UPDATE: This post originally ran on June 13th but with summer at its peak we wanted to share it again!
I have brown hair, but by the end of the summer it is a definitively lighter shade of brown than in winter. I love the natural highlights, especially against sun-kissed summer skin. Time spent in the sunshine can bring out natural highlights in many hair colors, but there are also natural products you can use to make the sun bring out those highlights even more. Here are a few all natural home remedies to lighten up your locks – what’s your favorite way to lighten your hair?
I used to put lemon juice in my hair all the time back in high school! This is probably the most common natural hair lightener. Lemon juice is a citric acid, and when it heats up in the sun, it opens hair cuticles and lifts out the pigment. Squeeze some lemon juice into a spray bottle, and spritz on your hair before spending a day in the sun!
I never knew this, but chamomile tea is another great way to lighten hair! Brew a batch of the tea and rinse your hair with it after showering – or add some to your shampoo and conditioner and watch as your locks gradually lighten over time!
Lastly, honey is another product you probably have at home that you can use to lighten hair. When mixed with distilled water, a form of hydrogen peroxide forms in the honey, which can then be used as a natural “dye.”
Which of these all natural remedies would you try? If you have any other methods share them in the comments!
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