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Hair Lightening Recipe




I'm looking for a home recipe for lightening my dishwater blonde hair. I used to buy "touch of sun" by Clairol and used sporadically throughout summer time to give my hair a bleach blonde look without looking unnatural. It works well and never damaged my hair. Clairol no longer sells this and I know it had lemon juice, and hydrogen peroxide in it.

I have seen the recipes for lemon juice but nothing with both ingredients. Does anyone know how many parts lemon juice and how many parts hydrogen peroxide will work safely? If so can I use lemon juice concentrate or is straight from the lemon best. Thanks for any and all replies!

smcoulter from Freeport, MI

Hair Lightening Recipe 06/07/2006
A little vinegar (about 1/4 c) on your hair before washing will not only get all the build up out of your hair but also lighten it and trust me, your hair won't smell like vinegar either.
By IMAQT1962
Hair Lightening Recipe 06/07/2006
When I was younger I used to just pour straight lemon juice on my hair and lay out in the sun letting it dry naturally.
By mef1957
Hair Lightening Recipe 06/07/2006
What about "Sun In" spray in hair lightener? I have silver-blonde hair and I use it all the time. It really brings out the shine in addition to lightening. You don't have to go out in the sun either. You can just spray it on damp hair, comb it thru and then use your blow dryer on medium or high. There's Sun-In with lemon, and Sun-In Super. I know it has peroxide in it, but I don't know what else. Also not only does it lighten and bring out the shine, it makes your hair soft. I get mine in the hair coloring section at Wal-Mart.
By Louise
Hair Lightening Recipe 06/07/2006
John Frieda makes a shampoo for blondes called Beach Blonde. It brings out the natural highlights in blonde hair. My daughter uses it and it works great! You can get the line of products at Wal-Mart.
By lizkemp
Hair Lightening Recipe 06/08/2006
I use a mixture of half peroxide and half water and spray it on my hair when it is dry. It only takes a couple of applications before I notice a result. I have used straight peroxide on my hair after I wash it, but for some reason it seems to work better when my hair is dry to spray it on. Absorbs it better maybe? Good luck
By NHilligas
Hair Lightening Recipe 06/11/2006
When I was a teenager, many moons ago, I would mix together in a bowl: 1/2 cup peroxide, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and an egg (yes, an egg). Mix well, apply to hair, and then lay out in the sun. The egg protected it from sun damage, but still allowed the lightening to occur. Gee, I wish it would cover gray hair. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
By Julia
Hair Lightening Recipe 06/16/2006
I know that they still make "touch of sun".
By britt67556
Hair Lightening Recipe 06/19/2006
Just mix lemon, hydrogen peroxide, and some water and spray it on your hair and lay in the sun. if you go outside when it's cloudy, the clouds will magnify the sun and your hair will be lighter.
By marissa
sun streaking 06/29/2006
Wash your hair with pantene pro-v shampoo. Then condition with Pantene Pro-v conditioner. While your hair is still wet squeeze three lemons into your hair while avoiding seeds. Blow dry your hair until COMPLETELY dry. Take single strands of hair that you wish to highlight. Dip your fingers in Vinegar then spread along the strand... add lemon juice in with the vinegar. (the more lemon juice the lighter it will be) Sit in the sun for 2 hours. Then reapply if neccesary and sit in the sun for another hour. THIS WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE HAIR COLOR. "I had a friend who had black hair and tried this and came back with light brown/blonde highlights. THIS WILL OUTGROW WITHIN MONTHS!
By jenn

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