your knot turns into an amber-brown color and then rinse the bleach out. You should really wait till the hair knot becomes amber brown or else you will end up with a brassy lace.
Step 7: You should rinse clean closure at this point. Avoid getting the bleach mixture by rinsing quickly and rinse the closure upside down. After you rinse your closure out, be sure to wash it with a neutralizing shampoo to halt the chemical processing.
Let the shampoo products sit for at least 5 – 10 minutes. Finish the whole bleach-the-knot process with a conditioner step. The conditioner will keep the hair from getting too dry.
Advantages and disadvantages of bleaching knots on lace closure
If after reading through our process, you still don’t know whether bleaching your closure is the right choice, consider the pros and cons of this process.
- Lifting the pigments of the knot make sure that the lace turns out to be extremely natural
- Transform the color at the root of your hair to make the color look like it’s growing out of the scalp
- Turn your hair into an extremely realistic unit. This makes sure the wigs and sew-in units look real even when people get up close and personal.
- Say goodbye to grids and black dots. This simple and easy process helps you wear your lace and weft bundles with confidence.
- Bleaching the knot will likely damage your hair strands if not done correctly.
- This customization can also cause the hair strand to shed, hair can fall faster than a normal shedding rate
- Bleaching the knot requires a certain level of skill to maneuver the bleach mixture and the lace closure. We don’t recommend an absolute beginner to try this at home.
- If you lift the pigment of the hair too much, it will weaken the root.
- When you subject your hair to a bleach mixture, you stand the chance to make your hair dry and brittle. This means you have to put the conditioner on right after the process.
So that’s all we have for you. We hope you‘ve got what it takes to achieve a flawless look. Besides bleaching the knots, there are some other alternatives to make your lace closure blend perfectly by utilizing makeup and concealer. We hope to guide you about these matters another day soon.
Send us any questions if you want to know more about how to install lace closure and customize them to your heart’s content.