Saturday, October 16, 2010

How to Lighten Dark Hair without Bleach

How to Lighten Dark Hair without Bleach

There are many ways to get gorgeous looks. One such way is to go for a new hair color, but some times, it happens that the hair gets much dark shade, than expected. You can use various natural methods to lighten dark hair color without bleach. Here are some tips on how to lighten dark hair color safely, naturally and without using bleach.


How to Lighten Dark Hair without Bleach

One of the effective ways to lighten dark hair is to use henna powder. It is a slow but a safe way to get lighter hair tone. Just boil some henna powder with water, until you get a thick liquid. If you want you can also add some chamomile flowers to make this remedy more effective. Apply it to hair and tie the hair in a bun. Leave on for about 2 to 4 hours and then wash the hair with lukewarm water. Do not forget to apply coconut oil before you go to bed at night. Shampoo and condition your hair the next morning.


You can also use honey to lighten your dark hair. Honey is loaded with natural hair lightening properties. Make a mixture by mixing:


  • Honey- one cup
  • Ground cinnamon- one tablespoon
  • Water- two cups
  • Extra virgin olive oil- one tablespoon

Apply the mixture on slightly damp hair and tie them up in a bun and cover well with a swimming cap to avoid dripping and staining. Wash hair, the next day. Shampoo and condition as usual. Use mild herbal shampoo and conditioner.

6 comments:

  1. what if you dont have a swimming cap

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    1. You can use a plastic shopping bag and just use the handles to tie it as tight as you want

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  2. if you don't want to sleep with a shower cap how many hours should it be then?

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    1. You should leave it on about 5-12 hours give or take a couple depending

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  3. can we just use 100% olive oil rather than extra virgin.

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    1. yes you can. you can also substitute jojoba (very great for thinning hair), grapeseed oil, and almond oil too:)

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