I've recently been pondering the thought of lightening my hair. I have no idea what color but the black is getting old and I want something new and fresh for the summer.
I'm very nervous about lightening my hair because as you all know my permed hair broke off years ago when I experimented with permanent coloring. However, I am confident that my hair is at its strongest and is prepared to go through the coloring process again. I love the light reddish tint that I get from henna-ing my hair every couple of months. I would love something aubronish brown (if that makes sense) lol
I started researching natural ways to lighten hair and came across this fantastic article via www.typef.com. The article speaks of 'The best essential oils for lightening natural hair."
I will most definitely be incorporating these oils into my regimen to see what kind of results I will get before going the permanent route of coloring my hair.
The article continues by giving the best techniques of using the above oils:
Add lemon, grapefruit or chamomile essential oils directly to your favorite mild shampoo at a rate of about 30 to 40 drops for every 8 ounces of shampoo. Or place one or two drops of one of these brightening essential oils onto your hairbrush before brushing your hair from scalp to ends. Never put the oil in your hands first, because the highly concentrated oils can irritate exposed skin. You may also add two to three drops of essential oils to 2 cups of water or cooled chamomile tea. Use this infused water to rinse hair after shampooing. Finally, consider adding a few drops of lemon, grapefruit or chamomile oil to a hot oil treatment.
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What do you think beauties? Will you try some of these oils for lightening your natural hair? Sound off below!