Lightening hair requires dedication and a lot of maintenance. This means that frequent visits to the hairdresser are inevitable, as is the use of advanced hair care products, and this includes some damage to the hair no matter what products you use. So how can you have lighter hair without a fat bill to settle at the hairdresser? The good news is that there are several natural ingredients with which you can lighten your hair at home, and even better news is that they are approved by professional colorists. The only thing you should know is that these methods are not as powerful as hydrogen and bleach, but they can still bring good results.
Lightening your hair is not as easy as buying a ready-made color at a drugstore, which is a great option for those who want a darker color or covering gray. Hair lightening is a more complicated process because it involves breaking through the hair’s protective barrier. It’s like when you soil a white T-shirt so use bleach to make the stain come out of the material. Well, take that concept, add peroxide, and that’s the way hair lightens. To avoid the use of chemicals and the undesirable bright yellow or orange tones in your hair, below you can see what are the natural hair lightening methods you can try at home.
This is perhaps one of the oldest tricks. Everyone used to lie in the sun with lemon juice in their hair and tanning oil on their already exhausted skin. Fortunately, we now know that tanning oil should be replaced with sunscreen, but lemon on our hair can stay. The acidity of lemon juice allows it to brighten the color of our hair, by changing its pH value, and in order to open the cuticle and achieve maximum effect, additional heating is required. Squeeze the lemon juice into a spray bottle and spray it all over your hair. Leave it to dry in the sun. This technique usually only works on lighter hair tones, but it doesn’t hurt if you try it on darker hair as well. Just make sure that the lemon juice does not come into contact with your skin to avoid sunburn.
By rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar, you can get rid of accumulated products and impurities from the scalp, and long-term rinsing can actually brighten your color, making it a great natural brightener. Using apple cider vinegar requires extreme caution because too much vinegar can actually be harmful. If your hair is thin or damaged, this may not be a natural ingredient for you. On the other hand, if your hair is healthy, just be sure to dilute the vinegar with water in a 50:50 ratio and apply the mixture. In brunettes, the result can often have orange tones. To avoid unwanted heat, brunettes can try using white vinegar to get cooler tones. The same goes for blondes.