How to highlight African Hair with Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide.

January 02, 2016

It has been a few weeks now since I decided to experiment with my poor hair (once again) and add some colour/highlights to my dust brown short hair.

  This time, I decided to do it the backdoor style and went for the good old Baking soda and Hydrogen peroxide. (I know, poor hair)

   The first time I made this attempt didn't work as much as I’d expected but the second time was obviously more satisfying.
Neither the less, if you are up for risks and adventures to partake on your hair then I hope this video helps and feel free to share your results with us should you decide to highlight too.

Needless to say, all good and crazy deeds have consequences and though the colour of my hair has improved to my preference there are some things I would like you to be aware of first.

Pro: If you want a lighter permanent colour, then this could work for you. First application might not work as well if your hair is very dark so multiple applications are advised.

Con: You cannot control exactly what colour your hair will become. I got an Orange/reddish kind of colour and this was definitely not what I was going for. But I learned to live with it and like it.

Pro. It involves no harsh chemicals that might be harmful to your scalp or health, in fact, both of these ingredients are used as home remedies for multiple reasons, yes even for consumption.

Con: They both dry your hair and may cause damages and split ends if not used correctly. Actually, it is quite impossible to use them for hair and have absolutely no repercussions.

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