Before you throw your old matted lace wig in the trash can, try this! Lets face it, at some point your, despite being high quality, will begin to tangle after some time. We are going to show a little known trick to revive your matted lace wig to its former glory.
If your unit is extremely matted, it is usually due to excessive dryness. Because the hair on your unit is no longer attached to the scalp of its donor where it receives natural moisture, it is likely to dry up. Dryness usually causes excessive shedding, tangling and the dreaded matting.
Here is who you can revive and revitalize your lace wig using what we call the Bleach Bath Method.
PLEASE PROCEED WITH CAUTION. If this process is done wrong, it can damage your unit. This process is frequently used by professionals for detangling of human hair systems. Although it is a relatively simple process, if done wrong, it may result in permanent damage to your unit.
Bleach Bath Method to Revive an Old Lace Wig
You will need the following:
- Large sink with 2 gallons of very hot water (as hot as you can stand).
- 2 ounces of Clorox bleach (do not use generic).
- 2 ounces of ammonia.
- Wide tooth comb or vent brush
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Deep Conditioner
- Draw 1 gal. of hot tap water into the sink. Pour 2 ounces of Clorox bleach into the water. Place the tangled hair system into the water carefully.
- DO NOT allow the hair to be in contact with the Clorox water mix for more than 3 minutes. Small bubbles will normally appear during the process. Comb or brush very gently when submerged. Using the wide tooth comb or vent brush, gently brush through the hair. Concentrate on the most tangled and matted area of the hair. The tangles should come out while brushing. The hair will become silky
- Remove hair from bleach bath and wash with a Protein Shampoo. Make sure all the bleach is washed out thoroughly before proceeding to the next step.
- Drain the Clorox mixture and thoroughly rinse the system with warm water. While rinsing, keep the base of the system facing up flowing with the water. This will prevent the hair from tangling again.
- Draw another gallon of hot tap water in the sink. Next, pour 2 ounces of ammonia into the sink and mix. Place wig into the mixture. Start brushing unit again, gently using a vent brush/wide tooth comb, for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Drain the ammonia mixture and thoroughly rinse the system with warm water. After the final rinse the wig should be silky, smooth, and tangle free. At this time wash and condition.
Final Step: Deep Condition
Saturate the unit with deep conditioner and plastic bag. I recommend using the Kera Intense Deep Condtioner which is infused with keratin. This product does wonders in restoring moisture to the unit. Saturate the unit in the deep conditioner and place in a plastic bag. Microwave for 30 seconds or let it sit for an hour or more. Rinse the conditioner, air dry and style as desired.