Hello pretty girls,
I am sure we all have wanted to change our hair color at some point or the other. Some of us have been bold enough to venture in to the world of bold colors while some have shied from the prospect of dying their hair. Most often we are scared of using harmful chemicals on our strands, lest we cause damage in the name of style. This article is targeted at those beauties who want to lighten their hair color, but don’t want drastic color change and want to steer clear of chemical-laded hair colors.
This is a very natural and popular method of hair lightening. You can use a piece of lemon to highlight strands. You should try focusing on small sections at the crown of your head and the pieces that frame your face. As an alternative method, I would recommend you to mix two tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup of lukewarm water and apply to your strands as an all-over mask. After this, let your hair dry in the sun, this way, the heat will activate the lemon. This may result in hair dryness as you are basically putting citric acid. So, following up with a creamy hydrating mask will seal in the lightened color and add moisture for a shiny look.
A cinnamon hair mask is your safest place if you are a novice and are trying out hair lightening for the first time. The color-changing effects of this wonder spice are very subtle. To use this, mix a teaspoon of cinnamon with enough water to form a paste. Apply your favorite conditioner thoroughly to wet hair and leave it on. Apply the cinnamon-water mixture to your slick strands. Wrap a shower cap around your strands, then leave the mixture on for at least six hours. In fact, you should leave it overnight for best results. Next morning, rinse it off, and enjoy a lighter, brighter and warm-smelling mane.
Vodka works amazingly both as a hair treatment and a hair lightening agent. Mix one part vodka to two parts soda water and pour it into a spray bottle. Spritz this cocktail on strands and enjoy the sunshine. The clear blue tones of vodka will lift any brassiness you have in your strands, while the alcohol and sun rays lift the natural pigment in your locks. In fact, supermodel Eva Herzigova swears by this beauty secret.
4. Chamomile Tea:
To add a golden glow to your tresses, use your favorite chamomile brew. Fill a large mug with boiling water, then steep a chamomile tea bag in it for 10 minutes. After the tea has cooled down, pour it over clean hair and let strands soak overnight. Rinse and repeat! Chamomile is one of the gentlest essential oils, so you can even use it on color-treated hair without fear of brassiness. You also get to enjoy its anti-dandruff and anti-bacterial properties.
5. Baking Soda:
Baking soda makes an excellent, easy at-home lightener. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with water and use it as a
rinse between the shampooing and conditioning step. Use this once a month to gradually change your color. Baking soda is an alkaline ingredient, and this will lift the cuticle of your hair, thereby affecting your natural hue. However this isn’t the most hair-healthy technique, so skip this one if you have damaged strands.