The waiting list for St Tropez’s In Shower Lotion (£14.50, boots.com) apparently had almost 9,000 names on it. Which tells you two things: a) the “pale and interesting” trend did not quite take, and b) people are desperate to never have to stand with their arms outstretched waiting for their elbows to dry. Fake tans are still hard work. Some are better than others, but even the good ones rely on at least half an hour of application. So a gradual tan you can apply in the shower and wash off after shampooing your hair is an idea that could transform your life/summer. I tried it. It works (in that gentle, layer it on over a few weeks way) and it doesn’t even filthy up your shower. And in those three minutes it takes to work, you can slap a treatment on your hair. Multitasking!
Murad Detoxifying White Clay Body Cleanser £30, murad.co.uk Palmer’s Coconut Oil Protein Pack £1.99, boots.com John Frieda 7 Day Volume £9.99, johnfrieda.co.uk Kerastase Thérapiste Masque £28.50, kerastase.co.uk TRESemmé Creamy Moisturiser £6.99, tresemme.co.uk