You can use wigs to comfortably change your hairstyles as per your wishes without actually changing your hair and even amongst wigs synthetic hair wigs are cheaper than natural hair wigs and you can actually change the color of your synthetic hair wigs by bleaching them so that will give you even more options in terms of colors as well as hairstyles. In this article we will let you know Can You Bleach Synthetic Hair and How to Bleach Synthetic Hair wig
Can You Bleach Synthetic Hair
Yes, you can bleach your synthetic hair to change its color. You can also use ingredients that are natural to change the color by using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.
Things Required to Bleach Synthetic Hair
You can bleach synthetic hair with the following list of ingredients
- Use 1.5 teaspoons of a 3% hydrogen peroxide Solution
- Baking Soda use only 2 teaspoons
- Use for mixing Ceramic Bowl and wooden spoons
- Disposable Gloves
- Brush for Applying
- Spray Bottle and Clips
- BlowDryer for drying hair
- Use Newspaper and Aluminium foil wrap
How To Bleach Synthetic Hair Step by Step
There are two ways to bleach a wig with synthetic hairs here are step-by-step details for each
Method 1 How to Bleach with Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
Step 1 Clean:
First thoroughly clean the wig with a mild shampoo and let it dry
Step 2 Prepare the Area:
Start by wearing your disposable glove and also go ahead and prepare the area for bleaching your wig by ensuring that the newspaper and aluminum foil wrap that you have covers the full section.
Step 3 Create a Paste:
Start Mixing Baking Soda and Hydrogen peroxide Solution to create a paste
Step 4 Setup the Wig:
First Place the wig on the aluminum foil wrap that you already spread then go about securing the wig with the clips to the wrap so that it will not move.
Step 5 Apply Bleach to the Wig:
First part the wig hair into different sections and then apply the mixture that you have to each section and spread it so that it evenly covers all sections. Depending upon how strong you want the color, leave the mixture for 30 minutes to an hour on the wig.
Step 6 Wash and Dry your Synthetic Hair
Wash the mixture off from the wig using a shampoo and then let it dry
Method 2 How to Bleach with a Solution of Hydrogen Peroxide only
Step 1 Prepare a Mixture :
Start off by Mixing Hydrogen peroxide with water in a 1: 1 ratio mix it and put it in a spray bottle
Step 2 Prepare the Area:
As in method 1 follow step 2 and prepare the area by wearing your gloves and creating an area with aluminum foil and newspaper and putting the wig on that and securing it with clips.
Step 3 Spray the Mixture:
Part your wig into sections and spray the mixture on the wig in such a way that you cover all the sections equally and let it dry for 30 minutes to an hour depending upon the intensity you need.
Step 4 Wash and Dry your wig:
Make sure you wash off the solution from the wig with water and let your wig dry until it is ready to use.
Disadvantages of Bleaching Synthetic Hair
If you bleach your synthetic hair you break down the chemical structure of your synthetic hair wig and make it brittle and prone to breakage.
The chemical effect of bleach will cause the synthetic hair wig to lose the coating of protection applied to them leading to them being more susceptible to the chemical effects of salon treatments.
Alternative to Bleaching Synthetic Hair
You can use henna as an alternative to bleaching as it offers a deep color that can last from 4 to 6 weeks and can give the same effect as bleaching your hair.
You can use semi-permanent dyes to give your synthetic hair a darker look and these dyes can last for 4 weeks and can be easily washed out with shampoo if you don’t like the look.
You can use hair styling products like hair sprays and gels on your synthetic hair wigs to change their look and style without bleaching it.
Tips to Maintain Your Bleached Synthetic Hair
Here is a list of tips to help you better maintain your bleached synthetic hair
Don’t use Styling products with heat
After you bleach your synthetic hair take care not to use hair styling products containing heat immediately on the wig as it will damage the strands of the hair.
Wash your Synthetic hairs regularly
After bleaching make sure that you wash your synthetic hairs regularly and if possible with a shampoo that is formulated especially for synthetic hair
No Hot Water on Synthetic hairs
Make sure that you don’t use hot water on synthetic hair and always take care to wash the synthetic hair in cold or room-temperature water as otherwise your synthetic hair wigs will be damaged.
Detangle Synthetic hairs using a brush
Always make sure that you do not comb the synthetic hair when it is wet but instead use a brush to detangle the strands of your wig
Don’t use Hair Dyer on Synthetic hairs
Hair Dyers have heat and will damage the synthetic hair after bleaching so always use air dryers to dry your wig and don’t use hair dyers on them
Condition your Synthetic hairs Wig
Make sure you condition your wig regularly with a conditioning spray in order to keep your wig shiny
Can I Bleach Synthetic Hair Extension
yes you can bleach your synthetic hair extensions also