How to Lighten Your Hair Naturally with Baking Soda

Are you looking for a blonde hair look and want to try some natural process at home? There are various ways of doing so and use baking soda is a good option. Here we explain in detail how to use baking soda to lighten hair naturally. Baking soda is known for playing an excellent role as natural lightener if we can use the same at least once at a gap of every 7 to 10 days time. Use of baking soda all alone will slowly take down the color if used in short time gap. You need to mix some other natural ingredients to hold back the color on hair.

How to Use Baking Soda for Lightening Hair?

There are various ways of using baking soda for hair lightening and we are sharing few among them.

Baking Soda and Water

Baking soda in mix with water can slowly and steadily help in hair lightening. The baking soda paste will work on the hair to lower down the natural black color to blonde shade.


  • Baking Soda
  • Warm Water


  • Take about ½ cup of Baking soda
  • Add lukewarm water to it and mix well to prepare to medium thickness paste.
  • It should be too thin or thick as in both cases it will not give desired result.
  • Apply the paste from root till top evenly
  • Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Check the result and if it looks OK wash your hair.
  • If you want it even more lighter wait for few more minutes before you wash.

Tip: Moisturize your hair for better look.

Baking Soda and Shampoo

Anti dandruff shampoo works best with baking soda for lightening hair. Besides cleaning the hair it will also lower down the hair color few shades below the natural one.


  • Baking Soda
  • Shampoo


  • Take baking soda and shampoo in 1:1 ratio depending on the length of the hair.
  • Make an even lather and apply it on your hair.
  • Once applied evenly leave it for 5 to 10 minutes in hair
  • Now wash the hair using Luke warm water
  • Pat the hair dry

Tip: Use hair conditioner to make your hair soft and healthy.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

By vinegar we mean to say Apple cider Vinegar which is completely safe for hair lightening. Apple cider acidic feature bleaches the hair perfectly and give a reddish look to it. It will give an evenly reddish look to the hair naturally. You will find it as one of the most effective methods of hair lightening.


  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Distilled water
  • Baking soda


  • Take equal amount of baking soda, apple cider vinegar and distilled water depending on the length of the hair
  • Mix it well to form an even medium thickness paste
  • Apply on the hair completely and leave for 30 minutes
  • Wash your hair and pat dry

Tip: You may find your hair harsh after this treatment. Apply coconut oil or conditioner to soften it.

Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

Lemon is a good hair lightener because of its acidic feature. We recommend using with water to reduce the acid level to avoid damage of hair. The acidic feature of this mix will help in lightening the shade of the hair.


  • Lemon Juice
  • Baking Soda
  • Distilled water


  • Take equal amount of Lemon juice, distilled water and baking soda
  • Mix well and prepare a paste
  • Apply the same on hair from root till tip
  • Leave it for not more than 5 minutes
  • Wash your hair and pat dry

Tip: As lemon will dry your hair besides bleaching it, it is must for you to apply conditioner after hair wash.

Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a natural element which lightens hairs faster than any other ingredients used for lightening. It acts on your hair faster and will give the desired lightening result which you are looking for.


  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking Soda
  • Water


  • Take equal amount of baking soda, warm water and Hydrogen peroxide and mix well
  • Now apply on your hair from root till tip
  • Check after 15 to 20 minutes of application
  • If you get the desired shade wash your hair and if not wait for few more minutes before you rinse

Tip: Your hair may get dry to apply conditioner after hair wash.

Precautions and Tips

  • Washing of hair need to be done carefully if you are using baking soda, as if little bit of it is left on your scalp it may cause itching.
  • At time of using lemon and apple cider vinegar or any of the one with baking soda for hair lightening, you must check that there is no open wounds on your scalp, as applying the mix may cause serious skin irritation.

Baking soda when used with other natural ingredients for hair lightening gives better results. In case you have any skin allergy then consult your dermatologist before you apply baking soda on your hair for lightening.