Natural Hair Lightener

This ritual used to be one I would do every spring and summer, to lighten my hair. I call it a ritual because in retrospect it had overtones of an earth-honoring beauty ritual. I dried my hair with this plant-based rinse on my hair in the sun. Growing up in the north, I have always found time in the sun to be warming on many levels.

Try this one-ingredient rinse to lighten your hair with the sun:

The only ingredient you need, besides the sun, is fresh squeezed lemon juice. After washing your hair, pour about one-quarter to one-half of a cup of lemon juice onto your hair (use more or less, depending on the length of your hair), and without rinsing, go lie in the sun until your hair is completely dry. Rinse if desired.

By Annie B. Bond

87 comments

Jeanne R
Jeanne R2 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne R
Jeanne R2 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne R
Jeanne R2 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne R
Jeanne R2 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne R
Jeanne R2 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Makayla Morgan
Makayla Morgan3 years ago

if i did it and then went swimming in chlorine water would it affect my hair

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Tim C.
Tim C4 years ago

ty

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Noreen Niamath
Noreen Niamath4 years ago

It only works on already light hair, don't expect to see a difference if you have black hair.

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage s4 years ago

ty

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Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper4 years ago

yeah

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