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How to Use Baking Soda to Lighten Hair Naturally




Are you looking for a blonde hair look and want to try some natural process at home? There are various ways of doing so and use baking soda is a good option. Here we explain in detail how to use baking soda to lighten hair naturally.

Does Baking Soda to Lighten Hair?

Baking soda is known for playing an excellent role as natural lightener if we can use the same at least once at a gap of every 7 to 10 days time.

Can You use Baking Soda on Color Treated Hair?

Use of baking soda all alone will slowly take down the color if used in short time gap. You need to mix some other natural ingredients to hold back the color on hair.

How to Use Baking Soda for Lightening Hair:

There are various ways of using baking soda for hair lightening and we are sharing few among them.

1. Lighten Hair with Baking Soda and Water:

Baking soda in mix with water can slowly and steadily help in hair lightening.

Ingredients:

  • Baking Soda
  • Warm Water

Preparation Time: 5 mins.

Procedure:

  • Take about ½ cup of Baking soda
  • Add lukewarm water to it and mix well to prepare to medium thickness paste. It should be too thin or thick as in both cases it will not give desired result.
  • Apply the paste from root till top evenly
  • Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Check the result and if it looks OK wash your hair. If you want it even more lighter wait for few more minutes before you wash

How it work: The baking soda paste will work on the hair to lower down the natural black color to blonde shade.

Repetitions: Once at a gap of 7 days.

Best time to Apply: Before your take bath.

Tips: Moisturize your hair for better look.

2. Lighten Hair with Baking Soda and Lemon:

Lemon is a good hair lightener because of its acidic feature. We recommend using with water to reduce the acid level to avoid damage of hair.

Ingredients:

  • Lemon Juice
  • Baking Soda
  • Distilled water

Preparation Time: 5 mins.

Procedure:

  • Take equal amount of Lemon juice, distilled water and baking soda
  • Mix well and prepare a paste
  • Apply the same on hair from root till tip
  • Leave it for not more than 5 minutes
  • Wash your hair and pat dry

How it work: The acidic feature of this mix will help in lightening the shade of the hair.

Repetitions: Once in a week.

Best time to Apply: Before taking bath.

Tips: As lemon will dry your hair besides bleaching it, it is must for you to apply conditioner after hair wash.

[ Read: How to Use Lemon Juice to Lighten Hair ]




3. Lighten Hair with Baking Soda and Shampoo:

Anti dandruff shampoo works best with baking soda for lightening hair.

Ingredients:

  • Baking Soda
  • Shampoo

Preparation Time: 5 Mins.

Procedure:

  • Take baking soda and shampoo in 1:1 ratio depending on the length of the hair.
  • Make an even lather and apply it on your hair.
  • Once applied evenly leave it for 5 to 10 minutes in hair
  • Now wash the hair using Luke warm water
  • Pat the hair dry

How it works: Besides cleaning the hair it will also lower down the hair color few shades below the natural one.

Repetitions: Once a week.

Best time to Apply: Always before taking bath.

Tips: Use hair conditioner to make your hair soft and healthy.

4. Lighten Hair with Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide:

Hydrogen peroxide is a natural element which lightens hairs faster than any other ingredients used for lightening.

Ingredients:

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking Soda
  • Water

Preparation Time: 5 Min.

Procedure:

  • Take equal amount of baking soda, warm water and Hydrogen peroxide and mix well
  • Now apply on your hair from root till tip
  • Check after 15 to 20 minutes of application
  • If you get the desired shade wash your hair and if not wait for few more minutes before you rinse

How it works: It acts on your hair faster and will give the desired lightening result which you are looking for.

Repetitions: Once every 7 days till you get the shade.

Best time to Apply: Before taking bath.

Tips: Your hair may get dry to apply conditioner after hair wash.

[ Read: How to Bleach Hair with Hydrogen Peroxide ]




5. Lighten Hair with Baking Soda and Vinegar:

By vinegar we mean to say Apple cider Vinegar which is completely safe for hair lightening. Apple cider acidic feature bleaches the hair perfectly and give a reddish look to it.

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Distilled water
  • Baking soda

Preparation Time: 5 mins.

Procedure:

  • Take equal amount of baking soda, apple cider vinegar and distilled water depending on the length of the hair
  • Mix it well to form an even medium thickness paste
  • Apply on the hair completely and leave for 30 minutes
  • Wash your hair and pat dry

How it works: It will give an evenly reddish look to the hair naturally. You will find it as one of the most effective methods of hair lightening.

Repetitions: Once in a week.

Best time to Apply: Before your take bath.

Tips: You may find your hair harsh after this treatment. Apply coconut oil or conditioner to soften it.

6. Lighten Hair with Baking Soda and Honey:

Honey is also a natural acidic ingredient which can lighten the hair without causing any harm.

Ingredients:

  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Baking soda

Preparation Time: 5 mins.

Procedure:

  • Take 1/4th cup of honey and warm it
  • Now add 1/4th cup of olive oil into it
  • Add 1/2 cup or based on the length of hair, baking soda
  • Mix it really well to prepare a smooth paste
  • Apply on the particular areas where you want the maximum lightening effect
  • Leave it for 1 hr
  • Before you proceed to wash your hair, apply the remaining paste all over the hair till tip
  • Wait for 5 mins and then wash hair
  • Pat dry

How it work: This will give a fine lightening tone to hair and will make the hair thick and healthy.

Repetitions: Once in a week.

Best time to Apply: Always before bath.

Tips: Keep your hair conditioned after wash.

7. Lighten Hair with Baking Soda and Dish Soap:

The harsh element of the dish soap will help in lightening the hair color fast.

Ingredients:

  • Baking Soda
  • Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  • Dish Washing Soap
  • Shower Cap

Preparation Time: 2 min.

Procedure:

  • Take 3 spoons of baking soda and mix with 4 spoon of shampoo.
  • Add 1 spoon of dish washing soap to it
  • Combine all well to prepare a smooth mixture.
  • Now apply the mix on dry hair before it gets saturated.
  • Cover hair using shower cap and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Wash the hair using Luke warm water.

How it works: It acts effectively for fading semi-permanent color of hair. Use of dish washing soap’s will work considerably to strip the hair color just with first wash.

Repetitions: In 2 to 3 day’s gap.

Best time to Apply: Always before taking bath.

Tips: Condition well to make hair soft.

Precautions and Tips:

  • Washing of hair need to be done carefully if you are using baking soda, as if little bit of it is left on your scalp it may cause itching
  • At time of using lemon and apple cider vinegar or any of the one with baking soda for hair lightening, you must check that there is no open wounds on your scalp, as applying the mix may cause serious skin irritation.

Baking soda when used with other natural ingredients for hair lightening gives better results. In case you have any skin allergy then consult your dermatologist before you apply baking soda on your hair for lightening.

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