If you ever used Sun-In, you’ll want to read this
If you came of age in the 80s, odds are you tried Sun-In at some point (and very likely had disastrous results). I did a little sleuthing, and it turns out this OG lightening spray’s ingredients included hydrogen peroxide and highly-acidic lemon juice, which is basically a recipe for straw-like and certainly not sun-kissed strands. But, the concept is great in theory… Who wouldn’t want their hair to look like it naturally got lighter from relaxing summer days spent in the surf and sand?
Fast-forward some thirty-odd years, and thanks to Klorane, you can brighten your blonde without a trip a salon. The latest addition to their Chamomile collection is the Sun Lightening Spray with Chamomile and Honey—and if you have light brown or blonde hair, your life is about to get a little sunnier.
Formulated without peroxide, ammonia, parabens, sulfates or anything else you’d think twice about putting on your hair, this gentle conditioning mist is just what you need to kick your blonde up a brightness notch or two—and you don’t even have to sit in the sun for it to work (if you don’t want to).
To make this product even better, Klorane shares three ways to use it, depending on the look you long for…
- For overall brighter blonde, give your entire head two good spritzes and brush through.
- For an ombre effect, separate your hair into two sections and apply from the mid-lengths to ends. Twirl your hair in a downward direction and then brush through.
- For highlights, spray select pieces you’d like to lighten (like around your face), twirl product through to the ends and brush through.
With zero risk of the nightmare experience you or one of your friends had with Sun-In way back when, this lightening mist is certainly worth shot before scheduling your next highlight appointment. Summer 2018 is off to a beautiful start, no?