Just as it is not easy to darken your hair or completely cover gray hair naturally, it is not easy to lighten your hair considerably using only natural products .
However, for those with brown or dark blond hair, one method to give your hair beautiful golden highlights is to mix and repeat a naturally lightening treatment several times over the course of a month . In this case, you will not have a drastic change in your hair, but it will form completely natural golden highlights.
How about trying the small fragrant flowers of chamomile ?
Natural do-it-yourself treatments to lighten hair are often based on chamomile . For the record, it should be noted that there are also other naturally lightening products or foods, such as lager beer, neutral henna or cassia, turmeric, saffron, ginger, lemon and honey.
Here are some winning combinations, to be repeated several times over the course of a month, for even more surprising results. And in closing you will also find out why women so much want to be blonde!
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Chamomile for naturally golden highlights on the hair
Chamomile packs have been useful for years to lighten hair , being a more natural method that even our grandmothers recommended to us.
Chamomile, thanks to the presence of two flavonoid molecules , apigenin and apiganin-7-glucoside , does not lighten the hair in an aggressive way , i.e. taking away its color, but gives a light yellow color that goes to overlap the natural color of the hair. Here are some tips on how to proceed.
Chamomile hair decoction
Ingredients for medium-long hair:
> 3 tablespoons of dried or fresh chamomile flowers,
> a lemon,
> a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
Procedure and method of use : boil the flowers in a liter of water for about 10 minutes; filter everything and add the juice of one lemon and a tablespoon of white apple cider vinegar.
Use the infusion both before, as a pack, and after shampooing, to rinse your hair one last time; dry in the sun if possible, to obtain an even more evident effect. It should be repeated once a week to get beautiful light reflections.
Saffron, shea and chamomile pack
> a sachet of saffron ,
> 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers,
> a lemon,
> 3 or 4 tablespoons of shea butter
Procedure and method of use : put the flowers in infusion in a cup of boiling water, add the lemon juice and a sachet of saffron, then the shea butter previously dissolved in a bain-marie.
Mix everything, mixing ebne, then distribute it on the hair, with the help of a comb distribute over the entire length. Wrap the hair in a film and leave the pack on for many hours (the more you leave the better) or for the whole night.
Then wash your hair, using the water containing the juice of a lemon as a last step. Dry in the sun for even lighter reflections.
Pack with cassia and chamomile
> a pack of cassia or neutral henna,
> 3 tablespoons of chamomile,
> a lemon
Procedure and method of use : prepare a decoction by boiling the chamomile flowers in a couple of cups of water for about ten minutes; then mix the decoction obtained, filtered from the flowers, with the cassia and lemon juice, until a homogeneous and smooth compress is obtained.
To make the pack also nourishing, you can add a teaspoon of olive oil or a little yoghurt , to give an even more intense blonde, a teaspoon of turmeric or one of ginger . Distribute evenly over the hair and leave on for as long as possible, up to 12 hours, before rinsing and drying.
For those in a hurry
The simple final rinse of the hair with a decoction or infusion of chamomile and lemon , or only with chamomile infusion, performed after the shampoo or conditioner, is a simple and natural habit to have fair hair when the time for the compress or the mass. posing is in short supply! For an even more evident effect, the simple chamomile-based rinse can be alternated with the beer-based rinse, another natural lightener.
Curiosity : According to the anthropologist Frost, wanting to be blondes would even derive from the Ice Age , when men, forced to travel long distances to find some nourishment, exhausted by fatigue and food shortages, abandoned polygamy and became monogamous. This fact created greater competition among women, whereby those with lighter hair attracted the attention of men the most and were the chosen ones. Other than Marilyn!