One thing everyone needs to keep in mind is everyones hair is different. For some it might work just as well as dye, and for some it may not. The truth is with anything youre doing to your hair there will always be some damage. Whether or not its a lot or if the different processes cause different damage is entirely according to the persons hair. I think that a lot of this is some good insight but ultimately it is up to you, and depends on what you think is good for your hair. Hope that you understand where i am coming from! Thanks. (:
Personally I prefer to drink water with a dash of lemon juice in the morning, and drink the chamomile tea at night...
Lemon juice will indeed work but, having been a hairstylist for 35 years, here's a tip that would be easier than waiting for sunshine and just as safe of a choice for a natural sun kissed lightening for your hair. This formula lightens gradually, so it will not be an overnight shock change. Simply spray a 50/50 solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide on your wet hair after getting out of the shower, comb it through, and dry. ;-)
First of all, yes lemon juice will work to lighten your hair. But, be aware that lemon juice will only work to highlight your natural hair color. What this means is, if you have dark hair, say dark brown, and you use lemon juice to lighten your hair, you will get a lighter brown highlight, not blonde. If you have black hair, you will most likely get a red-tinted highlight wherever you apply the lemon juice. That being said, lemon juice works best as a natural highlighter for blonde to dirty-blonde hair colors. Light brown hair usually returns good results when highlighted with lemon juice as well.
Lemon juice lightens your hair by working with the sun or UV rays. It will not work with a blow dryer. While the sun will lighten hair to a point on its own, the process is slow. The acid in lemon juice hurries the process along.
1. Do not wash your hair before starting the highlighting process. It is best to use unwashed (dirty) hair.
2. Apply lemon juice (not lemon flavored sweetener for drinks--but actual lemon juice. If you can't find lemon juice, get real lemons and squeeze them for this process) to the places you want highlighted. You can apply to your whole head to lighten color uniformly or you can apply it to strands as if you were getting highlights done.
3. After applying lemon juice to desired places to be lightened, head out into the sun. It is important to wear sunscreen as you will be spending at least 30 minutes in the sun. After 30 minutes come in, and wash lemon juice from hair. Repeat this process until desired lightening is achieved. *Note: It is sometimes necessary to perform this process once or twice a day for a few days instead of trying to achieve maximum highlights in one day.
4. Make sure to use a very good conditioner during the lemon juice highlighting process, as the juice and sun are harsh and will dry hair out. Use conditioner every day after highlighting. A deep conditioner is also a good idea to do every couple of days during the highlighting process to keep from damaging hair. Be extra careful of thin or brittle hair.
5. The highlights you achieve are as permanent as the ones you would get at the beauty salon and will not go away unless colored or grown out.
Using lemon juice is a good, natural alternative to getting chemical highlights. It does take a little patience, but the results can be very attractive with a little time.
Again, this method works best for people with blonde to dirty-blonde hair and usually works well on light brown hair as well.
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To lighten your hair chem-free this summer, use pure lemon juice. I used to have my mom squeeze one or 2 whole lemons in my hair and comb through, while I was out playing in the summer sun. It worked wonderfully.
By MADDIE R.
Open Ended Investigation - Tenaia Setter 8H
Does Lemon make brown hair blonde?
Why Do This Experiment?
Lots of people want to go blonde, they just don't want to use harsh chemicals, pay pricey professional colorist fees or try to figure out the right colors to buy at the chemist.
An old wives tale suggests that putting lemon on your hair and leaving it in the sun will cause your hair to lighten. The aim of this experiment is to find out if this hypothesis is true and to scientifically find out why the lemon reacts with hair in this way.
Title: Can the natural substance; "lemon" make brown human hair blonde?
Aim: To find out whether lemon can lighten medium brown human hair and efficiently turn it blonde.
Hypothesis: Lemon will act as a sufficient hair lightener. This is because the chemicals in lemon juice are very strong and are able to lighten your hair.
1. Squeeze three lemons into a jar. (Try to include as less pulp as possible)
2. Using the lemon juice, spread evenly throughout hair.
3. Carry on this process each day for one month. At the end of each week, record your results. Your results will be set into a table, on it you must include state of how much lighter is your hair (if lighter at all), and include a color picture of your hair compared to original color and results from previous weeks.
BEFORE THE PROJECT:
Hair was a solid brown. No sign of any visible lighter highlights.
Hair in general visible lighter tone. Small golden streaks at the tip of hair. Light brown/golden streaks half way through hair.
Hair is still visibly lighter again, although there are no signs of any blonde in hair
Gold Highlights in bottom of hair have efficiently lightened. They can be seen very well in the sunlight.
The lemon juice bleaches your hair when it meets sunlight. It's acid + UV light. Therefore, it WILL NOT work without the sun. Using a blow dryer IS NOT a substitute for the sun, because it is not the heat that bleaches your hair. It's the sun's UV light
By Girly girl
I've hear you can use lemon juice to lighten you hair. Which works better, lemon juice in a bottle, or fresh squeezed?
I recently heard that lemon juice can lighten your hair. I know that not everyone's hair is the same, but I thought I would try it out. I used a spray bottle with 1/2 water and 1/2 bottled lemon juice. I sprayed down my unwashed hair with the water. I laid in the sun for a little over an hour and I took a shower and shampoo/conditioned as normal. I did not blow dry my hair afterward because that can be damaging.
I started out with light brown hair but I was blonde when I was young, and now I have dirty blonde hair. I will keep doing this until I get the color that I want. By using a mix of lemon and water, my hair is not dried out. It is softer than it has ever been and I love it. Not everyone has the same type of hair, but I suggest that you try it out.
By orange hair tie from Utica, MI
By Adddie Ann
My hair is a very dark brown. It is not thin, but not thick. I am thinking of dying my hair with 1/2 lemon juice and 1/2 water in a spray bottle.
Will a light bulb work just as well as the sun when I'm highlighting my hair with lemon juice?
My hair is naturally light brown. I want it to be blonde, but I really do not want to use hair bleach or hair color. I tried sitting in the sun for 30 minutes with the juice of a lemon and a spoonful of water combed into my hair. I was wondering if there is any way you can get lemon juice to work better, so that I could get dark blonde hair all over?
If I bleach my hair with lemon, will a blow dryer have the same affect as the sun? Does it have to do with heat or light?
I have really dark brown hair (almost black) and I was wondering if I can use lemon juice to high light my hair?
Use lemon or lime juice and a blow dryer or the summer sun for an all natural and cheap way to lighten your hair. Wet your hair with the lemon or lime juice, then blow it dry or sit in the sun.
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