I have for some time been trying to make my hair lighter without having to dye it or use any harmful chemicals on it. So I did some research and I have found two, tried and tested ways to lighten your hair naturally using household ingredients. However when you are trying to make your hair lighter naturally you have to keep in mind that things like these take some time and patience and that you have to repeat the treatments for it to be a visible change.
1. honey and cinnamon
(DO NOT USE IF YOU HAVE AN ALLERGY TO CINNAMON)
The first way is a nice and easy mask for your hair, which I have found to work amazingly as a deep hair conditioner and as a hair lightener at the same time. There are three ingredients you need for this; honey, cinnamon and hair conditioner.
To make this, all you need to do is mix the ingredients together in a bowl and apply to clean dry hair. Then you should cover your hair using (clean!) plastic bags and a turban towel. Leave this on for about 6 to 7 hours or overnight, obviously the longer the better! Afterwards wash as usual
Honey contains vitamins, minerals, is antibacterial, acts as a humectant (attracts moisture), and has incredible healing properties. It is a naturally good conditioner and moisturizer because of its ability to attract and retain water molecules. Cinnamon helps with removing impurities from the hair and scalp and also promotes hair growth further. It also leaves your hair smelling AMAZING, like little cinnamon rolls! YUMM!
2. Lemon hair spray!
This next one is great for summer, and is incredibly cheap. It only requires one ingredient… LEMONS! All you need to do for this one is juice one lemon and place it in a spray bottle. This next step is completely optional, but I like to then add my favourite leave in conditioner (Aussie luscious long leave in conditioner) and shake it up. This is done in equal amounts so for every 100ml of lemon juice, I add 100ml of leave in conditioner.
When I come out of the shower and have semi dried my hair with a towel, I then like to spray it into my hair and brush it through with a wide toothed comb. Then just ‘chill’ in the sun outside. HOWEVER, if the sun is not available, like it isn’t in the UK, just blow-dry your hair.
Hopefully this has helped or given you some ideas! Thanks for reading and make sure you tell us in the comments if you have tried any of these and/ or you would like to try it!