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    Preventing Scalp Tan

    Each year I get a funny looking tan on my scalp due to my helmet.

    SPF50 has not made a difference already this year.

    Can anyone suggest how to prevent this without adding too much heat?

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    Coolmax skullcap.

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    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron
    This, however, I just picked up lest I burn the vent pattern on my bald head.
    As per my post on cycling caps. This one is a stretchy coolmax mesh.
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    Why am I in your signature.

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    Must...resist....should...not...say...no...I...won't...say...hai....
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    Say it. Come on big fella, let it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron
    Say it. Come on big fella, let it out.
    No. I can't. It would be rude and unfair to those people out there who are...um...challenged (he says as he runs his fingers through his thick, luxurious, curly...Oh just look at the avatar )
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    Hey dude, it don't look all that thick an' luxurious. Lets see it longer, in a month or two.
    I . . can . . . doooo . . . it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    No. I can't. It would be rude and unfair to those people out there who are...um...challenged (he says as he runs his fingers through his thick, luxurious, curly...Oh just look at the avatar )
    Just think of all those grams I'm savin' for free!
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    Just show the tan lines with pride!

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    I use one of those lycra do-rags under my helmet.

    It also comes in handy for scuba diving. I don't like to wear a hood, and sometimes there's a long surface swim after the dive.

    And yes, I am SEVERELY follically challenged and a redhead!

    Now if I can just get rid of those circular tans on the back of my hands...
    Fewer Cars, more handlebars!

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    For my multi-day tour last summer, I wore a synthetic skullcap under my helmet, the kind with a flap for the back of the neck. Not only was I more comfortable, it also provided excellent sun protection.

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    Mind over matter. Imagine yourself with a full head of hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    Must...resist....should...not...say...no...I...won't...say...hai....

    Hey now, SOME of us CHOOSE to be bald! I have a mach III specifically for doin the head twice a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supcom
    Coolmax skullcap.
    +1 (Coolmax Headsweat Shorty for me, actually)

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    My Hair Union was threatening to strike, so I fired them all. Buzzzzzzz.....

    I might have to get a skull cap myself, sometime.
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    I call this phenomenon "male pattern sun burn." My answer: Coolmax cycling caps, with the brim, or skullcaps, without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foehn
    Hey dude, it don't look all that thick an' luxurious. Lets see it longer, in a month or two.
    That was taken (by me) two weeks after a hair cut, on the Katy Trail after 60 miles of riding in Missouri heat with a helmet on. It was kinda smooshed You should see it now. Think Albert Einstein except it ain't white.

    Maybe Medusa...people have been kind of stoney around me lately
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    I thought it looks pretty cool. I shave my head and in the summer with my Giro Atmos helmet I get tribal-like looking tanlines. Makes you look hard-core.

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    I shave my head due to an inverted mohawk. Okay...I'm balding. Or bald is more like it.
    If the tan lines appear I will throw a handkerchief under my helmet as a doo rag. Been practicing on my 2 year old son. Too bad it usually ends up looking like a pirate.

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