I bought this spray from boots for around £7.99 just because I felt like trying something new and I love the John Frieda frizz ease spray so thought it was worth a shot!
This spray claims to brighten your hair if already blonde. Not to be used on dark hair so for those of you with lovely dark hair, do not think this can make you blonde because it will not! This spray contains a pending peroxide lightening formula which will lighten your hair 1 or 2 shades lighter.
When I bought it, I thought I’d have a look at some of the reviews already out their on this product and I was really disappointed! When I typed it in to google, almost everything that popped up on this product looked bad, people saying it had damaged their hair and don’t use but I had to try for myself!!
I applied this to my hair after I had shampoo’d and deep conditioned, just spraying it all over my hair and rubbing through the strands of hair with my fingers. I then just dried my hair as normal and I must admit, I didn’t really see a major difference to my hair. When I went outside and met Mikey in town he said my hair looked lighter though and you know what men are like so it must have been a big difference (haha kidding…kind of).
I think this product has bad reviews as people are looking to this little bottle as some type of magic potion to turn your hair completely different.This product will lighten your hair and should be used correctly as it contains peroxide, so of course using it every day will damage your hair. I would recommend using it maybe every second week, as long as you are treating your hair before spraying this on. My hair doesn’t feel any worse and next time I use it, I plan on trying out my roots to see if it really works!
I think this product is good in small doses, so if you use this, be sure to limit your uses of it, don’t get spray happy and look after the conditioning of your hair. I don’t think this does everything it says on the box (got photos of dark blonde hair then photo of really light blonde hair supposedly done by this spray, which I doubt) but it definitely will lighten a little :).
If you have used this before, tell me your experiences! I want to know what you guys think.
This is the way that I was talking about. All you need to do is buy some lemon juice, and you mix it with 2 parts lemon juice, one part water in an empty and clean spray bottle and spray it where you want your hair lightened before going out in the sun. I suggest you do this if you are going to the beach so you get more sun. This method, since it is a natural way, does take time, so don’t expect immediate results (unless you live in a tropical climate where you might see results right away) but within 2 or 3 weeks you will see a gradual lightening of your hair and this also works best if you have blonde or light brown hair, you can still do it on darker hair but it may take a bit longer. And remember, this WILL dry your hair out still so make sure to moisturize afterwards; you can apply this once every few days.
Ground cinnamon is another home remedy that will lighten up your strands. Mix three tablespoons of cinnamon in with four tablespoons of your favorite conditioner to create a paste. Massage the mixture onto your head and comb it through to make sure your strands are evenly coated for best results. The cinnamon may irritate your skin for several minutes but should go away. Put a plastic processing cap over your hair once the mixture has been thoroughly worked in. Leave the cap and mixture on your head for a minimum of four hours, though sleeping with it on overnight will produce the best results. Rinse your hair and repeat this process until you achieve the shade you want or to maintain color. Cinnamon has the potential to lighten your hair by two to three shades.
Freshly brewed chamomile tea is an excellent home remedy to lighten dirty blond and light brown hair without causing any damage. Brew a strong pot of tea by allowing at least thirty minutes for the tea to steep. Allow the tea to cool, and then add a few tablespoons to your conditioner and put the rest in an empty shampoo bottle. When bathing, wash your hair with the tea instead of your normal shampoo, and then condition with the chamomile conditioner mix. Air dry your hair by sitting in the sun if possible. Like lemon juice, chamomile tea slowly changes the pigment of your hair so don’t expect extreme results after one application. However, the tea has no potential to dry or damage hair so feel free to use it daily until you achieve the results you want.
Honey naturally contains a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, making it ideal for using to lighten hair. The amount is so small it will not have the frying effect on your hair that pure peroxide has. To lighten up your locks with honey, mix 1/3 cup of honey with ¼ cup of your favorite conditioner. Dampen your hair and then apply the mixture evenly to your head. Put a plastic processing cap over your hair and leave it on for eight hours before rinsing. Honey will not dramatically change the color of your hair, so its best to combine this method with some of the others mentioned in this article if you want your hair more than a shade lighter. You can mix a little bit of lemon juice or cinnamon into the conditioning mixture if you desire.