This $15 hair lightener gives you gorgeous highlights using the sun


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If you’re not able to make it to the hair salon for another few weeks to get your color, no need to worry. You can still get some fabulous highlights — and for less than $15.

In fact, you won’t even need to buy hair dye or a color mixing bowl. Thanks to the Sun Bum Blonde Hair Lightener Spray you can literally walk outside and get the highlights you want.

How exactly? The answer lies in the product’s special formula combined with the sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, you might notice that your hair gets a little lighter over time. This is because the sun naturally lightens your hair by destroying the melanin in it — the type of pigment in your hair.

And the Sun Bum Lightener Spray amplifies the sun’s effects. It uses Costa Rican Pineapple and Meyer Lemon to help brighten your hair, and creates subtle tones and highlights, according to the product description.

Shop: Sun Bum Blonde Hair Lightener, $14.99

It’s heat-activated so all you have to do is spray some onto your hair, step outside and watch it brighten. You can also use a hair dryer to get the same results.

But before using, it’s important to note that this lightener also contains hydrogen peroxide. Although this is a generally safe and common ingredient used to lighten hair, you should always be careful when using hydrogen peroxide on your locks. For one, results will be permanent, and two, it can sometimes lead to hair damage, according to Healthline.

Nevertheless, many shoppers have given the Sun Bum Blonde Lightener top marks. One shopper, who is a dirty blonde, recommended the product for those who want to a go “a little lighter.”

“This stuff worked like a charm on my dirty blonde, fine hair,” they wrote. “I wanted to lighten my hair a little for the summer and it definitely did the trick! The stuff smells amazing and doesn’t mess with the texture of my hair, either.”

Another shopper raved that they received “salon quality highlights” with the product.

“It smells great, is easy to use and is a great price,” they explained. “I got nice salon quality highlights with this product. I just spray it and blow dry for about 20 minutes.”

While many shoppers were happy with their results, several others complained that it left their locks brassy. One reviewer, in particular, mentioned that despite the product working, she would not recommend it for non-blondes.

“Love Sun Bum products but use this at your own risk if you aren’t blonde.”

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