I mean too much grey. Spray this mix on all once the scalp until the hair is damp. Stupidly i decided to use a new dye, the Garnier Olia 10.0 and much to my horror after approx. I decided to try an ash blonde instead of my usual golden blonde, the result was a grey/green in some areas. I panicked as I am in sales and I need to look good all the time. First time was last year september. If someone's out there please respond soon as I need to do something soon . I found this blog and tried it after dyeing my box blonde hair brown and ending up with a mink grey look on my whole head.I left it for nearly 2 hours, washed it out, dried it and then washed and conditioned again. Use lemon juice rinse two ways: As a conditioner after washing your hair. and it did remove SOME of the gray. I have extra light honey blonde hair that accidentally turned a bluish gray in the front of my crown/hair line after touching up with an light Ash and 10 hours later needed a quick fix before my 20 year reunion. So...I have dark brown hair that I've highlighted and bleached a few times trying to get to platinum blonde. I can't say I fully now what the outcome will be but I will post again tomorrow but I think it's lightened and goldened just by looking at it damp. Like, seriously. I put my hair up in the cap and let it sit for about two hours. So scared to try this. I Do My Hair At Home Because I Am On A Budget .. I reached out to Joe J. Cincotta, PhD from Federici Brands to find out the science behind this lemony hair hack. My hair looks so yellowish golden now. Please HELP! I know some people do a rinse before shampooing but really it is much more effective to do after conditioning but before applying a leave-in conditioner. I left went home and searched online for a solution. THANK YOU!!!!! You made my day! Well, decided that the gray would be easier to cover with an all over coloring. I had my hair done last night and it turned out very ashy which I was incredibly unhappy with and I had to endure 'granny hair' jokes at work all day until tonight when I tried your remedy and it turned out amazing! I only needed to leave it on for about 15 mins and it was the perfect colour! I have a concert to go to and its one thing to have purple grey hair intentionally which I've had before but another to have green, blue grey hair? I bleached a few of the highlighted parts of my hair too. It seriously doesn't suit me. Thanks to all you brave souls and most especially the ones that share information instead of hoarding it!! The upkeep on light blonde was literally breaking the bank so I randomly bought light brown ash for my husband says it was the closest box color to my roots. Thank you so much!! Saw a ketchup home remedy - tried it. Because I'm poor I bleached my roots myself for the first time a few days ago. It lightened evenly but was fluorescent orange. She agreed it needed to be sorted, her solution being putting a brown toner on my hair to blend it all in. This may be good for some people but not me. Have you tried the hair treatment 'Marilyn' by Lush. And do toning on my rest of the hair gone brassy and dull. I left the lemon juice in my hair for about 90mins and after rinsing my blonde hair was back. Lemon juice has long been used as a natural hair lightener and can be very effective. Rinsed it out and dried it and its blue/grey, getting darker blue towards the ends. I'd bleached my short hair, toned it, bleached again because it was orange and toned again. I shake the bottle up until it is completely mixed and whatever lemon/lime juice I have left over I store it in the freezer. I dyed my hair "French press brown" 2 months ago. It is not prudent to apply lemon juice on your hair every day as it can strip it of its natural oils. You saved my life!!! However, it's still there and I noticed my roots are lighter brown and reddish. I had "low lights" put on my already colored hair last night. Now, I couldn't be happier! She's a close friend so I have a hard time telling her it looks off. My hair is still wet and I can already tell my beautiful sunny blonde is back! <3. When you go from blonde to brown you HAVE to fill the colour with a red base colour first. Thanks for sharing your success with it :) <3. Style as desired. the finished result on the sun bleached area was grey green coloured, i used the lemons and conditioner as recommended. About Us Menu Toggle. If it takes it back to blond how do i go to brown? a pretty pale blonde and now i need to fix these light orangy roots..any advice...def think it needs more bleach just on roots. And than I came across your blog. The chemical reaction may cause the hair to take on a greenish hue. Doesn't your hair feel so healthy after that lemon and conditioner treat? This Lemon Rinse after Conditioner, was a big disappointment for all of us! I left this on for an hour and all the ash is gone but I still have brass roots. I should have legt the blonde ends alone, should i mix my entire head and is it too late this was yesterday, Ok so I need to know does the lemon conditioner treatment take me back to square 1 before the toner? How should i do it ? I didn't think that was supposed to happen.... so anyway I rinsed after 30 minutes and I SEE A DIFFERENCE! I'm doing the lemon conditioner now. Usually I'm only under for ten. Hair underneath went silvery rather than blonde. This simple lemon juice hair conditioner will give your hair instant bounce and shine. We added some more fish yesterday. It worked on me! This conditioner contains essential oils of tea tree, lemon and lime to refresh your hair and soothe your scalp. Which brass banished are you using? Failing Marilyn have you tried using a hair dryer whilst the lemon treatment is on your hair. Tried dying my platinum blonde hair white, now it's grey.. currently about to try this lemon trick! Thank you for posting this, It really worked. I dyed my hair silver grey, they turned out purple, so I hope I will be successful this time and remove the ugly purple tone. My hair turned gray!! It is possible to experience hair dryness after the application of the juice. My hair was left the colour I had wanted to end up with in the first place! You will need to fill the blonde colour with a red base before transitioning to brown <3. I am crossing fingers :). I had lovely golden blonde hair. I kind of wish I was sat in front of my mirror while I did this so I could watch the lemon-conditioner mix work...it's seriously magical. not thinking to much about it, i went and dyed it a natural auburn color. I got foils done in my hair and i wanted to tone it down i used a ash blonde and my hair looked grey blonde I tried this technique and results were amazing im very happy. Also, would it be okay if I did not use fresh lemon juice (like just a juice bottle from convenience stores)? But I leave it overnight and it makes my hair a golden blonde colour. Due to it being late I have left it for tonight, but as soon as my boys go to school tomorrow, I will be straight home with the lemon juice/conditioner! Even the color doesnt suit me. Big lesson learnt! I actually have no knowledge about the hair colors.. So first of all my bedroom/bathroom smells AMAZING because of the lemony-conditioner smell...and secondly it's only been about 50 minutes and I can already see that the gunmetal/dimgray is already gone and most of the blue is gone! As you will note the before and after pictures below and in the article, honey can really change the shade of your hair by one or two levels. My hair turned purple/Grey last night after trying and ash platinum blond. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Gina. While mixing lemon juice in your conditioner may not be an efficient lightening treatment, it may produce other beneficial effects. I went to the salon to get a sombre but ended up with extremely ashy brown hair with light ashy grey highlights and dark brown roots:( I washed my hair with dawn dish detergent to strip then applied lemon mix to my hair for an hour and blow drying it 10 min at beginning and end. Rinse your hair with a diluted apple cider vinegar solution once a month. Thank Goodness!! 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