Sun In Review and Results
Are you thinking of using Sun In to bleach your hair blonde?
Sun In is a hidden gem!
If you want to go blonder or simply lighten your hair, using Sun-In is a quick and easy way to go blonde.
This Sun In hair lightener review covers the following:
- Sun In hair lightener review (what I like and don’t like)
- Sun In before and after results
- Instructions on how to use Sun In
- Link to a YouTube video with Sun In results to go blonde
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Sun In Review and Results
Without further ado, let’s jump right into my Sun In hair lightener review with the before and after results!
In this article:
Sun In Hair Lightener Review
You don’t need to read a detailed review of Sun In online.
In summary…Sun In rocks!! Sun In is cheap, super easy to use, and makes hair blonder.
If your objective is to get lighter hair…quick…Sun In is the trick!
Reasons I LOVE Sun-In Hair Lightener
Here is why I swear by Sun-In:
1. Sun-In Is Cheap
Sun In is under $10.
You can buy Sun In at Walgreens, Target, or Amazon.
It can sometimes be a bit hard to find in the hair aisle, so I always buy Sun In online.
Sun In on Amazon
2. Sun-In Is Easy to Use
Sun-In is SO easy to use. It's easier than bleaching your hair blonde with Wella toner!
(Instructions for Sun-In are below.)
3. Sun In Makes Your Hair Blonder
Sun-In works and makes your hair blonder. See the images below.
4. It is Quick
Using Sun-In takes 5 minutes (or less!).
5. Doesn't Damage Hair
With Sun-In, you don't have to worry about damaging your hair. Yay!!
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6. Can Lighten Over Time
You can always apply more Sun-In to lighten your hair over time.
Sun-In Review: What I Don't Love
However, Sun In DOES have its drawbacks (to be fair).
Sun In is NOT great for these reasons:
1. Doesn't Work for All Hair Colors
Sun-In doesn’t work for all hair colors.
It’s best if you already have light brown/dark blonde hair.
2. Not Great for Highlights
With Sun-In, it’s hard to apply highlights (the salon is better for that).
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Sun-In CAN look blotchy if you don’t apply it correctly.
However, this is RARE. You really have to mess things up to get blotchy spots.
4. Only 1 Color
There’s only one color for Sun-In. Unlike Wella toners, you can’t “choose” which shade of blonde you want to be.
Sun-In Hair Lightener: Instructions and How to Use
Sun-In is SUPER easy to use.
To use Sun-In, simply:
1) dampen hair (you can get your hairbrush wet and brush it through your hair),
2) spray in the Sun In, and then
3) blow dry your hair (or go out in the sun!)
Here are the official instructions on how to use Sun In (from the manufacturer).
Official Instructions for How to Use Sun-In
To Lighten All Over: Spray damp hair generously, comb through evenly, blow dry.
Highlights: Separate select strands, spray each strand generously, blow dry.
Repeat above steps until you get the brightness you want.
Before using, test a strand of your hair and follow all label instructions.
YouTube Video with Instructions and Before/After Pics of Sun In
Prefer to watch a video with a review of Sun In? (And to see before and after pics?)
Check out this Sun In Review on the Very Easy Makeup YouTube Channel.
Sun In Hair Lightener Results with Before and After Pictures
So here’s the big question: Does Sun In work? You bet!
Here are a few below and after pictures.
Please note: I didn’t use very much Sun In spray this time around. The great thing about Sun In is that you can always apply more to go blonder!
Sun In Before Pictures (with Dark Blonde/Brown Hair)
Sun-In After Pictures (Much Lighter and Blonde!)
Before and After Pics of Sun In!
Where to Buy Sun In
Of course, the easiest play to buy Sun In is from Amazon!
You can get it delivered right to your door, and you don’t need to go hunting for it at a store.
You can also buy Sun In at stores like Walgreens, Target, and Walmart.
Please note: Some Targets carry Sun-In while others don’t. Same for Walgreens and Walmart. So you may not see it in all stores.
Finding Sun In at Stores
Sun In is NOT found in the aisle next to other blonde treatments like the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder lightening shampoo and conditioner, the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Spray, or the Sun Bum Blonde Formula Hair Lightener.
Rather, Sun-In is found in the NEXT aisle over next to the hair color dyes and the temporary color dyes (like colorful purple or pink hair chalk).
FAQs About Sun In Hair Lightener
Have more questions? Here are a few FAQs about Sun In!
What Ingredients Are In Sun In?
Sun In contains hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice to lighten hair.
The complete ingredient list is: 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
How Come I Haven’t Heard of Sun In?
Beats me! Sun-In is a hidden gem!
It’s like how some people haven’t heard of ALDI or the super great $1 sunblock at Dollar Tree. Sun In just doesn’t advertise very much!
How Does Sun In Compare to John Frieda Sheer Blonde Spray?
I’ve used both. Both Sun In and the John Frieda lightening spray work and are good!
I honestly didn’t notice a difference.
Maybe I should do a review though! If you’d like to see a review of Sun In vs. the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Spray, please subscribe to the Very Easy Makeup YouTube Channel and leave a comment below this video with that request!)
How Much Does Sun In Cost?
Sun In is cheap! Anywhere between $4 and $8 a bottle usually. That’s WAY less than a visit to the salon.
What's the Difference Between the Pink and Yellow Bottles of Sun In?
They are exactly the same formula. Just different scents! One is lemon fresh and one is tropical breeze.
Will Sun In Work on My Hair?
Sun In will lighten almost ANY color of hair, but it might not look good on you!
Sun In works best on women (or men) with light brown and dark blonde hair.
Sun-In won't look great if you have dark brown hair or black hair.
My rule of thumb: If you were blonde in 1st grade, Sun In will work for you. If you had dark hair, Sun In may make your hair more orange or red.
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My Hair Looks the Same After Using Sun-In. What Did I Do Wrong?
You didn’t use enough! Dampen your hair again. Spray on more Sun In. And blow dry your hair.
Does Sun In Damage Hair?
I used Sun-In for YEARS and my hair stayed healthy, thick, and shiny.
Sun-In is way gentler on your hair than bleaching and dying it or going to a salon.
If you want to have super shiny hair though, I'd recommend using Olaplex No. 3 deep conditioner once or twice a month.
What is Sun-In?
Here’s what CVS says about Sun In!
Brings out your natural highlights! Conditions while it lightens! The advanced conditioning system in Sun-In, with botanical extracts such as aloe, marigold, chamomile and flaxseed, pampers your hair while it lightens. Special illuminations give hair an extra healthy dose of shine for a bright and sexy look. Sun-In is alcohol free. Sun-In is recommended for blonde to medium brown hair. Reddish results may occur in dark brown hair. Highlights will be permanent. Contains no metallic dyes. Results may vary.
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