8 Ways to Lighten Hair Naturally at Home

The proper way to color your hair is to lighten them first, allowing the hair dye to show its true shade after application. Most professional stylists and celebrities bleach their hair using commercial products, but they can considerably damage your hair in the long run and cause them to weaken.

If you are a fan of natural products and methods, we will show you 8 ways to lighten hair naturally at home, without having to resort to commercial products, chemicals or bleach.


  • 1

    Lemon Juice

    This is the oldest trick in the book, making use of lemon juice and sun light to achieve the desired effect.

    All you need to do is extract some lemon juice in water, rinse your hair with it and then soak in some sunlight. If you want to avoid sunlight, you can use a hair dryer to heat up your hair while they are coated with lemon juice.

    It is recommended that you use a hair sprayer to spray around half a cup of lemon juice with an equal amount of water onto your hair.

    Alternatively, you can also use olive oil instead of water to make a healthier mixture for your hair.

    Lemon Juice
  • 2

    Black and Chamomile tea

    Tea, whether black or chamomile, also has a lightening effect on your hair. Just boil water (around 3 cups) and use 3 tea bags to make black tea.

    Once it is prepared, rinse your hair with the black tea properly, leave it in for about 10 minutes and then rinse it out with water.

    Chamomile tea is even stronger, and works really well for lightening hair. You can make two cups, rinse your hair with it and let it settle in for about 10 minutes before washing it out.

    Repeat these tea treatments daily depending on the natural color of your hair. If you have light brown hair for instance, it will be easier for you to lighten them as compared to dark or black hair.

    Chamomile Tea
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    Rhubarb is also known to have hair lightening properties. You can chop up the rhubarb to fill in half a cup and then boil it with 2 cups of water. Once the mixture cools down, use a strainer to separate the juice and then rinse your hair with it.

    Let the juice settle in for about 15 minutes before washing it out with water.

  • 4

    Baking Soda

    The baking soda method is slower and works over time. Just take a little (1 teaspoon) baking soda every time you wash your hair and use it instead of a shampoo. If you do this consistently, you will notice your hair color lightening after a few washes.

    Baking Soda
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    Cinnamon powder can also be mixed with water to rinse your hair, and will give you a light, but slightly red color. However, you have to let cinnamon water stay in your hair for about an hour before washing it out.

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    Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with a cup of lukewarm water and mix it up thoroughly. Now apply the mixture onto your hair and let it sit for about 30 minutes. If possible, you can wear a shower cap and sleep with the honey mixture on for best results.

  • 7


    Make a mixture of salt and water (1 tablespoon in one cup) and rinse your hair with it. If you have longer hair, you can double the amount of salt and water. Let the mixture settle in for around 10 minutes and then wash it off with water.

  • 8

    Vitamin C

    If you have vitamin C tablets lying around the house, take about 6 – 8 of them and crush them into power form. Now mix this powder with your shampoo and wash your hair with it. For the best results you should repeat this treatment a couple of times in a week.

    Vitamin C Pills

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