Every summer, I long for lighter hair. My hair does get a little lighter when I’m out in the sun, but mostly it turns copper or gets reddish tones. I was rocking the ombre for a while, but got sick of it and decided that I couldn’t actually go through with being blonde. I love it when my hair gets caramel and honey tones in it, but I really don’t want to deal with bleach or any other products that will damage my hair.
I was looking around for some natural ways to lighten hair and kept seeing pins about using lemons. But lemons are really acidic and aren’t actually good for your hair. (They also don’t quite work for brunettes.) After some digging, I found a pin that said chamomile tea can lighten hair so I decided to give it a shot. Click through to see what happened!
Start With Your Hair As Is
Your hair can be dirty because we're going to wash it. I just got back from the beach here so my hair is pretty gross. You can see that I have some natural ombre happening after I dyed my hair back to my natural color a few months ago.
Here's a closeup look at my hair color right now. I'm focusing on this instead of my roots because my roots are really dark.
Get Some Chamomile Tea
Any kind will do! Just make sure it's pure chamomile tea!
I stuck a big bowl of water with three tea bags in the microwave to heat it up. Then let your tea cool for a few hours. I put mine in the fridge.
Wash And Rinse
Wash your hair with shampoo or baking soda or whatever you want to use. Just make sure you get it nice and clean. Don't condition! The chamomile will do this for you. Now, there are a few ways to do this. I poured the chamomile mixture on my hair in the shower with a cup and repeated for a few minutes. On the final rinse, I pulled my hair into a bun to let it sit. Then I went to bed! You could also use a chamomile mask mixed with yogurt, but I didn't want to put yogurt in my hair so I did the rinse.
This is what my hair looked like in the morning! The lighter parts of my hair are definitely lighter. It didn't really affect the darker tones in my hair, but I only did this once so I think another round would have lightened them slightly. If you have light brown or blonde hair, this will lighten your hair. It's not going to be drastic at first, but it does work. This is a gradual natural lightening treatment so be patient!
Have you ever tried this? Will you? Tell us in the comments!