Traditionally, after applying, spray tan is left on for about 6 – 8 hours.
The difference with a 2 hour tan is that you wash the solution off after 2 rather than 6 hours (or more).
Often confused with being a rapidly developing tan, the 2 hour tan develops at exactly the same speed as a ‘traditional’ spray tan. The advantage is in the ability to wash the application off after 2 hours.
You will notice after showering at 2 hours, the bronzer will wash away and you will appear to have no tan at all. It isn’t until 3-4 hours after application that you will begin to rapidly see the tan revealing itself.
A spray tan will peak in development at around 8-12 hours.
IMPORTANT: Do not leave your 2 hour tan on for longer than 2 hours or over-development may result. If you would like to go darker, ask for the ‘Dark’ Strength of the 2 Hour Tan rather than leaving a lighter strength on for longer.
HOW MUCH SOLUTION?
The volume you spray is one of the most important aspects of tanning.
Too much and you will overdevelop. Too little and you may need a light re-coat.
Use only 30 – 50mls for a 50 – 100kg person.
Pro Tip: Fill your pot with 200ml of solution, mark this position with a permanent marker, then mark a 170ml and 150ml on the pot which will then be a visual guide for spraying 30ml and 50mls.
- The convenience to go about your day sooner.
- No need to sleep in your tan (dirtying your sheets).
- Need to be tanned for a night out? Get sprayed after work – have a shower after two hours – get ready as usual… by the time you are out and dancing you will be developing your tan and getting browner by the minute.
WHY STILL USE THE ‘ORIGINAL TAN’ (aka. 6 Hour Tan) ?
- The ‘Original’ tan is useful for clients unable to wash at 2 Hours. For example – Tanning on your lunch break (unless you are able to shower at work).
- Sometimes people just ‘prefer to stick with what they know’ and want to keep using the tried and trusted 6 hour tan in their beauty regimen.
NOTE: Both the 2hr and 6hr tans come in 3 strengths ( LIGHT / MEDIUM / DARK ).