If you don’t want to bleach your hair, you can use lemon juice to lighten your hair color before using a hair dye. Here's how you do it:
1.Take four lemons (for the whole head) and squeeze their juice out into a small cup.
2.Fill half the cup with water now and stir the mixture.
3.Pour the lemon juice and water mixture into a spray bottle and shake it for a minute.
4.Now spray your hair with the mixture and use a comb alongside to ensure all strands are coated.
5.Head out now to soak some sun. You can use a sunscreen lotion for your face and neck, but your hair need to be exposed to the sun’s rays for the lemon juice to have a lightening effect.
6.After about an hour, you can return inside and wash your hair thoroughly.
7.Repeat this process twice a week until you attain the lighter shade you desire.
Since you don’t want to bleach your hair, you will need to pick a shade brighter than the one you want so that the end result is closer to your expectations. For instance, if you want to move towards blond (you can’t have pure blond hair unless you bleach), you will have to pick a very light shade of blond to get an average result on your black hair.
Think of it Like Mixing Paint
Your actual hair color is the base, and any color you put on top will result in a mix of the two colors, just like it happens with paints. A lot of women are afraid of using blond hair colors, fearing that their hair will turn golden overnight.
That just can’t happen if you have dark hair. The blond dye you use will only lighten your existing hair color. Which means you will need to calculate and experiment with different shades to get the desired result.
For example, if you have black or dark brown hair, and use a blond hair color, you will only get light brown hair as a result.
Posted by Monica Hyatt in Hair Styling