How to Naturally Lighten Your Hair

How to Naturally Lighten Your Hair

Last update: 15 August, 2015

Want to change the look and lighten the colour of your hair, without the use of harmful chemicals? No problem! Did you know that washing your hair with vinegar or going out in the sun for a few hours can give you glorious golden highlights? It’s true! There are tons of safe ways to lighten your hair that naturally occur in foods and your surrounding environment. If you are ready to change the colour of your hair but are reserved about buying chemicals in a box, below we have 6 great ways on how to lighten your hair naturally! Read on to discover how easy it really is!

Sunshine, glorious sunshine!

If you want to naturally lighten your hair, do this: grab your sunglasses, leave your hat and head to the beach or on a walk and soak up the magnificent rays! The sun is one of the most powerful and natural ways to easily and effectively lighten your hair. The sun has a natural bleaching effect that has the ability to lighten your hair to at least a few shades lighter. The best way to do this is to let your hair down and to make sure all your locks are exposed evenly. Soak up the sun for a minimum of thirty minutes and watch your hair transform! Just don’t forget your sunblock!

Lovely little lemon juice

Apart from its many uses, lemon juice is ideal for naturally lightening your hair. Lemon juice also contains natural bleaching properties that safely and effectively lighten your hair up to two shades lighter! To use the lemon juice method, squeeze one full lemon into a cup of warm water. Dampen your hair and apply lemon juice and water mixture. Let it sit for five minutes. Plan to sit out in the sun for at least 30 minutes. Once again don’t forget your sunscreen! You can repeat this method daily until you notice results.

Pour some honey on me

Honey! Yes honey is a great way to not only lighten your hair but add a hue of amber to your luscious locks. Honey contains powerful lightening properties that will naturally dye your hair without the use of synthetic chemicals. To use, purchase one cup of raw honey and add a tablespoon of olive oil and 2 cups of vinegar. Mix all the ingredients together and apply to damp hair. Take a small-toothed comb and brush thoroughly into your hair. Leave it on overnight. Rinse and shampoo in the morning as normal.

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Pass the tea please

Chamomile, not only is known to lighten hair, but also will provide your locks with a smooth and healthy coating. Chamomile will also give your hair a healthy golden hue. To use simply boil a pot of water and add one to three chamomile tea bags. Let the water cool and apply to damp hair. Rinse and shampoo as normal. For this method to be effective you may want to repeat this process a few times until desired results have been achieved.

The magic of baking soda

Like lemon juice, baking soda has been used as a very safe and natural agent for many things in life such as cleaning, washing clothes, and hair washing. Did you know that you can also use baking soda to naturally lighten your hair? Aside from lightening your hair, baking soda also helps to remove the build up of chemicals in your scalp from shampoos and other beauty products. To use, simply mix a few tablespoons of baking soda to water. Apply to damp hair and let sit for three minutes. Rinse and shampoo as normal.

White vinegar

Vinegar contains natural bleaching properties that like baking soda, help to remove build up of harmful chemicals in the hair. Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar are your best choices if you want to add natural highlights to your locks. To use, simply boil a pot of water and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Let the mixture cool and add to your hair, following up with a cold water rinse. Mix white vinegar with a cup of cold water and apply to damp hair. White vinegar will bring out blond hues, while apple cider vinegar will bring out more of an auburn golden hue. You can use this method as much as you like until you have reach desired results.