When your wig may be a darker color, these knots appear as if small dots on the lace base that are visible in appearance. Bleached knots and unbleached knots affect how natural your lace wig looks.
Hair knots that haven't been bleached are unbleached knots. When the hair is tied to a lace base and every strand is fixed, there appears a dark knot. In fact, it's hard to note these knots from a distance. But if you look closely, these knots are obvious, and it can present an unnatural look. Some people don't mind these knots, but still many can't ignore them.
Unbleached knots last longer and reduce hair shedding, but they’re more visible and may make wigs look unnatural.
To reduce the visibility of the knots and make the lace wig look more realistic, some people prefer to bleach the knots. The bleaching may be a process that uses chemical products to form the knots a couple of shades lighter. This process involves a change in hair color. It chemically alters the hair because it opens the hair cuticle and goes to the cortex to get rid of the colour . This process will change the hair properties permanently.
Bleached knots look very natural because it makes the hair appear as if it's growing from your scalp. However, you would like tools, skills, and additional care to perform the bleaching without damaging the wig. Bleaching will weaken the knots and make the hair fall out faster. Besides, only human hair with the cuticle intact are often bleached and therefore the knots on coal black hair can't be bleached in the least .
Both bleached and unbleached knots have their pros and cons, and these should assist you decide whether to bleach knots or not. If you would like a natural look, choose bleached knots. If you would like your lace wig to last longer and if you do not mind visible knots, then unbleached knots are the simplest option. But if you've got a light-colored wig, there's no got to bleach the knots because they’re already light in color and invisible.
HOW TO MAKE WIGS LOOK NATURAL WITHOUT BLEACHING KNOTS
If you don’t want to risk damaging your wig due to chemical treatments, there are other ways to form it look more natural.
Option 1: Silk Top
Silk top is additionally referred to as silk base. it's two pieces of lace and therefore the knots are hidden by a layer of lace and silk fabric at the highest of the cap ahead . When the hair is knotted, the knots are hidden under the silk between the 2 layers, which makes the knots invisible and provides a really natural appearance.
It is the simplest choice for wig newbies because you don’t got to do more work on the wig. However, the silk top will cost more.
Option 2: Concealer/Foundation
If you’re frightened of bleaching but still need a realistic-looking scalp, here may be a quick and straightforward alternative. you'll use a foundation or concealer to coat the knots and make them less visible. this feature is extremely easy and great for wig beginners because it's only temporary. you'll easily make changes if you're not satisfied with the results.
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