Natural Hair Lightening Recipe

October 30, 2012

I have blond hair naturally but it's not as light as it used to be years ago. There are times I look at my kids who are towheads (really light blond haired) and start missing that color!!

I have tried so many boxed dyes in my life and still I have a hard time reaching the color that I want. So one day I was looking through my favorite book that my sister got me for my birthday (Reader's Digest: Homemade). This is the best birthday gift I have gotten in a long time!! Anyway, back to what I was trying to say, I can across this recipe to naturally lighten hair.

I had all the ingredients in my pantry and so I thought I would give it a try. I was pretty impressed with the results, so this is now my go-to hair lightening trick!!

Wanna know what it is???

2 teaspoons of chamomile tea and juice of 1 lemon.

YUP, that's it!!

You will need to juice the lemon into a bowl, and I brew my tea in about 1/2 cup water to 1 tea bag. This makes it extra potent and not so watered down. Then put this into a spray bottle and drench your hair, then go sit in the sun for 2 hours. Longer in the sun is always better, but at least 2 hours. You could always try using a dryer too if you cannot get into the sun, but I haven't tried that yet.

Wanna try highlights instead of doing your whole head?? A tip from the book says to get an inexpensive straw hat that has lots of holes in it and pull strands of hair through with a crochet hook or a pencil.

Have fun with this!!

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  1. How cool is that?!!! And waaaaaay cheaper than getting highlights too! ;-)

  2. A natural recipe seems like a great way to go. It seems like this could save everyone a bit of money.


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