No matter what color of type of hair you have, it seems like you are longing for something different. If you have dark hair, you dream of having lighter hair. If you have curly hair, you want straight. I think it’s in our nature to always want something else. I’ve found over the years growing up and dying my hair as a teen you can make some big mistakes with bleach if you’re not careful. Bleach can be extremely damaging if it is not properly used and you need to use big precautions when using it. So I’ve stayed away from Bleach for quite some time now, but I have found a few natural ways to lighten up my hair and give my hair that natural, sun kissed look in the Summertime that I’m always craving! Here is a few mixtures I’ve found give great results!
Honey & Cinnamon: Gather together a mixture of Honey and Cinnamon, add some of your favorite conditioner to make the consistency not so thick or sticky and apply it to your whole head or just the ends, whatever part of your hair you would like to be lighter. It works best to sleep in this mask overnight and then shampoo it out in the morning but I would highly suggest leaving it in for at least an hour! You will need to use a clarifying shampoo to really remove all of the mixture from your hair. You may not notice a vast difference at first, but this is a mixture that doesn’t leave you with any damage at all, so you can do it over and over until you achieve the results you’re looking for!
Lemon Juice: If you’re looking for pretty instant results, lemon juice is your best bet! It is a bit more damaging than the other forms of lightening mentioned today, but it is far less damaging than bleach! Put some lemon juice in a spray bottle and dilute it with a bit of water, spray it in where you would like to lighten, whether that is your whole head or just certain areas, and then simply go spend the day in the Sun and you will notice that you hair is lighter than when you started! Be sure to moisturize your hair after this as it will be pretty dry!
Vitamin C: Lastly Vitamin C is a great way to lighten your hair! I personally think this is probably the most effective way to lighten with the least amount of damage! All you have to do is crush about 4-6 Vitamin C pills depending on the length of your hair and mix it in with your favorite Shampoo, I used a clarifying shampoo so it broke through the hair a bit better and lightened a bit more! Apply it to your hair for about 30 minutes and simply wash it out! This will make your hair feel a bit dry when you first wash it out but a good condition after you wash it out will work great! You will notice your hair lighten about 1-2 shades just by one use!
Who says you have to use damaging chemicals and bleaches to lighten your hair? These are simple ingredients you can find in your household or kitchen, they are fairly affordable and give off great results. I hope you enjoy these methods of lightening and they work well on your hair as well!