It is summer. A lot of us brunettes (or alomst blondes) would like to get lighter hair. Blonde hair, however, often comes at a high price of really damaging the hair. My mother always said to put lemon in my hair and simply lay in the sun. While it might not have bothered me when I was little, it does bother me now: it also can damage the hair!
There are a lot of cheap ways I found that can lighten your hair without damaging it.
The first way to do it is going to cost you a little, depending what you go for. I know they have been out for a while now. I am talking about sprays that you spray onto your hair, they are also supposed to nourish and protect your hair, as well as make it lighter. So basically, you spray some of the product into your hair and go out into the sun. An example would be John Frieda's Lightening Spray (never tried it though), and Garnier also came out with a lightening spray. I would recommend to try it on just one strand of hair if you are afraid of counter effects.
The next few methods are using natural ingredients that you probably have around:
WARNING: If you have dark brown hair, do not use lemon as it may turn your hair orange!
Not only does it condition your hair, but it also helps lighten it. Put some olive oil onto your hair, comb it through and go out into the sun. You should be in the sun for 30 minutes in order to see a difference. After you are done, rinse your hair well and apply some conditioner. Unlike the lemon, the olive oil helps darken the skin, so don't hesitate to slather some onto your legs. :)
Chamomille or mint tea can be added to your shampoo or conditioner, or hair mask in order to lighten your hair. Before doing this, wait for the tea to completely cool off. Again, you will have to spend 30 to 60 minutes in the sun in order for this to work.
WARNING: Be careful not to make the paste too thick as it may get pretty hard to wash off.
Last but not least, beer can also help lightening your hair. It has to be LIGHT, not dark beer. Put it into your hair and go out in the sun for an hour. After that, rinse your hair with cold water.
You can also mix some of the ingredients together. You can mix lemon juice and olive oil, honey and olive oil, honey, lemon juice and olive oil, etc.
I hope this helped!
Thank you for reading!