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WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU USE?

We offer real, organic, and tropical ingredients carefully combined to make gentle, vitamin rich formulas. We use organic coconut oil, coconut sugar, raw honey, roasted coffee beans, coconut milk, banana oil, pineapple oil, rose oil, pure flake sea salt, and cold-pressed essential oils and non-toxic fragrance oils to create the freshest, most delicious skin and hair care possible. We primarily source our ingredients locally and from within the US and work with companies who respect and reflect our values.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A CUSTOM AIRBRUSH SPRAY TAN?

Prep & Post Care for your Tan 🥥

 

1-3 DAYS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

Moisturize skin daily up until 12 hours before your tan.

Shave and exfoliate the day before your tan (24-48hrs recommended). (Any waxing should be done at least  48 hours or more before the appointment. Professional Manicures and pedicures should also be done before tanning as they usually include a soak and intense scrub!) I recommend using an exfoliating mitt, washcloth or body scrub.  Do not shave right before your appointment – like on the same morning or hours/minutes before. Why? The Tan may not adhere completely to these areas and open follicles can hold bronzers.  Use a clear body wash or gel with no SLS. Avoid Dove products as they leave a film on the skin. Make sure all tanning residue from the previous tan is removed (see bottom for tan removal). Light lotion is okay to apply after last shower before tan.

 

DAY OF APPOINTMENT:

You can absolutely shower the day of your appointment (at least a few hours before). You may use shampoo, conditioner, and body wash; but make sure it is all thoroughly rinsed off of your entire body.

Do not wear any deodorant, perfume or makeup on your skin prior to tan.  Baby wipes and makeup remover wipes are available if needed. Think of yourself as a fresh canvas 🙂

 

WHAT TO WEAR DURING & AFTER:

During the appointment: My top priority is that you are comfortable the entire time. You can wear as much or little as you’d like. Most women wear a thong or undress completely. I provide disposable thongs for all clients.

If you choose to wear your own underwear or undergarments, choose dark colors.  Machine wash after appointment.

 

Minors must be accompanied by an adult, and must wear undergarments on the top and bottom.  Men must wear underwear or bottoms of some sort.

 

After the appointment:  Have loose, dark clothing available to wear after the tan. I will powder you and set the tan but super tight clothing (think leggings or a sports bra) can smudge the tan. Black maxi dresses, beach tank tops, pajama shorts, big tee shirts, loose sweatpants, and sweaters are all good options.  Avoid wearing tight bras, leggings, jeans, form fitting sweatshirts, boots, shoes with socks, and other form-fitting clothes. Flip flops or sandals are best for shoes.

 

FIRST RINSE:

The first rinse after your spray tan will be a warm (not hot) water rinse only.  Use your hands to work all the cosmetic bronzer down the drain (about 1-3 minutes). Your tan may appear as if you rinsed it all down the drain when you get out.  Don’t worry!  The solution can take up to 24 hours to fully develop.  You can start moisturizing your skin after first rinse.  You may add body wash back in during your second shower, or following day.  Avoid heavy exercise during first 24 hours.

 

Express Rinse Solution (this is what we’ll use!) Be sure to rinse the express solution off during the recommended rinse time window given to you after your appointment.

Quick reference: 

1 – 2 hours = light tan

2-3 hours = medium tan

3-4 hours = medium dark

4-6 hours = dark to very dark

 

EXTEND LIFE OF TAN:

A typical spray tan lasts 7-10 days, but with proper aftercare, you can have a tan for 10-14 days!  You can use a tan extender once a day (I prefer evenings), and be sure to wash hands after use.

Use a regular lotion in the morning. Avoid lotions that contain: alcohols, mineral oil, petroleum, and artificial fragrance. Natural ingredients like coconut, shea butter, aloe, and cocoa butter-based lotions are great options.

  • Avoid body washes that contain sodium lauryl sulfate or scrubs.  Light body washes are best!
  • Avoid long, hot showers and baths.  If you need to shave – Use a new razor and go over skin very gently.  Use lotion or hair conditioner as your shave cream.
  • Pat, don’t rub, your skin dry with your towel after showers and pool time.
  • Hot tubs and chlorinated pools will quickly degrade your tan. Limit the times in these, and make sure to rinse salt water or chlorine off of skin immediately.
  • Make sure to continue wearing at least SPF 30 when outside. Waterproof sunscreens have shown to protect the spray tan when in and out of water.  I love Bask sunscreen products.

 

TAN REMOVAL:

You can start removing your tan after 5 days if wanted.  Most tans will take 2 showers/baths to completely remove. Take long hot baths or showers.  Hot tubbing, swimming, and steam rooms will help break the tan down.  Exfoliate once your skin is wet, and use a mitt or favorite Cap’n Coconut body scrub or polish.

Use a towel to exfoliate skin right after you get out of the shower.  Remember, the tan adheres to the top layer of skin cells, and your tan will be gone when you shed this top layer.  Do not over exfoliate your skin!  It may take a few days.

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUR PRODUCTS?

We recommend you use your Cap’n products within six months of opening. We hope you love them so much they’re gone way before then. You can always extend the shelf life by keeping your Cap’n below 72 degrees or in the fridge.

IS CAP'N COCONUT SAFE FOR KIDS?

100% YES. Cap’n Coconut is fantastic for the whole family. For everything from diaper rash to hives to dry puppy paws, we’re here for you.

WHY GLASS?

Because we hate plastic. Cap’n Coconut was originally gifted in glass jars and we’ve stuck with it over the years. Make sure to check out our packaging reuse program on the Beach Club page to learn more.

I JUST PLACED AN ORDER. WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT IT?

We typically ship orders in 1-3 days and you can expect an order confirmation and tracking information to be emailed directly to you. If you feel like your order is taking an unusually long time to get to you, or have questions about your order don’t hesitate to reach out at ahoy@capncoconut.com. We’ll figure it out!

HOW DO I CARRY CAP'N COCONUT IN MY STORE, SHOP, OR SALON?

We offer wholesale to a variety of stores, shops, and salons. Send us an email at ahoy@capncoconut.com and tell us what you’re thinking.