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Highlight Your Hair With Lemon the Right Way!

Updated on July 1, 2015

Natural Highlighting

Want golden light hair for the summer but don't want to use bleach on your hair? Naturally lightening/highlighting your hair with lemon is often times more healthy than bleach and also the less expensive option. However, if done incorrectly, the acids in the lemon will strip your hair and make it very dry. So, if you want to find out how to use lemons correctly to get those beachy summer highlights, then keep reading!

What You Will Need

  • Lemon
  • Water
  • Coconut Oil
  • Spray Bottle
  • A juicer (optional)
  • Sunlight
  • Time and Patience

1.) Squeeze/Juice Your Lemon

Use a juicer (or just your strong hands) to get all of the lemon juice into a bowl. Lemon juice has acids that have lightening properties on the hair especially while in the sunlight.

2.) Add Water and Coconut Oil

Add 4-6 tablespoons (or spoonfuls) of water to the lemon juice. This will dilute the acid in the lemon juice. Next add 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted, it is solid at room temperature) to moisturize your hair while lightening. Stir mixture until a well combined consistency and add to spray bottle.

3.) Spray All Over!

If you want all around highlights, spray the mixture all throughout the hair. Your hair should not be drenched in the product, just lightly misted. If you want to lighten your whole head you should apply the mixture to all of your hair by hand. This may take more of each ingredient if you have long hair.

4.) Go Outside!

The sunlight will help the process of lightening your strands and also has bleaching properties of its own. Make sure to wear sunscreen!

5.) Rinse and Repeat

Once you have been outside long enough to dry the mixture you can wash your hair as you usually do. This process may take several applications to see major results, but it will also give you natural beautiful highlights and keep your hair healthy!

I hope this method helps you achieve the natural highlights/lightness you want this summer! Although it may take several treatments the results are sure to show and don't damage your hair. Leave any questions or comments down below and be sure to check out all of my other hubs.


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