You didn’t think highlights could be done only with the help of harmful chemicals, did you? Well, even if you did, it’s not your fault, as most of us are made to believe that beauty comes with a price. But the good news is, there are several ingredients you use everyday that can highlight your hair without any harmful side effects! Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? These might not be as effective or long-lasting as the chemical highlights, but they are natural and will only strengthen your hair. So, it’s worth the bargain! Read on to know the ingredients and steps on how to achieve the look on your own.
1. Fresh Lemon Juice
First, you need to chop the lemons into two halves and squeeze them into a bowl using a centrifuge or your hands. It’s important, especially if you’ve long hair, to squeeze every last drop of lemon juice out of the fruit.
In a spray bottle, combine the lemon juice and water. The ratio of lemon juice to water should be 2:1. To achieve a full highlight, you would need one cup of water for every two cups of lemon juice. Instead of using water, you could use a stay-in conditioner, which will be more beneficial to your hair. The spray container should be shaken to combine the water and lemon juice.
Spray the lemon water on your hair. Focus on the sections you would really like to lighten, whether that’s just the ends, the entire length, or somewhere in between. Depending on your preference, you may apply the product to your hair on a section-by-section basis, or you can apply it all over. To apply the combination to specific sections of hair, soak a cotton ball inside the lemon juice solution and rub it onto the hair. Hair may be bleached by using lemon juice, and the more you use it, the brighter it will get.
To lighten hair, lemon juice complements the sun’s rays. You should take time to relax in the sun four or five times a day. The ideal length of time for each session is between two and four hours. Use a high-SPF sunscreen and cover up completely if you must sit in the sun.
Don’t forget to clean your hair. Wash the lemon juice out of your hair as best as you can. After washing, use a moisturizing conditioner. Because of the drying effects of lemon juice, you must use a conditioner after the wash.
2. Chamomile Tea
To make a very potent cup of tea, use three to four tea bags or 3 teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers. After the brewing process is complete, let it cool down. Since you’ll be putting this on your scalp, it shouldn’t be too hot to touch.
You may use the tea to wash your hair. If you want to achieve a uniformly lighter shade of hair, stand out over the sink & pour the tea over your hair. You might also try applying the chamomile tea directly to the individual hairs that you plan to highlight.
Sit in the sun for a while to let the tea dry in your hair. There is no hard and fast rule for how long you should sit, although obviously, the longer the better.
Don’t forget to clean your hair to get the tea out of your hair. The next step is to use hydrating shampoo and conditioner on it. Hair lightens somewhat and gets some highlights as it dries.
It may take a while for chamomile tea to have an effect. Regular use of chamomile may result in progressive hair lightening. If you want to see results, you may have to use this procedure for several days in succession.
In a basin, combine the honey and water. Honey’s hydrogen peroxide may be used to naturally lighten the hair. Whisk the honey together with a spoon until it is completely combined.
Put the concoction on your head. You need to decide whether or not you want to highlight all of your hair. Honey and water can be rubbed into the scalp or applied directly to individual hairs. If you wish to highlight specific strands, it may be simpler to utilize a bread brush to pour the mixture onto those threads.
The best results will come after letting the mixture lie overnight. You may let it soak in for 30–60 minutes if you don’t have time for an overnight soak. However, the effects are typically more noticeable if given a full night to work.
Thoroughly rinse the honey out. Honey is sticky, so it may require more work than usual. It should lighten up after it dries. If you want your results to be even subtler, repeat the process after a week.
So now that you know the secret to highlight hair naturally, you can ditch the harmful chemicals and enjoy peppy highlights whenever you want. So which of these ingredients are you going to use first? Let us know in the comments section!