How To Bleach The Knots In Your Lace Front Closure


This is a must-watch/read tutorial for our weave friends who swear by lace front closures. This OutreTalks tutorial quickly walks through how to bleach the base knots of lace closures for a more realistic blend

Before we continue: If you are not well-versed in hair color applications, don’t start now – especially not on some fresh out of the pack good hair. Just go see a professional. Please.

Now that you’ve been warned, here’s what you need to get your base right:

  • Hair Bleach
  • Developer (Volume 20 or 30)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Brush
  • Neutralizing Shampoo
  • Conditioner

Step 1
Turn either your frontal, closure or lace wig inside out and pin it down to a foam head.
*If your closure has baby hairs, pin them down with clips to make sure they are out of the way.

Step 2
Mix equal parts bleach powder and professional developer in a mixing bowl. Be sure to stir thoroughly until you achieve a lump-free thick consistency.

Step 3.
Now take the mixing and gently dab across the lace, covering all of the knots. Don’t press too hard to avoid mixture leaking through onto the hair

Step 4
Let process for about 30 minutes or until the knots on the closure turn a honey blonde hue similar to the lace. 

Step 5
Quickly rinse the closure upside down to avoid getting bleach onto the hair. Then wash with a neutralizing shampoo. Leave on closure for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse out and condition.


About The Author

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon is founder/Black beauty directory for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the premier directory Black-owned beauty brands, and former digital media director for Hype Hair.