Saturday, April 27, 2013

Is Sun In a Good Option?

Summer comes and it's almost as if we all have a natural desire to get our hair lighter, and although it may be extremely simple to do, you may find yourself asking if it's safe for your hair. Lightening your locks with the sun can be as simple as grabbing a bottle of Sun In from your local drug store. In fact, this is also the most commonly used method but how bad is it for your hair? You can only assume that it's not full of nutrients because you're putting something in your hair that makes it become lighter. Chemical reaction? Absolutely.

Sun In isn't healthy for your hair. Of course, if you're to use it in moderation, the damage it causes will certainly be decreased but it's still not recommended amongst hair enthusiasts such as yours truly and there are a variety of reasons for this. The first and most important is because of the ingredients. With one quick glance at that Sun In bottle, you'll see that it contains peroxide and ammonia which essentially bleach your hair. Now, you don't have to be a hair fanatic to know that bleach and hair should not be in the same sentence if you're wanting to keep your luscious locks luscious! These two chemicals combined actually burn your hair. So what are you left with? Lightening hair, of course, but those lighter locks will be dry, damaged and brittle. So although your hair is lighter, it's breaking off at every chance it gets to try to rejuvenate it. Doesn't sound so tempting after all, does it?

Another reason why Sun In isn't recommended is because it can turn your hair into a whacky mess, and that's speaking from experience. With blonde hair, your hair can turn orange, and certainly the same happens with brown and black hair. Sun In doesn't provide a natural enhanced look. In fact, your hair not only looks crunchy, but it looks like you just had a wickedly bad dye job. Who wants that, right?

If you're wanting to ensure a quality lightening job for your locks this summer, opt for natural things such as white vinegar or lemon juice. Both lighten your hair flawlessly, without the tinge or orange, the crunch of dryness and unnatural appearance. Although, it may still not be the healthiest thing for your hair but at the end of the day, anytime you're changing your hair with something, it's not necessarily healthy. Dye jobs, hair irons and all that stuff causes damage. That's no secret. However, when used in moderation, they can provide phenomenal beauty. So keep your hair remedies as natural as possible to ensure beautiful style without tremendous damage.

At the end of the day, if you don't want to ruin your hair, don't use Sun In. Either rock what you have naturally been gifted with, or opt for natural products.

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