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lole18
July 8th, 2012, 01:09 PM
my hair is dark brown i want it to be very light brown (the lightest it can be) i tried henna it didnt work for me at all! i live in bahrain so what are the best honey to buy? what should i mix it with? cardamom or cinnamon? thankuu very much:rolleyes:

kurlywurlygurl
July 8th, 2012, 03:00 PM
Hello there, I'm new too. I have tried honey before and henna- I also have brown hair. I would reccomend the following:

chamomile tea: just make a cup of chamomile tea, allow it to cool and rinse your hair with it after you wash it.

lemon juice: use this if you want results fast, but it can be kind of drying

Maybe you should try mixing honey with the lemon juice for something more mild, keep in mind that honey is a humectant- which means it is moisturizing so if you mix it with the lemon it won't be as harsh, but I am not sure if it will be as effective.

Give this a try, and if you still have questions please ask!

:)

lole18
July 8th, 2012, 03:34 PM
Hello there, I'm new too. I have tried honey before and henna- I also have brown hair. I would reccomend the following:

chamomile tea: just make a cup of chamomile tea, allow it to cool and rinse your hair with it after you wash it.

lemon juice: use this if you want results fast, but it can be kind of drying

Maybe you should try mixing honey with the lemon juice for something more mild, keep in mind that honey is a humectant- which means it is moisturizing so if you mix it with the lemon it won't be as harsh, but I am not sure if it will be as effective.

Give this a try, and if you still have questions please ask!

:)

thanku so much luv :-) will using honey a llot for months make my hair light brown? its a very dark brown i want it to be a very light brown:D:rolleyes:

kurlywurlygurl
July 8th, 2012, 04:57 PM
it can make it a light brown, during the warmer months you will see more of a drastic change. i think you should do lemon when its hot, put it in your hair and go outside etc., so the sun can lighten it, and you can use chamomile after you shower if you can't go out in the sun. with repeated use of lightening products you could possibly get the light brown you want. goodluck! ;)

jillosity
July 8th, 2012, 06:09 PM
you might start out with reading this thread http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=148 it has a huge amount of info about honey lightening, keeping in mind that dark brown to light brown will most likely be many applications, but probably not impossible!

good luck!

lole18
July 8th, 2012, 06:19 PM
my hair is very tangled and dry! is it ok to add aloevera gel and 3 kinds of oils and yogurt to the honey and water? or it will not get lighter if i do this? and how can i know it has lots of paroxide? the darker it is the more paroxide it has? or what lol :o:rolleyes:

jojo
July 8th, 2012, 06:34 PM
I think aloe Vera gel depletes the peroxide qualities of the honey as does lemon juice but cinnamon and olive oil too have natural mild peroxide properties which will help with the honey to lighten your hair, be warned it takes quite a few applications to see a difference. For me I was using it to lighten my then hendigos hair and it took 4 months worth to lighten it, on virgin hair your looking a few months minimum before you get obvious lightening from it, of course it depends on your hair colour. I did a honey in conditioner today not to lighten but because I love how honey leave my hair feeling so soft and shiny and I got lightening from just one application but my hair is quite light anyway.

lole18
July 8th, 2012, 06:47 PM
I think aloe Vera gel depletes the peroxide qualities of the honey as does lemon juice but cinnamon and olive oil too have natural mild peroxide properties which will help with the honey to lighten your hair, be warned it takes quite a few applications to see a difference. For me I was using it to lighten my then hendigos hair and it took 4 months worth to lighten it, on virgin hair your looking a few months minimum before you get obvious lightening from it, of course it depends on your hair colour. I did a honey in conditioner today not to lighten but because I love how honey leave my hair feeling so soft and shiny and I got lightening from just one application but my hair is quite light anyway.

does this mean the aloe vera gel stop my hair from getting lighter or make it get lighter better? :) i tried it today (honey and conditioner for 8 hours and got no results) what honey should i get? i live in bahrain so i dont have the mentioned brands.. should i take light or dark honey?:rolleyes:

lole18
July 8th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Is it ok to add aloe vera or egg or will it stop it \decrease the lightening effect? i want something to nourish it as well instead of just lightening it.. i tried avocado and banana both left chunks and didnt suit my hair :rolleyes:

Tisiloves
July 8th, 2012, 07:25 PM
Olive oil is meant to be good. For more information check out the honey lightening thread. (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=148)

blaketob
July 8th, 2012, 07:27 PM
i red that camomile oil helps lighten hair

blaketob
July 8th, 2012, 07:28 PM
read***** opps

jojo
July 8th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Yes I think the aloe Vera may prevent lightening but not 100% sure on that, you won't see results straight away anyway, were talking a good few attempts before you get noticeable lightening, it took me quite a few months! All one session will do is add softness, moisturise and make it shiny you won't lighten on one attempt!

Clover honey worked well for me or go for the darker honeys for maximum affect

Amber_Maiden
July 8th, 2012, 09:07 PM
I think aloe Vera gel depletes the peroxide qualities of the honey as does lemon juice but cinnamon and olive oil too have natural mild peroxide properties which will help with the honey to lighten your hair, be warned it takes quite a few applications to see a difference. For me I was using it to lighten my then hendigos hair and it took 4 months worth to lighten it, on virgin hair your looking a few months minimum before you get obvious lightening from it, of course it depends on your hair colour. I did a honey in conditioner today not to lighten but because I love how honey leave my hair feeling so soft and shiny and I got lightening from just one application but my hair is quite light anyway.

Yep, I'm pretty sure the aloe would prevent lightening. And it definitely takes a few applications. It did work for me though!

lole18
July 8th, 2012, 09:22 PM
Yep, I'm pretty sure the aloe would prevent lightening. And it definitely takes a few applications. It did work for me though!
i thought of adding aloe because it regrows hair that fell and thickens it.. my hair is falling a loot and its very thin now:( what should i put on it that wont stop the honey from lightening it still make it thicker and stronger an stop falling?

curlymarcia
July 9th, 2012, 09:04 AM
I've been using avocado and honey as mosturizing hair mask for the past weeks with great results, and my hair is really dry. I noticed my hair is more lighten. Sometimes I add a little of almond oil, but oil or not is really mosturizing.

tabertooths
July 9th, 2012, 09:29 AM
honey seems to have brightened my henna- treated hair, making it more orange and less red. it didn't get rid of any of the henna. I have heard it works well on virgin hair.

lole18
July 9th, 2012, 11:36 AM
I've been using avocado and honey as mosturizing hair mask for the past weeks with great results, and my hair is really dry. I noticed my hair is more lighten. Sometimes I add a little of almond oil, but oil or not is really mosturizing.

how do you get the tiny avocado thread like chunks out of your hair? it drives me crazy!

wildelocks
July 9th, 2012, 02:47 PM
My mom's hair has darkened with age and she'd like to lighten it naturally... but it is also somewhat damaged and she has some medical conditions that are making it difficult for her to grow it long (which she definitely wants to do), so I'm trying to find ways to ameliorate any damage from the peroxides in the honey -- would mixing the honey with olive or coconut oil be all right? Or would it, like aloe, reduce the bleaching effect? Suggestions? Thanks muchly!

lole18
August 4th, 2012, 06:33 PM
this is the color of my hair
http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=ar&tbm=isch&tbnid=HTW2PdyyF7FhCM:&imgrefurl=http://www.beautyofwoman.com/hair-care/brown-hair-color-ideas-2012/&docid=6leNrwwFBFZuqM&imgurl=http://www.beautyofwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/latest-brown-hair-color-ideas.jpg&w=375&h=500&ei=O7AdUPOoGqTE4gSOoIGIDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1024&vpy=152&dur=1404&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=106&ty=136&sig=109289904250458771684&page=1&tbnh=159&tbnw=121&start=0&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:18,s:0,i:125&biw=1440&bih=698

if i used honey once a week for 4 hours could i get it this light

http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=ar&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=DxYzxITCFL2trM:&imgrefurl=http://chocolatebrownhair.org/light-brown-hair-color/&docid=Frt6SlTrQUl4UM&imgurl=http://chocolatebrownhair.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Light_Brown_Long_Curly_Hair_65173.jpg&w=320&h=388&ei=z68dUI6BIsmN4gT2ioGQAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1012&vpy=78&dur=531&hovh=247&hovw=204&tx=129&ty=88&sig=109289904250458771684&page=1&tbnh=165&tbnw=135&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:69&biw=1440&bih=698

or this
http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=ar&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=4PKJNWc0C_AEAM:&imgrefurl=http://www.craftsandvogue.com/what-hair-color-suits-you/&docid=pCU_oZGuw0rIYM&imgurl=http://www.craftsandvogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/cool-ash-brown.jpg&w=300&h=300&ei=z68dUI6BIsmN4gT2ioGQAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=337&vpy=340&dur=749&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=152&ty=179&sig=109289904250458771684&page=1&tbnh=157&tbnw=148&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:22,s:0,i:137&biw=1440&bih=698

or this
http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=ar&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=iqfrkWv5xlPNnM:&imgrefurl=http://www.viphairstyles.com/brunette-hairstyles/light-brown-hair-color.html&docid=Bb3TYhAxJz_g0M&imgurl=http://www.viphairstyles.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Light-Brown-Hair-Color.jpg&w=440&h=586&ei=z68dUI6BIsmN4gT2ioGQAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=652&vpy=284&dur=1155&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=92&ty=157&sig=109289904250458771684&page=2&tbnh=154&tbnw=113&start=26&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:26,i:217&biw=1440&bih=698

or a shade or two darker than the pictures.. or using something else natural doesnt have to be honey :)? if i cant to what color can i get it lighter? show me a picture please :)

lapushka
August 4th, 2012, 07:28 PM
this is the color of my hair
http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=ar&tbm=isch&tbnid=HTW2PdyyF7FhCM:&imgrefurl=http://www.beautyofwoman.com/hair-care/brown-hair-color-ideas-2012/&docid=6leNrwwFBFZuqM&imgurl=http://www.beautyofwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/latest-brown-hair-color-ideas.jpg&w=375&h=500&ei=O7AdUPOoGqTE4gSOoIGIDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1024&vpy=152&dur=1404&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=106&ty=136&sig=109289904250458771684&page=1&tbnh=159&tbnw=121&start=0&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:18,s:0,i:125&biw=1440&bih=698

if i used honey once a week for 4 hours could i get it this light

http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=ar&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=DxYzxITCFL2trM:&imgrefurl=http://chocolatebrownhair.org/light-brown-hair-color/&docid=Frt6SlTrQUl4UM&imgurl=http://chocolatebrownhair.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Light_Brown_Long_Curly_Hair_65173.jpg&w=320&h=388&ei=z68dUI6BIsmN4gT2ioGQAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1012&vpy=78&dur=531&hovh=247&hovw=204&tx=129&ty=88&sig=109289904250458771684&page=1&tbnh=165&tbnw=135&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:69&biw=1440&bih=698

or this
http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=ar&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=4PKJNWc0C_AEAM:&imgrefurl=http://www.craftsandvogue.com/what-hair-color-suits-you/&docid=pCU_oZGuw0rIYM&imgurl=http://www.craftsandvogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/cool-ash-brown.jpg&w=300&h=300&ei=z68dUI6BIsmN4gT2ioGQAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=337&vpy=340&dur=749&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=152&ty=179&sig=109289904250458771684&page=1&tbnh=157&tbnw=148&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:22,s:0,i:137&biw=1440&bih=698

or this
http://www.google.com.sa/imgres?um=1&hl=ar&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=iqfrkWv5xlPNnM:&imgrefurl=http://www.viphairstyles.com/brunette-hairstyles/light-brown-hair-color.html&docid=Bb3TYhAxJz_g0M&imgurl=http://www.viphairstyles.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Light-Brown-Hair-Color.jpg&w=440&h=586&ei=z68dUI6BIsmN4gT2ioGQAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=652&vpy=284&dur=1155&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=92&ty=157&sig=109289904250458771684&page=2&tbnh=154&tbnw=113&start=26&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:26,i:217&biw=1440&bih=698

or a shade or two darker than the pictures.. or using something else natural doesnt have to be honey :)? if i cant to what color can i get it lighter? show me a picture please :)


I'd check out the honey thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=148), if I were you. :)

jojo
August 4th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Yeah the honey thread is very informative, also Ktani former member also has a website with great information

lole18
August 4th, 2012, 08:21 PM
Mixing honey with lemon juice depleats the action of honey.

To the op Honey will lighten but it takes lots of goes and I doubt with dark brown hair you will get to say lit brown, you are more likely to get an auburn colour as dark hair has naturally lots of red in it, hence why when people try lightening at home it goes brassy, also henna is not used to lighten hair it is a plant that gives red hues to hair, quite strong red hues I might add, it goes darker overtime. Although in certain lights it may appear to look lighter, it's just how the light falls on it. Just wanted to clarify that!


so u think i shouldnt add vinegar or lemon with it?

jojo
August 4th, 2012, 08:23 PM
does this mean the aloe vera gel stop my hair from getting lighter or make it get lighter better? :) i tried it today (honey and conditioner for 8 hours and got no results) what honey should i get? i live in bahrain so i dont have the mentioned brands.. should i take light or dark honey?:rolleyes:
Sorry I wasn't very clear mixing it with honey may inhibit the peroxide value so lightening may not happen.:)

jojo
August 4th, 2012, 08:28 PM
i thought of adding aloe because it regrows hair that fell and thickens it.. my hair is falling a loot and its very thin now:( what should i put on it that wont stop the honey from lightening it still make it thicker and stronger an stop falling?

Only time regrows hair, monistat and megatek help make the scalp healthier but a healthy diet, keeping hydrated and being patient are really the only proven methods. You can supplement your protein intake with shakes which work great but I doubt very much the use of aloe Vera gel will grow your hair back. I suggest you see a doctor and get your bloods checked out for deficiencies which can be eradicated by medication, conditions have a tendency to worsen rather than rectify themselves if not treated. I wish you well.

blondie9912
August 5th, 2012, 08:21 AM
I have a similar hair colour to yours, and I lightened my hair a bit with honey. Just mix it in a dilution of 5 parts water to one part honey, and leave it on your hair for a few hours, before shampooing.

lole18
August 5th, 2012, 12:43 PM
I have a similar hair colour to yours, and I lightened my hair a bit with honey. Just mix it in a dilution of 5 parts water to one part honey, and leave it on your hair for a few hours, before shampooing.

how light did it get? can i achieve the color in one of the other pictuers?

littlestarface
August 5th, 2012, 12:50 PM
Is it ok to add aloe vera or egg or will it stop it \decrease the lightening effect? i want something to nourish it as well instead of just lightening it.. i tried avocado and banana both left chunks and didnt suit my hair :rolleyes:
When you use banana or avacado you have to make sure they are blended really good. Using a blender is good makes it nice and smooth going in and out of the hair.

mzBANGBANG
August 5th, 2012, 12:55 PM
how light did it get? can i achieve the color in one of the other pictuers?

there are before and after pictures in the honey lightening thread that was posted above.