How to lighten your hair naturally: 5 tips for a sunny hair
Now that summer is coming, every beach day is an opportunity to create a summery, light and sunny look. Let’s start with the general hair beauty tips: We tell you 5 ways to lighten it naturally!
Summer is our favorite time of the year! In addition to holidays, moments at the beach and opportunities to discover beautiful places, we can come home full of new stories and a completely new look: a tanned complexion, lightened hair, a bright face… what a joy!
- Water + lemon juice
This formula works perfectly for dark blonde or light brown hair: just pour 100ml of water with the juice of 2 whole lemons into a sprayer (buy the set from 2 to 8,49€). The lemon juice has a natural lightening effect and gives our hair the perfect summer look with little effort.
Once the formula is ready, just spray it on all your hair and let it dry in the sun, so that the lightening effect is even more powerful. If you’re at the beach, we recommend you do it about half an hour before you leave, so you can wash it well in fresh water and moisturize it.
After 2 or 3 applications, you will already be able to see the difference in shade. Don’t forget to always apply a post-sun moisturizer to make your hair look great throughout the summer.
- Chamomile tea
Is your hair too delicate or weakened for a real lightening treatment? Then we recommend a gentle treatment with chamomile tea. In addition to its purifying and anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile is able to lighten your hair gently and will therefore make your hair naturally brighter without the aggressiveness of chemicals.
- Lighter hair honey
This popular and versatile natural beauty ingredient not only deeply moisturizes them, but also brightens them and brightens the blond. The only downside to this treatment is definitely cleaning up afterwards, because the honey is sticky and maybe applying it on the beach is not a great idea. But you can apply it at home and put it under the sun, or you can create a hair mask with honey and other ingredients.
You don’t think so? We have an even simpler solution: this avocado and honey based mask from Organic Shop on sale at Amazon for about 9€.
- Sodium bicarbonate to purify and clarify the hair
Another versatile ingredient often used to create cosmetic and hygiene products, sodium bicarbonate is well known for its astringent and lightening properties. In fact, a baking soda spray can lighten even the darkest hair, as well as being a powerful remedy for fighting dandruff and a welcome natural ingredient if you are looking for 100% natural shampoo substitutes.
Be careful though: it’s very important to use it sparingly, because it’s an abrasive ingredient and can dry out your scalp if used too often.
To use it at the beach, simply dissolve 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 250 ml of water and gently massage the mixture into your hair. After about 20 minutes of exposure to the sun, you can wash your hair thoroughly. If you are interested in creating other natural beauty “recipes”, you should buy the 1.4kg pack of 100% natural baking soda on offer at Amazon at 9.87€.
- Beachblond with seawater
100% natural, seawater is also a powerful ingredient to clarify the hair. We also understand that this is a longer treatment to do, so if you live away from the sea and want a more “golden” hair before the summer proper, we recommend using the Beach Blonde John Frieda spray. As well as being a spray that gives more volume to fine hair, it is the ideal product for creating a beach waves hairstyle. It has sea salt in its composition to give texture and lighten them and coconut to moisturize and protect them from UV rays. A real must-have to lighten hair at home.
Lighten your hair without changing the color? Perfect highlights, which allow you to create beautiful shades without becoming slaves to a real color.
Lately there is a lot of talk about shatush, balayage, hair shadows and highlights. It is not easy to untangle all these terms and understand exactly what each technique consists of and who is better suited to one than another.
Let’s start by clarifying the highlights: what are they? Why make them? Who are they suitable for?
Sunburn: What are they and why choose to make them?
Specifically, it is a partial colouring technique that consists in lightening (or darkening) only some strands by bleaching them and then applying a cream prepared with a bleach and hydrogen peroxide, i.e. hydrogen peroxide.
Although it is not a real colouring, the highlights are permanent: it is a colouring technique that does not act on the entire foliage, but will not discharge during washing.
Sunstrokes: for whom they are suitable (and for whom not)
The highlights are ideal for those who wish to give movement and volume to their haircut by recreating light strokes and iridescent reflections that illuminate the hair, as if they had been lightened naturally by the sun.
This will allow you to give dimension to your face and modernize your look.
Soft and discreet, that of the highlights is the technique where the regrowth is less noticeable, also the fact of recreating reflections and touches of light makes them perfect to mask the first white hair.
The highlights are also suitable for all girls who have never dyed their hair and want to brighten up the colour without having to do a dye immediately, which could be a bit demanding and drastic.
Suitable for all hair types, light or dark (not ravens), straight or wavy, the highlights on wavy hair will give a greater depth, while on the noodle hair will give the impression of greater volume.
If you have short hair, it is best to create highlights on the front (such as the topknot or bangs) without spreading them evenly over the whole hair. This will allow you to give light to your face and make the most of your short haircut.
The extra advice? For the subsequent applications, especially if you opt for do-it-yourself highlights, remember to maintain the natural contrast between the highlights and the basic colour of your hair, thus avoiding too much uniform lightening.