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How to Use Vinegar to Lighten Hair

by Style & Personal Care Editor eHow Fashion
You may have heard that vinegar can be used to clarify and condition hair. It is also a popular ingredient used to lighten hair at home. You don't need expensive salon coloring to achieve a lighter and brighter shade of hair when you can do it easily and inexpensively with vinegar.

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  • Melissa McDowell-Gould

    Hello I am a licensed cosmetologist and I have a coule questions... How does the lavender oil tone your hair? Isn't the oil just used for smell? There is no tint to the oil whatsoever. Any type of toner you buy whether it be toning shampoo, conditioner, or color the "lavender" they are refering to is the color lavender. Not the scent. What this mix is actually doing is stripping your hair of all the elements that can dull your blondes but the only ingredient that is doing that is the vinegar not the lavender oil. The toner you buy that is lavender color actually puts a slight purple shade onto your blondes which cancels the yellow out. If you look at a color wheel the opposite of yellow is purple. So there you go. If I am incorrect please enlighten me. Thank you :)

  • Princess Elizabeth Sargent

    I'm not the author of this post - I just found it because I live out in the middle of nowhere and I required a toner. Plus I try to go natural wherever I can. I use this toner after I have my hair treated and it works for me. I don't use it all the time because apple-cider vinegar makes my hair greasy. I think the lavender is there as a conditioner more than anything. Lavender is very soothing and healing for the skin, so I would assume that is it's reason for it being there - it also smells nice. I am an aromatherapist, so I only use top quality oils when I make cosmetics etc. If you believe in 'vibration', lavender has a purple one - but that's not something that I can scientifically prove. :)

Brassy to Classy-I tell my clients don't forget to go get the purple shampoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If your going to spend the money for color invest in shampoo that keeps it blonde .Just rember to leave it on hair for 3 minutes then rinse.

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  • Jennifer Miller

    My husband hates that smell! lol I usually let my hair down and let it air dry the days that I use the ACV rinse. Usually I will go outside and play with my dogs or something, and I dont know if it is just the sunshine or the fact that my hair isn't in a tight bun, but once it gets dry the smell is completely gone.

  • Brooke Stetson

    Made my hair hair feel discusting

  • Monica Bobadilla

    yes... I must say, it's taking a while for my hair to get used to baking soda and the ACV rinse... would love to hear feedback from some other ladies as to how long it took for their hair to adapt to the new products and look & feel normal again :-)

  • Maureen Kreklow

    Use original Dawn dish washing soap

  • sharon m.

    That would be wreak havoc, not reek havoc. Reek means to stink.

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