Lemon juice, nature’s hair treatment

Yes, you can use lemon to lighten your hair! There are plenty of online beauty blogs such as “Almost Exactly Blog” by Alex Raye, “Passion For Savings,” and “Free People” that have recipes for lemon highlighting mixtures that usually include lemon juice, water, and coconut oil.

These methods are tried and true, but from personal experience I know it may come with some downfalls. Lemon juice tends to dry out and damages hair. If you’re willing to do a lot of extra upkeep to avoid it from being as damaged, using lemon still may be worth it to you, but if not, there are still other options. Chamomile tea is a great option to lighten hair with less damage.

Whichever method you choose to use, if you do decide to lighten your hair naturally, I hope this has been of help to you!

Cassidy Walden is a senior at Yadkin Virtual Academy of Journalism and a member of the SHS journalism club.