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4 Underrated Homemade Hair Bleach That You Must Try!

4 Underrated Homemade Hair Bleach That You Must Try!

Last updated date Wed Jun 19 2024 By William Brown

Fashion Blog

Some people don't like to get their hair bleached because of the chemicals, lack of resources, or are too scared to try due to other comments about the bleaching products. However, using four easy homemade hair bleach may still have a glow-up with superficial and more minor damage.

How to prepare your hair for homemade hair bleach?

Be mindful that although the ingredients are not harmful to your hair, some can leave it dry after bleaching. It is crucial that before you start, make sure that your hair is in good condition. 

If your hair is too dry, apply baby oil or coconut oil twice a week. Do this two weeks before you start the bleaching process. Luckily, some of the homemade hair bleach mentioned below doesn't require much preparation, as most already have a moisturizing effect.

This homemade hair bleach is one of the most famous DIY that almost everyone does. You have all the resources you need, and the steps are pretty simple. 

  • 1. Prepare a spray bottle and pour 1 cup of fresh lemon juice and ¼ cup warm water.
  • 2. Shake the bottle until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • 3. Saturate your hair with the lemon juice mixture.
  • 4. Let the sun dry your hair for at least 1 hour to bleach your hair naturally.
  • 5. Wash your hair normally.
  • 6. Repeat once a week until you achieve your desired hair.

If you have dry hair, you may replace the warm water with a conditioner instead and mix it in a mixing bowl for easy application. These ingredients will create a hair mask that will leave your hair soft afterward.

How to bleach hair with vinegar?

Another significant acid bleaching component for a homemade hair bleach is vinegar, particularly apple cider. If you don't have a lemon, you have vinegar, which is essential in a household.

  • 1. Prepare a spray bottle and pour ½ cup apple cider vinegar and ½ cup water. You may add more for longer hair if the ratio is 1:1.
  • 2. Shake the bottle until the mixture is well incorporated.
  • 3. Spray the diluted vinegar on your hair until it is completely saturated.
  • 4. Leave your hair for 30 minutes to let the acid work in your hair.
  • 5. Wash your hair with cool water. 
  • 6. Repeat once a week until you achieve your desired hair.

The bleaching process will strip off the cool tones of your hair and leave it with a warm tone like red or orange. To correct this, you may use blue shampoo.

>>> Read more: 5 Best Toner for Orange Bleached Hair <<<

How to bleach hair with baking soda?

You might have seen how many DIY tutorials use baking soda. It is a must-have in your household as it can do many amazing things. You may use it to clean stains in your house, make some cookies, and as an ingredient for homemade hair bleach.

  • 1. Mix 1 cup of baking soda and 2 to 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide in a mixing bowl until you form a paste. Add more baking soda if the mixture is not thick enough. 
  • 2. Coat your hair with the paste. Make sure that every strand is well coated.
  • 3. Leave the paste for 45 minutes if you have dark hair, while only 30 minutes for lighter hair.
  • 4. Check your hair occasionally to see if the color is getting lighter. If you are not yet satisfied, leave it a bit longer.
  • 5. Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair.

This method can lighten your hair by one or two levels in just one go. Do not use more than three tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide to avoid damaging your hair. If you are afraid to use chemicals, you may replace the hydrogen peroxide with 1 cup of water and repeat the process weekly.

How to bleach hair with cinnamon and honey?

If you have a sweet tooth, try to resist eating the ingredients for this homemade hair bleach. The smell of the cinnamon might make it harder for you to avoid it, but leave some to lighten your hair. 

  • 1. Prepare a mixing bowl and combine two tablespoons of raw honey (if available) and one tablespoon of cinnamon. You may add one tablespoon of olive oil if you want a moisturizer.
  • 2. Mix the ingredients well. Add some conditioner if the mixture is too thick to spread in your hair. 
  • 3. Apply the mixture all over your head. Make sure to coat every strand as well.
  • 4. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let it rest for at least 4 hours. For a better result, have it sit overnight.
  • 5. Rinse your hair until you wash off all the cinnamon mask residue.

What happens in this homemade hair bleach is that the cinnamon activates the honey's hydrogen peroxide. Furthermore, the glucose oxidase of the love combined with the hydrogen peroxide creates a chemical reaction that lightens your hair to two shades depending on how dark your hair is.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Will these methods have the same result as bleach?

DIY bleach will not have the same result as using actual hair bleach. The bleach strips off the pigment of your hair and lifts it to 6 to 7 levels in just one session. Meanwhile, homemade bleach can only lighten your hair up to 2 levels max.

2. Can I use household bleach to bleach my hair?

Never try bleaching your hair with Clorox. The bleach used to remove stains versus the bleach used to lighten your hair has different components. Household bleach is too harsh and can damage your hair or burn your scalp.

3. What is the best homemade hair bleach? 

The best method depends on what you want to achieve. If you’re looking for a quick solution, the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide will instantly lighten your hair up to two levels. However, try the cinnamon and honey mixture if you want to lighten your hair while keeping the moisture.


There are many ways to have a hair glow-up. You may cut your hair, change it into different hairstyles, and lift a bit of pigment off your hair by using any of the four easy homemade hair bleach.


William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.

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