4. Salt at the Beach or at Home Will Lighten Hair

It’s not just the sun that lightens your hair when you go to the beach. Salt water also acts to lighten your locks. If you can’t get to the beach, you can recreate the beach conditions at home by creating your own salt water. Shampoo and condition your hair, then spray with salt water and leave on for 10 minutes. Ocean water is about 3% salt, so about 3 teaspoons for every 2 cups of water will do the trick. Salt can be quite damaging to hair, however, so don’t skimp on the conditioner.