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Can a Sunburned Scalp Hurt Your Hair?

older man rubbing top of his bald head

Ah, sunshine! It’s refreshing and rejuvenating, until we realize we’ve neglected to stay in the shade or use as strong of an SPF as we thought we needed…leaving our skin bright red and burning. And not only that, the top of your head is tender, too! It turns out you’ve developed white a burn across your part and close to the front of your hairline.

Unfortunately, the sun can be hard on your hair, too. While it doesn’t “burn” like skin does, the cuticle and inner structures can succumb to the UVA and UVB rays that shine down on them.

If you’ve just sunburned your scalp, make a point to moisturize. Dry hair is more susceptible to breaking. A great conditioner can help to put minerals and vitamins back into your locks, and aren’t bad for your skin, either. If you’re able to shampoo, try to only keep it on the scalp so as not to dry your hair out even further. Using aloe vera or coconut oil can make your hair look greasy, so consider using an essential oil like lavender instead.

To limit additional sunburns, try styling your hair without a part or using a scarf/hat to cover your scalp the next time you’re outside.

In the meantime, make sure you’re drinking lots of water to help you stay hydrated.

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Schedule a consultation at Kalos Hair Transplant to talk with our double-board certified surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Stong. Our comprehensive scalp and hair treatments for men and women could be exactly what you need to feel comfortable and confident in your own skin! Contact our Atlanta location today.

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Atlanta, GA 30342
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