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NEED TO KNOW: DIY Summer Hair Color Hacks

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08 . 08 . 15
Marlee Kula

Marlee Kula

LA-based poet, musician, and aspiring mermaid, Marlee graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College with a BA in Writing, Literature & Publishing. She is a proud member of the #Jenatkinarmy and forever in search of the perfect 90’s playlist.
Marlee Kula

Is your hair feeling a bit lackluster from all that fun in the sun? Are you looking for a subtle way to update your mane? For those beauty babes on a budget, maximize your summer hairstyle by enhancing your natural highlights for a sun kissed glow! Want us to let you in on a little secret? You can find all the ingredients you need in your kitchen! These simple, at-home rinses and recipes provide shine and a shock of color without any harsh chemicals that can damage and dry out your hair. hannah davis honey blonde FOR BLONDES…  Since the dawn of time, women have been using lemon juice to lighten their hair. The reason it’s such a DIY staple is because it actually works! Take a slice and squeeze some lemon juice anywhere you want your golden tone to be enhanced. Now let the sun do the rest! Pull your hair into a ponytail to protect your part (Be sure to check out our tips for sun safe hair!) and let that sunshine do all the heavy-lifting to lighten your pigment!

brunette

FOR BRUNETTES… Whether you’re rocking a beachy bronde hue or a rich chestnut color, all you need to intensify your dark locks is a little caffeine. Brew yourself a strong pot of coffee and wake up those sleepy strands! Soak your hair and let sit for at least 45 minutes before washing out.

red head

FOR REDHEADS… While it can be difficult to keep your color looking fiery and fierce, the power of beet juice can be an effective antidote! Using pure beet juice, soak your hair and leave on for 45 minutes before rinsing. For strawberry blondes, try adding carrot juice or lemon juice to amplify and brighten your auburn tone.  

You can repeat these harmless treatments each day until you reach your desired shade. Happy experimenting!


 

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