How to bleach the knots

How to bleach the knots

In order to get your closures and frontals looking as natural as they could ever be, the most effective way will be to bleach the knots. But what exactly does this mean? Well for starters, bleaching the knots is a technique which involves the use of hair bleach and powder in order to lighten the dark knots on the base of your closures and frontals. With this technique, these knots that are a means of securing the hair in place onto the lace, will become less visible and will give the impression that the hair is growing from your own scalp.
Before we jump into the steps, here is a list of products and tools you will need to successfully carryout this technique:

  • Hair bleach
  • Developer (recommended Volume; 20ml or 30ml)
  • A pair of Gloves
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing Brush
  • Aluminum foil (optional)
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Closure/Frontal that will be used

When all the necessary materials are in hands reach, you are now ready to proceed.

How to bleach the knots 

Steps in Bleaching the knots

  1. Firstly, if your closure or frontal comes with baby hair, ensure that they are brushed away. Then proceed to turn your desired closure or frontal onto the flipside (the under section with no hair.) The visible knots will look somewhat like tiny black dots, and this is ultimately what this process aims to correct.
  2. Next, in your mixing bowl pour a reasonable amount of hair bleach powder as well as developer. The consistency of this mixture should neither be too thick nor too runny, so it will be good to mix vigorously until everything has smoothed out.
  3. The next step will be to apply the mixture to the lace. This should be done with extreme care and precaution. Using the mixing brush, cover the lace with the mixture. Refrain from pressing the mixture into the closure or frontal; instead, simply use it to coat the lace. This will prevent the roots of the hair from being accidentally bleached.
  4. Leave the mixture on the frontal or closure, ensuring that you monitor it every 5-10 minutes or so. When the color of the knots begin to change to a golden honey blonde color, and appear a bit more unnoticeable, proceed to the final step.
  5. Finally, after achieving the desired look, carefully wash the mixture out. Ensure that you follow up with shampoo, as well as a conditioner until it is thoroughly clean and free from chemicals. Let your closure or frontal air dry, and you're all done. 

Common mistakes to avoid:

  • Do not leave your closure or frontal unattended, over bleaching is not reversible.
  • Ensure that your mixture is not too runny. If it is, then this might allow the mixture to seep in and accidentally bleach the roots of the hair.
  • Avoid rinsing the mixture out too soon; instead, keep the mixture on until the dark knots have changed color.
  • Ensure that you wash all of the mixture from your closure or frontal. This will prevent further processing.
By following the key steps and avoiding the mistakes, your closure/frontal will now be even more natural than before.
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