Wednesday, November 25, 2009

How To Lighten Your Hair With Lemon Juice

Wednesday 25th November 2009

First of all I would just like to confirm that yes, lemon juice will lighten your hair, but it will only work as a highlight to your natural hair colour. This means that if you have a dark brown hair you will get a lighter brown highlight, you will not become a blond. If you have black hair, it is very likely that using lemon juice will result in a red tint wherever you apply the juice.

Lemon juice does work best as a natural highlighter for blond or dull blond hair, and light brown hair can turn out some pretty impressive results too.

So, how does it work?

Well, the acid in the lemon juice simply acts as an accelerator. When you are sitting out in the sun your hair does get lighter gradually, and adding lemon juice to the equation just speeds up the whole process.

What do you need to do?

All you need to do is follow these five simple steps for great results.

1. There is no need to wash or wet your hair before you start, it is best to use unwashed/dirty hair.

2. Get yourself one fresh lemon, cut in in half and extract the juice. Use an electric juicer, or if you don't have one, squeeze the juice out by hand into a jug.

3. Add a small drop of water to your juice. For an even covering place the juice into a spray bottle and apply liberally to the hair. If you are just wanting highlights, wipe the mixture onto selected strands of hair using your fingertips remembering to get right down to the roots.

4. When you are happy with the coverage it's time to get outside into the sun. Please remember to apply sun screen before you go outside, you need to be out there for a good hour.

5. After spending time outside, come back indoors and rinse the lemon from your hair, you can then repeat the process if you would like to enhance the colour some more. Be aware that you may have to do this once or twice a day for a couple of days to get the maximum benefit.

The highlights you will achieve with this method are as permanent as those that you would expect from a salon. They will only grow out, so your roots will need the occasional touch up.

Using lemon juice to lighten the hair is a good, natural and cheaper alternative to getting chemical highlights. All you need is a little patience and your efforts will pay off.

If you have done this in the past, or are trying it out for the first time, let everyone else know how it worked for you by leaving a comment.

See you again tomorrow when we find out just how useful Aloe Vera can be.



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