What are bleached knots and do I need them on my lace front wig?

Bleached knots help make the hair appear as if it is growing from the scalp. When hair is tied to the lace, there is a dark knot where the hair is secured. Bleaching or "lightening" the knots reduces the visibility of this knot. On off black (1B) and dark brown hair, the knots are lightened to a light brown shade. Very light brown and blonde and shades usually do not need bleached knots. It is not possible to bleach knots on jet black (#1) hair, and is very difficult to bleach knots on 1B hair.

Some customers request the knots to be bleached on the entire lace front wig. While this is common for men's toupees, the hair on a toupee is shorter and is not subjected to as much stress or friction from styling. Lace front wigs are typically made of longer hair, which is often manipulated with fingers, combs or brushes. Bleaching the knots on the entire unit leads to premature, and sometimes excessive, shedding because the bleached knots are weaker. At zarawigs.com, we do not bleach the knots on the entire lace front wig.

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