Wearing a human hair wig allows you to have a perfect hair day every day. However, sometimes you want to switch up your look or add some highlights to your wig. Bleaching your wig is a great way to achieve this, but it can be intimidating to do it yourself. In this article, we will discuss how to bleach your human hair wig and give you the confidence to do it at home.
What You Will Need
Before we get started, make sure you have the following items:
- Human hair wig
- Bleach powder
- Bowl and brush
- Plastic wrap
- Shampoo and conditioner
Step 1: Mix the Bleach
Wear gloves to protect your hands from irritation. In a bowl, mix the bleach powder and developer according to the instructions on the packaging. Stir until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
Step 2: Apply the Bleach
Using a brush, apply the bleach mixture to your wig, starting from the ends and working your way up to the roots. Make sure the mixture is evenly distributed throughout the wig.
Step 3: Cover with Plastic Wrap
Cover your wig with plastic wrap to keep the bleach from drying out. This will also help the bleach to process evenly.
Step 4: Check the Color
Check the color of your wig every 10 minutes. Avoid leaving the bleach on for too long, as this can damage the hair.
Step 5: Rinse the Wig
Rinse the wig with cool water to remove the bleach. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner to keep the hair soft and shiny.
Step 6: Dry the Wig
Gently pat the wig with a towel to remove excess water. Avoid rubbing the hair, as this can cause damage. Let the wig air dry on a wig stand or mannequin head.
1. How long should I leave the bleach on my wig?
It depends on the desired level of lightness and the strength of the developer used. Check the wig every 10 minutes to avoid over-processing.
2. Can I use regular bleach on my wig?
No, regular bleach is too harsh for human hair wigs. Use a bleach powder specifically designed for hair.
3. Can I bleach a synthetic wig?
No, synthetic wigs cannot be bleached. Only human hair wigs can be bleached.
4. Can I bleach a colored wig?
Yes, but the color may affect the end result. Bleaching a colored wig may also cause more damage to the hair.
5. Can I bleach my wig more than once?
Yes, but it is important to wait at least a week between bleachings to avoid damaging the hair.
6. Can I bleach my wig if it has been previously dyed?
Yes, but the bleaching process may take longer and the end result may be different.
7. Can I bleach my wig if it has been heat-styled?
Yes, but be aware that heat styling can weaken the hair and make it more prone to damage.
8. Can I bleach my wig if it has been chemically treated?
It depends on the type of chemical treatment. Consult with a professional stylist before attempting to bleach a chemically treated wig.
9. Can I bleach my wig if it has been damaged?
No, bleaching a damaged wig can cause further damage and breakage.
10. How often should I bleach my wig?
It is recommended to bleach your wig no more than once every 6-8 weeks to avoid damage.
Bleaching your human hair wig can be a fun and easy way to change up your look. Make sure to follow the steps carefully and use the correct products to avoid damaging your wig. If you are unsure about bleaching your wig at home, consult with a professional stylist.
- Use a lower volume developer for a more gradual lightening effect.
- Do a strand test before bleaching the entire wig to check for any adverse reactions.
- Deep condition your wig after bleaching to keep it soft and healthy.
Table: Developer Strength Guide
|Developer Strength||Effect on Hair|
|10 Volume||Deposits color, does not lighten|
|20 Volume||Lightens 1-2 levels|
|30 Volume||Lightens 2-3 levels|
|40 Volume||Lightens 3-4 levels|