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Blonde hair is desired by many women who want to turn their dirty blonde or dark blonde hair into the perfect butter yellow blonde. Instead of using chemicals and expensive salon visits to lighten your hair, use these simple homemade recipes to make your own blonde hair dye. Though you cannot achieve true blonde hair using these recipes, they will make your hair considerably lighter.

Flowers can make your hair light

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You can buy the ingredients for this blonde hair dye recipe at any organic food store or at a health food store. Using these herbal ingredients will lighten your hair after several uses, so don't expect immediate results. To make your own blond hair dye recipe, follow these instructions:

Boil 1 pint of cider vinegar and 1-1/4 ounces of rhubarb root and simmer for 10 minutes. Add 2/3 ounces marigold flowers and 2/3 ounces chamomile flowers. Stir in juice of two lemons. Simmer for five more minutes and cool completely. Mix in 2 ounces honey and 2 ounces 95% proof liqueur alcohol. Mix well, and store in a clean bottle.

To use this blonde hair dye, dilute 1 tablespoon of hair dye with 1 litre of water and rinse after shampooing as usual. To get blonde highlights, apply the dye in streaks to your hair with a brush and let dry for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly and air dry preferably. Be careful with drips as it can stain clothes and skin. Use two or three times a week to see some change in your hair color.

A simple blonde hair dye

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This simple blonde hair dye recipe is easy to make and you will find the ingredients readily available in any grocery store. The concoction is quickly prepared and convenient to use.

Mix together 3 cups brewed chamomile tea and 1 cup lemon juice. Rinse your hair with this dye mixture and leave for at least 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Repeat as often as you can to change your hair color to blonde.

Use natural sunlight

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The sun can be your aide in lightening your hair. Sunlight is an easy way to make your hair blonde. Since sunlight can be harmful for your skin, make sure you use lots of sunscreen before going out to lighten your hair.

Use olive oil or coconut oil to massage your hair before going out in the sun to speed the lightening process.

Benefit from Cassia powder

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Cassia powder is a derivative of henna, which is traditionally used to darken hair to rich maroon red shades. Cassia powder is also known as blonde henna for its properties of making hair lighter and adding shine and highlights to hair. Of course, you cannot make brunette hair blonde, but cassia powder can help lighten dishwater blonde hair considerably.

For shoulder-length hair, mix 5 tbsp. cassia powder with lemon juice to get a paste-like spreading consistency. Leave in a cool place for eight to 12 hours. Apply this paste to your hair in streaks or all over and let it soak for three to four hours. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo your hair as usual. Repeat every month to make your hair blonde.


About the Author

Farozan Jivraj

With more than seven years of combined experience as a newspaper editor and technical writer in the Silicon Valley, Farozan Jivraj brings a unique versatility to her writing. She has been published in the "Deccan Chronicle" and on various websites and volunteers on the Admin Council of the Society for Technical Communication (Silicon Valley chapter).