Wednesday, November 21, 2012

#HoneyBlondeFlow: How To Bleach Your Hair Safely and Naturally

So far, I bleached my hair twice because my hair was so dark. I LOVE the way my hair came out! It appears red in the picture but my hair is a mixture of light and dark browns with blonde undertones. 

Disclaimer: I am not a professional hair colorist so follow this recipe at your own risk. I've had my hair professionally colored which left my hair severely damaged and dry. This natural bleach recipe did not strip my hair of moisture at all. If your hair is chemically-treated, the results may vary. 

I've been wanting to color my hair for the longest. My hair is naturally off-black (1B) but it was time for a change. It has been years since I applied a chemical bleach to my head and I promised myself that I will never do that again! After spending an hour searching for a natural solution on my computer, I came across a couple of links on how to bleach my hair with baking soda, honey, and hydrogen peroxide.  Since hydrogen peroxide is used as a mouthwash, how harmful could it be to my hair? 

My hair is 100% natural, virgin, kinky hair free of rinses and artificial coloring so results may vary to those with relaxers, locs, and colored-treated hair. I have a LOT of hair so I had to make 2 batches while I was applying the paste to my hair. Here's my little recipe below.

What You Will Need:

About 3 cups of hydrogen peroxide (3%)
About 2 cups of aluminum-free baking soda
1 tablespoon of raw honey
1 wooden spoon or flat stick
color applicator brush thing-a-ma-jig
ceramic or glass bowl
hair foil

Make a creamy paste with the H2O2, baking soda, and honey. Make sure that the honey is completely dissolved. Section your hair and apply a generous amount of the cream to your hair and seal in with foil. I allowed the product to stay in my hair in room temperature for 3 hours. If you have a dryer that will cut 1/2 the time. 

You might end up looking like this after foiling the hair, if so, you did a damn good job. Foiling is a greener alternative to using a plastic hair cap.

I love the 2-tone effect!

 Holistic Esthetician and Makeup Artist, JaNeida Mitchell, just shared a pic of her hair after she used the H2O2,honey,and baking soda recipe. She also did the process twice but the second time she added agave instead of honey. Her tendrils are looking gorgeous!!! Check out her work at:


  1. Awesome!
    I will try it.
    My hair is natural too...

    1. Kimberla! Let me know how it comes out!!!

  2. I love this! I'm going to do it a second time to get it a bit lighter, but it worked so well. Thanks!

  3. I am a natural blonde, and I decided that it would be a good idea to dye it dark brown, and I HATE IT! I'm going to try to lighten my hair using this method...Thank you! :)

    1. I don't think this method will work on dyed hair, but if you crush up some vitamin c tablets (5 for short hair and 10 for longer hair) and mix the powder with your favorite shampoo to create a paste and then apply it to your hair for 1 hour, and tada! your hair dye should be lightened at least a few shades lighter.