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Hey again,

I had my Dermy appt this morning.

He said that us lupies can use a spray on liquid on our scalp to protect us from the sun. Apparently you can buy this from any good chemist.

Does anyone on here use anything similar? If so, any recommendations?

I guess it can help when we're unable to wear a hat or scarf.
 

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That would be worth looking into. Next time I am out and about I will try to remember to look.
It would be a good one for my hubby.:hehe: His bald spot gets burned when he doesn't wear his hat.:lol:

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I would love to hear about this. My husband have very fair skin and his scalp gets burned easily and now that my hair is thinning I would also love to know what else I can use besides a hat.
 

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I haven't tried it yet, but I have a summer hair spray from Arbonne that's supposed to protect hair and scalp from sun damage. (Free with purchase, so I thought I'd try it...)

The disclaimer is that it doesn't have an SPF rating, because only products geared specifically for skin can be rated, but I'll let you know once I've tested it out!

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Hi, there are quite a few spray on broadspectrum suncreams!

Just beware that some squirt out (in hitting wrong place) rather than spray as stated, so in end it might be easier using the sqeeze out lotions and putting it exactly where you need it. My husband is partially balding and has no problems applying normal squeeze out suncream. I also have a wider than normal parting due to hairloss and find the sqeezy bottle suncreams easier to apply.

Also remember the Dermatologist is giving an alternative to the sqeeze out suncreams and proably hasnt even tried and tested the squirting ability on them.

Just really trying to say, dont waste too much money trying to find one that sprays properley when the good old fashioned squeezy bottles system of application are not that hard to do.
 

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Hi guys, I looked in Boots for a scalp sunblock but couldn't find anything suitable.

They had a lot of spray on sunblocks but these were for the body and I was told that once sprayed on I'd still have to rub they cream in. Now this would not be a cool look on the scalp as your hair will look super greasy and nasty :)

My search goes on........
 

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I used to use a hair sunscreen for my children, I think Avon did one, but not sure.... certainly I found them after a hunt! I will keep my eyes open!
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Claire you are a star.

I had another thought - surely somewhere there must be some kind of hair styling product that will give some kind of protection??? I'll look into that too :)
 

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Hi suferboy

i went to my doc for sunblock advice and he prescribed me some great facial sunblock-maybe your doc could help? great :)for me as i'm entitled to free prescriptions
safe sunny days
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I found a product by Nioxin that is a scalp treatment for thinning hair and it has an SPF15 in it. Its not great but better than nothing. I've used it a few times and it doesn't make my hair greasy at all and I feel it is giving me at least a little extra protection.
 

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What is the matter with using normal sunscreen that you put on your 'hairy' arms and legs, or chest ????? That's what I use. Been working great for me for years, and I don't pay an inflated price because it is "formulated for the scalp". What hawg-wash.... skin is skin.
Try it, you may find it is what you need.
 

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Hi Bullwinkle

think it is the SPF u need like 60 sun block Dont know what strengh u use
 

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My sunscreen/sun block for my scalp is called a *hat*!:)
Same! :)

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Lily
 
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