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How to naturally make hair blonder overnight

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Tip

    For optimum hair lightening results, repeat overnight application of the cinnamon hair mask another four or five times.

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Things You'll Need

  • Cinnamon powder
  • Spoon
  • Hair conditioner
  • Bowl
  • Comb
  • Shower cap
  • Shampoo

About the Author

Mother of three and graduate of the London Metropolitan University, Julie Vickers is an early years teacher and writer who also loves to craft and create! She writes on topics such as education, health and parenting for websites such as School Explained and has contributed learning sessions on child development and behavior for the Education Information and Learning Services website.

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