So after researching online for days, I decided to try out lightening my hair with cinnamon. I didn't know this at first, but I found out cinnamon has peroxide in it & peroxide lightens the hair. You all know that I wasn't completely happy with my hair after coloring it...I still wanted it to be lighter. So I thought why not? Might as well try it.....Here are some online resources I checked out that convinced me to go ahead and give it a try:
ChiselleCouture's Youtube Channel On Cinnamon LighteningI'm in love with their hair and after seeing their results who wouldn't want to try it out? Thanks KittiKat24, EbonyPrincessH, & ChiselleCouture for creating videos and fotki albums demonstrating how it's done! :-) After reading their progress, I was ready to attempt to lighten my hair with cinnamon. It was pretty simple. I mixed my V05 Strawberries & Cream conditioner with a lot of cinnamon & a little lemon juice. I wish I hadn't put the lemon juice in the mix though...it made the mixture a little runny. I chose not to add honey because I didn't feel like buying it. I only applied the cinnamon mix to the top front & sides of my hair. After applying the mixture, I put 3 grocery bags around my head. For about 30 minutes the cinnamon tingled my scalp. It even felt hot, but then it went away. I know cinnamon is a known skin irritant so this was to be expected. I left the cinnamon mix in my hair overnight for 10 hours. When I woke up it took me awhile to wash the cinnamon out of my hair....about 20 minutes I think. It left such a nice cinnamon fragrance in my hair. :-) Now on to the pictures....
Remember this pic? Well, this is how the color looked 2 days before I did the cinnamon mix.This is how it looked the morning I washed the cinnamon out of my hair. It's definitely lighter. My husband even said it looked way lighter than before. I liked it, but the color kind of looked ashy to me. It was a light, light, light brown. Kinda of almost blond a little. You can see it at the tops of my hair. I wanted more of a warmer color, but I was completed amazed at the fact that it did lighten my hair. I don't know if I'll do this again though. I kept having horrible sneezing attacks on the day I debuted my new color....: \ I don't if it was the cinnamon or what. My husband was sneezing too. So I washed my hair the day after again to make sure all of the cinnamon was out. I was still sneezing so it could have been my allergies. So what do you think of the color? I have to say I was skeptic at first, but cinnamon really does lighten the hair. Have you tried it? Seems like a great way to boost your color without bothering with the chemicals that come with hair color! ;-)
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