This is a trick passed from generation to generation but how effective is it? Read on to find out more.
There is a great trend towards natural hair coloring. The truth is that this is not new; our grandmothers, great-grandmothers and great-great-grandmothers would not be surprised to hear about the method of lightening their hair with lemon.
In this article, we tell you how to do it, who should abstain from doing it and what things to take into account to achieve the desired result. Lemon is not enough to bleach hair or to achieve a uniform tone.
Lightening hair with lemon: myths and truths
Lemon juice by itself is not capable of changing the color of your hair. You need the sun's help. It is the acidity of the lemon that helps speed up this lightening process.
However, sitting in the sun with lemon on your head only works for blondes, who are going to notice their hair lightening a bit with subtle highlights. If you have dark hair, it may turn a bit reddish.
Science indicates that UV rays cause internal reactions in the hair, impacting the pigment. UV rays can also be harmful by breaking down important proteins in your hair, weakening it. So, be very careful with this lemon hair lightening technique!
You won't be able to dye or bleach your hair as you would if going to a salon with a professional, but you can try it at home and decide whether you like it or not.