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Can you bleach synthetic hair

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.

White henna bleach powder and developer
Pre-made box bleach and developer

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.

White henna bleach applied to synthetic hair
Synthetic hair after having bleach applied

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

Synthetic hair after having white henna bleach applied for 15 min
Synthetic hair after having bleach on them for 15 minutes

The synthetic hair after 45 minutes

The synthetic hair after 45 minutes with white henna bleach
Synthetic hair after having bleach on them for 45 minutes

The synthetic hair after 1,5 hours

The synthetic hair after 1 hour and 30 minutes with white henna bleach
Synthetic hair after having bleach on them for 1 hour and 30 min

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.

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