Treatment, care for bald heads?
September 18, 2020 8:03 AM   Subscribe

Besides sunscreen, is there anything to protect, repair or care for a bald pate?
posted by ebesan to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Bald guy for many years here. My dermatologist strongly recommends sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or more (all over the head, including ears and neck); avoiding prolonged sun exposure; and, most crucially in her opinion, wearing a broad-brimmed hat year-round. I like the ones made by Coolibar.

If you shave your head as I do, I find a schedule of 2-3 shaves per week at most is optimal. Any more and I find the scalp gets irritated.

Bar soap is a scalp irritant for me as well. I use a body wash when showering.
posted by cheapskatebay at 8:34 AM on September 18 [1 favorite]

A hat. Sunscreen may or may not have health risks, but a hat won't give you cancer. Unless it is from the 1800s and contains arsenic or mercury.
posted by 445supermag at 12:31 PM on September 18 [2 favorites]

Wear a hat. Moisturize. The advantage of being bald is you can care for your head skin like the rest of your skin. Wash it with soap, moisturize with skin lotion.
posted by starfishprime at 12:00 AM on September 19

I'm a little late on this, but I swear by this company's regimen:

Amazon link
posted by kuanes at 5:24 AM on September 19

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