By Zeenu Amir
When you look at and understand the ways in which you can create gorgeous tresses for yourself, there are so many things that can be done. Dark hair can get a tad boring after a while. And while some women feel it’s a safe bet to just dye the hair completely for a whole new catchy look., sometimes you can just go for something completely natural. Look through your pantry and you will get several ideas on what can work. Check out these amazing natural remedies which will brighten your hair fast at home.
This is basically a more natural (and less risky!) version of what you would consider a sun-In experiment. So how this works is you will use a piece of lemon to lightly cover the hair that falls onto your head — but you should try focusing on small sections at the crown of your head and the pieces that frame your face. The recipe is pretty small, mix two tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup of warm water, and apply to your strands as an all-over mask. Then sit outside, and let your hair dry in the sun, letting the heat activate the lemon. Be sure to follow up with a nourishing treatment, like a coconut-oil mask, as the fruit juice may aggravate dry hair.
If you have super-dark hair and would like to give it more of a golden glow and lighten it naturally, you will be amazed by how chamomile brew can do so much. You will have to simply fill a large mug with boiling water, then steep a chamomile tea bag in it for 10 minutes. Once the tea has cooled, pour it over clean hair, and let strands soak overnight. Rinse, and feel free to repeat! Chamomile is one of the gentlest essential oils, so you can even use it on color-treated hair without fear of brassiness. Also, it comes with anti dandruff properties which can do miracles for your hair.
Lighten with Cinnamon
How about trying a cinnamon hair mask? The color-changing effects of this spice are very subtle. What you need is a mix of a teaspoon of cinnamon with enough water to form a paste. Apply your favorite conditioner thoroughly to wet hair, and leave it on. Apply the cinnamon-water mixture to your slick strands — the conditioner will help the blend stick. Wrap a shower cap around your strands, then leave the mixture on for at least six hours (overnight is ideal). Rinse it off, and enjoy a brighter, delicious-smelling mane.
Baking Soda Effects
You probably didn’t know this but baking soda is an excellent, easy-at-home natural hair lightener. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with water, and use it to rinse once a month (after you shampoo and before you condition your strands) to gradually brighten your color. Baking soda is an alkaline ingredient, and this will lift the cuticle of your hair, the part that protects your hue.
Sea Salts Wonders
Sea salt is actually a great hair-lightening agent — when paired with the sun, that is. To get the look without access to a large body of water, mix a tablespoon of sea salt with 1/2 cup of warm water and put it in your hair. Then, grab a good book and camp out in the sun for at least 20 minutes before you rinse it out.
Apple Cider on Hair
You can easily find some in your pantry. It really helps lighten your hair when you mix one-part apple cider vinegar with six parts water. Simply pour the mixture over your head or apply it using a spray bottle and let it soak in. After about 30 minutes, you can rinse it out. You should be able to see a difference in your hair. Repeat the process as needed.