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carlasher
04-01-2004, 08:46 AM
I remember when I used to press my hair, I would use a combo of vodka and lemon juice to lighten my hair or give it some highlights. It really did work well but gently. It has been about 9 years since I done it and I am thinking of doing it again (except we drank all the vodka :duck )

Has anyone tried on their natural hair?

fraushayjay
04-01-2004, 09:39 AM
Hi Carla,

I used to put fresh squeezed lemon juice on my hair while I sat in the sun. It worked pretty well. Of course, I would follow with a deep conditioner. Hhmmm, now about the vodka, does that speed up the lightening process?

Frau Shayjay :rainfro

carlasher
04-01-2004, 09:58 PM
Shay - The vodka is susposed to speed up the process in the sun. The honey works in or out of the sun.

spiral
04-02-2004, 03:31 AM
I have been adding honey to my leave-in and noticed that my hair has been getting lighter. It was brown to begin with, but now has really subtle golden highlights, especially in the front. My question is - will this damage or dry out my hair over time?

Ace9
04-02-2004, 05:49 AM
Does this really work? I need any help on lightening my hair as naturally as possible.

I would really like to get my black hair brown. If anyone on this board has black hair that went brown..let me know? And also let me know how to follow through with the process? I would really appreciate it. And for how long woul dI follow through with it to see the colour change.
Could someone use Rum instead of Vodka?

carlasher
04-02-2004, 06:23 AM
Originally posted by spiral@Apr 1 2004, 11:31 PM
I have been adding honey to my leave-in and noticed that my hair has been getting lighter. It was brown to begin with, but now has really subtle golden highlights, especially in the front. My question is - will this damage or dry out my hair over time?
As far as I understand, lifting the color no matter what you use will open you up to some damage. It depends on how much you lift the color, how strong your hair is, and how well you take care of it.

carlasher
04-02-2004, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by Ace9@Apr 2 2004, 01:49 AM
Does this really work? I need any help on lightening my hair as naturally as possible.

I would really like to get my black hair brown. If anyone on this board has black hair that went brown..let me know? And also let me know how to follow through with the process? I would really appreciate it. And for how long woul dI follow through with it to see the colour change.
Could someone use Rum instead of Vodka?
I think you actually have to use vodka...at least I have never heard any other alcohol used for that before.

Ace9
04-02-2004, 12:18 PM
can you pm me or post recipe? I'd really be interested to know how this worked.

Further more how many times a week, how much times in the sun is needed. How long before I see a difference? What is the amount per use needed?

Let me know info and recipes?!

A9

Natural-Tee
04-02-2004, 05:03 PM
I would like to know also. :)

ChiChiKinks
04-02-2004, 07:49 PM
I am also interested in knowing as well

carlasher
04-03-2004, 01:48 AM
Their are different recepies depending on who you ask. But I would mix 1/4 cup of vodka with 1/4 cup of water or 1 parts each with the juice of one lemon and spray it on my damp hair (careful of the eyes!) and just go out in the sun as normal.

What I may do is make a homemade gel out of that and put it on specific parts of my hair to make streaks. But I have to find a gel receipe. I remember seeing one here months ago...

Ace9
04-03-2004, 12:19 PM
how about the honey? How does that work?

ke23288
04-03-2004, 05:10 PM
Honey is a great hair conditioner as well as lightner. After extensive usage, your hair will become lighter, looking as if your hair has been kissed by the sun!

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meagan22
01-11-2005, 07:57 AM
BUMPing for easy access

Knsoroma
01-12-2005, 06:12 AM
What kind of honey do you use? Grocery store stuff?

meagan22
01-12-2005, 07:05 AM
Originally posted by carlasher@Apr 2 2004, 08:48 PM
Their are different recepies depending on who you ask.* But I would mix 1/4 cup of vodka with 1/4 cup of water or 1 parts each with the juice of one lemon and spray it on my damp hair (careful of the eyes!)* and just go out in the sun as normal.*

What I may do is make a homemade gel out of that and put it on specific parts of my hair to make streaks.* But I have to find a gel receipe.* I remember seeing one here months ago...

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I found a gel receipe here (http://www.nappturality.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4966&b=1&st=0&p=82837&#entry82837). Is this what you were looking for?

linette411
02-13-2005, 01:51 AM
What is the procedure with the Honey? I purchase my honey from the natural market anyway. Do I mix it with anything?

As for the lemon in a gel. What's your plan on combining that with the gel.

Thanks

Keedah
02-14-2005, 03:57 AM
So would using an olive oil and honey deep conditioner treatment weekly lighten hair?

naturalcd
02-15-2005, 04:14 PM
bump

linette411
02-15-2005, 07:00 PM
Well until I get an answer I've decided to just use Lemon Juice and sprits that on my locs. I read that it will naturally lighten my hair. This is what I am trying to achieve.

lsubabiedee
02-17-2005, 04:14 AM
BUMPITY BUMP!

nappyishappy
04-15-2005, 10:42 PM
Wouldn't the lemon juice weaken your hair?

meagan22
06-04-2005, 02:47 PM
BUMP

Jamluv
07-26-2006, 10:53 PM
bumpity bump has anyone else tried this?

vnatural
07-27-2006, 10:41 PM
I've used chamomile conditioners/spritzes and they turned my hair kind of light brown(not what I wanted, but that's what happened). Not to the point where you would go, wow, there are highlights. But when I look under the light, I can see it.

Lady Scorpio
08-01-2006, 09:09 AM
If I'm understanding this correctly. . .
since the lemon juice/vodka will open your hair follicles
(potentially causing it to weaken)
and since the honey can be used as a conditioner>>>>
why not add the honey to the lemonjuice/vodka recipe
and thus creae a conditioning lightener.

Taddah! :lol:

bebedee
05-12-2007, 08:16 AM
If I'm understanding this correctly. . .
since the lemon juice/vodka will open your hair follicles
(potentially causing it to weaken)
and since the honey can be used as a conditioner>>>>
why not add the honey to the lemonjuice/vodka recipe
and thus creae a conditioning lightener.

Taddah! [/b]
BUMP....has anyone tried ^^^ this?

wecrunch
05-15-2007, 10:48 PM
BUMP. I would like to know more about this too.

sugarysnowpea
05-16-2007, 09:12 PM
BUMP!!!!

ajargon
05-24-2007, 07:52 PM
Interesting. When I was little we just put lemon juice in water and sprayed our hair every day. After about 30 days or so my hair was changed lighter. I used to do this all the time. but you have to be careful, b/c the areas can get a little crunchy.

tlwnurse
03-11-2008, 11:26 AM
bump

Alastri
04-24-2008, 12:07 AM
bump

gr2006
04-24-2008, 01:13 AM
i read somewhere (yall gotta be tired of me saying this) that honey does lighten hair over time, it needs to be mixed with a certain amount of water or something.

the water and honey have a chemical reaction which releases a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, which we all know lightens hair.

you mix it then leave it on for an hour then do what you normally do to your hair and it needs to be done regularly but i don't remember how often.

sorry i didn't save the link. maybe i'll luck out and trip over the page again.

ok here we go:

w/peroxide mix

http://www.ehow.com/how_2146926_lighten-hair-peroxide.html

w//cinnamon

http://www.ehow.com/how_2249012_lighten-hair-color.html

honey only

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpo...64&postcount=31 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=16864&postcount=31)

licier
04-24-2008, 02:40 AM
I'm leery of the vodka thing...it's alcohol and that equals dry hair for me. I have tried lemon juice and it did help lighten it a bit (with regular use of course). Haven't done it in a while though.