What happens if you get spray tan on your hair?
Tanning solution can temporarily stain your¬†hair…
This is especially true for¬†natural blondes and bleached blondes, simply because the caramel¬†colour of¬†the tanner shows up more on lighter backgrounds.
Tanner shows up more on lighter¬†hair colours
However, there’s minimal risk of your hair ever becoming stained by tanner¬†if you follow these rules in the tanning booth:
- A good extractor fan will remove any overspray in the air that could settle on your hair. However, your therapist will¬†give you¬†a disposable hairnet¬†to guarantee that your locks stay covered and protected if you have lighter-coloured hair. Brunettes can often get away with just tying their hair back tightly.
- You might also like to wear a thick headband over your hairline and underneath your hairnet for added protection. This will also prevent your hairnet from slipping.
- Applying some moisturiser¬†or a touch of petroleum jelly right up against the hairline acts as a barrier to tanner. The solution sits¬†on the surface and isn’t¬†absorbed by the hair shafts so you can wash it away in the shower once your tan has developed.
- A leave-in conditioner can also prevent the absorption of stray droplets of solution, protecting those¬†areas of the hair that haven’t been¬†fully covered by your hairnet, like the space around your ears or the very front on your hairline.
- In fact, even the natural grease in your hair creates a thin barrier to tanner so it might be an idea to go for your treatment with unwashed hair if you can.
- Finally, a spray tan professional will know how to apply tanner to your face without staining¬†your hair, so trust your therapist’s expert skills!
Trust your therapist’s expert skills!