Olive Oil and lightening treatments - ?

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I've heard a mix of diluted deep condish, olive oil and honey will make a good lightening treatment. I want to get my hair a couple shades lighter naturally. Henna makes my hair so dark. My question is does it matter if it's extra virgin? I know it's better, but I have some pure olive oil I need to use. Is it effective in hair treatments. It is very greasy compared to evoo.

You know, I thought for sure I was in the coloring section when I typed this. I think I'll try to have it moved over. I must have been half asleep at work this morning...

Last edited by TanyaJolene; 07-09-2011 at 12:39 PM.
Yes, this lightening method worked for me. Honey creates a natural hydrogen peroxide. I used regular Olive Oil and honey and got these results after the first time (see pics). I put mine on before bed, wrapped in a shower cap and a Tshirt then slept and rinsed out after 7hrs. I plan to do these treatments once a week. I'd love to see pics of your results if you try it too
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Wow, stormy, that is a noticeable change! Good work and nice curls! I've done the lightening treatments a couple of times in leiu of a deep treatment, and I haven't noticed any change. Nada. Though, I didn't leave it on for more than an hour or so at a time. I ended up using Extra Virgin because I had an old bottle with more in it than I thought. Haven't tried pure yet. I went out in the sun with the treatment on my hair and thought I'd notice at least a small difference.

What I found that works better is a mixture of water, lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide. I put it all in a spray bottle - used about 2/3 water, and 1/3 lemon juice/hydro. I spray this on and leave it. I do it maybe 2x a week. It is quite drying, but it works. It seems to make my hair more receptive to henna, too. I wish I had some before/after pics, though it doesn't look like a major change since henna darkens my hair so my hair ends up my natural color with a red tint.
I used a honey and olive oil deep conditioning mask this weekend. Used olive oil, honey, banana, and a bit of milk, put on a shower cap and layed in the hammock reading a book. Today I noticed I was a good deal blonder. I was going to color this week end, maybe I will just do another "treatment"???
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Wow, stormy, that is a noticeable change! Good work and nice curls! I've done the lightening treatments a couple of times in leiu of a deep treatment, and I haven't noticed any change. Nada. Though, I didn't leave it on for more than an hour or so at a time.

What I found that works better is a mixture of water, lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide. I put it all in a spray bottle - used about 2/3 water, and 1/3 lemon juice/hydro. I spray this on and leave it. I do it maybe 2x a week. It is quite drying, but it works. It seems to make my hair more receptive to henna, too.
Originally Posted by TanyaJolene
Since my last post, Ive added:
-cinnamon, it also has natural peroxide
-a capful of Apple cider vinegar. I think this is bringing out some reddish blonde tones!
-store bought conditioner to the mix (for consistency purposes).

It all depends upon how I'm feeling that day and what I want to put in my hair. And when I do my treatments (almost twice a week now, I'm rather impatient, I know) I still keep it on overnight, or if I know I'll be in the house all day I'll add the vinegar since those mixtures tend to drip a bit more, and I dont like trying to sleep with a drippy scalp lol.

I tried the lemon or ACV/water/peroxide mix earlier this summer a few times and it never worked for me, just dried me out. I think I have low-porosity hair. I read once on here that low porosity hair takes forever to absorb stuff and doesnt take well to lightening treatments? So Im assuming that being exposed to the natural peroxide from honey and cinnamon for a long period of time works better for me. Again, thats just what Ive concluded cus I'm still learning, but correct me if I'm wrong

My hair has become noticably lighter, people have begun to comment on it changing. I just woke up with my protective style and I have to head to work soon, but when I get home I'll post pictures of the progress

Oh one question though - Has anyone noticed that their tips are lightening faster than their roots? My tips are almost a chestnut brown, but my roots are still so dark youd think theyre still black...
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I notice my tips lighten faster... Thus partly because they are dry, so they suck up more of the mixture, and partly because I tend to focus more of the olive oil on then even when not coloring. I do find that putting on a coat of thick condish or non-coloring oil can slow this accelerated coloring if you find it undesirable.



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