Yes! If you hastily rub in tanner, your skin tone may no longer be ghostly pale, but your brows and hairline could turn pumpkin orange. Hair is porous: It can absorb the tanner's dihydroxyacetone, the chemical responsible for the tint, triggering the same color-change reaction that occurs in skin, says Christyn Nawrot, an educator in NYC for Phyto hair care. The effect will wash out after two shampoos, but you can prevent the DIY dye job by applying tanner along hairline with a cotton swab. If you hit a few strands, dab the area with cuticle remover; it has an exfoliant that lifts tanner but leaves hair intact.
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By Elaine D'Farley, SELF beauty director
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