How to lighten hair naturally: 5 safe and easy methods

Hair lightening ingredients

Ok it is fair we give you heads up, before you continue reading how to lighten your hair naturally, you need to be aware of this. Natural lightening really only works if you have fair hair with a fine texture to begin with.

So if you have blonde hair it will get blonder, if you have light brown hair you might have some dark blonde hair peeking trough. If you are a red head you could transform to some sort of strawberry blonde.

Although today we have all sorts of rapid bleaching kits, its really not worth of risk to use them.Since chemicals in those kits can damage your hair, irritate your skin, cause asthma and even cause cancer.

So, like with all things in this world, best and healthiest way to do something is to do it naturally. Lightening your hair is no exception.

We have found five healthy and easy to do methods of hair lightening naturally

1. Raw Honey and Cinnamon

Is there anything bees liquid gold can’t do? Honey is good for us, so good in fact that we use it in almost every product. From food, medical pills to skin care products, you just can’t avoid it.
Well it turns out honey can also help you to lighten your hair naturally.

Raw honey combined with cinnamon acts as “natural hydrogen peroxide”. There is only one thing you should check before proceeding with this method. It is important that honey you use is raw honey and not processed honey, since processed honey doesn’t contain the same level of active enzymes and therefore you will not get the same results.

What do I need?

  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup distilled water

How do I lighten my hair with this method?

Combine all the ingredients and let it sit for an hour. Scale the ingredients depending on how much hair you have, you need to keep honey to cinnamon ratio as 4:1. Four times amount of honey to cinnamon.
If you want dramatic results with this method, you will need to go trough this process 10 or more times.

2. Apple cider Vinegar

It is recommended that you do an Apple cider vinegar rinse every once in a while to help strip strands of built up debris. Apple cider vinegar also helps de-tangle and de-frizz your hair.
With prolonged rinse you can actually lighten your hair, but you need to be careful because too much vinegar can in fact be damaging.

What do I need?

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Water

How do I lighten my hair with this method?

Fill half of spray bottle with water then fill another half with vinegar. Let it sit on your hair for a few minutes and then rinse it out.
For good results you will need to repeat this process two times per week over the course of a month.

3. Sea salt

You have all probably noticed your hair lightness changes during summer vacations. Reason for that is simple, you head to the beach, take a swim, get your hair wet with salt water and then the sun does the rest of the job.
Since most of us aren’t living in LA or Miami we need to find another way to lighten our hair. And that way is simple we will copy mother nature in our house.

What do I need?

  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 cup of warm water

How do I lighten my hair with this method?

Simply mix cup of warm water and tablespoon of sea salt and leave it on for twenty minutes. As with all methods if you want better results you need to repeat the process.

4. Chamomile

Reason why you should use chamomile to naturally lighten your hair is because this fine little flower contains pigment called Apigenin. This pigment creates a golden tint and will automatically attach itself to the hair shaft when applied.

What do I need?

  • 2 cups chamomile tea (strongly brewed with 5 tea bags)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

How do I lighten my hair with this method?

You use spray bottle and apply the solution evenly to your hair from roots to tips, or you can use wide tooth comb to distribute solution on damp hair.
Lightening agent will be activated with heat so after the treatment simply sit in the sun or use a hair dryer.Then rinse and consider following up with conditioner.

5. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is often added to various other ingredients in bleaching recipes. But it is good to know that cinnamon can also lighten hair alone.
You may want to use Cinnamon when you want to achieve highlights and overall lightening.

What do I need?

  • 1/2 cup hair conditioner
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon

How do I lighten my hair with this method?

You need to combine these two ingredients into a paste. Then apply this paste to damp hair, leave it on for three to four hours or even overnight, covering your head with a shower cap. After you just wash and style as usual.