Home remedies to lighten hair

by Lexie

If you are looking for home remedies to lighten hair, here are a few our reader Lexie shares on how to lighten hair naturally, both dark hair and blond.

If you have dark hair, sadly Lemon/lemon Juice will not help your hair so much..in fact it can turn your hair a tad bit orange! So here's how to lighten your hair for Dark hair and blondes! :)

Brunettes/Dark Hair:
1/4 cup Honey
1/3 cup conditioner
Mix the two then apply to hair. Put a plastic grocery bag over hair. You can:
A.) wear a warm hat over baggy and sit in sun for 8 hours..or..
B.) Sit under a hooded dryer for an hour and a half.

Brunettes/Dark Hair 2:
a moderate amount of Conditioner
2-6 tbsp cinnamon (depending on how thick/long hair is)

Make sure hair is moderately wet..and brushed! Run conditioner through hair, so cinnamon will stick. Rub cinnamon all over hair, don't forget underneath too! Put hair in a bun and put saran wrap or a plastic bag(best if you want to sleep with it) on head. If you want your hair just a tad lighter- 6 hours. 1 shade darker=8 hours. For best results, sleep with it in. You might feel some tingling sensation. When your ready to take it out, shampoo your hair to get cinnamon out. When your hair is dry, it will smell Amazing!

2 bags Lemon Tea

Fill up a cup 3/4 full with hot water. Put 1 tea bag in cup and wait 3-4 minutes. After it cools, put the tea on your hair. Put on a shower cap or grocery bag. Wait 25-30 minutes. Make another tea filled cup. Rinse hair in the shower, then put another tea filled cup in your hair before you shampoo. Rinse. Shampoo and condition.

Blondes 2:
Lemon Concentrate/Juice
Pour lemon juice all over your hair before going out in the sun. Apply Sunscreen as well!! Stay out in sun for 30 minutes, and drink lots of water! Take a little break. Then go back outside for 30-40 minutes and apply More sunscreen. Do this for a couple days and your hair will be noticeably lighter!

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Aug 31, 2011
by: jenn

I have a light brunette hair and I have the cinnamon in my hair right now but can something go wrong and make my hair color look bad?

Aug 30, 2011
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by: Debbie

I've tried honey, conditioner and vitamin C tablets on my med-dark brown hair. I colored it too dark and wanted to go lighter. I used:
1 Tbsp of honey
3 Tbsp of conditioner (runny kind-not too thick)
and 2 tabs of Vitamin C (crushed).

Left on my hair for 1 hr then rinsed with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 16 oz of water and did not rinse out. In the morning, I shampooed my hair and used a light conditioner and my hair was noticeably lighter by 1 shade and it took out the red highlights and made them blond. Love it!
Good luck.

Feb 26, 2011
by: Cholle

Wow! Just randomly looking for face masks, what a great site to stumble upon!

I'm in the process of printing several of these recipes, but I had a question really quick - This post about lightening hair, does it work for dyed hair?

My hair is naturally a white blonde, but I've had it dyed black for almost six years now. I've been considering trying to lighten it, but I would rather not strip it. It's hurting quite enough from being dyed! I also don't want to wait for it to grow out, or, obviously, shave my head. So if this would naturally, and gradually, lighten my hair, that would be amazing. Do you think it would work for that?

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