How To Lighten Hair Without Touching Dye Or Bleach

This
generation is all about setting yourself apart with idiosyncratic
choices, and when everyone else is just opting for chemical hair
treatments in an attempt to learn how to lighten hair, why not go for
better and inexpensive ways to bleach your hair?

After
creating a hole in your pocket with those expensive salon treatments
that might make your hair frizzier than a poodle and rougher than a
broomstick, we are sure you are looking for how to naturally lighten
your hair And this is why we stepped up our game to bring you the best
natural remedies to lighten your hair at home without touching dyes or
bleach.

 

1. Lemon juice

You get the benefits of lemon
juice not only when you drink it, but also when you use it for your
hair. The citric acid in lemon juice is a very weak oxidizing agent that
reduces the production of melanin and lightens the hair naturally. The
process is accelerated when you expose your hair to the sun. Keep in
mind that prolonged exposure is also not advisable.

You need:

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup conditioner or a teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 spray bottle

Part
your hair and spray the mixture from roots to the tips. Wait until it’s
completely saturated, sit under the sun for at least 20 minutes (now
you won’t hate summers), and get ready to rock that diva-ish hair after
washing them.

2. Honey and vinegar

This mixture might
sound like a bad idea, but don’t worry — when the aftermath of the
application will give you light as a feather and smooth as a silk scarf
locks, you will personally thank us. If you don’t like apple cider
vinegar for its foul smell, you can always replace it with warm water.

You need:

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (if your hair is really dry, mix a little amount of conditioner as well)

Make
a paste of these ingredients and apply the mixture well with a nylon
bristles dye brush. Keep it on for at least four or five hours, or you
can let it sit overnight by wrapping a towel around your head.

3. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide

Baking
soda for hair is always a great option, and when it is combined with
hydrogen peroxide, the amalgamation of both gives you diva-esque hair.
As many people tend to use only hydrogen peroxide, when the results are
not up to par, they keep wondering why. Well, because only hydrogen peroxide won’t lighten your hair.

You need:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 3-4 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide
  • Mix them well and apply the mask in a generous amount
  • Keep the mixture on for no more than 60 minutes and wash your hair well

4. Saltwater solution

Saltwater
solution not lightens your hair but removes dandruff and debris that
are stuck to the roots of your hair, giving you an effortless, spa-like
treatment at home. This mixture is perfect for those who have already
bleached their hair and want to keep the bleach for a longer period.
Saltwater solution will only slightly open your hair cuticle, and sun
exposure will give you better results.

You need:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • A pinch of salt
  • Spray bottle
  • Spray the solution onto your hair and leave it on for about 15 minutes while sitting under the sun
  • Leave on for about half an hour and then rinse it off

5. Orange juice and club soda

Vitamin
C in orange juice makes it an effective product for lightening hair.
Although the results may not be adequate, blending other ingredients in
the juice not only makes it a great option for lightening hair but it
also removes layers of chemicals that haven’t been washed away. You can
also crush 8 or 9 Vitamin C tablets in case you run out of oranges.

You need:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup club soda
  • 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 drop of sage essential oil
  • Prepare
    a mixture in a spray bottle and shake vigorously to form a consolidated
    solution. Section your hair into four parts and spray the mixture from
    front to end. Wear a plastic shower cap and allow the orange juice to
    penetrate your scalp. Sit under the sun for an hour and rinse it off.

 

6. Henna paste

Some
women have been using this technique since the beginning of the time,
especially in parts of Arabian Peninsula and Indian Subcontinent. You
may be wondering why a product that is meant for darkening hair can
lighten it at the same time. Only blondes are not looking to lighten
their hair, but women with dark brown and black hair are.

You need:

  • 3 tablespoons henna
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Let the mixture sit overnight so the color activates
  • Apply
    onto hair next morning and leave it for 2 to 3 hours. You can add
    cinnamon powder to the mixture for a greater effect. Rinse it off with
    lemon juice or vinegar.

 

7. Cinnamon and conditioner

This
pleasant-smelling mixture is so versatile that it leaves your hair with
powerful and irresistible fragrance, making it lighter and softer. You
don’t even need to wash your hair with shampoo to remove the odor that
other mixtures might give you. Grind the cinnamon and use the powder.

You need:

  • 1/2 cup cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Make
    a thick paste and apply it as you would normally. Tie your hair in a
    bun and leave the mixture on for 3 to 4 hours before rinsing. You can
    even add a tablespoon of honey for more satisfactory results.

8. Tea, lemon, and yogurt

Tea
bags for under eyes, tea bags for at-home bath spa, green tea for
weight loss, and now chamomile tea for lightening hair. This herbal tea
is a gentle and natural method for how to lighten hair. The most basic
way is to boil 4 to 5 tea bags. Allow the mixture to cool before you
rinse your damp hair. To make it even more effective, add some natural
hair lightening ingredients.

You need:

  • 1 cup freshly brewed chamomile tea
  • 2 teaspoon lemon
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • Mix
    all these ingredients well together until it forms a paste, and then
    apply it onto your hair. Pin up your hair and let the mixture sit for 30
    to 60 minutes. Wash your hair and condition it well. If you are using
    only chamomile spray, instead of washing it, let it air dry.

 

9. Marigold petals

Who
would have thought the benefits of marigold petals also included
lightening hair? The best part about using marigold is that it also
moisturizes coarse and dry hair, and gives you dandruff-free hair as it
hydrates the scalp. You can also use calendula tea for this mixture. Its
lightening properties will give you both softer locks and lighter hair
tone.

You need:

  • Marigold petals
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • Spray bottle
  • Boil
    marigold petals with apple cider vinegar. Filter the mixture and add
    almond oil to the already prepared solution. Spray the final mixture
    onto your dry hair and let it dry.

10. Rhubarb

This
species of plant is a controversial one as we’re still not sure whether
it’s a fruit or a vegetable. Rhubarb is a seasonal spring vegetable but
it is considered a fruit. There’s no doubt that with its exquisite
name, it also has excellent benefits, and one of them is working as a
lightening agent for hair.

You need:

  • 1/4 cup chopped rhubarb
  • 2 cups water
  • Boil
    them together and set the mixture aside to cool. After it cools down,
    strain the liquid either in a spray bottle or in a bowl if you think you
    would be able to pour it entirely onto your hair. Leave it on for about
    10 minutes and complete the wash with a conditioner.

11. Coffee

This
method is highly recommended for women with brown and black hair. Not
only you can use coffee as a hair mask or as a hair loss treatment, but
you can lighten your hair and make it more manageable. It’s recommended
that you use organic coffee, but if you don’t want to spend a little
extra amount on it, you can always add other natural ingredients to make
the mixture powerful.

You need:

  • 2 cups of freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup conditioner
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Spray bottle
  • Allow
    the coffee to cool down on its own or by keeping it in a refrigerator.
    Pour half of it in a separate cup so that you have 2 cups of coffee
    separately. Spray all over your hair and sit under the sun for at least
    20 minutes. Wash it normally and then pour the other coffee up onto your
    hair.

 

Bonus tips

We know you
are very much excited to try these methods, but before you get up and
try them out, make sure to prepare your hair well in advance. Oil your
hair 3 times a week, do deep conditioning, or try a hair mask. This will
make the process a lot easier and more effective.

It is
recommended to expose your hair to the sun during the process or after
it. Also don’t forget to give your hair a nice massage with
UV-protecting leave-in conditioner before you step out in the sun.

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