Easy DIY Hair Lightening Spray with Lemon Juice

Easy DIY Hair Lightening Spray with Lemon Juice

Adding highlights to your hair doesn’t mean you need to add harsh chemicals that damage your hair and smell bad too. Use the power of lemon to lighten things up naturally with this DIY lemon hair lightening spray.

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Since ancient times, people have been using lemons to add subtle lightness and highlights to their hair. It’s a natural ingredient that cleanses and refreshes. And in this hair lightening spray formula, it gets mixed with chamomile flowers, another natural ingredient that sheds more light onto your locks.

What Effects Can You Expect?

If you have light hair already, you’ll find that this spray makes it blonder. If your hair is dark though, you’ll get nice highlights and multi-dimensional color, but you’re not going to suddenly turn into a blonde.

How to Make DIY Lemon Hair Lightening Spray

Make sure you have a clean spray bottle at the ready. This DIY lemon hair lightening solution is best when it’s applied as a spray. You may also find that a funnel helps too so you don’t spill any of it as you pour it into your spray bottle.

You’ll need:

1 big lemon (or 2 small ones)

Dried chamomile flowers (or 2 bags of chamomile tea)

2 1/2 cups filtered water

5 drops lemon essential oil (optional)

How to do it:

1. Cut the lemon up (wedges work best) and add them to a pot with the water.

2. Add a handful of chamomile flowers or the chamomile tea bags.

3. Heat the pot up over medium-low heat. Allow it to boil for roughly 15 minutes.

4. Remove from heat and allow it to cool completely.

5. Once cool, add the lemon essential oil if you’re going to use it and mix in.

6. Pour it all into your spray bottle.

Tips for Using Your Hair Lightening Lemon Spray

It’s certainly easy enough to make this hair lightening spray, however there are some things you should know in order to truly get the most out of it. For one, you should store it in the refrigerator when not in use. It can be kept for up to 2 weeks before you’ll need to make a new batch.

Also, if you can’t find chamomile flowers, you can use chamomile tea bags or you can just omit them but you’ll get the best results by combining the power of chamomile with the power of lemon.

Spray this DIY lemon hair lightening spray on your hair whenever you want a touch of lightness and a heavenly lemon scent, but remember it works the best when you go out in the sun. Give it a try today!


Lisa is a special needs teacher and a hugger. She always makes time for everyone and lightens up everybody’s lives with her presence. When she is not chasing her students around the yard, she finds time to write about what she truly loves, and you guessed it, its people and relationships.