There comes a time in our life when we just feel we need to change the way we look. And though this feeling may occur more often in some people, a lot of us actually fear change and see it as something of a big deal. Haircuts and hair colours are an easy go-to action that could change our appearance quite drastically but also, quite suddenly. This could be an extremely liberating experience for those willing to take the plunge, but often comes with the risk of the dreaded feeling of regret and feeling that either the change was not what we wanted or it came too soon. So whether you want a natural hair dye as a healthy alternative to the chemical damage you get from box dyes and salon visits, or you are looking for heathy and sustainable ingredients to add to your hair regimen, this easy DIY cinnamon and honey hair mask could be just what you need.

Benefits of Cinnamon and Honey on Hair

Cinnamon is known to stimulate blood flow all the way to the scalp. So it can actually stimulate hair growth. The powder can also act as a mild exfoliant that thoroughly cleanses the scalp. But be careful if you have a sensitive scalp, as the warming sensation you get might turn into an irritation. Like honey, cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and a rich antioxidant, which helps promote a healthy scalp. Honey is a humectant, which draws moisture into your hair strands. It is deeply nourishing and is a natural hair conditioner. Along with its anti-fungal properties, honey also adds moisture and shine to your hair. Together, these two ingredients create a sensuous smell and shower experience. And if you’re lucky, the scent could linger after rinsing your hair.

Does Cinnamon and Honey Lighten Hair?

Cinnamon and honey can lighten your hair. The mask adds a beautiful warm tone to the hair, thus changing the colour slightly. But cinnamon and honey will not dye your hair blonde. You are more likely to get a reddish brown hue to your hair than anything else. Remember, this is a natural hair dye so the change won’t be drastic, and it also won’t be the same for everyone.

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Does Cinnamon and Honey Turn Hair Red?

Yes. Cinnamon and honey can easily add a red tone to your hair. In fact, this is probably the results you’ll get if you have brown to dark brown hair. However, this undertone is usually stronger immediately after applying a cinnamon and honey hair mask, and can settle after a few days to a lighter shade. In my personal experience, my hair had settled into a lighter brown shade some days after applying the cinnamon and honey hair mask. Which just shows how the colour changes and settles over time. Natural hair dyes are known to be unpredictable so bare this in mind before you attempt dying your hair with natural ingredients.

How Long Does Cinnamon and Honey Take to Dye Hair?

It can take up to 4 applications to see results. Again this dependents on how light or dark your hair is before doing the cinnamon and honey hair mask. This could also depend on how much cinnamon you use in your mask. The more cinnamon you add, the more likely you’ll notice a colour change. I only noticed a change in hair colour after the 4th application. But don’t worry, because honey has amazing hair benefits, it’s easy to incorporate this mask as a routine, and then naturally have your hair colour change over a period of time.

Cinnamon and Honey Hair Mask Recipe

Ingredients: cinnamon, raw honey, olive oil, water & conditioner. Method:

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon raw honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl
  2. Let mixture sit for 30mins-1hr for hydrogen peroxide in honey to activate
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of water to make mask less sticky
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil for added moisture
  5. Add 1-2 tablespoons of conditioner to thicken texture and make application easier

Add hair mask to damp hair and wrap hair in a shower cap or plastic bag. For best results, apply the mask on freshly washed hair (just shampooed, no conditioner) Do not apply on dry hair as this would make the application of honey less slippery and more sticky. Leave the hair mask on for approximately 4 hours allowing enough time for hair to change colour. These are my results after using the cinnamon and honey hair mask. dye__hair_naturally_with_cinnamon_honey_hair_mask woman_with_reddish_brown_hair_from_cinnamon_honey_hair_dye I’ve done about 7 applications to date and I can see a difference in my hair colour. It definitely has a red tone to it, which was never so prominent before and it also has a lot of warmth as you can see. But these differences are also slight in comparison to chemical dyes and is far more noticeable in direct sunlight than in shadier areas.

So what do you think of this natural hair dye? I must say, this hair mask has really helped me to deep condition my hair every week and to keep me on my healthy hair journey. So tell me, have you tried any natural hair dye methods? Comment below! Lighter-colored hair is a success among women. Many women have been choosing natural lightening treatments, saving on time and money. Such is the case of using cinnamon to lighten hair color, which you’ll learn about here. cinnamon to lighten hair Women especially during summer, like to change their look and get lighter hair, so they look “kissed by the sun”. It makes for a modern look, as well as making you look younger and prettier, without the heaviness of dark hair. Although many of us wish for lighter hair, having to submit our hair to chemical procedures makes us think twice about what the products used can do. Most of them have very strong formulas and can damage the hair, making it dry and dull, which can be a nightmare. This causes a greater demand for moisturizing processes, to restore the hair’s smoothness and shine naturally. These must be followed closely and deeply to strengthen the hair, which makes you spend more on hair products and beauty salon visits. Is it possible to lighten your hair with cinnamon? Keep reading and learn about its benefits and how to do it yourself. Let’s start!

Why Use Cinnamon to Lighten Hair?

lightening hair with cinnamon Before we teach you how to use cinnamon to lighten hair, we’ll explain why it can be used this way. Cinnamon is a popular spice in kitchens. It intensifies flavors and aromas of dishes and has several health benefits such as boosting immunity and helping with weight loss. Due to its lightening properties, it can be used to change the look of your hair, making it lighter and healthy at the end of the process. Cinnamon lightening is gradual, which means you’ll need a few applications to have the desired effect. However, since it is a natural treatment, it doesn’t damage the hair fibre. This means you’ll save on money and also save your hair from the chemical damages. Since the process is gradual, you can also choose how light you’ll want your hair, as you apply cinnamon to it. You can also use it only on the hair tips, getting a subtle, stylish and natural look. Onion Juice for Hair Growth

Important Tips

tips to lighten hair with cinnamon Now you’ll learn how to prepare the mixture to lighten your hair with cinnamon. But first, you need a few important tips:

  • Cinnamon hair lightening is not recommended for pregnant people.
  • Avoid exposing your hair to the sun while the mixture is on it. One of its ingredients is lemon juice, which might cause burns on your scalp and hair, making them dry.
  • This treatment should be done once a week, maximum.
  • When applying it, wear a long-sleeved cotton shirt or protect your shoulders with a towel. This will prevent contact of the mixture with your skin, which could cause irritations or burns.
  • All hair types and colors can use the cinnamon lightening, be they straight, kinky & curly, black, blonde, red or brown.
  • When washing your hair, wash all of the masks off your hair, neck, and shoulders so that the lemon juice doesn’t burn your skin afterwards.

How to Lighten Your Hair with Cinnamon, Step by Step

how to lighten hair with cinnamon You’ll need the following ingredients to do this 100% natural hair lightening treatment at home: Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder;
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice;
  • 1 teaspoon of honey;
  • 1 tablespoon of your regular moisturizing mask.

How to Prepare Mix all the ingredients in a plastic bowl, until smooth. Watch The Following Video to Know about How to Lighten Your Hair Using Cinnamon

How to Apply

how to apply cinnamon hair mask 1st step: Shampoo your hair, rinse it off and towel off the excess water. 2nd step: Apply the cinnamon mask all over the strands. Avoid too much contact with the scalp. 3rd step: Tie your hair in a bun and cover it with a plastic cap. If you don’t have one, you can also use a plastic bag. 4th step: Leave the cinnamon mask on your hair for 5 hours. 5th step: Afterwards, wash your hair with plenty of water (cold or lukewarm), until all the mixture is removed. 6th step: Shampoo your hair and rinse again. Then, apply conditioner and rinse once more. And it’s done! Finish your hair as usual.

What Are The Results?

results of cinnamon lightening The results of cinnamon lightening can be seen after the third or fourth application since it is a gradual procedure and it varies with every hair. See below the effects on each shade of hair: Blonde hair: Cinnamon lightening can give blonde hair reddish or brownish streaks, like the color of cinnamon. Black hair: This procedure gives reddish or dark brown streaks to black hair. Red hair: Usually, red hair gets streaks of light brown and cinnamon color. Light brown hair: The treatment gives it reddish or dark blonde streaks. Dark brown hair: This hair shade tends to get reddish, light brown or chocolate colored streaks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions people always ask when talking about cinnamon to lighten the hair.

How long does cinnamon take to lighten hair?

You should leave the cinnamon in for 2-4 hours when using it as a lightening agent. This mixture does not make a drastic change like bleach. If you want a lighter color after the treatment is complete, you can repeat the treatment multiple times. It can take up to three or four applications before the hair is noticeably lighter in some cases.

Does cinnamon lighten hair permanently?

Cinnamon is a natural alternative to bleach for lightening your hair. The effect is not permanent, and it will take many treatments before you see a lighter shade or highlight in your hair.

Does cinnamon damage your hair?

Using it in your hair will not cause damage because it is an all-natural ingredient! If you have a cinnamon allergy, this is not the right lightening treatment for you. If you are unsure whether you have an allergy, test a small patch on the back of your hand before using it on your scalp.

What’ll cinnamon do to blonde hair?

Blondes will likely turn a shade of strawberry blonde. In some cases, blondes can expect to see some brown highlights too.

Can cinnamon be used for hair growth?

Cinnamon promotes hair growth. If you use the same concoction to lighten your hair, you might see some unexpected hair growth too!

Can you apply cinnamon powder to your hair?

You can apply cinnamon powder to your hair, but for it to work as a lightening agent, you should mix it with water, honey, and lemon juice. This concoction will help to stay put on your hair follicles while you let it sit. Powdered cinnamon is more useful for circulation effects, particularly in a scrub form. You can also experience hair growth and reduced hair loss if you use it. So have you ever used cinnamon to lighten hair? If not, then use it asap and share the experience with us by leaving a comment below!

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