L is for Lemons – Lather up for Lightness and Luster
Lemon for Natural Beauty
Looking to lighten your hair? Look in your own kitchen or garden. If you’re looking to look summery and sunshiny, you can bleach your hair lighter with a lovely lemon rinse.
LEMON CHAMOMILE HAIR LIGHTENING RINSE
- 1 bag chamomile tea
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup lemon juice
- Container to catch run off
- Shampoo and conditioner
Boil a pot of water and then pour 1 cup of water over a chamomile tea bag. The chamomile works to bleach your hair slightly while not affecting the natural color and protecting your hair from damage. In addition, chamomile smells great and leaves your hair silky soft.
Allow the chamomile tea to cool to room temperature. In the meantime, combine 2 tsp. of sea salt with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of lemon juice and stir until the salt dissolves. Mix the tea with the salt water and lemon juice.
Pour the tea, lemon and salt water mixture right on to your dry hair, making sure to catch the mixture in a bowl placed under your head. Keep repeating the rinse until your hair is completely saturated. Squeeze out any excess mixture from your hair and then sit out in the sun until your hair dries.
You can repeat this process a few times until you reach the desired lightness. Be careful not to sit in the sun too long without protection!
Lemons can also be used to lighten dark skin spots or discolorations. Gently rub a cut lemon and 1/2 teaspoon sugar granules over the skin for a few minutes. Repeat at least once a week until the darkened areas fade.