I've been using hair lightening spray ever since I was 9 years old. The product I used to use was Clariol's Touch of Sun Spray. It worked wonderfully, but they discontinued it and I had to find a new spray. After numerous google searches, I found Sun In. I read the reviews and noticed that dark haired people said they came out with reddish hair instead of blonde or brown hair after using the spray. These were the reviews that made me hesitant to purchase this because I am Asian and have very dark brown hair. However, based on my experience with Clariol, I decided that the spray wouldn't turn my hair red because that has never happened to me before. Turns out that I was right. The spray colored my hair into a nice, warm brown, but I had to spray my hair with this many, many times since my hair was so dark! What I did was after washing my hair and drying it with a towel, I spray the product all over my hair and then blow dried it with a hair dryer. I did this throughout the span of a month because constantly drying my hair can damage it, so I did it about three times a week. I do not see any noticeable damage to my hair after using this. The great thing about lightening sprays is that you can really control the color of your hair. The scent of this product is not bad. I can say that it smells a lot better than Clariol's. This product definitely worked out for me!