The hair lighteners available in the stores remove the natural pigment of the hair to give the hair strands a lighter shade. Although, you may prefer a lighter shade especially during the summer months, the bleaches used for de-colourization contain toxic substances that tend to damage the tresses, making them dry and lifeless. To lighten your hair without damaging the hair shaft, you can try these natural alternatives to the expensive hair lightening products. Made with natural ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen,
Here Are Some Inexpensive And Easy Ways To Lighten Hair Naturally
Lemon contains citric acid, a natural lightening agent. For a lighter shade of hair colour, add a cup of lemon juice and ¼ cup of warm water to a spray bottle. Mix the ingredients well and spray the lemon juice on the hair. Spend some time in the sunlight to enable citric acid to lighten the tresses naturally. Reapply lemon juice and bask in the sun once in every hour until you get the desired shade.
2. Chamomile Tea
Brew a cup of chamomile tea by steeping two tablespoons of chamomile, preferably fresh chamomile, in a pot of hot water for about five minutes. Rinse your hair with chamomile tea and leave it on for about 15 minutes and again rinse the tresses. Repeat the process 3 to 6 times until you get the desired lighter shade.
Vinegar contains acetic acid, a weak acid that also helps in bleaching the tresses. Rinsing the hair with diluted vinegar helps in lightening the tresses. However, this natural hair lightening method works gradually. Rinse your hair with diluted vinegar for several days until you get the desired lighter shade.
4. Honey And Cinnamon
Applying honey and cinnamon hair mask to the tresses will help in lightening them naturally. Mix two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of powdered cinnamon. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and ½ to ¼ cup of warm water to the honey and cinnamon mixture and blend the ingredients well. Keep the concoction aside for about an hour. Apply the hair mask on the hair and cover the hair with a shower cap. After an hour shampoo your hair.
5. Salt And Coconut Oil
Spraying warm salt water on the hair helps in lightening the natural hair color. However, salt depletes the essential moisture from the hair. Hence, to lighten the tresses without drying them, mix a teaspoon of salt with three 1 ½ teaspoons of coconut oil and a cup of warm water and spray the concoction on the hair. Bask in the sun to get the lighter hue.
6. Olive Oil
Olive oil not only helps in moisturizing the hair. It also helps in lightening the hair. Massage the hair with olive oil and bask in the sun. For better result, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the oil before applying it to the tresses.
To lighten your hair naturally, rinse the tresses with a concoction prepared by boiling a quarter cup of chopped rhubarb root in two cups of water. To get the desired shade, rinse your hair several times with the rhubarb root concoction.
8. Baking Soda
Washing your hair with baking soda solution helps in lightening the tresses naturally. Before shampooing your hair, combine a teaspoon of baking soda with your regular shampoo. When used daily for washing the hair, it will gradually lighten the natural color of your hair.
9. Vodka And Lemon Zest
To lighten your blonde hair naturally, rinse the tresses with lemon infused vodka. Add the zests of 10 to 15 lemons to a bottle of vodka and store the bottle in a dry and cool place for about two to three weeks. Spray the lemon-infused vodka on your hair and then bask in the sun.