How to get pretty and fashionable hair lightening at home? How to bleach your hair naturally with no damage? What recipes should you use? You’ll find all the answers here!
Every woman has a desire to change her look. One of the easiest methods is considered to be hair coloring. Our article focuses on how to bleach your hair at home, and what ingredients you should use.
The biggest problem of bleached hair is its dryness and brittleness, as well as deterioration of appearance. That is why it is important to select the tools for lightening hair correctly. Taking care for such hair should include nutrition and also deep hydration. We present you the means for preparing yourself to hair lighten using natural products, folk methods of bleaching your hair, the time-tested ones. Their undoubted pros are the availability, and, of course, the ability to use them at your home.
How to lighten your hair with hydrogen peroxide?
We cannot say that this method of lightening is the best, as peroxide spoils hair. However, hair bleaching with hydrogen peroxide makes it possible to solve the task even if you have extremely dark hair, the color of which is very hard to change to a lighter shade. Besides this way is the quickest. Dry fine hair absorbs moisture. And also lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide is required, for coarse hair the concentration must be significantly increased.
Dark hair lightening is not very easy task, as such hair is really the hardest to oxidize any natural pigment. Making this procedure, you should be sure to avoid making serious skin burns. Do not forget that the addition of ammonia (it means about 5-6 drops of 50-60 g) accelerates this reaction, however, at the same time an excess of it gives women's hair a reddish hue.
The composition for hair lightening with hydrogen peroxide is prepared just before coloring, since oxygen starts to separate immediately from the composition, while still in the pan.
Hair lightening with glycerol
Despite the existence of a large number of professional cosmetics for hair lightening, even such as shampoo for hair lightening, lightening of hair using folk remedies still will not lose its popularity. So another important assistant for women is glycerol.
You should use glycerol prepared mixture to lighten hair. For its creation you should take 50 g of chamomile, then pour it in boiling water and leave for 2 hours. You should filter the resulting infusion, add 60 g of glycerol. Such mask is applied to the hair, then you should wrap head and then leave it for 30-40 minutes, after that rinse with warm water. Hair lightening with glycerin can make your hair one tone lighter.
Lightening hair chamomile
The most popular and simple way of giving the hair a light golden shade is a hair lightening with chamomile. Often from dried flowers women prepare a strong broth: 2 tablespoons of some dried flowers floating in boiling water, covered for 10 minutes. The resulting infusion is filtered and leaved to cool down. The hair is washed with shampoo and then the infusion of popular chamomile flowers with air conditioning is used. Clarification of hair folk remedies gives chamomile one the award as the most natural one and the safest. It may be the best way how to bleach your hair naturally.
Lightening hair with lemon
There are a lot of people and a lot of hair lightening techniques. Stream of hair brightening with a lemon came to us from Slavic beauties of the East, for which this problem hasn't ever lost its relevance because of their very dark hair color. That is the reason why the lightening of dark hair using folk remedies is often based on the way of application of lemon, but rather contains the fruit of citric acid. Hair lightening must be done carefully in order not to burn the hair.
Such gradual lightening of your hair appears if you: make freshly squeezed juice of lemon that is diluted with warm water and then rinse hair with this mix after washing it. In addition to lightening lemon juice can give your hair glamorous shine. This tool is good for lightening your dark hair, and also to maintain new hair color. Lightening of colored hair can also be made with lemon. But do not forget about its dry properties, so as not to cause damage to the hair with its excessive use.
Lightening hair with honey
Not a lot of people know that such product as honey has an effect similar to the action of well-known hydrogen peroxide on your hair. This process of bleaching has a very long history and is one of the honorable lightening methods of hair folk remedies and is considered as a gentle care.
Starting the procedure the head must be washed with shampoo, adding a ¼ tsp of soda. Apply honey mask to bleach hair on damp hair - honey must be warmed. Apply it evenly on all hair length and cover head with film and a towel. You can get the maximum effect, if you put the honey on the hair for more than 5 hours or the whole night. Honey hair lightening does not only refresh the color, but it also improves the total condition of your hair, making it extremely healthy and incredibly beautiful.
Such natural product has one undoubted advantage. Honey hair lightening brings only positive results, because the hair is umnelievablysoft and healthy.
Bleaching mask with lemon and honey
This cool mask contains such components: 0.5 liters of vinegar, 4 Lemon, 50 g of honey (acacia), 20 g of dry calendula and chamomile, 50 g of alcohol and also 30 grams of rhubarb root.
Lightening of dark hair is possible due to the use of this method. To prepare it: get rhubarb and fill it with vinegar, and boil it for about 10 minutes. After that add the broth chamomile, calendula, some juice of 2 lemons and then boil this mixture for 5 minutes. Add the honey to a cold broth, alcohol and the juice of the remaining 2 lemons.
In order to carry out gentle hair lightening, it is enough to dissolve about 1 tablespoon of the resulting liquid into 1 liter of clean water and then rinse your hair with this solution after washing. For a more dramatic effect the broth is applied for half an hour. Most important is not to overdo it, as lemon and alcohol, dry hair and make them pretty and brittle.
Lightening hair with kefir
Not all natural masks to lighten hair have good nourishing properties. Kefir can make wonders with hair and make really harmless bleaching effect. Natural ingredients of such kefir mask can really help you to restore your damaged hair structure and (what is very important too) significantly accelerate its growth. In general, you can do this usual kefir mask, putting kefir on the entire length of the hair and wrapping your head with polyethylene, however, you can also use a bit more complex method. The clarification of hair folk remedies involves primarily the safety of the beauty and health of your hair.
So for the next trick you need 30-50 grams of kefir as a base, 1 teaspoon of shampoo 2 tablespoons vodka or brandy, 1 egg and juice of ½ lemon. This amount is totally enough for medium hair length. It is necessary to shake up the components and put it on the entire length. Then put polyethylene and towel on your head. Lightening hair with kefir mask will become possible if you leave it on your head at least for 7-8 hours. After this easy procedure, apply nourishing balm on hair.
If you are still have doubts, whether you could give your hair a lighter shade without any use of artificial colors, try lightening of hair using folk remedies. Perhaps they are not such effective as chemical ones, but your hair will stay bright, alive and beautiful. And it is very important.
Lightening hair with herbs
It’s certain that this method is very gentle, which also performs its main task and also additionally cares for your healthy hair. Natural hair lightening is the best thing you can present your tresses.
The first way is a decoction of rhubarb. Take 1-2 rhubarb sprout (it can be dry), 0.5 liters of white wine and 1 cup of rhubarb. Instead of wine, you can try using hot water. Mix all ingredients and cook until the capacity of the liquid evaporates half. Filter the cooled broth and apply to the hair. Your head must be wrapped in polythene. Leave the mask on for half an hour. Rhubarb gives hair brown or ashen shade.
Infusions of nettle and chamomile are the safest hair lightening methods. Take 1 tbsp of dried chamomile and nettle and then prepare a decoction of them in 1 liter of water. After that wash hair, rinse it with decoction and tie your head with a towel or film for 15-20 minutes. After this fast procedure, you should dry the hair and moisten it with the chamomile essence, diluted in water at a ratio of 1: 1. After one hour again rinse your beautiful hair with infusion of chamomile (this time 1-2 tablespoons of filtered chamomile infused in a glass of boiling water for 15-20 min).
Lapsany tea is a base for the following mask and it is prepared so: 10 g of starting component, 40 g of henna, 50 g of chamomile, 200 ml of water and 400 ml of vodka. Water must be boiled, add the henna, tea and chamomile and boil for 5 minutes. After cooling, add vodka and infuse for 2-3 days. Then the liquid is poured and remains are squeezed. In this method of hair lightening there is such technique: apply it to wet hair, not rubbing it and not wrapping the head, and after 30-40 minutes washes the tea away with a lot of shampoo.
Bleaching of red hair can be done with the following mixture: 150 g of chamomile with 0.5 liters of vodka 40% are infused for 2 weeks, then you filter the infusion and add 50 ml of hydrogen peroxide to it.
Traditional recipes of hair lightening infusion of chamomile are used for coloring blonde hair, causing them to get the fascinating golden hue and to give gray hair an attractive shade. If you prefer to bleach hair without damage, it is extremely important for these two hair types, so you should give preference to this special method. You should boil 100 grams of lilies inflorescences with 500 ml of very hot, boiling water for about 5-10 minutes and put the decoction to infuse for 1 hour, and then strain.
Moisten your hair with this broth and rinse after about 30 minutes. You have a possibility to lighten the dark, even colored hair too, but using the infusion of chamomile, however, you will need to use about 150-200 grams of chamomile. If you want to enhance the effect, also add 50 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide (after this procedure, the hair must be washed with shampoo). The use of this prescription will help your hair to get a lighter shade and also stunning brilliance.
Hair lightening at home
Especially good lighting for blond hair is white henna. Henna is nothing but a chemical preparation with a high content of hydrogen peroxide. Nonetheless, it contains some natural supplements. So lightening hair with henna is better to do on uncolored hair, otherwise you may get a reddish tint.
If you still get red color using this simple tool, hair lightening after the henna is best done with the popular, old-fashioned chamomile extract.
Oils for hair lightening
Lightening butter from FarmaVita (Italy) gently lightens hair to 1-4 tones. In addition, during hair lightening oil is causing minimal damage. The result after its application remains unchanged for a few months, so you have only to tint roots.
Oil can lighten only natural hair, giving it some soft warm shades. Proper lighting can give the hair light brown hair golden-red hue, and light brown will get the color of amber honey. Oils for hair lightening are very comfortable to use in a domestic environment, and also they are very economical. Hair lightening at home starts with the cultivation of an oxidizing agent in the composition ratio of 1: 2.
Lightening oil ‘FarmaVita’, according to our researches, is hair lightening by natural means, as it is composed of: thyme extract, rosemary, peppermint, nettle, lavender, eucalyptus, thyme, conditioning, fennel and antistatic additives.
However, lightening oil for hair called ‘Solaris’ Eugene Perma (France) is on one level above ‘FarmaVita’ and has a similar effect. Using this oil you can simulate a natural lightening of hair in the sun. To create the effect of burnt hair you must mix in equal parts: butter, oxidant and shampoo, and then put it on the hair and keep for 5-10 minutes. As the oil washes away hair’s pigment, the hair (over time) does not change its color and does not fade. If the methods of hair lightening oils (you do not like the idea of purchasing expensive brands you do not like at all) you can use oil of lemon, which will resemble the hair lightening with lemon juice or vinegar hair lightening.
Every woman has her right to pick and choose any tools to use to change her look. The main thing is that the chosen means should not bear negative consequences. Hair lightening using traditional methods can help you to solve this problem giving the hair a brighter, lighter shade in the most tender way.
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