Spring is here, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’m sure the fact that it’s my birthday today doesn’t hurt either. I’ve always loved that my birthday is right after the first day of spring – full of fresh starts and new beginnings. It feels like the whole world is getting lighter, brighter, warmer, prettier. It only makes sense that I always seem to crave changes with my hair in the springtime wanting it to be lighter, brighter, warmer, and prettier too. To achieve some subtle highlights, I made this homemade natural highlighting hair rinse with just two ingredients. Here’s how you can make it too.
Natural Highlighting Hair Rinse
3 bags of chamomile tea
juice of 1/2 a lemon
Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over the tea, and steep for about 30 minutes.
Add lemon juice.
Before applying, ensure it has cooled to a comfortable temperature.
Pour over head and hair making sure to saturate everywhere.
Wrap it in a towel and sit for 20 minutes.
For slightly pronounced results, sit in the sun with your hair down for 20 minutes.
Chamomile actually deposits a golden coloured pigment on your hair from the chemical it contians called apigenin. The citric acid in lemon juice acts similarly to peroxide but much weaker and thus lightens the hair. It also amplifies the sun’s lightening affects if you choose to sit out in the sun with this hair rinse.
This is just a subtle highlighting, it’s not going to produce the drastic results of getting foils at a salon. You can do this natural highlighting hair rinse for a couple days in a row or maybe once a week for a few weeks to continually increase the lightening effect. Keep in mind though that lemon will dry out your hair. If you are going to use this more than once in a short period of time, ensure you are conditioning or moisturizing your hair as well. You can try out this homemade, natural hot oil hair treatment in conjunction to keep it nourished and healthy.
Have you tried changing or altering the colour of your hair naturally?