People have been turning to coloring their hair since hair colorants have been developed but the chemicals which are used in hair dyes can damage the hair and hair damage is something everyone should try to avoid. Learning how to lighten your hair naturally can be a great alternative to coloring your hair using hair dyes and it seems that nature has provided ingredients which can aid coloring your tresses naturally. However since not all natural ingredients can be used to lighten your tresses, we have put together two of the most common natural ingredients found in your kitchen which you can use as an alternative to obtaining a lighter hair color.
Keep in mind that the results obtained with natural methods are not as dramatic as if one were to use hair dyes or bleach to lighten the hair. You will probably manage to obtain a hair color lighter with one or two shades than the natural hair color. Because this can also be a money saving option for you, consider the following ingredients to lighten your hair natural without causing any hair damage:
Lemons are known to be delicious, healthy as well as beneficial in lightening the skin as well as the hair. Lemon juice contains acids which can act as a mild and natural bleach for the skin as well as the hair so it would make a great option for women who want to obtain a lighter hair shade. The results will not be dramatic, but the longer the lemon juice can act on the hair the more visible the effects will be. Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice on your hair and allow it to work for about 4 hours or so. If you feel that your scalp is itching wash it off and try again another time. The lemon juice works better if the hair is exposed to the sun so apply the lemon juice on your hair an get a fabulous natural tan at the same time. Wash and condition the hair as usual!
Cinnamon does not only taste delicious, it can be also a great aid in lightening naturally your hair color. You can prepare a mixture of grounded cinnamon, honey, water and olive oil and apply it on your hair to lighten it. Honey and cinnamon contain ingredients which act as a natural hydrogen peroxide, thus if applied on the hair a certain degree of hair lightening will become visible. Mix ½ cup of honey with 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 3 tablespoons of grounded cinnamon. You can increase the amount of ingredients added depending on the length of your hair. It is better to add more cinnamon than less to ensure an even discoloration.
Apply the mixture on your hair and allow it to work on your hair for at least 4 hours. The longer you leave the mixture on the more visible the results will be, however keep in mind that you will only be able to achieve a maximum 2 tone lighter shade. Wrap your hair in a warm towel or apply a shower cap on to prevent the mixture from dripping on your clothes and carpets. After the desired time has passed wash and condition your hair as usual.