When you’re not exactly new to hair, then you know that you can’t really bleach synthetic hair lighter. But what happens if you try anyway? Let’s try it out and see what happens!
What I used for bleaching
- A bowl to mix the dye in (if it doesn’tcome in a special bottle)
- Tape to hold the hair put
- A comb
- Tin foil
- An old towel
I laid out a longer piece of tin foil to protect the bleach from staining anything – it will be used later to wrap the hair, too. Next we took a good long strip of tape and placed the extensions the clips and the ends of top of the tape, then secured it onto the foil. These extensions were inexpensive as they’re synthetic, which is why it won’t be a big loss when the bleach damages them.
I mixed together the bleach solution and gave it a good shake to start the chemical reactions better.
Applying the bleach onto the hair. We decided to do this in 3 sections: first section has the bleach on for 15 minutes, second section for 45 minutes, third section for a hour an a half. We did this just to see if the dye will affect the hair at all, depending on how long will it be left onto the hair.
The hair was wrapped in tin foil to make sure that the heat stays in it and helps the bleach to develop better, after which we wrapped it into a towel. To make bleach take effect better, you should keep the hair warm, but there’s always a chance that the chemical solution will get too hot and actually burn the hair. You need to pay very careful attention when you’re bleaching your own natural hair or someone else.
The synthetic hair after 15 minutes
The synthetic hair after 45 minutes
The synthetic hair after 1,5 hours
Why you shouldn’t bleach synthetic hair
When you’re wondering why people don’t suggest doing it, is because that it’s a waste of time and money. Bleach doesn’t stick to synthetic hair, and the general rule is that you can always dye synthetic hair DARKER, not lighter.
Because of this you should consider buying light coloured synthetic hair, if you’re planning to dye them darker. It didn’t damage the hair at all. They felt a little dry, but otherwise no damage was afflicted to the hair.