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does anyone know if its damaging to use lemon juice to lighten hair<br><br><br><br>
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really? did you go in the sun with it? i used to do it. it worked really well and i have dark hair. anyway it didnt seem damaging but i thought i read something recently about it being damaging but cant remember. so thx i just wanted to dbl check this time
 

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My mom used to put lemon juice in my hair when I was a little girl to make it shiny - she never said anything about it lightening it, although I was always out in the sun so it was light anyway.<br><br><br><br>
I'm sure it wouldn't be damaging, especially if there's nothing done to your hair already.
 

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Its not damaging, but what color is your hair? If your hair is dark it WILL NOT give you sunny blond highlights; instead your hair will turn very, very orangy. I did it when I was in like 6th grade and was very disappointed with the results.<br><br>
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I've heard of this as being a very natural, non-damaging to lighten blond hair. How do you do it? Spritz it on?? I'd love to give it a try to see if mine gets a bit blonder.
 

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All you do is take some lemon juice and put it in a spray bottle, then spray your hair down, according to how much or how little lightening you want. And don't forget to pay attention to where natural highlights are supposed to be- ie., don't spray like, just the back of your head. Then, you go out in the sun for about two hours- direct, beating, sunlight- or, pull out your blow drier. ( I like the sunlight method better, its more natural looking...)<br><br>
I've helped many of my blonde friends do this to their hair...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Its not dramatic at all, just looks kind of like natural sun highlights.
 

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Thanks, rainbowmoon. I'll be getting myself some lemons next time I'm in the store! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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i do have very dark brown hair. i have sprayed it in certain strand and it gives it redish type highlights. well good to know its not damaging as im headed to the beach in thirty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I have light brown sort of golden hair and in the past lemon juice has given me only very slightly noticeable blonde highlights. It is not damaging to your hair but if you get too much on the same area then it will dry your hair out for awhile. I remember I basically rinsed my whole head in it once and my hair felt like straw when it had all dried! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br>
If you were just to spray it over a few areas lightly before you go out in the sun for a few days in a row then I'm sure you'll like the results.
 

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<span><span style="color:#000000;"><span><b>I dyed my hair a few days ago. I wanted it black but it turned an unatural goth looking black. I put lemon juice on it and basically kept it on all night then washed it out the next morning. It now has some subtle brown highlights. I'm going to keep using it every night and see if I can get it lighter. I've used lemon juice a lot of times before even when my hair was a light brown and it's always worked for me. It never turned orange or damaged my hair. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></span></span></span>
 
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