Beauty has been synonymous to women since the beginning of time and with technology, women have extrapolated their expectations as almost any beauty result you want achievable. When it comes to hair, so many treatments and hairstyles have been innovated that it’s hard to keep up. Products used on hair are many and some people tend to have adverse reactions towards them. Lightening hair is a common practice and hydrogen peroxide is the chemical mostly used for this process and many have said that it is harsh and are opting for more organic methods like honey. To lighten your hair naturally with honey here is the procedure you should follow.
Make the mixture
Honey is quite sticky so add a little water to make it a bit runny and easier to apply in the ratio of 4:1 and stir until it properly combined. Remember the proportions are dependent on the length and amount of hair. Apple cider can be used instead of water.
If you want your hair to be shaded lighter, add some hydrogen peroxide. This boosts the small amount of hydrogen peroxide in the honey and works more drastically, but it should be used on dark hair as the result will be orange hair.
Depending on what you want, add hibiscus petals to the honey to get strawberry blonde color or cinnamon, coffee powder or henna to get a red, blonde color.
*Leave the mixture for about an hour. After application drape a towel or nylon cover on your shoulder to protect your clothes or put on clothes that won’t stain easily especially if you have added other colorful ingredients like henna and hibiscus.
Divide the hair in parts then using your fingers, massage in the mixture one part at a time until all the hair is covered thoroughly.
*Wrap the hair with a plastic cap and let it sit for at least two hours. You can also let it stay overnight for a much lighter effect.
Rinse the hair with warm water until all the stickiness is over then shampoo and condition it as usual and blow dry or leave it to dry on its own.
Great option is to use a honey conditioner as it will continue the lightening effect and you will also manage the scent of your hair. Mix honey and a conditioner whose scent rhymes that of the honey in the ratio of 12 and stir well
*Apply it after shampooing the hair and store the remaining conditioner for future use. Honey will lighten your hair naturally, you can also mix it with other ingredients like ground cardamom (this should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women), coconut or extra virgin olive oil.
Get an Ehic card if you are prone to allergic reactions as it will help cater for your medical expenses facilitating a quick recovery. Visible results especially for those with very dark hair occur after about 3 weeks of application. This treatment also helps to moisturize hair and give it gloss and due to the antibacterial properties of honey, it combats, fungus, scalp infections and prevents hair loss.