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The demand for light hair among the youth in summer drives people crazy. So use of chemical lighteners which are generally harsh in nature are not advisable. So most people choose home made natural lighteners to lighten or highlight the hair . Homemade recipes with natural ingredients are not harmful to your hair and some have good benefits that could be applied to avoid the damage of the hair as well. Grandmother’s old recipe of using lemon juice never goes old and gives a healthy and lightened hair color.

No chemicals involved means less dry and brittle hair and also since they are homemade they are inexpensive compared to store brought lighteners and can be reused multiple times too. You can’t expect the results right away. They have to be periodically used until you are satisfied with the shade of the color.

Below are some different lightening methods to naturally bleach your hair. You can certainly give a try: 

1. Vinegar :

Vinegar is also a good ingredient to lighten your hair. They usually leave reddish highlights. Use raw apple cider vinegar and distilled water in the 50:50 ratio. Spray it all over your hair to lighten it or apply using cotton balls for specific strands of hair for highlights. Leave it for at least 30 minutes and rinse it thoroughly. Repeat the process until you get your desired shade of reddish color.

2. Using Vitamin C : 

We all know Vitamin C is good for health but did you know they can bleach your hair too ?. Buy some really good Vitamin C tablets. Take some 8 to 10 tablets, crush them until they are in powder form. Then mix them in your favorite shampoo. Once you shampoo remember to condition too for soft silky locks.

3. Using Henna and Chamomile:

Henna and chamomile are great lightening agents together too. Make sure they are both powders. Mix equal amounts of both the powders to boiling water to form a thick paste. Once cooled apply it all around your hair. Wrap a shower crap and leave it for an hour for light hair and for darker hair, leave it for about 2 hours.

4. Using Lemon :

As mentioned earlier using lemon is an old but still never gets old hair lightening agent. Mix a cup of water with about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Then apply it to your hair. Sit in the sunlight for sometime say 10 minutes. Apply sunscreen to other exposed parts of the body to avoid tanning. Repeat this process for the desired shade. You can apply conditioner after sitting in the sun to keep your hair hydrated and rinse it off.

5. Using Honey mask :

Use the honey mask on your hair, which is a mixture of distilled water and honey. Make a paste and apply it on your hair for 20 to 30 minutes to get a natural bleached hair. If you want it to be more lightened you need to sit under the sun with the honey mask on to get super fast results.

Also you can get the benefits of honey and vinegar at the same time. For 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar add 1 cup of honey and a tablespoon of warmed coconut oil and blend together well. Apply to your hair, wrap it with an old towel, and leave on overnight. Wash out well in the morning.

6. Outdoor Treatment :

If you are staying outdoors for long then sun can help bleach your hair. Also if you love swimming the Salt and Chlorine in water can lighten your hair too.

7. Using Cinnamon :

To half a cup of conditioner add enough cinnamon powder to make a thick paste. Leave this mixture overnight on your hair or for just 3 to 4 hours. The longer you leave, richer the color. After the time frame wash your hair. Once dried you will have soft and silky hair.

8. Using Rhubarb :

Use ¼ cup of chopped rhubarb to 2 cups of water. Boil them well and strain the juice.Once cooled, apply it to your hair and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash out well. Don’t leave Rhubarb for long as it will get sticky on your hair.

9. Baking Soda :

Baking soda also bleaches and lightens your hair without giving any harmful effects. Add 1/2 baking soda and enough warm water to make a paste. It shouldn’t be too thick or watery. Apply the paste and leave it for about 20 minutes. If you are happy with the color wash your hair or leave it for a little longer.

10. Salt :

Salt and Water can lighten your hair too. Mix 1 part salt with 5 parts water. Spray all over your hair and leave it for at least 15 to 20 minutes and then wash out well.

 Note:

Please note that the results will vary as everyone has a different hair texture. So the rate at which they lighten differs too. They all take time and patience is key. Also use good quality organic products and distilled water.

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