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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

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