DIY Hair Lightener and Toner

Natural hair lightener

I love lightener aka bleach. I get annoyed when someone wants a foil with color. Lightener is my friend I have it down. I have learned how to never have to tone and can give you multiple tones with just it! As you can tell lightener is my go to. Well I have a stylist friend who posted an Instagram photo of her getting hair done using lemon juice and cinnamon. I decided I needed to try this out myself. Found a friend whose hair is damaged but wants to be lighter to help even out older color. We weren’t sure how well it would turn out. Happy to say it worked. Not crazy lighter but you can tell a difference. Plan to do it a few more times.

You will need
2 and ½ lemons, juiced
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 tea bags of chamomile tea, brewed extra strong, cooled
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil (to help from drying out)
Feel free to adjust the amounts depending on how much hair you have.
Combined all ingredients. You can either apply this all over your hair or pick out select strands.
Once applied go ahead and cover your hair in a plastic cap, or a plastic shopping bag. If you live somewhere sunny and warm you can hang around outside. But for those of you that don’t use a blow dryer. You don’t have to heat it the whole time. Leave on for atleast an hour. Shampoo and condition like normal.

DIY toner

Water
Apple cider vinegar
Food coloring
If your hair is too warm for your taste you might want to tone it. And this is a simple way to fix any tone problems. Just so you know toner is not permanent. And the vinegar smell will disappear once your hair is dry!
Just use a drop or two to start. You can always tone again.
Orange use blue
Yellow use violet
Red use green
Shampoo, then apply to damp hair. Leave on your hair till you see the change you want. Wet hair always looks slightly warmer. Condition like normal.