Lighten/ Dye hiar with lemon juice

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  1. CrystalSweet
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    i was wonderingg
    if anyone has ever tried lightening their hair with lemon juice
    i heard it makes your hair 3 shades lighter,
    im not sure of the effects of it on black hair
    but i really want brown/reddish hair
    but my mom wont let me get it chemically dyed
    so i just did the lemon juice thing
    i dont know what color to expect though,
    if it doesnt work im gonna henna my hair [​IMG]
    anyone have experience with that too?
     


  2. shadowboy

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    Wow, if this works... I'm gonna try and get my dirty brown to blonde or orangish!

    Cool trick, if it is successful awesome find!
     
  3. CrystalSweet
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    oh it really does work,
    better on blondes/ redheads,
    makes their hair lighter [​IMG]
    your supposed to put in about 3 lemons worth of juice in your hair
    and sit in the sun for 1-2 hours
    and when you wash and dry it its supposed to be lighter

    i dont know how it turns out on black hair, though
     
  4. BoneMonkey

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    does it work on pubes ?
     
  5. Icarus

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    I'm really not sure about that. Even if it's true, it doesn't really sound safe and healthy for the hair. Lemon has Citric acid and this might really damage the hair. Although I'm not sure, I'm just assuming that. If it's completely safe and true, hell, even I might try it. My hair is dirty blonde and I don't mind having a full blonde hair !!
     
  6. mthrnite

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    Test it on your ends first.. if it doesn't suit you, just trim them off.

    Knowing that doesn't make me gay does it? [​IMG]
     
  7. Linkiboy

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    You can also dye your hair with Kool-aid, awesome for haloween!
     
  8. slvrdrgn123

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    I'm sure bleach is much more damaging to hair than citric acid...but I'm not sure either. Any professionals want to clear this up?
     
  9. CrystalSweet
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    lol i heard about cool aid too
    i did the lemon thing
    but now im afraid to look in the mirror
    it could possibly turn orange
     
  10. test84

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    we're gonna have an Ichigo here for urselves.
     
  11. HelloKitty

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    how about trying peroxide? I guess thats still considered a chemical...
     
  12. CrystalSweet
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    peroxide?
    could i find that in my kitchen?
     
  13. Nero

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    Citric Acid damaging hair?

    Isn't it just hair? [​IMG]

    My aunt used dunked her hair in a pool of lemon juice...

    She has black hair and it turned reddish/orange.

    ~Nero
     
  14. Shinji

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    Shoulda asked yer mthr [​IMG]
    No, just the part about you not having any hair the last time I remember... [​IMG]

    Why you wanna lighten beautiful black hair? That'll make me cry...

    *me has black hair*
     
  15. CrystalSweet
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    thanks for the input [​IMG]
    yeah supposingly its supposed to go orange/red

    well, i like black hair
    but i see everyone with all these beautiful colors
    and i feel jealouss
     
  16. Linkiboy

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    citric acid is a chemical too
     
  17. phoood

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    lightning gel
     
  18. Shinji

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    Black hair is much more awesome than any other hair color you'll ever sport on your noggin, trust me. Let us know what you decide to do
     
  19. Nero

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    I second this. Too bad what's done is done.

    ~Nero
     
  20. Pigwooly

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    Why won't your mom let you use chemicals?

    I was a punk rocker in high school so I know a lot about hair dye. You can buy a lot of bleaches specially made for hair that are full of moisturizers and have fairly mild chemicals and will leave your hair just as silky smooth as before you bleached it. It's gotta be a lot better for your hair and scalp than lemon juice. PM me if you need any specific advice. I've dyed girlfriend's and my hair most any color you can think of.