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Old 05-02-06, 07:31 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-02-06, 07:41 AM   #2
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Coolmax skullcap.
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Old 05-02-06, 09:25 AM   #3
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Old 05-02-06, 02:36 PM   #4
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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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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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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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Old 05-02-06, 04:19 PM   #8
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Hey dude, it don't look all that thick an' luxurious. Lets see it longer, in a month or two.
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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...
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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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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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+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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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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