How to Make Light Brown Hair Go Blond Fast & Easy Without Dye

Lemon juice makes going blond a breeze.

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Ditch harsh chemicals in favor of natural bleaches that leave your mane shiny and soft. Although going platinum blond isn't possible without a chemical bleach, you can bring out natural highlights for a dirty blond look. The best part? It only takes a few minutes in the shower and an afternoon soaking in the sun to witness your hair's color transformation.

1.

Wash your hair with a mixture of anti-dandruff shampoo, liquid dish soap and 1 tablespoon baking soda, if hair is dyed brown. Scrubbing this into your hair will fade the dye.

2.

Wash your hair with a mixture of lemon juice and vodka to bring out blonde highlights, as Manhattan celebrity hair stylist Marie Robinson recommends for "Marie Claire." Alternatively, pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on your strands at the beach, where the sun will increase the bleaching effect.

3.

Dry your lemon-juiced hair in the sun. The sun acts as a natural bleacher, with the lemon juice and vodka helping to soak up the sun's rays for a more noticeable lightening action.

4.

Rinse your hair with chamomile or Ceylon black tea. This acts as a natural brightener for blonde hair — including the dark, dirty blond tones your lemon juice bleach has enhanced. Plus, the tea's antioxidants refresh your hair for natural shine and health.

5.

Wash your hair regularly with a purple shampoo. Yes, it really is purple! This color brings out the natural blond highlights in your hair. The result? Dirty blond locks with enviable highlights and a natural, multi-toned color.

6.

Coat your hair with a rich conditioner. This will revive your overworked tresses with an extra dose of moisture, so your hair's texture is as bright and healthy as the new hue.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Anti-dandruff shampoo

3.1 tablespoon baking soda

5.Vodka (optional)

2.Liquid dish soap

4.Lemon juice

6.Tea (chamomile or Ceylon black)

 

Tips & Tricks

 

Follow scrubs of lemon juice and vodka, or dish soap and baking soda, with a deep conditioner to hydrate your mane.

If using dish soap and baking soda to fade hair dye, apply just once to avoid drying out your strands until they feel like straw.

 

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