- You can also apply ordinary skin sunblock to your hair before going into the sun (spray-on products are a useful option). Remember to put sunscreen along a parting, and rub it into the scalp where you have thinning hair. After swimming, rinse again with clean water and reapply sun protection.
Also question is, can you get sunburn your scalp?
Much like a sunburn on any other part of your body, the first sign of a sunburn is redness. In just 2 to 6 hours after sun exposure, the scalp might itch, sting, or flake. With severe burns, fever or chills may also occur. There are more risks with sunburned scalps than just angry red skin.
How do you keep your scalp from getting sunburned?
Cover and Prevent To avoid further burning, and to disguise flakes, pull your hair straight back or switch your part. And next time you head out, apply a sunscreen to your scalp. Evangelista likes Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray, which is easy to apply and won't make your hair look greasy or chalky.