Using ingredients that are already in your kitchen, you can highlight your hair naturally! Whether your hair is red, dark or blonde, highlighting your hair brings out its stunning natural hue. There are plenty of household products that you can use to highlight your hair. And when they are used in moderation, they are usually much less damaging than getting your hair done at the salon – not to mention that they are much more affordable compared to salon treatments.
Here are several natural hair highlighters so you can achieve shimmering locks without having to spending grueling amounts of time or unreasonable amounts of money at the salon!
Chamomile Tea: A fabulous choice for blondes and brunettes, chamomile tea is an amazing natural hair lightener. Simply brew a batch of fresh chamomile tea, let it cool down, and then proceed to rinse your hair with the tea after shampooing and conditioning. Once your hair has dried off, you will notice the sparkling highlights running through your hair. Repeat everyday until you achieve the results that you desire.
Honey: Although it is very sticky, honey works wonders as a natural hair lightener because it contains the enzyme peroxide, which is proven to be an effective hair lightener. You can apply honey right to your hair or you can mix it with equal parts water and spray it on. Because of the thick consistency, you will have to wash your hair twice to rinse it out completely.
Beer: Believe it or not, light colored beers have amazing lightening properties. To lighten your hair with beer, simply saturate your hair with a cold brew and rinse after an hour. The proteins and B vitamins in the beer will also help repair damaged locks and split-ends as well! Be sure not to use this treatment before going anywhere important, the last thing that you want is showing up to an event or family gathering smelling like a six-pack of beer.
Lemon Juice: The best and most popular natural hair highlighter is lemon juice. Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice to your hair but no not saturate the scalp. Leave the juice on your hair or at least thirty minutes before rinsing. For the best results, spritz some lemon juice on your hair before lounging in the sun. Be sure to thoroughly condition afterwards because it is very drying.
Cinnamon: This spice works best as a natural hair highlighter for brunettes. Mix ground cinnamon with a white conditioner until it is a thick paste. Spread the cinnamon mixture onto your hair and cover with aluminum foil for 3-4 hours. The final result is gorgeous brown hair that boasts beautiful cinnamon highlight that everyone will rave over.
If you’re looking to add some extra brightness to your hair, these natural hair lighteners provide impressive, salon-quality results! The are also easily available and super affordable DIY beauty treatments. Have you ever tried any of these natural hair highlighters?