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November 01, 2017

Lighten Up your Tresses for Fall with SunIn

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

Fall and Winter are synonymous with going darker. Fashion choices, hair color, and makeup all take on richer deeper tones. I always get the itch to change up my hair color once a new season hits. I have run the gamut in the blonde spectrum, from dirty blonde to low lights and you know what? I immediately want to go back to my sunkissed highlights of Summer. This Fall has been bananas! It hit 70 degrees here last weekend. So I thought why not take a cue from Mother Nature and extend my Summer style a little while longer?

SunIn is my magic trick to lightening my hair and has been since my teens. There is just something nostalgic about that bright little bottle of sunshine that has been around since the 70's. It may have gotten me grounded at 15, but it also made me feel like Courtney Love in the process.

SunIn gives you the same natural highlights you get from the sun - only faster! SunIn's advanced conditioning system includes botanical extracts and special illuminators that give hair an extra dose of shine, conditioning while it lightens. Being alcohol-free it won't damage or dry out your hair as much as bleach will. There are two scents in the line, Lemon Fresh and Tropical Breeze, both smell amazing!

To bring out my natural highlights, I spritz SunIn on to 1/2 to 1 inch sections of damp hair. Placing light shades around the face mimics where the sun would hit to lighten your hair color naturally. Adding a little bit of brightness to the hair can perk up a dull Winter complexion and contrasts beautifully with a deep Merlot Fall lipstick shade.

I also like to use SunIn on the ends and under side of my hair. I have partial highlights done most of the time so the bottom portion of my hair has a lot more of my natural color through it. SunIn blends my faux blonde in to my natural hair color easily and I can skip the expensive full foils. SunIn is under $5 at Walmart! Yay for saving money!

Using my hair dryer on low heat I heat up the section until dry. That's right, you don't need to do sit out in the sun for SunIn to work. It's heat activated, not just SUN-activated. It works so fast too! Right before your eyes you will see your hair becoming lighter and brighter.

Need a root touch-up? Spray SunIn on to your roots to lighten up the contrast between dark roots and light hair color. It will allow you to stretch out those salon visits longer and it looks incredibly natural.

SunIn isn't JUST for blondes! It brightens blonde to medium-brown hair too. I have medium blonde hair and it brings out the brightness of my natural highlights that become dull over the Winter months. My friends with dark hair can achieve beautiful coppery red highlights. DIY ombre anyone?

I love how quick and easy it is to lighten my hair color this way. Being able to give my color a boost year-round with out having to schedule in expensive highlights or jet off to a sunny destination is fabulous, and so easy! You can find SunIn right in the haircare aisle of your local Walmart or

Have you tried SunIn? Would you buck the trend and go light for Fall?