17 Ways to Get Natural Highlights
17 Ways to Get Natural Highlights

Hair dye, Highlights, bleach, heat—we’re all guilty of putting our hair through more than it deserves. And, most of the time, the chemicals aren’t even worth it. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) states that over 5,000 different chemicals are used in hair dye products, some of which are reported to be carcinogenic in animals.


1. Lemon for Hair Highlights

This trick has been around for a while—meaning, it must have good results, right? The science behind it says that when the citric acid in lemon juice heats up in the sun, it opens hair cuticles and lifts out the pigment.

Try this lightening spray or squeeze 1/3 cup of lemon juice into a spray bottle and dilute with 1 cup of water. Spritz on damp hair, focusing on areas you want to lighten more than others (like around the face), and sit with your hair in the sun for 1–2 hours. Be forewarned, some hair types may become a bit brassy with this technique.

2. Honey

We know that honey is an awesome hair conditioning ingredient , so this truly is a double-duty lightening ingredient. Although effective, brightening your hair with bleach can be super damaging, so honey is the ultimate replacement. How does it work? Well, honey has an enzyme called glucose oxidase that produces hydrogen peroxide, which acts as a bleaching agent.

Combine 1/4 cup of organic honey with 1 cup of water in a squeeze bottle (an old shampoo bottle works great for this) and shake well. Let the mixture rest for an hour before applying to damp hair.

Put on a shower cap and allow the honey to sink in for 1–2 hours (don’t apply heat, don’t go out in the sun, just relax while the honey works its own magic). Skip the shampoo and rinse the honey out with water. Then follow up with conditioner.

3. Chamomile

Chamomile tea has so many benefits for our bodies and our hair! This method for getting natural highlights is a bit more gradual but is still sure to bring out some bright highlights. Steep 3 chamomile tea bags (or 3 tablespoons of loose chamomile tea) in 8 ounces of hot water.

Next, strain and set aside to cool. While waiting for it to cool, wash your hair. When your hair is clean, pour the chamomile solution through your wet hair. Wrap it in a towel and leave it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing out.  Read More…………..

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