- 27 December, 2022
- Posted by: phucthien
- Category: Blog
For all toupee wearers and hair piece enthusiasts, the term “bleaching your knots” must sound familiar. This is a useful and crucial technique in order to help your hair replacement blend in better with your scalp.
For those who are new to the field and looking for an answer to your questions about this rather interesting technique, no need to worry since you are in the right place.
In this article, Phuc Thien Toupee will guide you step by step, teaching everything you need to know about bleaching knots on lace toupee.
Now without further ado, let’s begin, shall we?!!
What is bleaching knots
Before engaging in any detailed information, it is required for you to know and understand what “bleaching” means in the hair replacement industry.
Buying a new piece of hair wig ,you can encounter several initial errors, one of them is when all the knots, where all the hair strands are secured, are exposed on the surface of the lace. This can cause serious troubles where it loses its natural look.
This is quite a common issue that almost any wig buyer would encounter. The reason for this is that the lace act as hair protection, as well as help the natural hair blend in with the synthetic ones. The toupee is attached to the scalp using the toupee as a connection. When the manufacturers attach the hair to the lace, all the knots where the hair strands are secured will appear.
To conceal these knots, the most common method is to “bleach” it off. Simple explanation, you can consider “bleaching” is to lighten the knots. This way, the color of the knots will blend in with the color of the base and deliver a more seamless, natural look.
Why Should You Bleach The Knots On Lace Toupee?
Bleaching the knots on lace toupee can improve the look of your hairpiece quite significantly. Instead of having awkward black dots all around your scalp, you can have a more natural looking hair replacement, as if the hair grows out of the toupee.
Furthermore, bleaching helps get rid of all the tiny pigments from the hair piece, from there, it will deliver a more comfortable feeling to wear, since all the pigments are now gone, what is left is just the silky smooth and soft base to put on your scalp.
How To Bleach Knots On Lace Toupee – Detailed Guidance
There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration before starting to bleach your hair piece. Since it can be quite difficult for beginners to attempt this, we have listed all the required ingredients and step by step instruction for you to follow:
- Bleach powder
- Suitable amount of developer
- Aluminum foil
- Mixing bowl
- Mixing brush
- Your hair piece
- Blow dryer (Optional)
- T pins (Optional)
- Plastic cap (Optional)
Step By Step Instruction
Step 1: Turn your hair piece inside out and then pin it down to a foam head, if you don’t have one, you can get similar shaped items like a bowl or a ball. In case your hair piece has baby hair, make sure to pin them down using clips to get them out of the way.
Step 2: Get 1 or 2 scoops of bleach powder, add them to the mixing bowl. For each part of bleach powder, you would add an equal part of professional developer into the bowl. Mix it well until the mixture is fully saturated and there is no lump left in the bowl.
Step 3: Get the mixing brush, gently dab the bleach-developer mixture onto the lace, emphasize on Gently. This way, the mixture will be unable to penetrate or leak through the lace and leach your own natural hair. You should apply the mixture enough to cover all the knots. Lastly, wrap your hair piece around using aluminum foil.
Step 4: Keep adding the bleach mixture until there is no longer any trace of the knots. After that, clean your hair piece bleach free.
Step 5: Quickly rinse the hair piece upside down to avoid having the bleach mixture penetrate through the base layer and get onto the hair strands. After rinsing, wash the hair piece with neutralizing shampoo to stop the effect of the bleach. It is required to leave the shampoo on the hair piece for a couple of minutes, from 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse the shampoo off.
Step 6: Apply the conditioner onto the hair piece to keep it moist and prevent it from drying out. After that, hang it up for air dry or use a hair blower to speed up the process.
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Bleaching Knots On Lace Toupee – Tips & Tricks
- Do not over do the bleaching, you can accidentally bleach the hair strands. Make sure to keep an eye on it throughout the entire process
- Get the correct developer volume: The suggested volume is around 20 to 30.
- The bleach mixture should be thick, not loose.
- Careful and quick while washing the hair piece after bleach, or it will penetrate and bleach your natural hair as well.
Bleaching knots on lace toupee is definitely some of the most effective methods to remove pigments at the roots of the hair strands. It is safe, quick and reliable.
We hope that our article has provided you with useful information about bleaching toupee. For now, thank you so much for reading, we hope you have a great day!!!
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