How do you lighten hair?


Quick Answer

To lighten hair, apply a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil and water, wait 30 minutes, shampoo the hair, condition it, and rinse thoroughly. This 45-minute process requires a lemon, a knife, a measuring cup, olive oil, a fork, water, shampoo, conditioner, a towel and a comb.

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  1. Mix the lightening solution

    Slice a large lemon in half, and squeeze it into a measuring cup. Scoop out the seeds if they fall in. Add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and 1 cup of water. Whisk the mixture with a fork.

  2. Apply the solution to the hair

    Comb the hair, and douse it in the lemon juice solution. Comb the hair to distribute the liquid, and massage it into the scalp.

  3. Wait 30 minutes

    Leave the lightening solution on the hair for 30 minutes.

  4. Rinse, wash and condition the hair

    Rinse the hair with warm water, apply gentle shampoo, and knead it into the hair for at least 30 seconds. Rinse, and then shampoo again. After the second rinse, apply a nourishing conditioner, and leave it on the hair for three minutes. Rinse with cool water.

  5. Evaluate the results

    Dry the hair with a towel, and comb it. When the hair is completely dry, evaluate the results. If the hair is not light enough, repeat this treatment on the following day.

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