I have been brightening my hair color to light blond for as long as I can think of. Well, now I’ve got the bill: damaged hair.
Since I happen to like blond hair I have tried a few alternatives and I was surprised how easy you can make a hair-treatment that not only lightens the color of your hair with every use, it actually also makes your hair soft and shiny!
Here I have two seasonal options:
- On a sunny summer day:
1-2 lemons (depending on hair length)
Sqeeze the lemon juice directly on your hair and rub it in until all of your hair got the good juice. You can also only make highlights. Now take a good book and sit in the bright sun for about 1-2 hours. This really brightens your hair strongly, so make sure that you check once in a while how you like the color. Wash your hair…done!
- Every day:
50 ml water
1 Tbsp dried chamomile flowers
Juice from ½ lemon
3 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp raw honey (not heated)
1 vitamin C fizzy tablet (DM, + Zink), for the color not to come out orange
Boil water and make a strong tea with the chamomile. Let sit for at least 10 minutes and strain. Let cool to room temperature. Dissolve the vitamin C tablet in the tea. Mix in all ingredients and shake or stir until the honey has dissolved. Pour this creamy mixture over your hair and wrap with foil. Warm your head with a blow-dryer until nice and warm but not hot. Cover with a towel and wait for at least 2 hours or best over night. Rinse with shampoo.
During the first treatment you won’t see a big difference in color but your hair will be glowing with shine. In order to significantly brighten up your hair color you should use this about 5-10 times in a row.
Have fun and beautiful shiny hair! Let me know how you like it.