Is your noggin grossly glistening in sweat this summer, making you stand out and shine, but not in a good way? You’re not alone. In fact, the likelihood that anyone with a bald head doesn’t suffer in the shine department is VERY slim. So, what’s the science behind this madness?
Why Do I Sweat More Now That I’m Bald?
Long story short - You’re not really sweating MORE. It just doesn’t take AS long to break a sweat.
Here’s the lengthier version-
When you shave your head, your scalp is exposed to heat with no protection (aside from sunscreen, right?). The hair that once adorned your head is no longer there to protect you from the hot sun, so it will raise your body temperature more quickly, which will inevitably make you sweat.
Another factor is lack of absorption. Yeah, your hair had that job, too. Think of it like a less effective sweatband. It’s there to soak up your sweat; preventing it from beading up and dripping down your face. The reality here is that your hair has packed up and went on a permanent vacation, so it’s time to work with what you’ve got.
Below are some helpful tips to better embrace the bald and look like a boss while you do it.
Drink More Water
Staying cool will keep you hydrated and cool your body, resulting in less sweat. Stay thirsty, my friends… for water. Alcohol and heat are a recipe for dehydration.
Wear Breathable Head Gear
You may be a ballcap fanatic, but if you don’t find one made from the right material, you’ll end up with a pool of sweat and a stinky hat.
Polyester is a great choice. It’s durable, breathable and has moisture wicking properties. You’ll stay cool, dry and fly.
Another good choice is Nylon. It’s a thin, breathable material that’s shrink resistant and requires low maintenance care.
It’s essential to remove dirt and bacteria from the pores on your head. Exfoliating gets the job done, and this deep cleansing remedy aides in preventing a huge mess of oil production.
Wash With All-Natural Cleanser
An all-natural cleansing product is essential when it comes to avoiding a shiny noggin. Most commercial brand soaps contain ingredients that will dry your scalp, causing an overkill production of sebum. Mountaineer Brand Cleanse is the perfect, multipurpose solution to keeping your scalp and face clean and moisturized. This product also makes a great shave soap.
We have also formulated a great product to reduce sebum and shine by keeping your skin’s pH perfectly balanced. Our proprietary blend of essential oils and plants extracts will leave your head feeling cool and refreshed.
It may seem counterintuitive to slather moisturizer on skin that feels slick and greasy, but skipping this step will only worsen the present issue. If you seek a product that gets the job done without a lingering shine, consider our Moisturizing Balm.
To seal the deal, we added a detoxifying mask that’s custom made for bald heads. Made with 2 simple, natural ingredients, this mask will assist in regulating sebum production while it deep cleans and shrinks your pores.
Now you can take a sigh of relief knowing that there is a solution to your sweaty shine. All of the tools are just a click away, so what are you waiting for? It’s time to stop sweating the small stuff.
Check out our Bald Head Care Collection to start shopping!