Saturday 31 August 2013

DIY: Honey Hair lightener (mask) - Step by step & personal experience

Hello! I feel like its been such a long time since I've done a DIY and this has been on my 'Blog ideas' notes for a while now so I thought I should just do it!

To begin with My personal experience : 

I originally found this idea from a video of 'Andreas choice' on YouTube, she suggested that you do this 5 times (spread over a few weeks) before you start seeing any results however given how dark my hair was and still is it took me over 9 times to finally see results, so yes this is definitely something that needs patience, especially if your hair is as dark as mine. I think results will be seen on lighter hair much earlier. Even now that I notice slight changes its not as though my entire head of hair has magically changed 3 shades lighter but I feel as though its brought out the natural highlights that could previously only be seen when I was in direct sunlight (sunlight is known to lighten your hair!) however now those natural highlights can be seen. (they're still incredibly subtle and need certain lighting) I'm going to continue using this method to get my hair to a stage where I'm happy with it.

This mask doesn't damage your hair, it uses natural ingredients (conditioner can be swapped out for olive oil/coconut oil  to make the product 100% natural)

The recommended time to leave this mask on (with a shower cap over or a plastic bag) is 30 minutes - 2 hours .
Also how much product you make depends on how much hair you have and how long it is, i have thick hair (as in a lot of it) and its long, my dark hair also means i use slightly more honey than suggested. 

You're looking to use 1 part honey to 2 parts conditioner but it's a recipe I have adjusted to meet my own needs. 


  • Honey - any type will do, I'm using this large one for Holland & Barrett as its £4.99 which is amazing value in my opinion. 
  • Conditioner - again any type will do but I prefer to use a moisturising one as when i use this mask its to treat my hair. 


  • Spoon - any 
  • Container (old hair mask ones work great)
Remembering the Honey : Conditioner ratio of 1 : 2 eyeball as you pour the two ingredients in, if you want a more lightening effect add lemon juice or more honey! For a deeper treatment use olive oil, coconut oil or conditioner!

Leave the mask in the container with the lid sealed tight for around 30 minutes then apply all over your hair and leave on for 30 minutes to 2 hours. After rinse and wash using a deep cleansing shampoo (any shampoo will do really) to ensure all residue has been removed. 

I hope you liked this short DIY let me know if it works for you and if you do try it! 

Till' next time butterflies, 

- A



  1. Thanks for sharing the mask. I have to say, wow 9 times lightening your hair!! That's patience and dedication honey, xoxo.

    1. You're welcome! Honestly I think it was also because the mask leaves my hair amazingly soft after, so I was ok with using it alot! Thanks for the comment xx

  2. Ooh I might try this!
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