How To Bleach Your Hair Naturally Using Lemon?
One of the fun benefits of summer (besides warm weather, grilling and spending all your time outside), is that the sun can naturally lighten your hair. Any blonde who’s spent time outside knows the sun will bleach it, creating natural-looking (and free!) highlights.
Of course, it’s not realistic to spend every day outdoors, so I’m going to teach you how to lighten your hair without bleach.
Lemon is a fruit which is a rich source of vitamin B, C and phosphorus. It prevents the hair damage and promotes their growth along with providing the required nourishment to the hair follicles.
My advice for lightening your hair, lemon is a great natural bleach.
But if you go to a hair salon and they bleach your hair, results are better. However, natural is better for the health of your hair. Its scientifically proved that lemon juice can help cure hair loss, which means help grow your hair.
The lemon juice acts like an accelerant to the sun’s natural hair lightening abilities. It’s magnifying the amount of lightening the sun can do, which creates the subtle highlights.
Standard methods of lightening hair such as using bleach or other chemical methods can often result in extensive damage. As well as, methods such as this require regular maintenance as dark root growth will be quickly visible.
The more often chemicals are used on the hair the more damage will result.
Using chemical lightening treatments is also extremely dangerous for young people say for example adolescents. The hair of a young person is often much softer and finer than that of an older person and therefore is more susceptible to damage.
However, despite the dangers, changing hair color and brightening up the tone is still very popular, especially in the summer months. There is actually a little known technique to achieve that summer glow without causing damage to your locks, and this technique is centered on lemon juice.
How to: Lighten hair naturally with lemon juice
It may seem strange but it can actually be done, and the benefits of using this method are extensive. The natural acids within the lemon juice react to the sunlight and effectively naturally bleach your hair in a safe way.
Not only will you begin to see results gradually, but the technique will react to the natural highlights and low lights in your hair, giving you an entirely natural sun kissed look.
As well as, this technique will get rid of that horrible dark root growth, as new growth will naturally blend into the highlights. Also the lemon juice itself will provide your hair with some protection from the sun, allowing it to lighten whilst reducing the risk of dryness and breakage.
The first step to learning how to lighten hair with lemon juice is to determine your natural hair condition. The method will vary depending on your natural hair type.
Method of lightening for normal/oily hair
This method will teach you how to lighten hair with lemon juice if your hair type is normal or oily.
Step 1: Gather your tools
The first things you will need in order to use this method are; a squeezy spray bottle, 1 cup of lemon juice squeezed from at least 4 fresh lemons, and also ¼ cup of warm water.
Step 2: Combine mixture
Combine the water and the lemon juice together in a measuring cup, stirring vigorously until you begin to see a slight foam form on top of the mixture. After this transfer your mixture in your spray bottle.
Step 3: Apply mixture
This technique will work best if your hair is unwashed. Spray the mixture onto your hair until it becomes damp. Pay particular attention to the areas that you wish to lighten the most. E.g. if you are aiming for an ombre effect, spray most of the mixture from the mid-point of your hair down to the ends.
Step 4: Develop mixture
In order to get the best results from this method, you will need to sit in the sun with the mixture on your hair for at least 1 hour. Although you may need to add some extra time depending on the weather. Also, be sure to protect your skin with sunscreen whilst you complete this step of the process.
Step 5: Rinse
Rinse your hair thoroughly until you are sure that all of the mixture has been removed, however, don’t use shampoo as this may counteract the effects. Do use conditioner, and apply it thoroughly from root to tip. The sun will have caused your hair to become dryer so you need to rejuvenate it after this treatment.
Step 6: Repeat
If your hair is particularly dark then you may not notice results straight away. Repeat the process once weekly until you see the results that you desire.
Do not use the method more the once a week as this may cause damage to your hair. You can expect to see clear results after the 4th treatment.Click to Tweet!Click To Tweet