Successful home coloring can very quickly become a headache. Unless of course, if you know the right methods and have the right ingredients. So, whether you have a brown or red, natural or colored mane, it is entirely possible to lighten your hair without discoloration or triggering a disaster. Here are 5 natural, effective and 100% eco-friendly homemade recipes.
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How to Lighten Your Hair without Discoloration at Home?
Want to change color without damaging your hair or blowing your budget? If you have abandoned industrial beauty products by favoring homemade face masks, DIY body care and natural deodorants, why not do the same with your mane? To do this, we give you 5 lightening tips to lighten brown or red hair.
How to Lighten Your Hair with Honey?
Does injecting a good dose of sun into your mane work for you? It’s no secret that honey caramel streaks boost the mood, especially in the summer when you want to accent on your tan. Here is the ultimate recipe for naturally lightening your hair with honey.
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 tbsp. nourishing conditioner
Mix honey and conditioner. Wash your hair with your usual shampoo, then apply the honey mixture along the hair to the tips. Leave on for a few hours or overnight like an oil mask. Rinse off the next day with a mild, nourishing shampoo. To boost the lightening effect of this recipe, exposure to the sun is recommended.
Where does the lightening effect of honey come from?
Honey is a universal remedy that owes its lightening hair effect to a very particular enzyme called glucose oxidase. It transforms the glucose and oxygen contained in the honey into hydrogen peroxide. It is this enzyme that your hairdresser uses to discolor your hair. But why do we mix it with our conditioner? Well, the answer is simple – to make its application easier.
Use Salt Water Spray to Lighten Your Hair Naturally
If we have to define THE hairstyle that gets all the votes in summer, it is the “back from the beach” effect trend! In town or at the beach, the beach waves always have their little effect. To wear pretty mermaid waves but also to lighten your hair, you can use the salty spray!
- 1 cup coarse salt
- 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel
- 100ml filtered water
- 1 tablespoons kakui, coconut, argan or macadamia oil
Heat the water in a small saucepan without boiling it. First add salt and kakui oil and stir until dissolved. Leave to cool and stir in the aloe vera gel. Pour everything into a bottle and shake it vigorously. Shake before each use! When the temperatures outdoors are at their maximum, this spray will become the little darling to always have in your handbag.
Lemon Water and Sun
- 2 liters hot water
- 1 lemon
Mix 2 liters of hot water and the juice of one lemon, then transfer the mixture to a spray bottle. Spray on wet hair before going out in the sun. Wash your mane as usual and apply after-sun care. Note: the lemon-sun duo can seriously damage your hair. It is therefore recommended to moisturize it regularly. To lighten your hair with lemon but without the sun, here is an effective recipe to try below.
Honey, Lemon and Chamomile to Remove Henna
Have you colored your hair with henna, but want to get your original color back? Do you want to lighten your hair without discoloration? Here is a lemon-based recipe that does not require basking in the sun so that your mane is lighter.
- 4 tablespoons of honey
- the juice of a lemon
- 1 cup olive oil
- chamomile/green tea infusion
Boil water and steep the chamomile for 10 minutes. Then add the lemon juice and honey, and mix. Pour in the olive oil and mix again. Apply the lightening mask to your hair. Wrap with clingfilm and a towel. Leave on for 1 hour or overnight. Finally, rinse and apply a moisturizer.
Green clay also has a purifying and lightening effect on the hair. This powder also has the power to remove henna. However, it tends to dry out the mane. This is why it is advisable to mix it with coconut milk.
Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb
Rhubarb is not only reserved for preparing delicious desserts. Combined with blond or neutral henna, this exotic vegetable gives the hair pretty golden shades.
- 2-3 handfuls of rhubarb
- olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
Grate the rhubarb and mix it with the olive oil. Then, apply the resulting paste to the hair. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave the lightening treatment on for 1 hour. Finally, rinse with your usual shampoo. To boost the lightening effect of this recipe, add a little chamomile powder and neutral henna.