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Sun Bum

Premium Hair Lightener

(38) REVIEWS

4.0 oz Item 2502707

Sun Bum Hair Lightener is specifically formulated to brighten and highlight your locks by amplifying the natural lightening effects of the sun. Infused with Costa Rican pineapples and Hawaiian Lehua honey, this special UV-activated blend creates natural subtle tones and beautiful highlights without the brassiness you hate. Sun Bum couldn't be more stoked to share one of its best secrets with you.
Spray generously on clean, conditioned and towel-dried hair. For sun-streaked highlights, expose hair to direct sunlight. Do not apply more than once between shampoos. Use on blonde hair shades for the most natural-looking results. To get an all over natural highlighting effect, use your fingers to twirl small sections of hair while making sure to spray each section thoroughly.
Aqua (Water), Hydrogen Peroxide, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance/Parfum, Honey/Mel/Miel, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Silicone Quaternium-8, Disodium Phosphate, Phosphoric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Coumarin, Ext. Violet 2 /Cl 60730/Murasaki401.

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Sun BumPremium Hair Lightener
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Effective (30)
  • Smells great (27)
  • Good value (20)
  • Gentle (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Normal hair (20)
  • Color-treated hair (13)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (11), Product junkie (10), Beauty conscious (9)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (17), Straight hair (12)

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like this

By LC

from Sarasota, FL

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Good Value
  • Smells great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color-treated Hair
    • Normal Hair

    Comments about Sun Bum Premium Hair Lightener:

    I love this hair lightener! It smells really good, a little different than the signature SumBum scent but I liked the change. I spray this on my hair when I get out of the shower or right before going out in the sun. My hair is already pretty light but I still notice a difference and feel that it protects my hair from damaging UV rays. Would definitely buy again. PS if you hair is damaged and this doesn't help much with that try the 3 in 1 leave in!!

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Better than Klorane, in my opinion

    By Linn

    from Southern California

    Comments about Sun Bum Premium Hair Lightener:

    For comparison:
    Last summer I purchased Klorane's similar lightening product and couldn't stand it! It didn't work, smelled awful, and made my hair crunchy, heavy, and sticky. It literally smelled like old, cold tea (because it's chamomile based) and ammonia. Overall, it was too musty and dirty smelling for my taste. Sun Bum smells so much better and feels better in my hair - it smells like coconut, but the scent doesn't linger and isn't overpowering.

    I'm Swedish and was born&raised in SoCal until college, so my blonde was always naturally light and creamy due to the sun and my genetics. After spending 3 dark, dreary winters in the Northeast, my blonde grew so dark that people regularly started asking me if I darkened my hair (AAAAHHH!). Purchase this because of the stellar reviews, and I'm happy to report that it's helping bring back my beloved creamy blonde! I use it as directed - only once between washes, and spend around 1 hour/day in the sun. After about a week and a half of regular use, my hair has noticeably lightened. I plan to continue using this product until I reach my natural shade, but am interested to see how my hair fares this winter in MA. The bottle advises that results are permanent, so I wonder how my roots will grow. Until then, I'm incredibly satisfied!

     
    5.0

    Would buy again!

    By Hannah

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Smells great

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sun Bum Premium Hair Lightener:

        Love this product. I have natural blonde hair, with no dye jobs or highlights ever. I love to use this product at the beginning of spring to lighten my hair after it goes months without being exposed to the sun in the winter. After about two or three separate occasions out in the sun all day with this in my natural blonde shines bright, and all the mousiness from winter is gone.

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        5.0

        Love! Have bought more than once

        By C

        from Michigan

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Normal Hair

          Comments about Sun Bum Premium Hair Lightener:

          I have virgin blonde hair, but it has darkened as I've aged (mostly because I no longer spend all summer outside). I didn't like the coppery/brassy tones as it was accentuating my already reddish skin. Bought this lightening spray hoping it would do the trick. Completely surpassed my expectations. I use it maybe once a week, just a few spritzes along the top/crown of my head after washing and while the hair is still damp. Within hours, my hair is a glossy, golden blonde. I see other reviews about it drying out hair, and I was worried about that, but I haven't had a problem. I only wash my hair twice a week, I use a heat protecting spray, and do tend to use either a straightener or curling iron on it almost daily. So far, no dryness that I've noticed. I've actually purchased this product for a second time and love it. So many people have noticed my hair color difference and I didn't even have to dye it!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Damaging

          By MJ

          from Texas

          Comments about Sun Bum Premium Hair Lightener:

          I have cool-toned, dirty blonde hair. the hydrogen peroxide in this product made my hair feel dry and straw-like. I gave it two stars because it did eventually lighten my hair to more of a golden tone... but at what cost haha. It took a long time to work because I'm rarely out in the sun. I'm switching to a product by Klorane that is only a few dollars more expensive and doesn't ruin my hair's texture.

           
          5.0

          Love this product,but

          By Amanda

          from Lake Wales, Fl

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Smells great

          Cons

          • Abrasive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sun Bum Premium Hair Lightener:

            I love this product ,but it does tend to leave your hair very dry as the day goes along .I saw results in the first day I used it as I applied it before a day kayaking.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            lightens hair

            By anna

            from wisconsin

            Comments about Sun Bum Premium Hair Lightener:

            spray this on after you get out of the shower and go in the sun and your hair will be a shade lighter!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would absolutely buy this product again and again!

            By AG

            from Chicago

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Gentle
            • Good Value
            • Smells great

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sun Bum Premium Hair Lightener:

                I am 28 years old with virgin hair and am always hesitant when trying out products.
                My hair has naturally darkened over the years and I often wish for my blonde locks to make a comeback, especially in the summer months.
                This product worked wonders and I saw immediate results. Within 3 days, I had beautiful, natural-looking highlights from root to tip!

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome product

                By Ocean girl

                from Marion, NC

                About Me Product Junkie

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Gentle
                • Good Value
                • Smells great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color-treated Hair
                  • Normal Hair

                  Comments about Sun Bum Premium Hair Lightener:

                  Love this, especially when at the beach. Creates awesome highlights.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Black/Dark brown hair to light brown

                  By KayDoll

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Gentle
                  • Good Value
                  • Smells great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sun Bum Premium Hair Lightener:

                      My hair was really dark brown, almost black. I've been wanting to dye it light brown for months but was so afraid of my hair breaking off (it happened before). I was skeptical bc this is for blondes but I know the undertone color of my hair is light brown so I wasn't worried about it turning red or orange. (I would suggest everyone take a piece of their hair, spray it with peroxide and put it in the sun. That is your hairs undertone so the sun bum will fade it to that color.)I knew my undertone was light brown bc my ends were always a lighter brown compared to my dark roots.

                      I've used the sun bum three times so far, just spraying it in after I shower. My hair is turning into a beautiful light brown color. I absolutely love it. My hair is really dark naturally so so far it's not THAT noticeable all over my head. Someone would notice it in the light but I know with even three more applications I'll have my desired color. There is no damage and my hair is still soft. The color is the perfect brown for my skin tone. I'm going to continue using it. This is great to lighten hair with no damage.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

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