If you are someone that loves to experiment with hair colors but have been hesitant by the thought of the hair color damaging your hair then these simple hair hacks can lighten your hair at home just by using natural ingredients.
Cinnamon Hair Color – Cinnamon not only lightens the hair but it helps to exfoliate the scalp to deep clean the scalp for healthy hair growth.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
In a small mixing bowl, add in the olive oil, honey, lemon juice and cinnamon powder and mix well into a fine paste. Then, dampen your hair a little and apply this mixture on the portion of your hair you want to lighten. Cover your hair with a cling foil and tie that portion with a rubber band or if you have applied this mixture on all your hair, you can use a shower cap to cover your head. Leave it overnight and wash off with a mild shampoo and conditioner the next morning. Do this process twice, to see better results. ** cinnamon can irritate sensitive scalp, so patch test before use.
2. Lemon hair color Hack: Lemon is known for its natural bleaching properties and hence makes for an amazing natural hair lightener.
For this hack you will only require lemon juice (either lemon juice of three small lemons or two big lemons). Mix it with a tbsp. of hair conditioner or coconut oil. Apply it on your hair using a brush or the lemon itself. After the application, let your hair dry under direct sunlight (how you would sunbathe), for around 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off with a mild shampoo and conditioner. This process has to be followed for week in order to see the results.
3. Chamomile tea hair color: Chamomile tea has natural hair lightening properties. Apart from lightening your hair, the tea can also softens hair, promote healthy scalp and stimulate hair growth.
- 500 ml hot water
- 5 chamomile tea bags
- ⅛ cup or 30 ml of lemon juice
Boil the water and add in the tea bags and let it sit until all the tea gets infused into the water. Then add in the lemon juice and give it a mix. Remove the tea bags and then transfer all the liquid mixture into a spray bottle. Spray it all over your hair or on the parts of your hair you want to lighten. After the application, let your hair dry under direct sunlight (how you would sunbathe), for around 30 minutes and rinse off with a mild shampoo and conditioner. This process has to be followed more than once in order to see the results. READ MORE – Speed Up Hair Growth with onion
4. Apple cider vinegar hair color:
- ¼ cup chamomile tea
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
In a mixing bowl add in the chamomile tea, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice and mix well. Apply this juice on your hair using a brush. After the application, let your hair dry under direct sunlight (how you would sunbathe), for around 30 minutes and rinse off with a mild shampoo and conditioner. This process has to be followed more than once in order to see the results.
5. Honey Hair Color-
- 5 tbsp honey
- 5 tbsp hair conditioner
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
In a mixing bowl, add in the honey, hair conditioner and cinnamon powder and mix well. Then partition your hair into three or four parts and apply this hair mask all over your hair. After application, cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it overnight. Wash off with a mild shampoo and conditioner the next morning. READ MORE – RICE HAIR GROWTH CONDITIONER CUBES
- You can increase or decrease these quantities based on the length of your hair
- These hacks will take longer time to work on darker hair and will require more than one trial.
- If any of these hacks cause you any kind of irritation or hair damage on or after application, discontinue its usage with immediate effect.