Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How to Lighten Hair with Honey

How to Lighten Hair with Honey

Using a natural ingredient to lighten your hair is really a good decision. Hair lightening products are loaded with harsh chemicals and these types of products are more damaging than hair darkening products. Honey is loaded with natural hair lightening properties. It is suitable for anyone with any hair type. Some benefits of using honey for hair lightening are:

- No hair damage

- Inexpensive way to lighten hair

- Shiny, soft and moist hair

- Effective results at your own home

- No salon visit


Here are some tips on how to lighten hair with honey:

Ingredients you’ll need:

1 cup of raw uncooked honey

2 cups of distilled water

1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon or cardamom

1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil


Lighten Hair with Honey Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients properly.
  • Apply this mixture evenly on damp hair by using a brush.
  • Now, wrap your head in Saran wrap and put on the swimming cap. This step is essential for keeping the hair moist, as honey recipe works well on wet hair.
  • Leave it on for overnight.
  • Wash your hair a couple of times.
Honey contains natural trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide, a lightening agent. Cardamom, cinnamon and extra virgin olive oil, used in this recipe are peroxide boosters.

If you want you can also use lemon juice to lighten your hair naturally. Lemon juice also contains natural hair lightening properties. Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice with one cup of water. Apply this mixture over your hair; leave it on for about two hours. Sit in the sun for better result.

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100 comments:

  1. This was so helpful! Thank you so much! If I do this could i also go out in the sun during the summertime and would it make the process go faster? :)

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    1. Honey and conditioner also work good together. You just have to keep applying it to the same spots for a long time until you get the intensity you desire.

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  2. ...or with a hair dryer... But be careful not to overdo it. Lemon juice (and heat) can be drying. Not to mention, too much lightening can make your hair yellow. I've been there, done that.

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  3. sounds so effective and easy!!! but if my hair are dark brown will they get light brown or blonde???ekks, pretty scared...

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    1. If you have dark brown hair it will kind of go a reddy-brown. If you have drak brown hair and want to be blonde you will have to bleach or dye it, sorry.

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    2. i don't now how to get my hair to the beautiful brownish color that it was before i got crazy and color it black.Now I'm so mad at myself and I just don't now how to fix it.I don't want to go to the salon ,so I just give up.

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    3. Hey...Dont worry about it... Everyone makes mistakes. Itll grow out eventually, but in the meantime, learn to love your locks!

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  4. Awesome!! May have to try this!

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  5. Im trying this from dark brown and my hair now is light brown with blond highlights!:D

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    1. seriously? omg. my hair isnt even dark brown, its like orangy/brown/light brown..would my hair go a bit golden blonde if i did this?

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    2. My hair is kind of dark brown, but in some lights could be called light. I hope mine turns out like yours!

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  6. How many times do you have to do this to see results...my hair is black. I tried but only for 6hrs...and even though my hair is soft and smells yummy....no results.

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    1. sleep with it

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    2. You may have to go at as many as three or for times before results!

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    3. Black hair does mot work as well with these lightening products :( but it will add a nice sheen to ur hair ... If your hair was fair when u were younger then u have a better chance

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    4. i hate to break it to you but it doesnt work with very dark hair :(

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    5. I have brown hair im only 11 and I don't want it to blonde what color wil this do for me

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  7. i have dyed chocolate brown hair what colour will it go if i try this??? i trying to grow my hair long so is this good for your hair or not so much

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  8. can you use just regular tap water?

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    1. I'm pretty sure you can. Regular water cannot harm your hair. Think of it this way, you bathe in it, wash your hair with it, drink it, swim in it, so why would it?

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    2. Tread lightly as tap water often contains Chlorine which can have adverse affects when lightening your hair with a peroxide product. Remember my dad telling me about using peroxide during a stint as a lifeguard - went into the pool and his lovely lightened locks turned green!

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  9. My hair is light blonde and im really afraid of likeee... Ruining my hair by making it orange or yellow and crap like that... Anyway i can be assured blonder hair/highlights???

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    1. Try it on some baby hairs first just to be sure.

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  10. dark brown hair slept with it in now have and auburn color with some dirty blonde highlights!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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  11. It seems like everybody got great results but for some reason it didn't work for me. I have dark brown hair...well basically black so it might take a lot longer for their to be good results.

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    1. Next time you should try letting the mixture sit for an hour or two so that it can produce it's natural peroxide, then when you have it in, try rinsing a piece of your hair every once and a while to see if it is getting lighter. If it does not lighten, then you will have to try doing something else, or repeat it until it does.

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    2. stay with it in your hair for at least 8 hours. and repeat the process. that's what I do (it only lightened a bit, I have dyed darker reddish brown hair).

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  12. just prepared this and put on my hair, lets see how it works. thought the mixture is way too liquidy and there is way too much of it. should be less water or something. maybe some conditioner to make it more of a paste.

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  13. I tried this a couple of weeks ago, and I thought that the mixture was too liquidy as well. I was so upset that it just wouldn't stay under the saran wrap that I ended up washing it out not twenty minutes later. Considering the price of the honey, I kept the mixture in the plastic measuring bowl on my bathroom sink. Then a week ago, I decided to try it again. This time the mixture was thick and I applied a little to my bangs as I was getting ready to take a shower. Then I took the cup with me in the shower and applied it to my entire head. I left it sit for only a couple of minutes, then I rinsed. My hair was about a shade lighter, and where I put it on my bangs was a shade lighter than that. I am going to give it a try this weekend, and maybe letting the mixture sit for a bit will help it thicken some.

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  14. I have been wanting a change in hair color, so i decided because i am not allowed to get it dyed that i would natrually lighten it. i have looked into doing the lemon trick, but all my research supported the fact that it dries out your scalp and hair. i am hoping to try this trick soon :) P.S. can you buy uncooked honey anywhere???

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    1. Regular honey is uncooked. . .

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  15. I have medium/dirty blonde hair right now but I was born with platnum blonde hair so does that mean that's the color my hair will turn out to be?

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  16. i have dirty blond hair and i really want this to work fast ...how long does it take?

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    1. you have to use it multiple times to get results (: but it will work

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  17. can i use this for bleaching facial hair??? please reply.

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    1. I dont think it can bleach facial hair, but you could try and see. after all honey is good for your skin and it wont cause any harm, just be careful with the cinnamon though it could irritatte your skin

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  18. would it work if i have dyed hair ?

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  19. What an interesting question on facial hair- you would be leaving it on a long time- It is hard to now if it woudl irritate your skin..anyone?

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  20. I didn't have enough honey so I put in 1/4 honey, 2/4 water, but accidentally put the 1 tablespoon olive oil and cinnamon. Should I throw it out or would it still work? Please help!!!!!

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  21. I tried this and started off with medium blonde hair and now after trying it its light blonde with super ligh blonde highlights! First natural lightening treatment that ever actually worked!

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  22. I did it yesterday but it showed really little. My sister said she didn't notice it. I have dark brown hair but I still saw it a bit. I'm doing it again today and tomorrow to get lighter. Do you have to use olive oil? Because I don't have extra virgin olive oil.
    Please reply! Desperate to get my hair lightened for this summer!!!

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    1. You won't see any results after just one use. They say you'll notice a difference after 3-4 uses. And you should use Extra Virgin Olive Oil because it's better than the normal olive oil for you hair. You can get it anywhere and it's not expensive at all.

      Hope this helped! :)

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  23. What is the difference between honey and uncooked honey?

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    1. You haven't heated it up past around 200 or so degrees Fahrenheit. Store honey is raw uncooked honey in most cases. Just buy local honey if you want.

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  24. Is it suppost to be a stiff mixture because mine is a bit liquidy ?

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  25. I have dyed light blonde hair but really dark roots coming in. wonder what would happen if I did my whole head vs trying to do just the roots. I dont think my hair could go any lighter lol.in

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  26. ALL honey is raw and uncooked, don't understand why people try to differentiate. I am a beekeeper, if you cook honey it is no longer honey, as it cools it will turn to (honey) sugar. Same thing will happen if you refrigerate it. I suggest checking the label also, honey PRODUCED anywhere but in the USA or Canada most likely has antibiotics in it. Labels try to fool you by putting USDA and bottled in the USA on it. Not the same, if you can't find local honey then I recommend Sue Bee honey.

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    1. You're kidding right? I've had a health food store and bee hives for 30 years so we both produce honey for ourselves and buy honey from beekeepers to sell. Everyone knows that the unless honey is labeled raw it's pasteurized,heated, therefore not raw. Nutrients and enzymes are destroyed at temps as low as 120 degrees. Raw honey costs more because it is more difficult to handle, not as free flowing and it will crystallize sooner so it has a shorter shelf-life.
      At each flow the honey is very different and we will be taking some supers off soon. I'm looking forward to trying different honeys at different seasons. The fall honey is golden rod and asters and is very dark so I hope it will have a high peroxide content.

      And as for antibiotics, US beekeepers use antibiotics on a schedule to prevent hive disease and so I don't know what you're talking about there. Organic honey is produced without antibiotics.

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  27. I see that a few people have posted asking if it will will work on hair that has been dyed brown but there are no responses. I have naturally brown hair but have also had it dyed brown and am wondering the same thing.... can I use this technique on my hair that has been died more or less to my natural shade of brown several months ago???

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  28. How often can you do this? Once a week or each day until you get the results you want?

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    1. I'm assuming you can do it everyday if you want because honey is good for your hair...

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  29. For those of you with the question about dyed hair. Look on the left side of this page and click on "Lighten Dyed Hair that is too Dark".

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  30. You're not supposed to leave lemon juice on your hair for more than an hour at a time. You can repeat as many times as you want until youa get the color you're going for but if left on longer than an hour at a time it will fry your hair and possibly burn your scalp.

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  31. Ok. Is it meant to be like a liquid type thing you could put in a spray bottle. Or is it a paste where you would be able to apply it with your hands? mine is a complete liquid. oh so confusled. I have dirty blonde hair. Will it turn a yellow-y blonde? Golden? or bleach blonde?
    please reply asap :D

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  32. The water should be 1 cup, not 2. I'm definitely going to try this!

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  33. does it matter if you use canola oil instead? i dont have any extra virgin and want to try this now!

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  34. Will this work on naturally black hair that has been permed a long time ago? I really want to try it, but need to know what i can expect

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  35. Honey does lighten hair and it is extremely moisturising also. Adding lemon to the mix does not enhance the effects but, rather, detracts from the effects. Lemon juice and olive oil do work however, but do not mix with the honey. Lemon is better for naturally blondes, as when brunettes use it, the hair tends to turn orange/red. Honey effectively turns brunette hair - yep - HONEY blonde, with no red tones (perhaps at first but continuous use WILL enhance the colour and lighten it to a gold stage.)This method works on all hair textures, including afro/coarse/curly. It is more effective on virgin hair than dyed hair, but it will lighten dyed hair also. No need to be scared of results because remember, this is a natural product and therefore the results are subtle and natural also. I have afro/latin mixed hair, curly, naturally dark brown dry and damaged, bleached before(halfway down my shoulder length curls) that looks reddish in the light and this worked beautifully; my hair was superbly soft and bouncy, and after ONE treatment (left in my hair for 2hours) my hair had lightened with blonde tones honey type shade - amazingly (not being sarcastic, I was amazed). My hair halfway down is virgin hair and this was where the results were most visible. From the middle down my hair was bleached before then the cuticle has been stained by two black box dyes and it still lightened it,more than slightly. I shall continue to do this. My once a month mixture contains an egg (whites and all) as although protein strengthens hair, too much actually causes hair to be brittle and breakage occurs, so my once or twice weekly regimen does not contain the egg. LIGHTENING PASTE TO BE LEFT ON FOR ONE HOUR OR UP TO EIGHT HOURS - Three LARGE tablespoons of honey (normal, golden jar honey, organic and locally sourced is even better) and two tablespoons of olive oil (vary according to hair thickness and length). Cover with two shower caps. Best if hair is SLIGHTLY damp ALL OVER or wherever you wish to lighten before you apply the paste as the heat from the damp hair and your scalp create steam under the shower caps which helps the oil and honey activate and penetrate. Good luck ladies! :)

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  36. You must use olive oil as this oil has lightening properties of its own and is very similar to our own skin and hair's sebum. Do not add lemons to honey because this kills the lightening effect. Lemons are effective but mainly for natural blondes and lemons are super drying on already dry or damaged hair. Honey leaves hair super dupa soft and bouncy and weightless. Must mix with oil to give the paste slip and so it is not sticky and sticks to your hair, thus tangling it horribly! I prefer the oil to conditioner as conditioner contains chemicals and silicones and I prefer the treatment to be totally natural. You can add 3 or 4 substantial DROPS of Avocado oil to increase the already very moisturising hair paste.The longer you leave the better. The worst that can ever happen is that you have super conditioned glossy locks and no colour change. You have nothing to lose with this age old hair mask and once you try it, you will wish you tried it sooner. TIP - If applying this in summer or when windows are open, i suggest you stay indoors or close windows until hair is thoroughly covered in shower caps as you do become very attractive to our buzzing friends - Don't kill them EVER! They provide this wonderful treatment and much more. Usher them out and let them go in peace! Peace! :)

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  37. I just made this mixture according to the directions, but i did a half batch because i didnt have enough honey. however, i made some alterations to the recipe -
    1. i added a lot of conditioner because the mix was very runny
    2. i used clear, runny honey
    3. i'm leaving it in for 16 hours

    do you think this will turn my dark brown hair light brown with highlights? thanks guys xxx

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  38. im a red head and i have a blond fringe ( from bleaching) how would this effect my hair?

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  39. Does it come out after a while? Or is it permanent?

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  40. I just dyed my hair black yesterday and I don't like it. My hair is naturally brown, will this work? I don't want to damage it anymore.

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    1. Look up vitamin C+shampoo method!! Supposed to get out the dye very nicely! I dyes my dark-medium brown hair two days ago with L'oreal casting creme gloss (mahogany brown)and it turned out darker and quite wine-red. I didn't like it. Looked up vitamin C+shampoo on YouTube and tried it in a piece of hair. It worked! It was 95% back to my natural color! I'm doing my whole head right this moment. Hope it works as well on my whole head as it did on the test-piece.
      Good luck!

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    2. Vitamic C (ascorbic acid) really does remove dye from your hair! Instead of using shampoo, which can be drying to leave on your hair for any length of time, I used about a cup of regular conditioner and pulverized about 1000mg of regular vitamin c pills from the drugstore with a mortar and pestle, mixed it up in a plastic bowl, let it sit for about half an hour to let the 'c' powder dissolve into the conditioner, then, finally left it on my dry hair for one hour, just to test. Then I did it again, to lighten it some more. (with black dye, you might have to leave this on for a couple of hours at a time, which is why I opt for conditioner instead of shampoo) The only thing that you have to be careful with is this: although this really does remove the darkness from your hair, it will most likely leave it a funny shade. So I would recommend having some sort of semi-permanent colour (like Natural Instincts on hand before you do this- not the 'vibrant' series as that is a permanent dye)in a much lighter shade with a neutral base (I would go with a shade a bit lighter than your natural brown as dyes tend to come out darker than what is claimed on the box, and do NOT pick an ash or golden tone) If the black shade has a blue/violet undertone, it's possible you may end up with that undertone showing up and then I'm not really sure what base to recommend. Theoretically, orange should balance blue to make a brown... but I would still stick with a neutral shade since adding a copper (orange) shade might too much of a risk. My experience: I had dyed my hair a dark blonde that turned a little more like a brown. Did this recipe and it dramatically lightened my hair. HOWEVER, I was not prepared with a semi-permanent beforehand, so I had to wear a hat and pray for a windless day as I rushed to the pharmacy - it made it a light, but very vibrant lemon-yellow blonde. Yikes. After shampooing (to make sure the ascorbic acid was out of my hair before applying the dye, as this might cause a chemical reaction) deep conditioning, waiting several hours, I applied a light neutral blonde Natural Instincts and it fixed the issue of the bold lemon colour. This is too late for the lady who just dyed her hair on July 28, but hopefully, this can help someone in the future. Good luck! PS: I am not a professional, I've just been messing with my hair for over 20 years and have tried just about everything under the sun to fix my mistakes, including the sun itself. :)

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  41. i have natural black hair and i wanted to dye my hair so i tried this on my bangs for just 2 hours and it turned a shade lighter so im gonna try it agian maybe make it sit a little longer. You should mix the mixture and just let it sit for a while(30 minutes should be fine)for better results.

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  42. I have black hair will this work.. if I want it lighter

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    1. Try using Chamoile Tea and sitting in the sun, it works on brown hair, you might just need to do it a lot. And make it really concentrated (sorry about the spelling)

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  43. I've used the honey on my hair which is brown, only the ends changed colour they are now really light brown with blond streaks, the rest of my hair hasn't changed :/

    Chamomile tea makes brown hair lighter if you apply it and sit in the sun.

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  44. Great info on using honey to lighten hair

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  45. I have brown hair but it is kinda auburn/red naturally. If I do this will it bring out my auburn/red highlights or will it go blonder? Also, how can I dip-dye my hair using this recipe?

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  46. Umm... I have black hair... PITCH BLACK HAIR... Well at least it looks like that... I want it to go to a honey brunette brown... Will it work?? Also... Can I use regular honey... Like the one you use in tea and so on/liquid honey instead of raw uncooked honey? PLS REPLY ASAP

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    1. My hair looks black but, in the sun, it turns a reddish brown color. So far, I've done this three times and still no visible results. I've read that it doesn't work very well on dark hair, but I'll keep trying and tell you if I get any results.
      Hope this helped!

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    2. There are a number of variables with honey lightening that are contained in the link in my first comment. It is not just about the water and honey and wet hair. There are details which can help get the best results. A number of comments here ask the same question. Honey lightening can produce results on natural and dyed hair from black to lighter shades.

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  47. Please reply? Will this work on my medium brown hair? It's dyed... So will it work? Pls reply thanks x
    Remember it's dyed..

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  48. I have a dark brown hair with blonde highlights. What would happen to the highlights? and if i used this will it make my hair red?

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  49. my hair is a mixture of blondes from almost brown at the bottom to white at the top. totally natural, will this make my hair go ginger over time because i have been looking into shop products and many people have said that the product turned their hair ginger. i dont do ginger. please help?!

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    1. The recipe actually came from here http://ktanihairsense.blogspot.ca/2009/11/part-4-of-4-on-innovativee-approaches.html slightly altered in translation. You really only need to leave the recipe on for 1 hour not 8, 16. The lack of minerals in distilled water makes it a better choice and the honey does not need to be raw.

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    3. How red your hair may turn depends on how much natural or added red is in your hair. You can do a strand test to see what result you may get. If your hair does turn ginger, further honey lightening can lighten it to a more golden shade. There have been people with natural mid and dark brown shades of hair who honey lightened and got golden shades with no red. Honey lightening has lightened hennaed and henndigoed hair.

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    4. I removed my first comment on lightening because it needed more details after I first published it. Hair lightens from black to brown typically to red to gold to blonde. Natural ash shades of brown hair contain little to no red and can be lightened to gold. Honey lightening follows the same lightening pattern as conventional lightening with peroxide. Results are usually much slower but there are those who have seen results right away, with a 1 hour treatment. That is down to the honey used and how wet the hair was during the treatment. Not all honeys produce the same amount of peroxide when diluted with water or conditioner which contains water. Some honeys produce little to almost no peroxide when diluted and some conditioner ingredients can inhibit honey lightening, which is why conditioner is no longer recommended for it. Some honeys have a higher pH and less water can be used than the recommended dilution, also making the treatment less runny. They tend to be the exceptions though.

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  50. i just put some honey in with my conditioner and now im sitting on my porch trying to get the last of today's sun to help it work. I have light brown hair and i can already see my natural highlights intensifying. I have dark eye brows and later tonight i am attempting to put pure honey on them and see if it lightens them at all. ... ill let you know how it all goes. <3 sam

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  51. How often can you do this? Can you do it everyday or do you need to leave it a few days/weeks?? PLEASE REPLY!!

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    1. You can honey lighten as often as you wish. Please read the full article with details in my first post.

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  52. I have medium light brown hair so if i try this will it make it look golden brown? because that's what i'm going for.
    PLEASE help!!! i want to see if it works

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    1. It is possible. The details are all here, from my first comment to help get the best results, http://ktanihairsense.blogspot.ca/2009/11/part-4-of-4-on-innovativee-approaches.html.

      Heat other than body heat and UV can have a negative effect on the treatment peroxide.

      If you honey lighten and then sit out in full sunlight, your hair can lighten alright because of the UV, which is damaging, not the honey or other ingredients used, which all produce peroxide, including the cinnamon, and except the water, of course.

      Honey lightening with the method I created needs no added heat or sunlight to work. The key is in the proportion mixture of honey to water and other factors.

      The difference in waters comes down to pH and mineral content. Some tap waters are fine, most not so fine.

      Some honeys have a pH that is higher when diluted with water and less water can be used with them. Unless you measure the pH of the solution you make with a pH meter or pH strips you will not know for sure. The recipe proportion I created will work for most honeys which are more acidic.

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  53. what does it mean if your skin comes up with red marks where the solution has accidentally gone? Does anyone know what i've had a reaction to?

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    1. The basic solution is distilled water and honey. Cinnamon in an excessive amount has been reported to cause the reaction you describe. You can patch test the cinnamon to see if you are allergic. However, some did that and were fine and still got the reaction because of the amount used in the recipe.

      Honeys are sourced from different plants. So,you may be allergic to one and not another.

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  54. I tried this process last night. But I didn't use the whole mixture because my hair is only shoulder length. I saw some people only did it for an hour. Did they use the WHOLE mixture? My hair is fairly dark. Some people call it like a milk chocolate. How did people get it to turn red or a goldish color?!

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    1. To get it at a redish color you use lemon but dont leave it in too long or else it will burn your hair, hope this helped!!!!:)

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  55. So what works better? Lemon or honey?
    And how noticeable is it?
    If you don't want it as noticeable, can you just leave it in for a shorter time?
    Btw, my hair is really dark brown, lighter on top layer and tips from the sun, it's also a bit reddish sometimes but it might just be the light.
    I just want it a tiny bit lighter and a little reddish.
    Help?
    Thanks so much

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  56. Oh, and I just want a streak, highlight, whatever.
    Do you know how I could just do that?

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  57. I have golden blonde hair and the first time i tried it, i felt heat and slight burning on my scalp so I thought that was the bleaching stuff, I left it overnight but I did not see any difference. I did it 2 more times right away for 3 nights straight total and noticed that my hair seems more yellowish/hay color even a little darker because of this yellow effect. It was not bright yellow but more warm hay tin which made my hair actually a little darker... But I did not notice any heating effect the other 2 times I did it. I did have red spots on my skin where the solution touched it the first time but they went away in the morning. I am doing it again tonight for the last time and if it is darker after all, I am going to try the lemon juice method. By the way there is a youtube video on how to apply this mixture. It is liquidy but you just soak your hair in it and squeeze the extra, you are not supposed to hold all the mixture in your hair.

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  58. I have black hair, and the first time I tried something similar to this, I mixed honey with bananas and avocados. (Not only is it good on the hair and face, it's pretty damn tasty too.) After I left it in my (dry) hair for about 20-40 minutes, I rinsed it out a couple of times, and the ends of my hair turned into a reddish dark brown. It was pretty subtle though. I tried using honey and distilled water (Left the mixture in the ends of my hair for about an hour or so), but I don't think it was as effective as the first time.

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  59. I have sort of dark brown hair, but a light shade of dark brown. If i do this process, will i have a lighter shade of brown or blonde hair?

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    1. I did this. I dont know if i did it exactly as the description told me to.. but something like it.. and It really depends on how long u wait.. i think?.. I have dirty blonde/brown, and some of my hair got pretty blonde.. xP Just search for it on the internet or something.. there are some videos on youtube as well... You'll get the point of it, Its the hydrogen peroxide or howeever its written... sooooo ..

      ok im really sorry if this didnt help..

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  60. Yesterday I used no name honey in my hair and this morning I saw no results after leaving the mixture in for 12 hours. Naturally I have dark blonde hair but have been dyeing it red for the past year. Right now my hair is a dark brown colour. Does anyone know which honey would work better? I live in Canada.

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  61. i believe that dark-colured honey will be more helpful :)
    does this mixture goes on wet or dry hair?

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  62. when you rinse it, do you do your normal routine like shampoo and conditioner or do you just rinse with water?

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  63. Several years ago I mixed honey, egg, and olive oil and left it on my head under Saran Wrap and sat in the Summer sun for a while (don't remember how long). It left my naturally dark blonde hair (highlighted to the lt blonde I was as a kid) brighter, lighter, soft, frizz-free, and looking much healthier.

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