How To Naturally Lighten Your Hair

Felicia Sapountzis
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Ever wanted to lighten your hair without using harmful chemicals (which can damage your hair and scalp) or spending a small fortune and hours in the hairdresser’s chair every few weeks? Read on for how to naturally lighten your hair.

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There are actually a number of ways to naturally lighten your hair, all of which are safe to use for all different ages and skin conditions. Here are 5 ways to naturally lighten your hair without using ammonia or peroxide.

Lemon

Lemon juice has been used for many years to bring out the natural highlights in blonde and brown hair. Apply it directly with your fingers, then use a comb to distribute the juice on your ends. Let it soak for 20 minutes, then wash with lukewarm water and mild shampoo.

Chamomile

Ever since I was a kid, my mum would fill a bowl with lukewarm water and drop 3-5 chamomile bags into the mixture. All you need to do is dunk your ends into the water, then wrap hair into a towel. Let it sit from 30 minutes, or air-dry naturally in the sun.

Honey

Treat your hair to a honey mask which will keep it soft and smooth, but will also lighten up your ends. Ideal for men and women with light brown hair since it will make it look shiny and clean.

Apple Cider Vinegar

The no poo method (washing the hair without shampoo) has actually proven to lighten hair over time. Cleanse your hair and scalp with a mild apple cider vinegar solution which will give your hair natural highlights!

Baking Soda

Who knew? Apply 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda onto your scalp which will help to keep your colour lasting for longer. This is also a great idea for men and women who want to keep their salon colour from fading fast.

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Felicia is a Sydney local who first showed an interest in social media and public relations, before making the leap over to writing. She now spends her days writing about a number of topics including beauty tips and tricks and runs an online fashion blog in her spare time. Follow Felicia on Twitter.

Ever wanted to lighten your hair without using harmful chemicals (which can damage your hair and scalp) or spending a small fortune and hours in the hairdresser’s chair every few weeks? Read on for how to naturally lighten your hair. Related: How To Go From Black to Blonde Hair: Here’s How Hard It Really Is There...How To Naturally Lighten Your Hair