How to Lighten Your Hair Naturally

For a gradual change in hair color, hair lighteners work excellent and are easy to use. Lighteners are the most natural way to add dimension to your current color, without putting in an extreme amount of effort. In addition to this, lighteners are ideal for someone with dirty blonde-to-light brown locks; plus people with darker hair can benefit from natural ighteners too.

Now some might say that people can just visit a salon or buy a cheap hair dye kit. However, salon visits are expensive, and the chemicals in cheap at-home dye is extremely harsh on your locks. So if at-home dye kits and salon visits don’t appeal to you, perhaps some store-bought or do-it yourself hair lighteners will do the trick!

That being said, here are some of the most common natural lighteners.

Sun

beautiful blond womanThe most basic, natural hair lightener is the sun. You have probably noticed how your hair is lighter during the summer months after being outside, sun bathing and/or swimming. This is because it’s the opposite of your skin since your locks get lighter instead of getting darker.

All you need to do is lay out in the sun with your hair fanned-out above your head to soak up the rays. Don’t forget to wear sunblock on your skin, and if you have ever experienced sunburn on the scalp, try investing in an oil-free sunblock to apply to your scalp. Assuming you’re planning on swimming or exercising, reapply the sun block frequently throughout the day.

If your hair is dark, try swimming in a pool treated with chlorine before sunbathing to speed up the natural lightening process. You can also try swimming in an ocean, lake, pond, or any other body of water to have the same effect over a slightly longer amount of time.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a bleaching agent, as well as a hair lightener, and has been used for many years. It’s not the chosen method for everyone, but it isn’t as harsh as a do-it-yourself box of hair dye, or costly like a visit to the salon (Salon vs. At-Home Hair Color). If you’re inexperienced in bleaching hair with hydrogen peroxide, there are peroxide-based bleaching kits at local beauty stores that include directions for you to follow.

Before spraying a bottle of peroxide onto your hair, do a strand test on a small section of your locks located on the back of your head. It’s important to perform a strand test 24 hours before bleaching the rest of your locks to avoid allergic reactions, and to also know how long to let the peroxide process on. Always use hydrogen peroxide in well-ventilated rooms, and the same goes for every other coloring treatment. Also, never use any kind of home cleaning bleach product on your locks because it could have severely damaging effect, even on your skin.

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Tea

The women of the world have been working hard on unique ways to change their hair color and enhance their natural beauty. A product of this effort includes tea, which is amazing because it can be used to lighten dark, as well as darken blonde hair.

  1. To use it, all you need is the average, run-of-the-mill tea that you drink.
  2. Steep your hot tea and allow it to cool; then apply it to your hair with a sprits bottle, and allow them to dry under natural sunlight.

Be sure that your locks has been shampooed and conditioned prior to using the tea.

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