How to Lighten Hair Naturally at Home?

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Sometimes when we need to transform our look, we go for lightening our hair in a salon. They use chemical ingredients for coloring the hair though enough care is exercised to avoid damage. But if you want to get a similar effect at home, that is possible by using natural products, which will not only be safe but also result in desirable outcomes.

How to Naturally Lighten Hair at Home?

Here are some ways of lightening your hair naturally:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar:

apple cider vinegar hair lightening

People already having somewhat lighter hair can try to turn it into a Burnette or orange-like color.

Apple cider vinegar is a detoxifying agent that can lighten hair strands. Since the effect will be subtle, you need to add some honey, cinnamon, or chamomile to it for better outcomes.

This will smoothen the cuticles and leave your hair shiny.

Process of using:

  • Take equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle to apply to the hair till it is fully saturated. This has to be left for about 30 minutes before thoroughly rinsing and conditioning.

Frequency of use: Once a week.

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2. Cinnamon:

cinnamon for hair lightening

This should be used along with water and honey to lighten the hair. It works by acting on the traces of hydrogen peroxide in honey.

Process of using:

  • Take some cinnamon powder and add water, lemon juice, and honey to get a runny consistency.
  • Use a brush to apply it on the hair strands and leave for about 30 -60 minutes before rinsing with a shampoo and conditioning it.

Frequency of use: Once a week.

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3. Chamomile Tea:

chamomile tea for hair lightening

You can use this alone or with honey for getting a tonal change in your hair color which can be noticed in bright daylight.

Process of using:

  • Brew some chamomile just as you make tea with it. Once it cools down, transfer to a spray bottle and apply on hair till it gets saturated.
  • Wait for 30-60 minutes before washing and conditioning it.

Frequency of use: Once or twice a week till the hair lightens to your desired shade.

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4. Lemon Juice:

lemon juice for hair lightening

It lightens hair when activated by the sun. Also, the cuticle opens and lifts color.

Process of using:

  • Combine lemon juice, water, and some olive oil. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and apply it to the hair before going out.
  • This will lighten the brunette color by 2-3 shades. So you can expect blonde, medium brown, or copper colored hair.

Note: In case you fear that the acidic nature of lemon can harm your hair, mix it with your conditioner or coconut oil for safely using it.

Frequency of use: Once a week till the hair lightens to your desired shade.

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5. Epsom Salt:

Hair cuticles get opened up by it so that it naturally lightens up. This salt also has nutrients that nourish and repair the hair.

Process of using:

  • Mix a tablespoon of Epsom salt in 1 cup water and spray in the hair.
  • Rinse after it dries up. Use a good conditioner, hair oil, or hair mark to prevent the hair from drying.

Frequency of use: Once a week till the hair lightens to your desired shade.

6. Spending Time in The Sun:

This is the simplest way of lightening the hair as sun rays will beach out the melanin and result in a lighter appearance. Vitamin D also ensures healthy hair.

7. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide:

This combination is a great lightening agent and since it is quite powerful, you need to do a strand test before applying it to hair.

Process of using:

  • Take equal parts of 3% hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to create a paste that is neither too runny nor too thick.
  • Apply it to hair strands and wrap the sections with aluminum foil for trapping the heat and getting better outcomes.
  • Leave it for 20-40 minutes before rinsing off the hair. After the process is completed, use a leave-in conditioner for preventing dryness.
  • You can find your hair 1-2 shades lighter using this procedure.

Frequency of use: Once a week till the hair lightens to your desired shade.

8. Rhubarb:

Process of using:

  • For using this, you need to add a quarter cup of chopped Rhubarb to 2 cups of water.
  • This needs to be boiled, strained, and cooled down after which you can apply it to the hair.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes and then wash it off. Don’t stay for a longer duration as the pectin in it will make the hair sticky.

Frequency of use: Once a week till the hair lightens to your desired shade.

If you have been thinking of lightening your hair color, it is recommended to try the natural products first before jumping into the hair salon as the above methods are cheaper and safer too.

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Written by: Manasa Hegde

Manasa Hegde is a writer for Beautyepic.com and Few other websites. She has been writing contents on fashion, Travelling, healthy Foods & Home DIY. Also, She is a mother of two little girls.Most of the time she spends on her family and profession.