• You can lighten your hair without bleach or a trip to the hair salon.
  • Lemon juice, baking soda, sea salt, and tea are all great hair-lightening agents.
  • These natural hair-lightening methods can be done at home with ingredients you already own.

Every once in a while, when I start to feel bored with my dark hair color, I feel a pang of envy when seeing my blond-haired, beach-waved friends. It feels like chic braids are so much more flattering on them, but I’m too scared to lose my hair-color virginity and lighten my dark hair. I’ve never processed my straight, brown hair before, and colorists constantly try to convince me to try dye.

Instead of giving in to the peer pressure, I’m turning to natural remedies to brighten my hair fast at home. If you’re also brunette with naturally dark hair, I suggest you do the same. If you’ve been searching for natural ways to lighten dark hair, you’re going to want to listen up. While you might not get to platinum-blond status, these easy tricks involving lemon juice, tea, baking soda, sea salt, apple-cider vinegar, and more will add some sun-kissed golden tones to your hair without the serious commitment of bleach. These tricks can give you natural highlights without ever having to step foot inside a salon.

Read on to learn how to lighten your dark hair at home.