Dessange Solar Blonde Naturale Sun Spray Treatment
Dessange Solar Blonde Naturale Sun Spray Treatment ($12) combines citrus extracts and chamomile to lighten the hair and add shine. "Apply to damp hair and comb through for even coverage," says Moran Gallagher, a master colorist and educator at Mizu New York Salon . As with all of the formulas, the color activation is accelerated by heat, either from the sun or blow dryer, for days when you're not hanging at the beach.
OGX Sunkised Blonde Citrus Oil
OGX Sunkissed Blonde Citrus Oil Mist's ($8) highlight activating spray is infused with sweet citrus oil and key lime extract to lighten hair and add shine. Because both of those ingredients can be drying, a shot of coconut oil adds hydration. For strategic highlights, "spray around your hairlines and then down through the ponytail," says Cherry.
Redken Blonde Idol BBB Spray
If you're looking for a subtle color tweak, try Redken Blonde Idol BBB Spray ($20). With this product, you're not getting the lightening, but rather, the brightening. Lactic acid smooths the hair, builds shine and prevents frizz while keratin bonds strengthen from within.
John Frieda Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray
John Frieda Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray ($8) is one of the few sprays that is safe to use to use on color-treated hair, says Gallaghe, since it's sulfate-free. Although the formula does contain small amounts of hydrogen peroxide, it infuses conditioning polymers that prevent brittle blonde strands.
L'Oréal Paris Summer Lights Hair Lightening Gelee
Not comfortable wielding a spray bottle? Go for a gel instead, like L’Oreal Paris Summer Lights Hair Lightening Gelée ($7), which gives you more control over application. Dab the thin formula on your palms and rub throughout the hair. Plus, the line also includes a second shade for light brown hair.
Marc Anthony Easy-Lites Instant Highlighting Spray
Marc Anthony Easy-Lites Instant Highlighting Spray ($9) "is designed to be sprayed into dry hair and flat-ironed over, layering it into your hair until you achieve your desired brightness," says Cherry, making it the only spray of its kind that lets you play with the amount of color deposited.