Does lemon juice lighten hair?


Question: Does lemon juice lighten hair?
Want an easy, natural way to lighten your hair? Try fresh lemon juice. Just squeeze a few lemons into a spray bottle and then spritz whatever sections of your hair you want to lighten. Make sure to spray the lemon juice on evenly throughout your entire hair or just on sections to create highlights.

Once the lemon juice is on your hair you will need to sit out in the sun for 30-60 minutes. The UV rays of the sun work to activate the citric acid in the lemon juice, which gives you a natural lightening effect. Follow-up your time in the sun with a shower and an application of a good quality conditioner. If your hair is fairly dark, you may need to apply the lemon juice several times over a week to get the desired effect.

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