Sun-In - Highlighting Spray

3.6

114 reviews

69% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lemon Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Hydroxyethyl Cetyldimonium Phosphate, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, Glycerin, Quaternium-80, Panthenol, Silk Amino Acids, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Benzoic Acid, Disodium EDTA.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

DONT USE SUN IN! At first, its very effective and appealing and it does what it sets out to do. However, if you make the same mistake as i did and over use it will thin out your hair drastically! i used to have medium thickness for hair, my hair is now so thin and this is three years after i stopped using the product. Worst mistake I've ever made when it comes to my hair!



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love sun in! My hair is a dark red color but compared to many people's brown hair my hair is very light. I never liked how dark my red hair was compared to other red heads. So i was in rite aid one day and i picked it up and bought it. It seemed like a good product. I bought it and tried it out with a blow dryer and it works like a charm. My hair went from dark red to a strawberry blonde. That was only the first time. Many people thought i died my hair. The second time was my last time because i was afraid i would go blonde. But its good to touch up my roots. If you don't want to go completely blonde than this isn't for you. It really works. Its crazy how great this product is.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I was skeptical about this product because of the reviews saying it will make my hair very dry, etc.

Some background: My hairdresser/best friend passed away and at 47 I just decided to let my natural hair grow out. I did not have as much gray hair as I thought, nor was it as dark either. I have microscopically thin strands of hair and not a ton (maybe a 2" round ponytail) but for the most part it's the healthiest it's ever been. But now at 49, my hair is a dull, dishwater color with a couple streaks of gray in the front and a gray here and there throughout.

I've used this 3 or 4 times spraying mostly on the top portion of my head, combing thru and used a blowdryer. It is now a pretty reddish blonde (my hair has red undertones) and the grey has blended in. I had to spray more on the gray and used my Baby Bliss straighter on my bangs. My hair is still soft and I don't even use a conditioner most of the time.

I'm using this on thin, natural hair and maybe that makes a difference? I don't know, but I like how it's lightened it. I'm curious if I will have demarcation!? I'll update if that happens.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

The first time I dyed my hair at ten I used this. Iacame out auburn not blonde at all. Shocked. I let the blowdryer and the sunlight at park and beach for micee na tural sun in highlights my hair conditioned with the ingredients in the firmulal highlights though. Many complements. I did this in 6th grade. My ma helped me.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have dark brown almost black hair and I have been using sun in for years with almost no hair nightmares! Every summer I spray my hair lightly with the product and results vary from a golden bronzy color to more of a reddish color. It can get brassy but that is only if too much product is being used. A few summers ago i sprayed too much and was left with a red orange color for a few months, but it eventually grew out/ faded into pretty highlights. sun in leaves my hair soft and moisturized. Do not listen to the people who swear against using this on dark brown hair, or those who say it damages it!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Personally, I love this product. From what I've gathered, this is probably because I'm naturally blonde. Since my roots come in darker during the winter, I love to use this during spring/summer to lighten my roots. I see a significant lighter color after one use! I can't afford to pay for salon highlights, so this is definitely an affordable way to touch up already blonde hair. It makes some already bright blonde strands almost platinum and keeps the depths of my hair since it's always been darker on the bottom layer. I would definitely recommend this product to other blondes, but those with darker hair should beware of possible brassiness or orange color. This product can be difficult to find-I always find it hidden within other hair products in drug stores.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

i have really mixed feelings about sun-in so i'm going to rate it based on pros and cons. for background, i am a natural blonde and my hair has gotten brassier and brassier as i've gotten older so i bought this to try to make my hair super blonde over the summer.

pros:
i really love the smell!
it is pretty inexpensive.
it definitely makes your hair blonder and didn't give me any orange or brassy tones at all. i use this at the beach and at the pool--what i usually do is wet my hair, spray this in, lay in the sun until my hair is dry. then i get in the water for a while and when i get out, i spray this in my wet hair again and let it dry in the sun once more. i tend to see my hair get noticeably lighter with every 2-3 uses. after using a bottle of sun-in, my hair was SO much blonder and i was really happy with the color. you can go many shades lighter using this; i started out as a dirty/brassy blonde and ended up being really golden with some highlights that were almost platinum.

cons:
you have to already be blonde (i believe you have to be naturally blonde as well). this will not lighten dark hair, it will just bleach dark hair orange--even if you have light brown hair, you cannot use this! my cousin used to be blonder than me, and over a few years her hair became a light brown with blonde highlights. she thought that she could use sun-in to make herself blonde again, but using it ruined her hair and had to have it dyed back in a salon.
you HAVE to be in the sun for this to work. the bottle says that you can use a blow dryer, but i have tried this several times and never noticed any changes in my hair at all.
it is damaging to your hair. this is to be expected since it has peroxide in it. i have always had naturally soft, smooth hair. but after i finished my first bottle of sun-in, my hair has never been the same. my hair is now much more dry and i have a lot more split ends. for me the trade off is worth it; i am going to use another bottle of sun-in this summer, but i'm also going to use more damage repair products and deep conditioner on my hair (in the past i never really used any products on my hair).


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I like this product, but it isn't for everyone.
As a child I had super light blonde hair that kept getting darker as I got older. I use this a few times every couple months to keep my hair bright and blonde.
it does turn my hair kind of brassy (nothing that can't be fixed), not a pure platinum blonde. so I use a toner and purple shampoo for blondes which helps.
this product doesnt smell too bad and I think it works better than the john frieda spray.
it works well for me and does its job. I've repurchased it numerous times and my hair is perfectly fine, but I use a lot of leave-in treatments and hair masks.
since my hair is already blonde I dont get streaks or blotches. if you hair is dark and you try this it might not blend as well. I do have to use it two or three times each session to get it to the desired color, but i can go two months between sessions.

if you have dark hair, do not buy this.
this product only does well for me because i have blonde hair to begin with. this brightens it up and makes it lighter.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Other, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Grey

This is one of those products that works great for a specific segment of people who have maybe light brown or lighter hair to start with. My hair has a lot of natural variation from dark blonde to light brown with even some silver strands mixed in. Sun In works very well to just boost my natural highlights a little bit. I use it with a blow dryer once every 3 or 4 months. Not often enough to affect my hair's condition or turn it orange. Just enough to maintain it's subtle highlights. It is easy to use and inexpensive. A keeper for me.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

For a l-ong time I really wanted to use this it is not easy to find, but I finally found it at a Hannaford.
I used this once when my hair was dyed red to bring out some copper highlights and once when my hair was brunette. It did not do a thing! ! From a formulaty standpoint it should have done something since it has hydrogen peroxide, and lemon juice. The hydrogen peroxide can only do so much since it's not an active ingredient,yet it's not like small amounts can't lighten hair to an extent.Lemon juice can lighten hair depending on how it's used but it usually requires heat which is what this product recommends,and the chamomile and calendula ingredients can impact colors ,but it's a hit or miss and the payoff is ususlly tiny.
This has silk AA's but since they arent hydrolized they wont penetrate your hair or anything. If your hair is dry and u wanna keep it moisturized your gonna have to add a leave in conditioner. Because the only thing that can function like an emollient in here is the panthenol,linseed extract, silicone and glycerin.
I tried using it for a week each morning and going in the sun,but maybe I'll try blowdrying it next time.
I found this to smell like cinnamon, but that went away within 5-10 minutes.
If you have dark brown or black hair and use a lot of this, or use this everyday be careful,because,it can turn an unexpectantly orange color.




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