Many ladies with natural dishwater blonde hair color are not quite happy with the hue. Some brunettes would also love to go a shade lighter.
The modern market of hair dyes have a wide range of powerful products to turn your hair from dark brown into platinum blonde, but all of the commercial dyes contain chemical ingredients. Since there have been rumors associating usage of hair dyes with risks of getting cancer, many people have started taking interest in natural hair lightening products.
Lightening Hair Products From Nature Storeroom
Surprisingly or not, but for all the main hair colors, nature can offer solutions that can successfully substitute for a hair dyeing shampoo or even a dye. The following recipes will help you to achieve the enviable sun-kissed surfer hair.
Honey To Lighten Hair
As it has been stated before, honey contains a natural lightening ingredient that can lighten your hair for 2-3 shades without damaging the hair shafts. Dilute a few table spoons of honey in a small amount of water. Mix and apply it to your damp locks. Wrap with plastic and leave for an hour. Then rinse the solution off.
Cinnamon To Lighten Hair
Same as honey, cinnamon contains natural peroxide that produces the effect sun bleached hair, makes it shiner and healthier. It also adds a delicate reddish tint that looks like a strawberry blonde hue on blondes, and as a lighter brown shade with a red tint on brunettes. Cinnamon, as a product to lighten hair can be used in a mixture with a hair conditioner or in a blend with honey and conditioner.
The first solution suggests application of the cinnamon and conditioner mixture as a hair mask overnight (for 8 hours).
The other recipe works as this: 2 table spoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, ½ tea spoon of olive oil and 1-2 table spoons of conditioner. If the mixture is too thick, add a little bit of water and leave it for 30 minutes. Apply the blend to damp hair, wrap with plastic or use a plastic cap. Leave as a mask overnight (for 8 hours). Rinse your hair thoroughly in the morning.
Lemon To Lighten Hair
Lemon juice and sun rays can also do the miracle of lightening for your locks. Lemon contains citric acid that can be used as a hair lightening product for dark hair as well as a bleacher for blonde locks. Since lemon juice has a drying effect, it’s recommended to dilute it with water 1:1/4 for normal hair or mix with hair conditioner 1:1/4 for dry hair (without water). Spray the solution to unwashed damp hair and go to sit into the sun for 1-2 hours. A moisturizing hair mask after the procedure is highly recommended.
Chamomile To Lighten Hair
Chamomile as a hair product to lighten hair works best as a hair rinse in combination with other ingredients, mentioned here – lemon juice and honey. So how do you prepare the rinse? Infuse some chamomile tea – steep 2 table spoons of chamomile flowers in a cup of boiling water, then strain the infusion. Add 1 table spoon of raw honey to the infusion and let it melt. Finally add 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir the rinse and pour it on your freshly shampooed hair.
A lightening mask, a spray or a rinse? The choice is yours. The honey-containing masks are a bit sticky and may feel messy as you are applying them, but they do have a great potential because they contact with your hair for a longer period of time.
Since natural hair lightening products contain bleaching ingredients in small amounts, your hair may not respond noticeably to the mentioned solutions immediately - after the first procedure. However, if you repeat them once a week, you will begin to see the difference. Healthy shiny locks of a lighter shade will be your reward. Sounds like it’s worth a try, eh?