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    Posted: Dec 06 2012 at 7:12pm
Originally posted by Aphelion Aphelion wrote:

Custom! and I requested in my notes and specification box to have the hairline lighter density and then fade to heavier towards the brown, as well as have the knots lightly bleached. It came super thick and unbleached and double knotted at hairline. I don't mind it really as I can tweeze but Id rather get the faux bleaching figured out first then see if I have to. 
           The problem is if applying foundation to the knots to lighten them, do I turn the cap inside out and dab as I would with bleach? is foundation ok to use?


Yes, you need to turn the cap inside out, and foundation is fine, as well as powder.
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The unit looks nice on you Aphelion!  As someone else said, it looks a little thickish in the crown, but that will settle down. 

Instead of heat, you can roller set the hair.  Flexi-rods make a nice set, and so do the old school magnetic rollers.  You'll want to use a setting lotion, gel, or mousse (alcohol free, if possible).  Also, I'd go with faux bleaching.
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Originally posted by Aphelion Aphelion wrote:

Custom! and I requested in my notes and specification box to have the hairline lighter density and then fade to heavier towards the brown, as well as have the knots lightly bleached. It came super thick and unbleached and double knotted at hairline. I don't mind it really as I can tweeze but Id rather get the faux bleaching figured out first then see if I have to. 
           The problem is if applying foundation to the knots to lighten them, do I turn the cap inside out and dab as I would with bleach? is foundation ok to use?

I used to use a blonde highlight spray by Jerome Russell or whatever I could get my hands on & then Sally Hansen. 

You could try a blonde highlight spray if you can get hold of one, foundation or maybe a concealer if the foundation is too thin.
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Custom! and I requested in my notes and specification box to have the hairline lighter density and then fade to heavier towards the brown, as well as have the knots lightly bleached. It came super thick and unbleached and double knotted at hairline. I don't mind it really as I can tweeze but Id rather get the faux bleaching figured out first then see if I have to. 
           The problem is if applying foundation to the knots to lighten them, do I turn the cap inside out and dab as I would with bleach? is foundation ok to use?
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Is this a stockwig or a customer wig? The density at the hairline is SUPER THICK!!
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Originally posted by Aphelion Aphelion wrote:

Ill definitely keep wetting and tying it down until it goes the way I want, I don't want to use heat in the hair to try to style it because I want to treat this hair really well and damage it as little as possible

I understand. When I get a straight unit I either do the water trick or flat iron it in all directions to remove the hump if I don't have time to wait for the water trick to kick in.
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Ill definitely keep wetting and tying it down until it goes the way I want, I don't want to use heat in the hair to try to style it because I want to treat this hair really well and damage it as little as possible
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Hi Aphelion

I think you can definitely make this wig work. The hair looks a little thick in the crown but trained that baby & she'll behave.

I would wet the hair completely and tie it down for houuuuuuurs.

I would also aim to faux bleach - if your tempted to re-bleach do a patch at the back where it won't be noticeable if things go wrong.
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Hey Aphelion,
 
I am no pro with lace fronts but I know that it is better to work with a higher density as you can always tweeze out some of the hairs.  I can see the little ants that you are talking about but it is typical to any lace wig or closure that I have seen..... check with CLW to see whether they have used fabric dye on thehair as I have read that if that is the case at times you need to use fabric dye remover prior to bleaching (rit dye remover) but PLEASE don't go down that road as yet..let's see if some vets chime in so that we can get her looking the way you woud like....I think the texture is beautiful and once the hair is trained you will like the appearance even more...part that baby again,, spritz and tie down for a bit...she has gotta give!
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california lace wigs, they don't do refunds and rather than send it back I thought I'd try to work this out myself. I would try to keep bleaching the knots as I think Im pretty sure that I just didnt put enough on as I was over cautious and then when I put more on I panicked because it had been on for an hour by then. And I didn't measure the mix of products. But I would rather faux bleach than compromise the strength of the knots you know? so I'm looking at that. As for the hair and training it, I wet it down and flat ironed it and all the rest lol and it did nothing, was so stiff at the roots to move! so Ive now completely washed it, after the failed bleachings and have clipped it etc so hopefully in time this works.
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