How to Dye Your Hair Blond with Household Items

by Meghan McClain ; Updated September 28, 2017

Dyeing your hair blond at home can be done in a few simple steps.

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Whether you decide to do it because of the sometimes harmful effects of chemical dyes, or because it's more affordable than visiting a salon, dyeing hair blond with household items is as simple as gathering the materials. Best of all, materials needed for this process are more than likely already in your pantry, making the at-home dyeing process virtually cost-free.

Dampen hair in the shower before beginning the dyeing process.

Mix one tbsp. lemon juice with one gallon of warm water in a medium bucket. If desired, wear rubber gloves to mix with your hands.

Rinse dampened hair with the mixture. Repeat rinse 15 times. Wrap a towel around your shoulders while rinsing to protect clothing from getting wet.

Allow the last rinse to sit on the head for 15 minutes. This will give the dye time to penetrate your hair.

Rinse hair completely with clear, running water. After rinsing, dry and style hair as usual.


  • Results will not be as dramatic as they would be with a chemical dye. Repeat the process again within seven days to achieve a lighter shade of blond.

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Meghan McClain started writing in 2001. She primarily writes home and garden articles for eHow. McClain studied creative writing and journalism at Morehead State University.