Natural Ways to Enhance Blonde Hair

March 12, 2008 by Kristie Leong MD  
Published in Hair

Here are some natural ways to bring out the beauty of blonde hair.

Shiny, healthy blonde hair that catches the light can be your most stunning fashion accessory. Unfortunately, natural blonde hair tends to become dull and lackluster over a long winter with no sun exposure to lighten the color. There’s no need to go out and spend money on expensive color enhancing shampoos, conditioners, and rinses when you can make your own blonde hair shampoo and rinses to enhance blonde hair color. Here’s how:

Make Your Own Color Enhancing Shampoo

Color enhancing shampoos purchased at your salon or local drugstore tend to be expensive and may contain harsh chemicals that can damage your hair and your health. The simplest solution is to make your own using all-natural ingredients. Start by purchasing a bottle of castile soap from your local supermarket or natural food store. This will serve as the base for your blonde hair shampoo. To make an easy color enhancing shampoo for blond hair, pour a half cup of castile soap into a glass container. Add five tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and a half cup of water. Mix thoroughly and place the ingredients into a microwave safe container. Microwave on high for a minute and a half. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Transfer to storage bottles to save until you next shampoo your hair. When you shampoo, allow the mixture to remain on your hair for five minutes before rinsing with cool water.

To make another natural shampoo to enhance blonde hair, add five tablespoons of dried Chamomile flowers to a pint of water. Bring the water to a boil for forty minutes. Allow the water to cool to room temperature and then strain with a tea strainer to remove the dried flowers. Add the liquid to castile soap and store. The chamomile will help to brighten and add shine to your blonde hair.

Make a Blonde Hair Rinse

Making a rinse to enhance blonde hair can be as simple as adding the juice of two lemons to two cups of warm water. The lemon juice has a gentle bleaching action that will subtly lighten and add shine to your hair. You can also prepare chamomile tea to use as a rinse for blonde hair. Rinses should be worked thoroughly through the hair and allowed to stay on for fifteen minutes before rinsing. Always use a cool water rinse to further enhance highlights and add shine.

By using a shampoo and rinse to enhance blonde hair, you should see a subtle lightening and brightening of your blonde hair color which may become more pronounced with repeated use. Plus, the ingredients are gentle and won’t damage your hair and are inexpensive enough not to damage your pocketbook.

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