If you are looking for some natural ways to lighten your hair and brighten your highlights without damaging it, then try out these 6 effective natural hair lightening remedies.They give you a stunningly lighter hair with a healthy shine.

To get a noticeable difference in the hair color just use any of these remedies once or twice in a week.

6 Natural Ways To Lighten Hair Fast

1.Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

The blend of lemon juice and olive is a super cheap and natural way to lighten the hair.The good amount of vitamin C and citric acid in lemon together with the fat soluble vitamins E and K in olive oil bring out a significantly lighter hair with a brilliant shine.Mix fresh juice of one lemon with 4 tbsp of olive oil.Gently comb this solution through your wet hair with your fingertips.Sit in the sun for about 10 minutes to boost the bleaching effect. Later, wash off with a mild conditioner.It not only gives you a lighter sun-kissed hair but also adds vitality and imparts your hair a gorgeous sheen.


2.Cinnamon Powder and Honey

Did you know that cinnamon and honey can lighten and brighten your highlights naturally? Simply mix a tbsp of cinnamon powder and 2 tbsp of honey to a small amount of conditioner and run through your damp hair.Rinse out after 30 minutes with cool water.Dry your hair in the sun for about 7 to 10 minutes to enhance the lightening effect.Honey softens and moisturizes the hair and both cinnamon and honey works together to deliver a few shades lighter hair with a subtle shine.

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  • Black Hair:  Dark Brown with Red Tint
  • Dark Brown Hair:  Light Golden Brown
  • Light Brown Hair: Lighter with Red Tint
  • Blonde Hair: Light Reddish-Blonde


3.Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Apple cider vinegar is a great natural ingredient for lightening hair without damage.Take 3 cups of cool water, mix 4 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and after you rinse out your shampoo, pour this solution through your hair.Allow your hair to dry naturally.To enhance the effect, you can sit outside in the sun for 5 to 10 minutes.Apple cider vinegar doesn’t produce dramatic color changes but enhances the existing hair color.It is also good for those who are suffering from an itchy scalp and leaves hair amazingly smooth and lustrous.Use it twice in a week for best results.


4.Aloe Vera and Lemon Juice

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Aloe vera plus lemon juice is another effective remedy to lighten dark hair.Aloe vera contains a good amount of vitamin C that has a slight bleaching effect on the hair.Take 3 tbsp of aloe vera gel, 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice and 2 tbsp of conditioner.Mix well and apply thoroughly on your hair.Wrap your hair with a shower cap and let it remain for about 15 minutes.Rinse with cool water.Allow your hair to dry naturally and for a greater effect you can play outdoors or sit in the sun for 10 minutes.


5.Henna Powder, Green Tea, and Lemon

Henna powder is the most effective and natural way to lighten black or very dark brown hair.Soak 1/2 cup of henna powder to 1 cup of hot green tea water overnight in an iron container.In the morning, add 4 tbsp of fresh lemon juice and mix well to get a smooth consistency.You can also add 1 tbsp of coffee powder to the hair pack.Apply on your hair for about 45 minutes or until it dries completely.Wash it off with a mild conditioner.This pack can dry your hair out, so to avoid it just take a few drops of olive oil and roughly comb through your hair with your fingers.Heena can produce rich brown or red shades, so be careful for those with lighter hair.


  • Black Hair:  Dark Brown
  • Dark Brown Hair:  Medium Brown with Red Tints
  • Gray Hair: Dark brown with Coppery Tinges.


6.Chamomile Tea and Honey

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Chamomile tea is an another perfect remedy to lighten dark hair color naturally.To prepare, soak 2 Chamomile teabags in a cup of hot steaming water for about 2 hours.After it cools, remove the bags from the water and mix 2 tsp of honey.Pour this solution into a spray bottle and shake well.Go ahead and spray the tea all over your hair and then comb to distribute it evenly.Go sit in the sun until your hair dries.Rinse your hair with cool water.For great results, do this method twice in a week.It gives you a healthier, softer and lighter hair.


  1. i love this article. thanks for this DIY hair lightener.I am using this aloe Vera and lemon one for my hair ,It’s really a great Natural ways to lighten and brighten hair.
    After one month i can see difference in my hair color. But, i would like to ask u which conditioner is better.I am using dove one along with ….


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