Say Goodbye To Chemicals: With These 4 Ingredients It's Possible To Achieve Naturally Lighter Hair

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We already know that the colors of professional hair dye brands are beautiful, come in a great variety and you're sure to find one you love. But if you're looking to change your look simply, cheaply, and using natural products, then these 4 ingredients are what you've been waiting for.

1. Lemon

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Lemon is a wonderful citrus fruit which has incredible properties that are not only healthy for us but can also make us more beautiful. It turns out that lemon juice is a very convenient natural illuminator because it's cheap, it's vitamin C content brings shine to the hair, and also leaves the hair with a delightful aroma.

This remedy works best on unwashed hair. Apply a mixture of lemon juice and water — to reduce its strength — and leave the hair to dry in the sun for at least 2 hours. The UV rays will help to lighten the color of our hair. This procedure can be repeated several times, but since it can dry the hair out, it's best to use a product to counteract this effect.

2. Chamomile

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Chamomile is a powerful plant which has many health benefits, but which can also be used as a natural beauty product. It turns out that it contains a substance called apigenin, which when applied to the hair gives it a yellowish color. Depending on the way in which it is applied, you can have blonde highlights or lighten your whole hair.

To do so, just prepare a natural, cold chamomile tea. Apply it to the parts of the hair where you want to see results — with previously washed and dried hair —. Wait one hour and then rinse and wash the hair. This process can be repeated on several occasions since it doesn't negatively affect the hair.

3. Henna

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This natural dye is obtained from a plant whose scientific name is Lawsonia alba. Many people have surely heard of it since, in India and some places of the Middle East, it's used to dye the skin. The interesting thing about this product is that you can achieve different color tones, depending on the origin of the plant used to produce the henna dye. It can vary between tones of red and brown.

To use this technique, mix henna powder with boiling water to form a paste that we apply to the hair as if it was a dye. Apply the mixture with gloves and evenly distribute it from the root to the tip. Cover the hair for at least 2 hours, then rinse the hair with enough water and shampoo.

4. Cinnamon.

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Cinnamon as a spice has many health benefits for the body. This ingredient also has aesthetic advantages too, and thanks to the iron, vitamins B1 and C, and antioxidants it possesses, we can obtain naturally lighter, as well as stronger hair.

Cinnamon powder is needed to use this treatment. You should mix a certain amount of cinnamon with the same amount of conditioner you use regularly. Mix everything together well, then when a homogeneous paste is formed, apply to the hair. Cover with a plastic cap and wait approximately 8 hours — it's best if you sleep overnight with it on —. The following day, just rinse your hair using enough water and other products you use as part of your routine.

What do you think about these solutions? They're practical since all the ingredients can be found at home. And as if that weren't all, they're chemical-free, which will give your hair much more protection.

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This material is provided for informational purposes only. Some of the products and items discussed in this article may cause an allergic reaction and damage your health. Before use, consult a certified technician/specialist. The editorial board is not responsible for any harm or other consequences that may be caused by the use of the methods, products or items described in this article.

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