For some, bleaching knots is not exactly a delightful task. It can be a gamble especially if you are inexperienced. But the bottom line is, bleached knots are a must. Unless you don’t mind those black dots on your forehead. We thought that it was necessary to give you a few tips on how to successfully bleach your knots. Whether you are bleaching a lace closure, lace frontal, or lace wig, we’re sure that you will find these tips useful.
Tip #1 Red Gold Color Corrector
The most common mistake made when bleaching knots is the brassiness. To combat brassiness, we’ve found that Red Gold Color Corrector helps. This product is typically used to prevent brassiness when bleaching hair, but it works wonders when bleaching knots as well. All you need is 3 to 4 drops mixed with your bleach.
Tip #2 Use a timer
While you may find this tip to be common sense, we have talked to quite a few women who have destroyed closures and frontals simply because they failed to use a timer while bleaching their knots. The standard bleaching time for a lace closure or lace frontal is 30 minutes. For a lace front wig or full lace wig, we recommend 20 minutes because for some unknown reason, lace wigs bleach faster than closures and frontals. While these times are standard estimates, it is still best that you keep a watchful eye on your units and frontals. Please check them periodically during the bleaching process.
Tip #3 Shimmering Lights Shampoo.
So, let’s say that you bleach your knots and you still experience some brassiness. Here’s where the Shimmering Lights Shampoo comes in. This is a purple shampoo that is formulated strictly to reduce brassiness. Use this shampoo directly after bleaching your knots to wash put the bleach. Its purple color cancels out the brassy color to make an over processed unit look somewhat normal again. We find it best to apply the shampoo directly to the lace and then work into the hair. It can be purchased at any Sally’s Beauty Supply.
Tip #4 Tint Your Lace
This last tip is optional since some people tend to skip this step. We have found that tinting your lace helps to aid in restoring your lace to a normal scalp color. It also further reduces brassiness, if you have any. This step is also a plus because it makes your lace look even more realistic.
Brassiness is a problem, but it can be prevented/fixed. Follow these tips to achieve invisible knots and reduce brassiness on your closures, frontals, and wigs. Remember bleaching knots takes practice and practice makes perfect.