Tuesday, August 3, 2010

How to Lighten Dark Brown Hair

How to Lighten Dark Brown Hair

You can easily lighten hair color at home according to your wish. There are many hair lightening creams available to bleach your locks, but instead of using these types of chemical based creams you can also used home based ingredients to achieve desired results. Here are some tips on how to lighten dark brown hair naturally at home.

How to Lighten Dark Brown Hair

One of the best and the most effective ways to lighten hair is to use hydrogen peroxide.

Things you’ll need:

3% hydrogen peroxide solution

Spray bottle

  • Wash your hair to get rid of oils and other impurities.
  • Dry and detangle your hair.
  • Fill the spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide solution.
  • Now, spray it over your hair section by section to lighten dark brown hair.
  • Leave it on for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Wash your hair thoroughly with cold water.
  • Apply a mild conditioner over the hair, leave it for five to ten minutes and rinse it off.
  • Repeat this process after a few days to get a lighter shade.
Lemon Juice to lighten Dark Brown Hair

Lemon juice is also loaded with natural hair lightening properties. Here are some tips on how to use lemon juice to lighten your hair color.

  • Wash your hair to remove dirt and oils.
  • Apply lemon juice over your hair.
  • Leave it for about 40 to 60 minutes.
  • Sit in the sun for about 45 to 60 minutes to speed up the hair lightening process.
  • Wash off your hair after two days.


  1. Does anyone know exactly how many days it takes to see noticeable results? Thank you :)

  2. I have used the hydrogen peroxide method over the years, and it only takes about 1-2 times to notice the lightening. But you need to be careful because doing this too much will dry out your hair.