You can lighten your hair using an inexpensive method at home by rinsing it with vinegar before you shampoo it. You only need to boil 2 cups water in a small pot then add 2 tbsp. cider vinegar and steep for 15 minutes. If you want to get auburn tones, use apple cider vinegar. Learn the rest of the steps to follow at http://www.ehow.com/how_2139527_use-vinegar-lighten-hair.html.