How to Lighten Hair Naturally

How many reading this have coloured and re coloured their hair leaving it frazzled, over dry, with split ends plus empty pockets from constantly buying hair products because you want to be brown this week or blonde next week, or just want to add high lights which all end up with hair damaged results?

Your not alone. Lost count how many times over the years I have changed my colour leaving it badly damaged and lifeless. So I decided to find natural ways to high light my hair – playing around with certain products already in the cupboards and many also use, if not their very cheap to buy .. I came up with a combination of products that leaves my hair soft and healthy looking.

Firstly shampoo your hair like you would normally, and just gently towel try it

To lighten your light brown hair or give high lights naturally you will need:
Lemon Juice – Doesn,t have to be a fresh lemon
Water
2 bowls
Sea salt
Honey
Baking Soda
Towel
Olive Oil

Small bottle spray

In a bowl mix 5 table spoons of lemon juice (you can use the lemon juice you buy in bottles no need to use fresh lemon) also add 5 table spoons cold water.

In another bowl mix 5 table spoons of baking soda add a little water to make a paste – not to thick but not runny either, then add to the lemon and water.

Finally add one tea-spoon of olive oil, one tea-spoon of honey and one table-spoon of sea salt (not used normal salt so can,t comment if gives same results but you can try it out)

Mix the ingredients together place head over a sink if covering all your hair and just pour contents over gently massaging into hair. Or wrap a towel around your shoulders and place a big towel on the floor and spray the contents on your hair. If only want high lights apply with a brush. Many save brushes if coloured hair if not can be purchased from any shop.

Wrap towel over head and leave it on for an hour – longer if want hair bright blonde. Being out in the sun will also make it brighter too.

How does this all work?
Lemon Juice – Diluted half and half with distilled water, will lighten dark blond or light brown hair and won’t leave reddish tones unless your hair already has them.

Honey and Olive Oil – I’m not sure the exact mechanics of how this works, but it creates nice subtle highlights and softer hair. Warm ¼ cup of honey and add ¼ cup olive oil. Stir well to combine. Apply to your hair where you want the highlights and leave on for 30-60 minutes. About 5 minutes before you wash it out, work it into all of your hair, focusing on ends. Wash out well. If you are using the shower to wash it out, be very careful as oil can create a very slippery surface.

Sea Salt – We all know how salt will highlight our hair after swimming in the ocean. Now you can do it at home.

Baking Soda – With the cold water it helps to seal in moisture, smooth the hair, and add shine. I have straight hair and have noticed that this really made a difference with eliminating frizz and static.

I should point out that the results can and will vary. Everyone’s hair is different and will absorb color or lose color at different rates. The ingredients and the type of water you use will all vary, resulting in slightly different outcomes. Allow plenty of time and have fun experimenting.

Have you ever experimented with natural highlights at home?

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