Very much in need of sun protection, the head is incredibly susceptible to UV rays, but it’s often forgotten.
According to a study by the University of Southern Queensland, hair has a natural SPF of approximately 10. The research shows that long hair might provide less protection when compared to short hair, most likely because longer locks have a tendency to part, exposing the scalp more.
Another study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that twice as many cases of scalp and neck melanoma prove to be fatal than cases of melanoma on other parts of the body.
A hat is the best form of protection, but you can also apply sunscreen along your part, on your ears, on the back of your neck, and other frequently overlook areas. You may also want to use hair-care products that contain UV filters.
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