The Hair Lightening Wonder Product: L'Oreal Sunkiss Jelly

As you might know, I'm currently on a quest to go back to blonde after years of having very dark brunette hair. I've had a colour cleanse, but being impatient, I wanted a quick fix to get a lighter, brighter barnet. Here is where L'Oreal Casting Sunkiss Jelly steps in. You might have seen the adverts on TV plastered between every show, with this little tube promising to give you that gorgeous holiday sun-bleached hair packed with natural highlights.



These claims immediately caught my attention, so I bought myself a bottle of the 'dark blonde to light blonde' formula. The packet comes with the tube of gel (obviously) and a pair of thin gloves similar to the type you get in home-dye kits. The first few times, I did use the gloves despite my hands being slightly too fat for them (note: can you lose hand weight?!) but found that they weren't really necessary for application.


The texture of the gel is actually quite thin, almost watery, which is fabulous for those like myself who aren't blessed with thick locks as it doesn't weigh your hair down or give that greasy appearance or feel. L'Oreal say it's best to apply it just after you've washed your hair while it's still wet, then blow-dry for an intensified effect. You can also apply it on dry hair and let the sun do it's thing! They claim that you will start to see results within 3-5 uses of the Sunkiss Jelly, so let's see if it works...

My hair colour before use of the Sunkiss Jelly

The great thing about this product is that you can control your look; just apply the product where you want, whether it be your ends for highlights, or all over for a generally lifted, lightened look. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll be aware of my hair updates with this gel. You can see immediate effects, starting with noticeable highlights after two uses. I'm now most of my way through my first tube, having bought another last week, and my hair is extraordinarily lighter than beforehand. 

After the first use of the L'Oreal Sunkiss Jelly
2nd use of L'Oreal Sunkiss Jelly

There is no rinsing involved, so just leave the gel in and prepare for lighter hair. The formula is also enriched with camellia oil which leaves your hair feeling really soft. L'Oreal list the fragrance of the product as another selling point, be to be honest it wasn't something which really stood out to me. It smells nice but isn't anything special! It's available in 3 shades; 'light blonde to very light blonde', 'dark blonde to light blonde' and 'light brown to dark blonde', but I would be interested to hear if there is any difference between the 3. 

5th use of Sunkiss Jelly

While it does say not to use it on coloured hair, I have not had an issue with this, and found that it has worked its magic just as well as on non-coloured hair. To be honest, my hair was probably a mid-light brown colour before this, yet bought the shade suitable for dark blonde. Perhaps going a shade lighter intensifies and speeds up the effects, but don't quote me on that one! I have been using the Sunkiss Jelly alongside the John Frieda Go Blonder shampoo and have found the two products really complement each other. So, if you're after a super-lightening quick fix, try this combo out!

The Final Result: After 8 uses of the Sunkiss Jelly

It is safe to say that this L'Oreal Sunkiss Jelly is highlights and summer hair in a tube. At first I thought this was a bluff, a mere selling point and marketing tool, but it does genuinely work! I would've paid near on £100 for exactly the same effect in a salon, but instead paid a measly £5.99.


What do you think of these results? Has L'Oreal Sunkiss Jelly worked for you?



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23 comments

  1. The results from this are amazing! I've used lightening sprays before to get a bit of an ombre effect and they worked really well too, I just worry about it drying out my hair. Did you have any problems with that?
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    1. No not at all! I found the gel had just the right consistency to give my hair a bit of moisture, so there was no drying! Sprays sound really interesting, are they just temporary products?

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  2. I really can't wait to try this, thank you for the review! Great blog, I have followed you with Bloglovin and if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks !

    Camille xo.

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  3. Oh my god! I'v seen the ads for this on tv and wanted to give it a bash but was somewhat doubtful! You've convinced me!

    Etta
    x

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    1. Thanks! I know, as soon as I saw it I knew I needed to try it! I was also doubtful, but it's made such a difference to my hair colour! x

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  4. My hair is naturally dark blonde with a few lighter blonde highlights from the salon. Is it ok to use this product? By the way your hair looks gorgeous!

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    1. It is always worth checking at the salon you got your highlights done at- some of the products they use specifically in highlighting can react badly with the L'Oreal Sunkiss Jelly. Hope this helps!

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  5. Tbh it's turned your hair brassy/ginge rather than blonde. If that's the look you're going for, then perfect.

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    1. I never said I wanted to go blonde. This product alone wouldn't turn my hair blonde anyway as my hair was quite dark to start with. I wanted to lighten the colour of my hair ahead of further salon work, and it did the job it was supposed to.

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  6. I have brown hair, do you think I could use this and then dye my hair green? I don't know what the result will be as it says not to use on dyed hair thanks :)

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    1. Not if you're planning on putting dye straight over the top, I could go and get it done professionally :)

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  7. I just bought this today and I can't wait for the days to pass so I can start seeing its effect. What it did on your hair is amazing!!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

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    1. Ooh exciting! Let me know how you get on xx

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  8. Hi! :)

    I just started using this today and I can honestly say that I already see the results even though I've only used it once.

    In Hungary, where I come from, the box doesn't come with gloves so I just used some plastic ones that I found at home but I had difficulties distributing the gel with those on. You mentioned that you stopped using the gloves, so my question would be, did it have any effects on your skin? Like did it get dry or anything like that? Because if nothing happens, I would do it with bare hands next time. :)

    Thanks in advance!

    Netti xx

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    1. Hi Netti, thanks for your comment. The formula had no effect on my hands whatsoever :) hope this helps xx

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    2. Thanks, Sophie! :)

      Lovely blog, by the way, definitely subscribing!

      Netti xx

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  9. Any one tried this on grey hair. My hair grows really quick and I like it short so highlights do the job but its just too expensive. All I want is to lighten my dark hair in between the grey, if that makes sense. i can then put the purple shampoo on and it should tone it down (think)

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  10. Any one tried this on grey hair. My hair grows really quick and I like it short so highlights do the job but its just too expensive. All I want is to lighten my dark hair in between the grey, if that makes sense. i can then put the purple shampoo on and it should tone it down (think)

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  11. How many times were you able to apply it with just one tube?

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  12. I'm allergic to strong bleach do I use it still

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  13. Hi,

    how often did you use sunkiss jelly? once or twice a week or daily? Thanks for the reply.

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