Firstly, We need to know What’s the Difference Between Bleached Knots and Unbleached Knots
Hair knots that have not been bleached are unbleached knots. When the hair is tied to a lace base and each strand is fixed, there appears a dark knot. In fact, it's hard to notice 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 can make wigs look unnatural.
To reduce the visibility of the knots and make the lace front human hair wig look more realistic, some people choose to bleach the knots. The bleaching is a process that uses chemical products to make the knots a few shades lighter. This process involves a change in hair color. It chemically alters the hair as it opens the hair cuticle and goes to the cortex to remove the color. This process will change the hair properties permanently.
Both bleached and unbleached knots have their pros and cons, and these should help you decide whether to bleach knots or not. If you want a natural look, choose bleached knots. If you want your lace front wigs to last longer and if you don't mind visible knots, then unbleached knots are the best option. But if you have a light-colored wig, there is no need to bleach the knots because they’re already light in color and invisible.
However, If you don’t want to risk damaging the lace closure wig because of chemical treatments ,what should you do make closure wigs look natural ? There have 2 solutions for you.
Solution 1: Concealer/Foundation
You can use a foundation or concealer to coat the knots and make them less visible. This option is very easy and great for wig beginners because it is only temporary. You can easily make changes if you are not satisfied with the results.
Solution 2: Silk Top
Silk top is also known as silk base. It has two pieces of lace and the knots are hidden by a layer of lace and silk fabric at the top of the cap in front. When the hair is knotted, the knots are hidden under the silk between the two layers, which makes the knots invisible and gives a very natural appearance.
It is the best choice for wig newbies because you don’t need to do more work on the wig. However, the silk top will cost more.
Hope this blog helps you with your lace front wig journey,Let’s talk more in next chapter!