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Lighter hair like
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Lighter hair like the sun did it

Solar Hair Lightener


What it is: A gentle-yet-effective hair lightener.

What it does: Our formula gradually lightens hair 2-3 shades for shimmery, natural-looking highlights. Blonde hair lightens and brightens, and dark hair reveals lighter caramel tones.


  • Lightens all hair types and colours
  • Creates soft highlights with no harsh lines
  • Heat-activated
  • Non-drying formula

Made without alcohol, sulphates, parabens, mineral oil, aluminum, ammonium or animal derivatives.

Cruelty Free, Vegan

Made in Canada

How to Use

1. On dry or damp hair, mist and comb through.

2. Get some casual sun or apply low heat with a blowdryer for 3-4 mins.

3. See visibly lighter results after 2-3 hours and full effect by the next day.

4. Wash out at your next shower.

Tip: Not sure if you'll like it? Use the steps above to test a strand before applying!


Aqua, Vitamin C (lightening and collagen building), Elderberry Fruit Extract (natural de-brassing and toning), H2O2 (lightening), Lemon Fruit Extract (lightening and pH balancing), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein (repairing and strengthening), Grape Seed Extract (natural heat protecting and shine enhancing), Glycerin (moisturizing), Ext. Violet 2 (toning), PEG-12 Dimethicone (provides slip for even distribution), Disodium EDTA (enhances absorption and stability), Disodium Phosphate and Phosphoric Acid (pH balancing), Parfum (subtle and refreshing).

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it last?

Results will stay light. Whenever you lighten hair, whether at the salon or with Sunbabe, it’s permanent because pigment is lifted from hair to create a lighter shade. Sunbabe lightens gradually over a few uses, so results are in your control. Continue use to lighten up to 3 shades!

How do you compare to other brands?

There are key differences between us and other brands. Sunbabe includes violet pigment to counteracts brassiness. Sunbabe Solar Hair Lightener is also slightly stronger and includes quality ingredients that support your hair during lightening. We omit ingredients commonly found in other methods of lightening, including alcohol, parabens, sulphates, phthalates, metallic salts, aluminum and ammonia. We are also proudly 100% cruelty free, vegan and made in Canada. 

Will it damage my hair?

Our formula acts as a gentler alternative to conventional hair bleach. Sunbabe lightens hair gradually to avoid stressing out strands and is buildable over a few uses to avoid going too light too quickly.

Does it work on dyed hair?

Yes, Sunbabe will lift the dye from your hair to help to achieve a lighter shade. 

What if it's bleached?

Yes, Sunbabe safely and effectively lightens bleached hair. Both bleached and natural strands will lighten 2-3 shades over a few uses. 

What if it's dark?

Sunbabe lightens all hair types and colours. Dark hair reveals lighter, caramel tones. Check out our feed @sunbabehair and the ‘Results’ highlights for examples!

Where is this made?

Sunbabe Solar Hair Lightener is made by our certified cosmetics manufacturing team in Toronto, Canada.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2012 reviews
Jennifer Ganser
Love it!

I am done with salon highlights costing me a fortune. This product is great. You can build the color gradually so you don’t go too light. It doesn’t damage your hair and looks natural (no lines from foils) this is my 4th bottle in two years. Highly recommend you give it a try. They’re customer service is highly responsive and helpful as well if you have any questions.

Shayna Sarisky

This stuff works so so so well. I got so many compliments after I used it. Also looks super natural.

Starts working immediately

Began seeing it lightening after first use. I enjoy using it to add highlights 💕☺️

Steph F.

I one use my hair went from flat dirty blonde to a naturally looking golden blonde. Not brassy at all. I also still have half the bottle left. Will definitely use again!

Love My New Beachy Blonde Look!

I'm thrilled with the results! I have dark blonde hair and decided to stop getting it professionally highlighted. After just four applications, my hair transformed into a gorgeous beachy blonde. I've received so many compliments, with people saying my hair looks naturally sun-kissed—exactly what I was aiming for. I'm absolutely loving how it turned out!