Whether you have experienced of dyeing your hair too dark or the hair extensions you bought was darker than you expected? Are you regret or hoping to exchange the hair extension for a lighter one? It’s time to stop the remorse or wasting the money for the exchange fee. There are tricks you can try to lighten your dark hair.
Using The Household Necessities
1 Making a Salt Paste
Mix the same amount of water and salt into the paste. Apply this cream to the hair section by section from the hair root to the ends and then put it aside for 20 minutes and then rinse off. A few weeks later you will see the effect. The sea salt will be better. That is why you will make the hair lighter when swimming in the sea.
2 Use The Magic Vinegar And Water
Rinsing your hair with water and vinegar mixture will help to lighten the hair naturally. Mixing the vinegar with water in portion of 1:5 and rinse the hair for at least 15 minutes. This is a kind of mild method to lighten the hair, you may need to wait a few months to get the effect, but it’s good to your hair.
3 Take the Uage of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is not only great for our health but also helps to lighten the hair. Crush 8 or 9 vitamin C tablets and mix them to your shampoo and then shampoo as usual with it. You can purchase the vitamin C at drug stores and crush them in a plastic bag.
Or if you don’t want to go to the drug stores, then use the lemon or lime juice and sunshine instead. You can just mix a cup of cold water with about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and place the combination in a spray bottle and lightly spritz your hair. After spraying the lemon juice, try to expose your hair in the sun but remember to put on long sleeves clothes and apply sunscreen to your skin. The longer you stay outdoors, the lighter the color of your hair. This make take effect in few weeks.
4 Use Honey on Hair
Honey is one the perfect lightening color of hair ingredients, because it contains a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, but it’s also deeply moisturizing to counteract the drying effects of lightening dark hair naturally. You will not want to apply the honey directly to your hair, because the honey is super sticky and hard to wash. Mixing 30 ml of honey and 60 ml water and heat the mixture to dissolve the honey. Apply the honey mixture to the hair for 30 to 60 minutes or just leave the mixture in overnight with a shower cap. Wash out thoroughly with warm water when it is done.
5 Treat Your Hair With Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea can also lighten dark hair. Cool some brewed chamomile tea and then soak into your hair, allowing your hair to get as saturated as possible. Wear a tight fitting shower cap for 30 minutes and then rinse. Or you can mix chamomile tea into shampoo and conditioner and use these things to wash your hair. This method usually it will bring the effect after several times washing.
6 Achieve a Lighter Tone With Cinnamon
Cinnamon works great as a natural lightener, but will make the hair slightly red. Add 250 ml of conditioner, 5 ml of lemon juice and 30 ml of cinnamon. In order to increase the hydration, but also by adding 250 ml of honey. Mix the mixture with the hair and wear a shower cap. Let the cinnamon put on the hair for 3 to 4 hours or overnight. Thoroughly wash your hair to ensure that all cinnamon is washed away in the morning or when is done. Use this method three or four times if you want work best.
7. Use The Baking Soda on Hair
Baking soda can help strip hair of chemical buildup. Adding 1.25 ml baking soda to shampoo or conditioner may help remove chemicals in hair dye. Wash your hair with shampoo as usual and rinse. It may take awhile longer to work in comparison to other methods. A few weeks or months later, the color of the hair should be lighter.
Lightening Dyed Hair
1 Use a Clarifying Shampoo
If you had a dye job you dislike, scrub your hair with a clarifying shampoo as soon as possible. Clarifying shampoos contain powerful surfactants capable of stripping away grime, chemicals, and hair dye.
You can find a clarifying shampoo at most supermarkets or drug stores. Follow any instructions on the bottle when applying clarifying shampoo to your hair. Clarifying shampoo can dry out hair. Be sure to condition your hair afterwards to prevent dry, cracked hair. The usage of clarifying shampoo is the same with the normal shampoo, but you should only use two to three times a week, it’s not a daily use product, it hurts the hair in the long term use.
2 Use Hydrogen Peroxide on Hair
Hydrogen peroxide is a strong chemical that can lighten hair color. Use it very carefully. Put some hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and spray it even over your hair. If necessary, use hair clips to pull hair out of the way to get hard to reach sections. Leave in for 30 minutes and then wash out with cool water.
3 Take off the Swimming Cap While Swimming
Take off your swimming cap and swimming in the chlorinated swimming pool, after a few times the color of the hair will be lighter. This is a definitely healthy method especially in summer. You can keep fit and get your dark hair lighten in the same time. In order to make the color effect more obvious, let the hair dry in the sun. Swimming in swim in sea is better than fresh water. But swimming in the chlorinated pool is the best.