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I, a 17 year old guy, was VERY BLONDE when I was little. Now, I have lightish brown hair (kinda mousy brown) and I was wondering if sun exposure (for a couple hours per day in the summer) would make my hair go quite blonde again. Not sure how it would look on me, but surely it wouldn't look awful because I was once very blonde and I still have tiny hints of it.

Anybody reckon it would?
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No probably not. It may give you a couple of highlights if you spend a lot of time in the sun but it can’t bleach it that much.
If you want to go back to being that blond again you’d need to get proper highlights. But that’s something a hairdresser needs to do so you don’t get a fetching patchy orange colour
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No probably not. It may give you a couple of highlights if you spend a lot of time in the sun but it can’t bleach it that much.
If you want to go back to being that blond again you’d need to get proper highlights. But that’s something a hairdresser needs to do so you don’t get a fetching patchy orange colour
Do you remember when people used to put lemon juice in their hair to get it to go blonde in the sun?
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Do you remember when people used to put lemon juice in their hair to get it to go blonde in the sun?
I do - my friend misunderstood and put lemon squash in her hair - yuk!
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I do - my friend misunderstood and put lemon squash in her hair - yuk!
:laugh: yes, that wouldn't work so well. Sticky!
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:laugh: yes, that wouldn't work so well. Sticky!
A magnet for wasps as well ... took her ages to get rid of it
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No probably not. It may give you a couple of highlights if you spend a lot of time in the sun but it can’t bleach it that much.
If you want to go back to being that blond again you’d need to get proper highlights. But that’s something a hairdresser needs to do so you don’t get a fetching patchy orange colour
This. Doubt it would make a huge diff.

Reminds me of a summer a few years ago when I was out quite a lot and it must have been very sunny and my hair basically turned ginger somehow. (Usually mid-dark brown.) Everyone was asking if I'd dyed it but I've never touched hair dye!
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A magnet for wasps as well ... took her ages to get rid of it
I bet she was popular at a picnic.
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I bet she was popular at a picnic.
Can you imagine trying to wash it out - they did not have a shower in their home.
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I’m Arian so I don’t need to worry about hair colour - I can say that because I’m of Austrian descent
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Can you imagine trying to wash it out - they did not have a shower in their home.
ewww... I had a friend who used to use a lot of lemon juice back in the day. Mind you, she also used to rub baby oil into her and then lie in the summer sun to essentially fry herself. And she was ginger...
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I mean right now I have purple hair so I don’t really worry about it lightening in the sun.
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ewww... I had a friend who used to use a lot of lemon juice back in the day. Mind you, she also used to rub baby oil into her and then lie in the summer sun to essentially fry herself. And she was ginger...
I'd forgotten about baby oil - yes people did use that as 'tanning' lotion.
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I'd forgotten about baby oil - yes people did use that as 'tanning' lotion.
And a mirror, just in case the sun wasn't quite hot enough. It seems another world away, frankly.
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Do you remember when people used to put lemon juice in their hair to get it to go blonde in the sun?
I do. My mum did it to me. That was before the advent of Sun-in!!!! Turned everything a glorious shade of orange
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well me having black hair can't relate to the situation!!
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The sun won’t affect your hair that much. My hair did exactly the same as yours.
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well me having black hair can't relate to the situation!!
It doesn't look very black in your profile pic
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It doesn't look very black in your profile pic
my profile pic is not my photo!!
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my profile pic is not my photo!!
I gathered that, I was just joking
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