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Vitamin C + shampoo to lighten hair

ashkins09ashkins09 Posts: 75Registered Users
I've been watching videos on YouTube about this and it does work. Watch them and see how it goes. I've only seen one thread of this and not sure how many curlies know of this. Just wanted to give out what I found for not chemically damaging your beautiful curls :). I'm gonna do this soon so I'll put pictures up.

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3B fine & medium, medium density,low/medium porosity, semi protein sensitive
NP: ACV
COWASH: Suave Naturals green apple and coconut
RO/LI: Tresseme Naturals, Oyin hair dew
PT/DT: Ion repair solutions, my own concoction
OIL: Coconut, grapeseed & jojoba
STYLER: LA Looks nutra curl & AVJ spritz


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  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users
    What do you think Ascorbic acid is otherwise known as?

    Just because something is natural it doesn't mean it's not a chemical and can't be harmful.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Just because someone on YouTube claims it is not damaging doesnt meN that is true. Any lightening is damaging, it destroys melanin pigment blowing holes in the cortex making hair more porous. This can only be achieved by raising the cuticle.

    Both overly strong acids (which vitamin C treatments can be) and many shampoos can damage hair if left to soak on the hair. Look how dish soap breaks down fats on greasy oven dishes when left to soak, shampoo can do the same to hair's structural lipids.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users
    I know honey is meant to be a natural hair lightener (which is why I'm too scared to use it in my treatments lol). So that's another option! Also lemon juice, rhubarb and Chamomile tea!
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users
    Lemon juice is another acid - it's a great household cleaner and very useful for removing limescale.
  • ceceliahceceliah Posts: 7Registered Users
    Ho ladies! Since it seems lemon juice is not the answer pls post ways to lighten hair without damage. I dyed my hair black about 9 months ago and now want color. Pls help tia

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  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users
    ceceliah wrote: »
    Ho ladies! Since it seems lemon juice is not the answer pls post ways to lighten hair without damage. I dyed my hair black about 9 months ago and now want color. Pls help tia

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    It's called a pair of sissors.

    Yes if you don't want damaged hair then you are going to have to cut if off.

    Otherwise go to a salon and get a professional to change the colour for you.