Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How to Lighten Hair Naturally (without nasty chemicals!)

How to Lighten Hair Naturally (without nasty chemicals!)

Summer is right around the corner and thus starts the trend towards lighter sun kissed hair.  However, bleaching is not an option because the chemicals from the bleach can damage your hair.  The bleach strips the keratin from your hair, which can leave your hair brittle, dry, and lifeless over time.  Definitely not a look any of us are going for!

So, what do you do?

Use lemon juice to naturally lighten your hair! Lemon juice naturally lightens your hair because it is contains a natural bleaching agent--but not one as harsh as the bleaches that are on the market today.  For example, lemon juice is safe enough to use on your skin.

Ingredients:

2-4 tbsp lemon juice (1/2-1 lemon)
water

Directions:

Mix the lemon juice and the water together.  Rub it into your hair and leave it in for a few hours before rinsing it out.  How long the natural lightening method takes depends on your hair.

In general, if you have hair that grabs color easily and bleaches easily, then you are likely going to see results sooner.

You can accelerate this process by going outside in the sun.  The sunlight will accelerate the lemon juice's hair lightening process.

Enjoy your naturally highlighted, healthier hair!  Avoid the chemicals...your hair and body will thank you!

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10 comments:

  1. does your hair have to be wet before you put on the lemon juice

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    1. You will be using a mixture of lemon juice and water as the recipe calls for, so it not be necessary to pre-wet hair. :)

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  2. does it change colour to golden or copper ?

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  3. Does have to be fresh lemon juice or can it be store bought lemon juice?

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    1. Do not add water if the store bought lemon juice already has water in it. If it is %100 lemon juice then that's fine and you'd have to add water as said.

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  4. I went to get my hair re done, highlights and lowlights and my hairdresser made my lowlights to dark and not enough highlights so I walked out of the salon with a dull color and disappointed. Ive been trying to find a shampoo or product to lighten it without putting more chemicals on it. This lemon Remedie sound great I will try it asap and hope for the best. Thanks :)

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  5. Hpw much water do you need?

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  6. How many times do you need to do this for?

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    1. It depends on the color/type of your hair and what results you are trying to achieve in terms of color.

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  7. Water isn't necessary, and depending on the color of your hair and how long you sit in the sun, will determine the lightened color you will get, I went from black hair to blonde using lemon juice in the sun for 2 days...you defiantly want to deep condition after because it is drying.

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