The global hair care market is massive, with an estimated $4.7 billion a year in sales worldwide in hair care products.Additionally many of these products, used excessively over time, can strip the hair of it's base nutrients and cause a reduction in overall hair volume and hair loss.
But as people continue to look for ways to save money, many are turning to old time cures, natural treatments and home remedies for hair care and conditioning.
Hair color products are usually chemically based products, which often have an impact on the environment as well as the user and salon hair color can cost hundreds of dollars.
Home Remedies for Lightening Hair
There are many over the counter options available for home use, but it is essential to look for products designed for hair lightening. Do not use facial hair bleaching products on the hair on your head as it can cause permanent damage. Do not use household peroxide directly on your hair at home as it can damage your hair and cause medical problems if it drips in your eyes or on your skin.
Instead, consider a natural approach that will have healthier results, temporary effects and allow you to still have beautiful, healthy hair.
Pure lemon juice; painted on for highlights, sprayed on for a more streaked look or used over all the hair for a cohesive look can create naturally lighter hair.
Use sunscreen on hair to protect it from over-drying and rinse thoroughly to control the effects.
Lemon and Olive Oil
The combination of olive oil with the lemon will add luster and moisture to the hair, rinse thoroughly.
Lemon and Chamomile Tea
Equal parts of lemon juice and chamomile tea will create a natural lightening agent for your hair.
Lemon and Conditioner
Try equal parts of lemon juice and hair conditioner, after painting or covering hair with the mixture sit in the sun to speed up the results and then rinse thoroughly for a natural looking lightening effect.
Sitting in the sun will naturally lighten most hair, but be sure to use sunscreen to protect your skin and face from damaging rays.
Add two tablespoons of honey to two cups of water to create a natural lightening agent. The honey will create a lighter effect, be certain to rinse thoroughly.
Your hair should be your crowning glory. The use of harsh products, intense chemicals or dramatic processes can create long term breakage, damage and poor quality hair.