10 Remedies for a Sunburned Scalp and Hairline
If the burn is on the scalp, let cool shower water run over it until the sting is relieved (usually 5–20 minutes depending on severity)
Collins suggests over-the-counter anti-inflammatories for sunburn inflammation. Sunburned scalps and hairlines can sleep with these medications.
Cool compresses twice a day relieve burn pain. Ice directly on the skin can cause damage, but ice water compresses can help.
Aloe Vera Gel
Body burns require aloe vera gel.Aloe vera gel's anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties make it ideal for sunburns.
For scalp and hairline sunburns, both experts recommend applying 1% or over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream daily.
Hydrocortisone cream recommends gentle moisturizers like Aquaphor Healing Ointment or CeraVe Healing Ointment for peeling skin.
Avoid Heat Styling
While your scalp heals, avoid hot rollers, curling irons, straighteners, and blowdryers.which can worsen sunburn pain and damage.
While healing, use gentle cleansers and skincare.Avoid perfumed or medicated shampoos and leave-in haircare products, which may irritate.
Staying in the shade helps burned people recover.Sun exposure worsens burn symptoms and delays healing.
Hydrate your body to re-hydrate the sunburned scalp and hairline. Because burns dehydrate the body.
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