How To Bleach Synthetic Hair Wigs: A Complete Guide

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Hair is one of the most important aspects of a woman’s life. From choosing hair color to styling, it has become an integral part of our lives.

In today’s world, wearing synthetic hair wigs is a great way to change your look without having to cut your hair. But the upkeep can be difficult and time-consuming. Luckily, there are some easy ways you can keep your wig looking fresh and clean.

In this article, we will discuss everything that you need in order to bleach your synthetic wigs as well as tips for protecting them after bleaching to keep them for a longer duration.

How To Bleach Synthetic Hair Wigs

Things Required To Bleach A Synthetic Wig

  • One wig cap (to protect your head from the bleach)
  • A measuring cup, mixing bowl, or jug to ensure even consistency of liquid bleach mixture.
  • An old towel and some gloves for protection against contact with hair dye that may lead to skin irritation.
  • Bleach powder or cream bleach for hair
  • Bottle of cold water

How To Bleach Synthetic Hair Wigs: Step By Step Guide

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to bleach your synthetic wigs. Read this carefully and follow the steps as instructed for the best possible results.

1. Wig Cap to Protect Real Hair

First, you have to make sure that the dyeing process will not produce any damage to your real hair if it comes into contact with them.

The best way is by wearing a wig cap. It’s better than nothing but still doesn’t provide 100% protection against color transfer so wear old clothes too!

2. Pour Cream Bleach

Next, pour in enough bleach powder or cream bleach for all of the hairs. Make sure that the meaning is enough for all hairs to be submerged completely.[1]

3. Add Water to Cream Bleach

Now, add water to a measuring cup and mix thoroughly until you have an even consistency with no lumps or clumps.

4. Fill Wig Cap with Bleach Mixture

Fill up your wig cap with this liquid bleach mixture- it should not be more than two inches deep but make sure that everything is covered.

5. Wear Gloves and Take Position

Next, wear gloves and get yourself into position for bleaching by either sitting on a stool or lying down if you are having trouble holding your head still while seated.

The idea is to keep contact between hair dye and skin at a minimum so wear old clothes too.

6. Apply the Mixture

Place the synthetic wig in an empty bathtub or sink. Add in the recommended amount of bleach, which is usually around two cups (500ml).

Mix it up using a jug to ensure even consistency and pour into the wig you’re going to bleach. This should be done by submerging your synthetic hair wig underwater for about five minutes.

7. Wait for 30 Minutes

We recommend keeping this process at least half an hour if possible as this will give enough time for all strands to become fully covered with dye and then rinse off excess liquid afterward when finished.

If leaving any longer than 30 mins just make sure that you check on your synthetic hair wig every now and again because it can dry out too much without careful attention – giving an undesirable result like scrunched-up curls.

8. Wash the Wig

After Bleaching, do not use heat styling tools until you have washed your synthetic hair wig for the first time. 

This includes blow-drying, curling, or straightening with irons as well as using heated rollers which can all give a dry and brittle appearance to curls if not done carefully.

We recommend washing it at least once before use anyway but this is especially important after bleaching because bleach causes color loss from natural dyes in the synthetic hair fibers too – meaning that any oils left will be less likely to replenish them.

And when possible we always advise against using an old shampoo on your new synthetic hair wig since there could still be traces of chemicals lingering around which are now capable of causing damage.


A lot goes into getting those perfect curls, right? Well, now that you’re all set with your new synthetic hair wig and have the perfect curls it’s time to take care of them.

Putting in the time and effort to take good care of your new synthetic hair wig is important because it will ultimately make them last longer.

So, don’t forget about these helpful tips on how you can keep those gorgeous curls for as long as possible!

Now that you know how to bleach your synthetic hair wigs, all there’s left to do is find the perfect one. Take some time out of your day and check them out online or visit your local beauty supply store today.

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