DIY Highlights with Sun In (When You Just Can't Get To The Salon)




Hi there, my darlings! Ah, Winter seems to have finally arrived after that blink-and-you'll-miss-it Fall week! And with Winter comes the need to want to hibernate...at least, for me! The colder months will often find me safely ensconced in my bed, under an impossibly soft blanket, binge-watching my latest favorite show. I try to stay home and avoid venturing out as much as possible...because naps don't get any better than during these precious few months. That means, I often neglect doing even the little essentials that we take for granted during the summer months. Go out to eat? Nope, order in! Go watch a movie? Nah, let's Netflix all night long. Go to the salon? I don't think so. But the problem with that is I having to dying to change up my hair color for awhile now. I'll let you in on a little secret--I've been coloring my hair for ages now, since I was just a teenager. Never anything wild (although I'm dying to try a balayage) but never sticking to my natural dark brown. But, lately I've noticed a lot of hair fall and even...*gasp*...thinning at the crown. So, I decided to stay away from coloring my hair for awhile and just focus on getting my hair healthy. And with the holiday expenses quickly racking up, I figured I was saving on the expense too.

But the heart will want, what the heart wants. And I wanted lighter hair! So, when I had the opportunity to try out a new product that promises to lighten your hair at the fraction of the cost of a trip to the hairdresser and that too, from the comfort of your own home, I knew I had to try it out for myself. Enter Sun In, a spray-in hair lightener that doesn't even need the sun to bring out gorgeous highlights!


SUN IN Hair Lightener, Tropical Breeze

Sun In is the fast, easy way to lighten your hair even outside of the sun. Sun In starts working with just one application. And it’s easy - just spray it in and let the heat of the blow dryer do the work! There’s no easier way to a lighter, brighter look.


The steps are easy as one, two, three!

1. Start with freshly washed and towel-dried hair. It's important to leave your hair damp!

2. Spray Sun In hair lightener either on your entire hair or, if you want specific highlights, on those specific sections. I generously misted my hair since I have darker hair that often can be difficult to color AND I have quite a lot of hair. Comb through to evenly distribute the product.

3. Style your hair using a blow-dryer or, as I did in my case, a hot air brush. Sun In does NOT require the sun but it IS heat-activated.


Here's a look at my hair before I went for that wash. You can probably see the uneven color when my roots grew WAY out, ugh.




Now here comes the fun part! I mentioned that my hair is fairly dark, I would say a rich dark brown. Sun In is said to work best for blonde to medium brown hair so I wasn't sure if it was going to work on mine. Let me tell you what a pleasant surprise it was to see that it totally did! The changes are subtle but definitely noticeable, as you can see in the picture below. My hair is not only lighter, transformed to a toasty, deep chestnut brown, but the color is much more even and I even have few highlights (I'm guessing from those areas that got a little more product). YAY!




Here's a close-up under some very bright lights to show you those highlights. I can hardly believe it myself! Sun In works so well! And the best parts? Not only is this product super affordable but it's so easy to use--the process didn't take but a minute longer than my usual styling routine. Moreover, I'm really impressed with how soft it left my hair feeling. As I mentioned, I have stayed away from coloring because of the harsh effects of it but this treatment did not damage my hair in any way. With ingredients like aloe and chamomile as well as the absence of alcohol or any metallic dyes in the formula, it's no wonder really.




Planning a get-away to a warmer place this Winter? Lucky you! Take your Sun In with you! Because although the product does not REQUIRE the sun, you can lighten your hair while you're off cavorting at the beach--it's heat-activated so real sunlight or a handy little hot styling tool, the choice is really yours. Available in two scents, Lemon Fresh and Tropical Breeze, the latter is definitely my favorite with it's light fragrance that reminds me of Pina Coladas!




So there you have it, my darlings! You can pick up a bottle of Sun In hair lightener to switch up your look at your local Walmart. Find your store HERE.


Are you looking to change up your hairstyle this Winter? Would you try Sun-In to lighten your hair? Tell me in the comments section below!









***This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own***

8 comments

  1. I can't believe that it works so well on dark hair like ours! I always associated it with blonde hair.

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  2. Wow it did a wonderful job on your dark hair!

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  3. I love the subtle highlight! I am a fan :)

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  4. I didn't have a clue that this would work on dark hair. What a great revelation.

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  5. Amazing! It gave your hair dimensionality. Nice job!

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  6. Love that it works so nice on dark hair!

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  7. Great to see it worked on darker hair! I always wanted to use this when I was a kid, but never thought it would work on my black hair.

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