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Aerogirl530 07-24-2012 09:01 PM

Using Lemon Juice To Lighten Hair Color?
Hi, I am african american and I'm looking for ways to naturally lighten your hair, I came across lemon juice. I have naturally dark brown kinky coily 4a hair. Do you think lemon juice would work? If not, do you have any natural ways? I've heard of henna but it seems too messy. so anything would help :-)

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bnc11690 07-26-2012 01:04 AM

If I'm not mistaken...the lemon juice trick will work if you're out in the sun a lot. There is a product that you can buy that does the same thing as lemon juice. Idk much about it nor do I remember the name but I saw it at Walgreens I believe. I've never tried either one, but if it does lighten your hair it's not going to be drastic. Can't a 20 developer lighten your hair a bit?

Keihs 06-08-2013 11:19 AM

I thought henna was for making hair red. And bnc, Are you talking about sun-in? I heard it works but it can be really drying and can turn hair brassy.

I've done the lemon juice before. I'd dilute it and spray it on before going out in the sun. It worked but it could be drying so condition moisturize. I recommend diluting it with chamomile tea because it helps with lightening too.

Have you heard of honey lightening? You could google it up and I REALLY recommend looking at this thread at a forum in the internet dedicated to it. I can search it up for you if you want. It's supposed to work gradually and it's not drying at all. It can even be considered conditioning.

There's also cinnamon. Some people sprinkle it on and some people mix it with their conditioner or do a deep treatment with it. It lightens but may also add a bit of red. Btw I recommend diluting it and doing the conditioner method because it tingles. But if you add too much it can REALLY tingle.

There's also the 3% hydrogen peroxide. Diluted please. But it can be drying.

I heard olive oil can lighten hair in the sun too but I think it takes a while. But it's a way to start small.. Like using it as a sealer.

nevaeh72 06-22-2013 10:44 PM

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You could use"Sun-In" all you have to do is go in the sun it's awesome Attachment 36681

KiraSavannah 06-22-2013 11:30 PM

Hey I have hair that's Light brown that naturally turns honey blonde in the summer, I tried lemon juice and it did help(I wanted to be blonder) it just brightened not lightened my hair. Sun in works (but mostly for lighter hair colors , it makes darker hair colors red or orange(if that's what your looKing for), honey also is good :)

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