Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Word about Parts and Sunshine

Summer time, of course, is a great time to get outside and get some sunshine, but don't forget to use sunscreen.  Even scalps can get burned.  If you are planning a day outside in the sun, think carefully about what hairstyle can keep that head shady.  A hairstyle with no parts (like a ponytail) keeps it all in the shade.  A single part (like pigtails) will leave a stripe of head exposed.  You can protect it by putting a bit of sunscreen in the palm of your hand and dabbing it onto the part with your finger.  If you choose a style with lots of parts, it will be a pain to cover it all with sunscreen, so make sure she wears a hat, at least.  If the scalp does get burned, be gentle when combing the hair because it can really hurt.  If it gets burned bad enough, it will flake off like dandruff a few days later.  You can use a soft bristle brush to gently scrub the flakes off (it shouldn't hurt anymore by the time it starts flaking).

1 comment:

  1. This guy is awesome for sunscreening parts (it;s clear and unwaxy) http://www.amazon.com/Ocean-Potion-Spotstick-Dab-3-Pack/dp/B004KEKHYG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=beauty&qid=1308162981&sr=8-3