Shiny light highlights on your locks are quite an addition to your natural beauty. But with the delight of lightening your hair comes the damage that bleaching your hair can entail. It’s a tough choice that no one wants to make.
But what if you don’t have to choose, and you can have gorgeous highlighted hair that’s also healthy? Homemade hair bleaches can make your dream come true. Hand-picked ingredients from your pantry can work the magic.
These homemade bleaching recipes are cheap, simple, healthy, and effective for all hair types. Moreover, you get rid of all the hassle of visiting a salon to get salon looks. Read on to know everything about homemade hair bleach at home.
Preparing Your Hair for Bleach
Before you decide to bleach your hair, you should first prepare them to be in the right condition. You should avoid putting chemicals in your hair for at least 12-14 days prior to bleaching.
Also, it’s best to avoid washing your hair 2-3 days before bleaching. It is also advised to avoid using heating tools (straightener, dryer, etc.) for at least a week before bleaching.
Additionally, to avoid drying out your hair, start applying oil about 3 days per week for at least 2 weeks prior to bleaching.
Supplies You’ll Need to Bleach Your Hair
You should keep a few things ready with you before you set off to lighten up your locks. It includes a hairbrush, a couple of hair clips, a rattail comb, a spray bottle, and a clean towel to protect your clothes from bleaching.
Apart from that, you can also get some coconut oil to apply on your hairline to protect it from the bleach. If possible, you can buy a handy DIY hair bleaching kit beforehand that comes with all the essentials.
DIY HomeMade Hair Bleach
The following DIY homemade bleaches can help you get your dream glow-up easily and safely.
Mix half a cup of lemon juice with a 1/4 cup of water or conditioner (for dry hair) in a spray bottle. Now apply the mixture on your hair till it is saturated and wait in the sun for 1-2 hours.
Rinse your hair and condition them properly. Repeat this process once every week for the best results.
Honey and Cinnamon Bleach
Mix two tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of cinnamon, and one tablespoon of olive oil. After that, leave the mixture for 30-60 minutes. Now, apply the mixture to your tresses using the hairbrush and let it sit overnight.
Finally, wash your hair with a good shampoo and condition properly.
Prepare a cup of chamomile tea, pour it in a spray bottle, and wait until it is lukewarm. Then spray the tea on your hair and sit in the sun for 30 minutes. After that, wash your hair with shampoo and repeat this process twice a week for best results.
Prepare a paste of ½ cup of baking soda and half a cup of water. Now, apply this baking soda paste on your hair and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Finally, treat your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo and repeat this process once every week.
Tips on Bleaching at Home
We’ve compiled a list of pro tips that will come handy while bleaching at home.
- Before you decide to bleach, choose what shade you’re aiming for. The lighter the shade you want, the longer you should be in the sun and the more you will repeat.
- It’s advisable to get help from someone if you’re not feeling confident doing DIY bleach the first time.
- Homemade bleaching methods are only safe if repeated once or twice a week. Bleaching too frequently can damage your hair.
- You can extend the time between two bleach sessions by using semi-permanent hair dyes to keep the light shade.
These natural DIY bleaching methods have made it easier than ever to get salon-like bleach highlights. Besides the obvious convenience, these methods are safe and gentle on your hair.
You can try all the methods and ultimately stick with the one you find most suitable for your hair and schedule.