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How To Use Honey For Lightening Hair

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Use Honey For Lightening Hair

If you want to have hair with golden highlights without damaging it with dyes or bleaches add some honey to your beauty treatment and see how the tone of your hair lightens and it shines with added brightness and a golden appearance. For this treatment to work it is important that your hair's natural color be brown because if your tone is a dark black it will be difficult to lighten it. In this OneHowTo article we explain how to use honey for lightening hair and have a blonder look without using chemicals.

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Honey is a natural ingredient that also functions as a natural hair lightener, it also deeply hydrates it from within making it much smoother and with a silky appearance. When we use honey on hair we are filling it with nutrients and vitamins that revitalize it and encourage its growth whilst reducing hair loss. So, besides using honey to lighten hair, applying this home remedy will get it look stronger and healthier.

How To Use Honey For Lightening Hair - Step 1

To prepare our natural hair lightening mask with honey we just need a number of ingredients with which to create our home remedy. You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon honey (if organic all the better)
  • 1 cup of water
  • Shower cap or plastic bags
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for added softness and hydration)
How To Use Honey For Lightening Hair - Step 2

Once you have the ingredients ready will have to mix them all in a bowl. Keep adding water to remove the thickness from the honey and make it easier to apply later on your hair. Mix all ingredients until a pasty consistency perfect for spreading on hair is reached; but if you want the resulting blonde to be more reddish you can add a little ground coffee to the mix.

How To Use Honey For Lightening Hair - Step 3

You should apply the clarifying mixture prepared with honey once your hair is clean and still damp. Spread it from root to tip; to ensure the remedy is applied well it is important to stimulate it with a circular massage that will reactivate the scalp. When you are ready you should cover your head with a shower cap or a plastic bag and leave it on for at least 2 hours; if you can it is best top leave it through the night because the longer it is in the hair the better the results will be.

How To Use Honey For Lightening Hair - Step 4

Unlike other beauty treatments to lighten hair, honey does not require that you apply heat to encourage its lightening action; at room temperature it works perfectly. So you need not go over the hair with a dryer or iron to get the tone of your hair to lighten, applying this remedy is enough. But do not expect the results to be immediate, it may be that you must repeat the process two or three times to see lighter hair; however, it will be a natural lightness that does not affect the health of your hair.

How To Use Honey For Lightening Hair - Step 5

If you want to considerably lighten the tone of your hair it is recommended that you add to this treatment some natural lemon juice or cinnamon; these two ingredients encourage hair to lighten even further and the result is more visible. However keep in mind that cinnamon can sting on the scalp, so if you experience itching it is best to rinse your hair with water and wait five days before trying to make the remedy without cinnamon.

How To Use Honey For Lightening Hair - Step 6

Besides using honey to lighten hair there are other natural remedies that also achieve this effect. For example, camomile is one of the most popular because, besides lightening the tone, it protect the health of the hair; to do so you only have to prepare a chamomile tea and apply on the hair, leave to act 1 hour and rinse with water.

Egg and beer are also two ideal ingredients to naturally achieve blonder hair. You will have to beat the egg white and add a little beer without alcohol; apply to the hair and leave to act for 1 hour. In this article we give you more ideas about how to lighten hair naturally.

How To Use Honey For Lightening Hair - Step 7

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