Oils that lighten hairs (And hair lightening spray recipe)

What oils lighten hairs?

Lemon essential oil works the best to naturally lighten the hair. It is its high acidity level that makes it an effective solution to lighten hair strands. But the efficacy of lemon essential oil is magnified when exposed to the sun. The citric acid present in the lemon accelerates the bleaching process and so results in the hair pigments breaking down and uncovering the lighter colours underneath it. This lemon essential oil is safe, cost-effective, and gentler compared to the chemical hair dyes and hair bleaches.

Hair lightening spray recipe

Making a hair-lightening spray from your kitchen ingredients is affordable than the ones available in the market and will also save you the trip to a salon when you want to lighten your hair or add highlights.

Ingredients needed:

  •       Chamomile tea
  •       Juice of 3 lemons
  •       1 tsp of cinnamon
  •       Squirt of natural honey
  •       1 tsp coconut oil
  •       8 oz spray bottle, preferably a dark glass bottle


First, brew the chamomile tea for at least 5 minutes. Then pour it in the spray bottle only till halfway along with the rest of the ingredients. Fill the remaining space of the bottle with warm water. Give it a good amount of shake before spraying it to your hair. It is most effective when you use it in the sun or when you want to go outdoors as the sun rays will maximise the lightening properties of these ingredients.

Other Natural ingredients that lighten hairs

1. Apple cider vinegar

Apart from removing product build-up and excess oil from the scalp, Apple cider vinegar also has the property of lightening the strands of your hair. It is a gentler and natural way alternative. In a spray bottle, fill equal parts of ACV and water and then saturate your hair with it. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing out.

2. Cinnamon and raw honey

The combination of cinnamon and raw honey mask is the most useful and effective for lightening strands. The Hydrogen Peroxide in honey gets activated when combined with cinnamon. This mixture will help to lighten your hair by two shades when kept for long enough. To create this mask, add 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil for extra hydration. Keep it on for four hours at least, although better if overnight.

3. Saltwater

It is the easiest way to lighten the hair. Just add a bit of salt in a small spray bottle of water and use it all over the hair. Then, stay under the sun for a while. The seawater solution will open the hair cuticles slightly, allowing the sun to fade or lighten your hair colour. It’s best to use when you want to lighten your already colour-treated hair.

4. Lemon juice with conditioner

Lemon juice works wonderfully as a hair lightener. But, it needs to be used with caution as applying lemon juice alone can be too acidic for your hair. This is why it’s best to mix it with your choice of conditioner or even coconut oil to ensure you don’t lose any hydration from your hair in the process.

Here is the video about hair lightning 


If you want hair lightening at a cheap cost, then you can apply DIY methods. Lemon juice with conditioner will be good and quick for hair lightening. 

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