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Lighter hair like
the sun did it

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 1963 reviews
Not to be dramatic, but this product changed my life

I wish I were exaggerating when I say that a hair product has so much power, but this one really did it for me.
Since I was a teenager, I've used other hair lighteners like sun-in, the sun bum brand, and just lemon juice, which I used to think were all good ways to lighten my hair in the summer, but they always ended up turning orange and nasty. For reference, I have dark dirty blonde hair that looks like an ashy, mousy brown sometimes.
Last summer, I sprayed this Sunbabe on my hair and combed it through twice a week for 2-3 weeks. My hair completely transformed into a dreamy, dimensional, beachy blonde that I don't think hair dye could have ever achieved. It looked so natural that people didn't recognize me and a year later I still get more compliments on my hair color than I ever had before.
I am only now ordering this again because my hair has grown out and I'm craving that perfect sunkissed touch now. THANK YOU SUNBABE <333

Tiffany T.

I really didn’t expect this to work so well, but wow, so impressed. Lightens hair (no orange, even on darker hair), including grey hair. Very gentle and makes hair feel softer. Highly recommend!

Natural highlights

I love this product and am ordering another bottle. I wanted something to help lighten my roots after bayalage/highlights grew out. It did the trick and turned my hair a beautiful natural strawberry blonde.


10/10! Bought this like 2 years ago and am re ordering. My hair is a completely different color and I didn’t have to pay a bunch!

10/10 saving me thousands

We are on a strict budget and I couldn’t get my hair done anymore! I also just don’t have the time to go to the salon either. I thought I was resigned to a life of mousy hair but then I found this. I really didn’t have much hope but figured it was worth trying. I bought the spray, mask and oil to make sure I got the best results possible. The before and after pictures speak for themselves! This is after one bottle. My hair is also way less damaged than it would be if I got it bleached at the salon. I also bought some highly pigmented purple shampoo regularly and used the platinum Kristin Ess Gloss once to cool it down a bit. I’ll be buying more to keep up with my roots.