Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Sunscreen for Scalp and Hair
When it comes to protecting your head from the sun, it’s important to know that sunscreen is not only for your face, but also for your scalp and hair. Studies have revealed that sunscreen applied on the scalp and hair can reduce sunburn and melanin production while protecting your skin from cancerous changes. But there are still several questions to address when considering sunscreen for scalp and hair. In this article, we address some of the most frequently asked questions related to applying sunscreen on the scalp and hair, so you can stay protected and look stylish.
Q: Is it safe to put sunscreen on the scalp?
A: Yes, it is safe to put sunscreen on the scalp. Sunscreen applied to the scalp and hair can help protect and nourish the skin from the sun’s damaging rays, reducing sunburn and melanin production.
Q: How much sunscreen should you put on your scalp?
A: Generally, it is recommended to use a dime-size amount of sunscreen if applying to a bald spot or thinning hair. If you have a full head of hair, a nickel-size amount is recommended. Make sure to spread the sunscreen evenly throughout your scalp and hair. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating.
Q: Can you put sunscreen on wet scalp and hair?
A: Yes, sunscreen can be applied to wet scalp and hair. However, it is best to apply sunscreen to a dry scalp and hair before going out in the sun. If you are going to be in the water for an extended period of time, apply a water-repellent sunscreen to your dry scalp and hair.
Q: Is it better to use a spray or a lotion sunscreen on the scalp?
A: It depends on your individual preferences and needs. Spray sunscreens are usually more convenient to use while lotions are often easier to apply to the scalp and hair. Choose the product that you feel fits your needs best.
Q: Should you use sunscreen specifically made for scalp and hair?
A: Yes, it is always best to use sunscreens specifically made for the scalp and hair. ZenonLife's Scalp & Hair Sunscreen SPF 40 Protect, Style & Volumize is specifically formulated to protect the scalp and hair from sun damage while nourishing the scalp and hair.
Q: How long does it take for sunscreen to become effective?
A: Sunscreen will begin to protect your scalp and hair from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays within 15 minutes of application. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating.
Q: At what time of day should sunscreen be applied?
A: Sunscreen should be applied before going out in the sun, ideally 30 minutes prior. This allows the sunscreen time to activate and commence their protection against UV rays.
At ZenonLife, we are committed to helping people protect their scalp and hair from the sun’s damaging rays. With ZenonLife's scalp and hair sunscreen, you can stay protected while looking stylish.