DIY: Lighten your hair

Hi guys!

This article is especially for women with dark hair who would like to lighten their hair without having to color it with ammoniak.

Since I still have Henna in my hair, I am not able to color my hair, so during the summer I tried some alternative methods. I came up with a DIY recipe to lighten my hair which you can also use!

4 Lemons

Couple of tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons of cinnamon

Lemon juice is known to lighten your hair when you sit in the sun without the use of harsh chemicals. Even though it will not lighten your hair at once, it will eventually gradually. I added in honey with the mixture to give it a extra kick to lighten. It is optional to add cinnamon, because that will bring out the red tones in your hair. Since I have Henna in my hair, I decided to add cinnamon in the mixture. I mixed it until it was a thick paste and not too runny otherwise it can get messy.

I applied the mixture on wet hair and then sat in the sun for an hour. It is also possible to sit under a hooded dryer with a plastic cap. Then I rinsed out and applied a deep conditioner because your hair can feel a bit dry because of the lemon juice.


I have used it twice so far and will try it twice again to have the results I want. My hair is brown, near black so I need to do it a couple of times to have the right color I want.

This is a great alternative to try a couple of times if you do not want to bleach or use harsh chemicals to color your hair.


Use enough lemon juice for the length of your hair. I needed four lemons and my hair is waist length.
For optimal results and more exposure, sit in the sun
Always deep condition your hair after you have rinsed out the mixture.

Xxx Caressa


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