cool way to protect bald scalp from sun

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taina
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by taina

Does anyone have recommendations on the best way to protect a bald scalp from the sun? When I wear a cap underneath the helmet, my sunglasses fog on climbs on hot days. Skin cancer concerns aside, sunburned patches patterned like helmet vents are cosmetically undesirable.
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by HammerTime2

Or get a piece, just for riding if that's what you want. Since this is WW, make the hair short in order to save weight.

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by cmh

Headsweats works for me. :noidea:

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Move to the UK, you'd only have to worry about burning your bonce about 3 days a year! :lol:
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by HillRPete

As my hair is getting thinner over the years I would love to have a cycling cap made of super thin fabric, to wear under the helmet. Unfortunately all I've got are cotton.

Castelli has a skullcap for hot days, but I never tried it. http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/480/

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by HammerTime2

http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/480/ wrote:Mesh on the top allows for lots of airflow,
The product description doesn't state how effectively it protects against the sun. "Mesh" sounds suspicious regarding the amount of protection.

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One of these?

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by wingguy

Mavic and others have light summer underhelmet caps, similar to UV protective sunsleeves. Rudy Project helmets have a mesh underneath the helmet vents which may (or may not) help protect :noidea:

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by jdp211

wassertreter wrote:As my hair is getting thinner over the years I would love to have a cycling cap made of super thin fabric, to wear under the helmet. Unfortunately all I've got are cotton.

Castelli has a skullcap for hot days, but I never tried it. http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/480/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Rapha makes a super lightweight cap for extra hot days, but I have yet to try it.

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by goodboyr

Being follicly challenged, I have tried a number of these. The castelli beanie is very nice and pretty cool, but the all time best one is the Assos Robofoil. Very breathable and light.

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HTC-Highroad rider Danny Pate says he taped up some of the vents on his helmet not so much to defend against the cold but rather to protect from sunburn.

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sanrensho
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by sanrensho

Another Headsweats user here, and not because I have a bare scalp (buzz cut in my case).

I find the Headsweats keeps sweat out of my eyes, and also prevents the pads in my helmet from becoming completely soaked and dripping at the end of a ride.
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by xnavalav8r

+1 on the sweatstopper skullcap. I am not bald, but definitely thinning. I find this thing does a great job of keeping the sun off and also works well to keep sweat out of my eyes. I don't feel noticeably warmer when wearing it... not matter how warm the temperature.

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