One of the functions of hair is to protect the scalp from the harmful rays of the sun. That is why bald people should take special care with this part of the body to avoid skin cancer and possible damage to the hair follicles. According to experts, generally a mild scalp burn does not cause major damage, but exaggerated exposure without protection can cause blisters and cancer cells that will damage the skin and wires.
Learn what to do:
1 – Wear Protector!
If you have hair loss or thinning hair, be sure to protect the scalp with sunscreen. Regardless of skin type, use a wide spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection, water resistant and with a SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30.
2. Also be careful in the shade!
Even on a cloudy day, your scalp is at risk. Up to 80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays can pass through the clouds. Also, if you are on the beach or in the snow, know that the sand reflects 25% of the sun’s rays and the snow 80%.
3. Did you transplant?
So avoid the sun for at least a month after the procedure, preferably with a hat or cap. During this period also avoid sunscreen as some chemicals in these products can irritate the scalp and follicles.