Would you like to change from a dark hair colour to a lighter shade? In this case, before considering ultra-aggressive (and sometimes completely unsuccessful) chemical bleaching, you should look into the natural solutions available to you. Because yes, it is possible to lighten your hair naturally, thanks to natural and soft products.
Chemical bleaches: why should you avoid them?
Beyond the fact that the term “chemical” should always alert you, chemical bleaches have nothing good to offer you. And this, even if they are only temporary. In fact, chemical colouring or bleaching is extremely damaging to the hair. The products open the hair scales and make it permanently fragile. While these techniques are effective, they are still invasive for our hair, from the roots to the ends. The scalp can also suffer. As for the result, it is not always very natural, which is a real shame for the price you pay.
Toxic ingredients in spades
And as for the toxic ingredients that can be found in them, the list is long! Parabens, pesticides, aromatic amines, heavy metals, metal salts, ammonia, PEG, lead, aminophenol, hydrogen peroxide… In addition to being harmful to the hair, these components are dangerous for the body.
Another little problem: some women end up with yellow or green hair after bleaching their hair and going to the pool. Clearly, this is the worst case scenario that we don’t wish to anyone, not even to our worst enemy (although…)! If we can lighten our hair naturally, why not? It will be much cheaper than in a salon, but also less dangerous for our skin and hair. And you should soon see the first results.
Can we lighten our hair naturally?
Contrary to popular belief, lightening your hair naturally is not that complicated. You probably already have everything you need in your closet. And as you will see, it costs nothing to try!
Products to naturally lighten our hair
Only a few natural and easily accessible ingredients are needed. This is the case with honey, lemon, beer and chamomile, for example. Chamomile will help us to obtain lighter highlights, without damaging or assaulting the hair. Honey has very valuable lightening and moisturizing properties. As for lemon, it brings luminosity to the hair, but it can dry out the ends: it must be used sparingly and wisely. Other products that can lighten hair include cinnamon, blonde henna and olive oil.
Finally, beer is a little-known product here, but its effectiveness is unanimous. With these few ingredients, you can give your hair naturally lighter highlights. And you can adjust the result yourself with a different application time, which will of course depend on the natural colour of your hair.
What results can be achieved?
If you’re a natural blonde, these same ingredients can revive your colour and make it more dapper, more sparkling and brilliant. If you have brown hair, honey, lemon and chamomile can help you get up to two shades lighter. As for redheads and brunettes, they can obtain more coppery highlights, but still natural! Especially since the result will always be more natural than a chemical bleaching. So don’t expect to go platinum blonde if you are a brunette. No natural solution allows such a result. Also, to work, the following tips must be repeated several times a week. There is nothing miraculous about them, but at least they have the advantage of not being chemical!
Products and DIY to lighten your hair naturally
How to use these ingredients to naturally lighten hair? Here are some easy techniques to implement at home.
Blonding naturally with lemon
Lemon is ideal for creating a natural and very effective lightening spray. This citrus fruit contains fruit acids that lighten the hair length. Simply squeeze a lemon and mix its juice with a small glass of water, thus avoiding to use it pure, while it is aggressive. Pour the mixture into a bottle with a spray nozzle and apply to the hair. Leave it on for about two hours before washing your hair with your natural shampoo. To boost the effects of lemon, you can expose your hair to the sun after application! After washing your hair, consider giving your hair a nourishing treatment to strengthen the hair fibre, which the lemon may have weakened. Your hair will be lighter and shinier!
Using honey to lighten your hair
Honey is rich in trace elements and minerals. It will help you to blond your lioness mane naturally. With each application, you will see your hair gradually become blonder and brighter. All you have to do is mix two tablespoons of liquid honey with a simple plain yogurt. Apply this mixture to damp hair and leave it on under a warm towel for an hour before rinsing and washing your hair. This mask will lighten your hair, but also provide it with many nutrients!
Chamomile for blond hair
Chamomile is not only used to promote sleep (we see you coming with your herbal teas and your little fleece blanket!). It is also a very popular ingredient for blondes for its lightening properties. Many shampoos for blonde hair contain chamomile. A coincidence? Certainly not. To use chamomile, infuse two large handfuls of chamomile flowers in a bowl of boiling water. Let it warm up and use the water obtained as a rinse after your usual shampoo. You can then let your hair dry naturally and style as usual. With each application, you will see beautiful reflections appear in your hair. Here, the mixture between honey and chamomile is very effective. Don’t hesitate to combine them to increase their effects tenfold!
How to use beer to become a blonde?
Using beer to turn blonde is a little known technique. And yet, many women are already adept at it! Pour four bottles of lager into the sink or a basin and soak your hair in it. Wring them out, then let them dry naturally in the sun or in the open air. You can repeat the operation as often as you like to make your hair blonde. Of course, you should remember to shampoo after application.
And the Sun!
Sunshine is not an ingredient you add to a recipe, but it can make a big difference for those who want to lighten their hair. Our star is very efficient, and we notice it every summer! But before exposing your hair to the sun, remember to apply a protective oil to make it blond without drying it out. With recurrent sea bathing, you will see your hair transform and adopt beautiful blonde highlights.
A cinnamon recipe for dark hair
Do you have dark hair and are desperate for a blonde mane? You can use cinnamon! Combined with honey and argan oil, it will make all the difference. Mix one tablespoon of cinnamon with one of argan oil and four of honey. Apply this treatment to your hair and leave it on overnight. In the morning, shampoo your hair and admire the change!
Blond henna, a product to discover!
The blonde henna is made of neutral henna, rhubarb and chamomile powder. It can lighten hair that is already light, giving it slightly blond highlights. The longer the product is applied, the more visible the effects will be. Please note that this product is only intended for brown hair. For darker hair, the result may not be what you expect.
To finish: use olive oil
Olive oil is very well known and present in hair care products, shampoos and conditioners. It brings softness and shine to the hair, but not only! Like chamomile and honey, olive oil can be used to naturally lighten hair. It is necessary to apply it on the hair before exposing it to the sun for one hour. Then wash your hair and let it dry in the sun. This routine should be repeated several times a week, ideally in summer. The result may well blow your mind!
So, did these tips convince you? If you are not satisfied with the results, choose natural colouring and bleaching over chemical products whenever possible. They will have the advantage of preserving your hair and skin from many toxic products that damage them, sometimes irreversibly. And don’t forget to take care of your hair with dietary supplements like our various Gummies! Hair Boost, Resolution N° 1…