Are you ready to take the brave step into the unknown that every women frets so much about, namely: bleach your hair to lighten its shade?
Seriously though, there is something so refreshing in changing one’s hair color every once in a while, that it almost seems foolish not to do it. If you don’t experiment with your ever growing hair, what are you going to experiment with?
If you are worried about all those chemicals that are in every commercial hair lightener or dye these days, we have good news for you. There are natural, homemade, affordable recipes for bleaching that won’t damage your precious follicles. So, cheap, natural and fresh – what’s not to like about that?
Here are the top 5 in-house methods to naturally bleach your hair.
1. Honey And Vinegar
Honey is a natural lightener, but your hair will also benefit from its nourishment. The pH balancing properties of honey suit all types of hair so it doesn’t really matter whether you have oily, dry or normal hair.
What You Need:
* 2 cups of vinegar
* 1 cup of raw organic honey
* 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
* 1 tablespoon of grounded cinnamon and cardamom
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Apply the mixture onto damp hair for better absorption.
3. You can use a flat hair coloring brush or a comb to distribute the ingredients properly.
4. If you would like to only highlight certain patches, then only apply it to the areas you want lightening.
5. After application, wrap a plastic wrap, a towel or a shower cap on your hair to prevent drying.
6. Leave the mixture on your hair overnight and then rinse it off in the morning.
The hydrogen peroxide contained in honey acts as a lightening agent; add cinnamon and cardamom mixed with olive oil to strengthen the lightening effect.
2. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is another hair-lightening agent. If you don’t have it, you can use black tea instead since it has the same chemical properties and will produce the same results. Both chamomile and black tea will naturally lighten the color pigment in your hair follicles.
What You Need:
* Chamomile tea
* Hair conditioner
1. Brew pot of chamomile tea for half an hour.
2. The tea has to be very strong, so allow it to brew well and leave it to cool down.
3. Add 5-6 tablespoons of the chamomile tea to your conditioner and leave it to settle for 10 minutes.
4. After washing your hair with your regular shampoo, apply the tea & conditioner mixture to your hair.
It will take roughly 3 weeks for the effects to become visible, but if you are patient enough the results will be worth it.
Using cinnamon is a great way to lighten the shade of your hair as it won’t only bleach it, but also leave a great aroma as well.
What You Need:
* Cinnamon powder
1. Add half a tablespoon of cinnamon powder to a handful of hair conditioner and stir well.
2. Apply evenly along the entire length of your hair.
3. Comb your hair to allow the mixture to spread evenly.
4. After you apply the mixture, wrap a plastic wrap, a towel or a shower cap on your hair to prevent drying.
5. Leave the mixture on your hair overnight and then rinse it off in the morning.