Get your natural highlights at home
As you glance across virtually every print medium such as newspapers, magazines and catalogs, there seems to be one thing in common as far as hairstyles are concerned. Hairstyles in different colors are everywhere. Except for going to a salon to get your hair colored, are there any way to attain your goal? Actually, you can naturally lighten your hair to be really fantastic if you spend enough time in exposing your hair in the sun without UV protection. However, who will spend all day long in the sun all summer just to gain fantastic hair? To lighten your hair naturally with the sun in a relatively short period, you are introduced with the following several ways.
Before you put these methods into practice, you need to make it clear that whether you are a good candidate for this process. In general, if you naturally have lighter hair color, it is very likely that you get less brassy/orange tones with these methods. While if your hair color is darker, your hair will turn out to be more caramel.
Choose your right potion
Once you make up your mind to lighten your hair, you need to opt for the compound used to apply to your hair.
- Chamomile tea: only be used on brunette hair to subtly lighten
- Hydrogen Peroxide: be used directly on the hair or mixed with equal amount of water. The more diluent it is, the more subtle the result will be. Due to the oxidability of Hydrogen Peroxide, you should be careful in this process.
- Lemon Juice: be mixed with the same amount of water
- Lemon Vodka: be mixed with equal part of water
All the mixtures above acting on your hair lightening have a same process. In most cases, pouring it into a spray bottle and spray it over hair as you like is one of the most convenient and useful way. Usually,the amount of your hair determines how much mixture you will need.
How to lighten your hair
If you want to get your hair lightened all over, you can simply achieve your goal by pouring your mixture into a spray bottle and applying it to your hair evenly. Distributing it evenly through your hair with the aid of a brush can help achieve better effect. When you get it lightened in the sun, it is advised that you bring your spray bottle with you so that you can reapply once it dries as you like.
If you prefer more exquisite highlights, apply your mixture to the part of your hair in which you want to emphasize your highlights and brush to distribute evenly.
When it comes to ombre highlights, instead of applying the mixture throughly to your hair, you can gain the effect by simply keep the mixture concentrated towards the ends of your hair.
To make sure that nothing crazy happens to your hair, begin with short trips which are between 20-30 minutes. Yes, as I have mentioned before, you can turn your hair color orange. But you also have to know that the darker your natural hair color is, the bigger possibility of getting an unattractive orange you will have. Before your process of spraying lemon juice to your hair, you have to be cautious.
If you keep repeating these steps daily, with time going on, your hair color will change subtly and naturally. You are not recommended to hurry the process or expect dramatic results. You should keep in mind that although this process is natural, it will also damage your hair to some extent because of the UV rays and the high temperature brought to your hair. To protect your hair well, a good deep conditioning treatment after lightening your hair is highly suggested.
In addition, due to hair type hair chemical treatment difference, the result of these processes will vary from person to person.
How to deal with home hair lightening failure.
The most common issue happens to those who have their hair naturally lightened is that their hair turns out to be brassy, orange, or just too yellow. Actually, the difference in the natural undertones makes this issue easy and common to arise. In case of an undesired color, a blue or purple shampoo and conditioner designed to change the unwanted color come in handy.