How to lighten the lace

How to lighten the lace

Postby MsMiamiLady » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:46 pm

How to lighten the lace
Is it possible to lighten the lace on a unit that's too dark? I'm talking about the lace itself, not the hair color, tho i wouldn't care if it lightened the hair color too. Can a light color Rit dye be used for this? How bout a color remover? Any other suggestions?
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Re: How to lighten the lace

Postby IDareT'sHair » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:26 pm

Does this method of using Rit Dye to lighten the lace also turn Yaki texture in to a more Silkier texture?
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Re: How to lighten the lace

Postby TriniStarr » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:27 pm

U know i got some of that Rit color remover cause i was hoping it would do the trick. Been nervous about applying it tho. So now that u gave those great instructions i know just what to do.One question : about how long did it take ? I know it depends on the color u starting w/ and color u want to end up with; but an estimate, was it like 10 min or 1 hr? Thanks again, cause i didn't know this was even possible to do. I have 3 AAMH units that have a dark cap and i had just threw them in the hair closet; now maybe i can actually USE them!
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Re: How to lighten the lace

Postby CreativeOne » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:37 pm

It takes a min to do the perimeter, which I did. But the change in color happens relatively immediately. You can see it getting lighter as you continue to dab at it. I will post the instructions below.
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Re: How to lighten the lace

Postby slimjuicy » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:29 pm

I've been trying to bleach mine all week, and it wasn't working, til I tried this.
Ok, First heat the water, really hot, close to boiling. Then pour it into a container.
Add the rit dye remover and mix it with the water you poured into the container. -(I did this because I didn't want to pour the dye remover into my cooking pot..lol)
Next get a q-tip or better yet the cotton cosmetic applicators. They sell them in CVS. They look like q-tips on one end and they are pointy q-tips on the other end. -(less cotton will come off while you work).
Then dip the q-tip in the mixture and apply it underneath the lace-(dabbing motions). Make sure you don't turn the wig up-side down. hold it right side up and apply the q-tip.
As you look down at it. you will see the knots and lace-(it if is colored) start to get lighter.
When the desired effect is achieved, press the area with a damp towel or rag. To stop the lightening process.
Do this in small sections-(areas) starting at the edge of the wig.
It takes a lil time, but you can see it change as you dab it and you minimize the amount of remover that you get on the roots but keeping the wig upright.
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Re: How to lighten the lace

Postby An_gell » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:47 pm

Great let me know how it works for you
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