this is how I lighten my hair from dark brown to medium brown with dirty blond streaks DIY HAIR | COLOR :: How to LIGHTEN Your Hair NATURALLY Mix Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide & Honey to a goopy consistency. Then apply on hair w/ a brush like normal developer. Process 30 min. Wash & deep condition. This is a cheaper, and much more healthier way to lighten hair. Less damage as well.