Here’s how to lighten your hair with lemon and without chemicals

Do you know that it is possible to lighten your hair without causing unnecessary damage by using products and dyes loaded with chemicals (capable of damaging them). We have for you 9 natural ways to lighten your hair naturally, with products that you have at home.


Lemon is great for seasoning your dishes, cleaning your house and keeping insects away, and it can brighten your hair. Mix 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice (always with freshly squeezed juice) in a cup of water. Mix well and soak the parts of your hair that you want to brighten. Once your hair is wet, stay in the sun until your hair is completely dry.

Cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar brings out the red shades of hair. To take advantage of this, you need to spray a cider vinegar solution all over your head until your hair is soaked. Or, you can also soak cotton balls with this solution and pat them on your hair to enjoy beautiful natural reflections. To prepare this solution, mix two equal amounts of vinegar and water, apply with a spray and leave on your hair for 30 to 45 minutes.

According to a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, apple cider vinegar is an effective ingredient for thinning hair, which is why it is also part of the ingredients of some hair cosmetics.


Chamomile is a good lightening agent that is very often used in shampoos or hair conditioners for blond hair. It is, therefore, more beneficial to use it at home to lighten your hair. Prepare a chamomile infusion, let cool and use your preparation to soak your hair with a spray when you want to lighten. You should leave it on your hair for about half an hour, but you can also leave it a little longer for more visible highlights.


While henna darkens light hair, it can add reddish highlights to very dark hair. This helps to enrich the color of your hair and add dimension. So you can bring out the red in your hair with henna.

Pay attention to the henna shade you buy because some will not have much effect on black hair and may instead make the hair darker. Mix 3 tablespoons of henna powder in ½ cup of boiling water and let this natural color sit overnight. Apply this mixture on all of your hair and leave for at least two hours.

Honey and olive oil

Honey is an excellent emollient and a lightening agent. Used in combination with olive oil, it helps revitalize your hair while brightening it. Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer for the hair. Mix ¼ cup of honey with ¼ cup of olive oil. Apply the mixture to the parts of your hair that you want to lighten and leave on for 45 to 60 minutes. In fact, honey acts as a natural booster of hydrogen peroxide which allows to slightly discolor the hair fiber.


Cinnamon helps to lighten hair, leaving it rich and voluminous. It also protects them from the sun and contains antioxidants that prevent hair damage. Cinnamon is also excellent for lightening your hair and making it brighter. Mix cinnamon with your regular conditioner until you get a thick paste, then put it on your hair and let it sit for a few hours. For the best results, you can let it work all night long. Indeed, like honey, this spice boosts the hydrogen peroxide and brings out red and blond highlights in your hair.

Baking soda

Baking soda is one of the most versatile ingredients you can find in your kitchen. It is an effective whitening agent that helps to lighten the hair. It is also used as a gentle cleanser for the hair. To enjoy its benefits, use about ¼ cup of baking soda and add water until you get a paste that is neither too liquid nor too thick. It is, therefore, necessary to pay close attention to the dosages. Leave on for at least half an hour before rinsing.


Have you ever noticed that your hair is lighter after several swims at the beach? The salt in the seawater, combined with the heat of the sun, helps to lighten the hair. You can get the same results at home with a tablespoon of salt. All you need is to mix a tablespoon of salt in ½ cup of warm water, mix well and then rinse your hair with this preparation.


Rhubarb is a good lightener for blonde or brown hair. It contains oxalic acid which allows it to hook the hair fiber even after rinsing. To do this, mix a quarter cup of finely chopped rhubarb and two cups of water. Bring the rhubarb to a boil and let cool. Filter your preparation and use the liquid obtained on your hair. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse until the water is clear.


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