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    Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 6:16pm
I just bought the sally hensen bleaching kit for my unit and I used it all up, and you can still see these stupid knots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AngryAngry 
I left the bleaching cream on for like 30 minutes to one hour....and the knots have not lightened one bit!ShockedAngryAngry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 7:16pm
I remember reading somewhere that the SH bleaching kit was not recommended for bleaching knots. Something about being too strong and making the knots disintegrate which leads to the hair falling out and the unit balding. Don't quote me though because I'm not sure. I've personally never used it myself, so I can't help you there but what I do to bleach my knots is:

Before I bleach the knots on any of my units, I do a Rit Dye Remover dip. I use Sexi's/Ebony's method of dipping it in and out, instead of completely submerging the units. That really helps! I can see the dye in the water. Then I bleach with 30 VOL developer and L'OREAL Effasol or Quick Blue bleach.   It generally takes less than 30 minutes but then again, every unit is different, so I just make sure and watch those knots like a hawk. I don't want any orange roots. LOL. Anyway, rinse the bleach mixture out of the cap and bim, boom, bam, knots are bleached to perfection!

Here is Ebony's fotki journal detailing the steps for the RDR dip: http://journals.fotki.com/ebonyyasmine/

It's not something I would recommend to newbies as you could really screw up but I know you're not one.   

Edited by nickybee - Aug 28 2008 at 7:20pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 7:30pm

Info c/o HairDirect:

 
 
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Re: bleaching knots

Bleaching your own knots:

If your system is older and you have re-colored it to reverse sun-fading, you may have inadvertently dyed the knots dark once again.

Bleaching the knots once again may be necessary Use a regular professional powder bleach: mixed 1:1 with 20%, 30% or 40% developer. Apply carefully from the underside of the system and rinse out when the color has gone from orange to light yellow. Use a non-metallic bowl, be careful. You may want or should consider taking your system to a professional hairdresser to have this done.

Some specialists advise that preparing the knots for bleaching with RIT fabric dye remover makes the process much easier.



Can I bleach knots lighter at home?

Yes, and many people do, because there is a certain bleaching range between knots that are dark enough to show, and knots that are overbleached, potentially causing the unit to have a shorter useful life. In general, the factories err on the side of caution, but many hair wearers would rather sacrifice durability for increased realism.

So if you decide to give it a try, at your own risk of damage or loss, here are simple instructions for the best method of bleaching knots on a lace hairpiece.

  1. Buy white powder bleach from the beauty supply store and either 20% or 40% gel developer. Avoid cream developer as it's too watery and do not use liquid developer.
  2. Mix  bleach powder and gel developer in equal quantities in a plastic or glass bowl with a nylon dye brush. (no metal).
  3. Paint the resulting paste onto the underside of the lace. The gel is thick enough so it won't flow through the lace and lighten the whole hair.
  4. After 10 or 15 minutes (visually check), wash it out from the top side and then shampoo the unit.

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 7:46pm
but after using that hansen bleaching kit i'd wait condition and seal a while b/c that stuff is serious you could loose hair at this point..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 9:11pm
Thanks you guys....*crying*
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 29 2008 at 7:15am
honeyb87,Have you tried this?,I just read it ! http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=149491
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 29 2008 at 7:18am
Originally posted by glamourgirl039 glamourgirl039 wrote:

honeyb87,Have you tried this?,I just read it ! http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=149491


to me the jerome method did work somewhat but it made it look kinda gold and artificial. :/

bleaching it is better. use rit dye
fixinheads.com has a nice bleaching system on there
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 29 2008 at 3:59pm
Bump...I tried everything, including the rit dye remover...and the knots are STILL visible from three paces!!! I did the Jerome Russell spray and it made the lace gold...the knots were still in full effect...
I love my unit from Joya...but the knots WILL NOT DIE!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 29 2008 at 4:23pm
I just bleached mine with an at home bleaching kit.  I left the bleach on the underside of the cap for a little over 2 hours.  The knots are bleached and a very very teeeeny tiny amount of bleach seeped on to the hair in 2 or 3 spots.  It's not noticeable.  I actually did a better job then some of the CVs back in the day where I had the golden halo effect going on.  Just curious how long did you leave the bleach on?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 29 2008 at 11:00pm
This is one of two areas that I am yet to master.
Question - Does anyone notice any damage to the lace when you bleach the knots???
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