Radical hair lightening procedures, such as those needed to transform a brunette into a blonde, are best performed by professional hair colourists who know how to prevent damage to your hair and scalp. However, if you would like to subtly lighten your hair without using chemicals like hydrogen peroxide, you could apply an overnight hair mask made from natural ingredients found in your kitchen cupboard.
Pour 4 tbsp cinnamon powder and 2 tbsp of hair conditioner into a plastic bowl. Stir the mixture using a wooden spoon until well combined.
Wet your hair and then squeeze out the excess moisture. Pat your hair dry with a towel. Use your fingertips to apply the cinnamon hair mask to your damp hair and then smooth your hands over your scalp and hair. Comb your hair to ensure equal coverage of the mixture.
Cover your head with an elasticated plastic shower cap and tuck your hair ends inside the cap. Leave the hair mask and shower cap on overnight.
Remove the shower cap and rinse your hair using tepid water. Massage shampoo into your hair, rinse out the shampoo and then apply conditioner to your hair ends. Rinse, and then style your hair as usual.
For optimum hair lightening results, repeat overnight application of the cinnamon hair mask another four or five times.
Tips and warnings
- For optimum hair lightening results, repeat overnight application of the cinnamon hair mask another four or five times.