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DIY Hair Lightening Spray inspired by JF Go Blonder

DIY Hair Lightening Spray inspired by JF Go Blonder

You can make your own John Frieda Go Blonder Hair lightening spray, easy. A quick look at the ingredients list made me realize I already have everything for this wonderful hair product at home!

The idea behind my first and much loved DIY Hair Lightening Spray was very simple. Add all of the ingredients that are said to lighten your hair in a spray bottle, give it a good shake, and watch it work its magic.

When I was figuring out what I wanted to put in there, my mind wondered briefly about hydrogen peroxide, a favorite ingredient in my homemade balayage hair technique.

I forgot about the hydrogen peroxide idea until I picked up a bottle of John Frieda Go Blonder Hair Lightening spray. It has chamomile tea and lemon juice in it, just like my first recipe. And its main ingredient is, well, you guessed it by now.

What I use:

  • a strong cup of chamomile tea
  • a lemon or lemon juice
  • 3 % hydrogen peroxide


  • 1 tsp. of grape seed oil – other great choices are argan oil, avocado oil or sunflower oil.

Start with a clean spraying bottle, the smaller the better.

Fill up

1/4 of the bottle


Hydrogen peroxide.

Fill up another

1/4 with lemon juice.

Fill up the rest (2/4 of the bottle) with cooled down

strong brewed chamomile tea.

At this point you can also add 1 teaspoon of oil. This will protect your strands a little from heat (scroll down to discover why) and it gives some extra moisture to your locks.

Give it a good shake and spray liberally over the area of your hair you want to lighten.

Before and after: DIY Hair Lightening Spray like John Frieda Go Blonder Spray | The Makeup Dummy

Now, this is a crucial step: blow dry your hair until your hair is dry. The heat really helps speed up the lightening proces.

I usually wash my hair the same day. I’ve never sat in the sun with this or left in it overnight. I would also only do this about once a week until you see the results you want.

Now I’m totally ready for summer! How about you?

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Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Can this give highlights on brunette hair? I think I'm going to try this on my colored brunette hair to try to spice up this boring mane of mine. Thanks!

The Makeup Dummy

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

I would try it on a strand of hair first!

Marula Silk

Thursday 31st of March 2016

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