Got some human hair extensions, weaves a lace wig or a lace closure that's looking a little … meh?
Revive them with a bleach bath!!
I've always bought human hair extensions but after a while no matter how well I've looked after them they can go a little....busted. In the past I've either chucked them away if they've been really bad or revived them by using a good clarifying shampoo & a deep condition. But recently I took the plunge & did a bleach bath on some of my old hair extensions that I was reluctant to say goodbye to.
Doing a bleach bath on hair extensions or lace wigs is not a new thing. Hair professionals have been doing this for years but its not a method to be taken lightly as you could damage your extensions if you don't do it properly. I would suggest if you’re at all worried about doing this on your human hair extensions then either do a test piece or just buy new hair.
The steps itself are relatively easy..... almost a bit too easy. When you’re doing it, it feels wrong as its sooooo easy but the results themselves are amazing.
Unfortunately I did not take pictures of before & after the hair extensions used are for demo purposes only.
You will need:
Human Hair Extensions - only!!
|Bleach Bath Ingredients|
4.5 litres of Hot water
2 fl oz Clorox (Domestos)
Favourite Conditioner (Tresemme/Dove)
Favourite Shampoo (Herbal Essence Hello Hydration etc)
25 fl oz Hot Water
2fl oz Ammonia
Comb out all tangles or knots from hair extensions/lace wig unit BEFOREHAND. If using clip on hair extensions then tie hair in bundles with a hair band.
Boil kettle or use hot, hot water from the tap. Add water to the sink & add the bleach (give it a good stir). Pour water into the bowl and squeeze shampoo & conditioner into water & stir to blend.
Open the window!!
Ready??!!! Let’s go!
|Hair in bleach bath|
Dip hair in bleach bath water until fully submerged.
Comb through hair if you can in a downwards motion away from your face & leave hair in bleach bath a maximum of 3 minutes in total.
|Conditioner & shampoo mix|
Take hair out of bleach bath, gently blot out excess liquid & immerse in the shampoo & conditioner water & comb gently.
Leave hair in water whilst you set up Step 3.
Empty & rinse out sink.
Measure hot water into sink add Ammonia to water & gently stir.
Take hair out of shampoo & conditioner mix, blot excess liquid & dip in & out of the ammonia water mix – combing through the weft in a downward motion for a max of 2 minutes.
Squeeze out excess water gently & blot the hair.
Place wefts/wig back into shampoo/conditioner mix.
Empty & rinse out sink.
Take wefts/wig out of shampoo conditioner mix, squeeze off excess water and then lather in a nice thick creamy conditioner. Place wefts in a freezer bag/carrier bag & nuke in microwave for 30 seconds.
IF YOUR WEFTS STILL HAVE CLIPS ON THEM THEN DON’T PLACE IN MICROWAVE!! LEAVE EXTENSIONS IN BAG ON WRAP IN A TOWEL OR PLACE ON A WARM WINDOW SILL.
|Brazilian Kinky Curly Hair|
Blot extensions & air dry.
Oooh la la fabulous new looking hair extensions!! Yaaaay!
Still not certain how it works? Here's a YouTube demo!!
****Huge disclaimer!! Please don't do this method if your worried about your hair extensions getting ruined. Pretty Luscious Things accept no liability if things do not go to plan.... But when they are fabulous you know who to credit right??!****
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