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Wearing a Hat in the Disney World Parks

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    I have very fine hair and I find that my head burns quite badly, especially along the parting line. I have tried wearing a hat, but this just made my head very hot and gave me a migraine. Admittedly it was one of Chris' baseball caps :lol:

    Do you wear a hat to shield your head from the sun and if so how do you stop your head getting too hot.

    If you don't how do you stop your head burning :unsure:
     
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    I do not wear a hat. My head gets too hot as it is. I have very thick hair do burning is not an issue for me.
     
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    Well with my pigmently challenge hair...I guess glare to nearby people is more of an issue!! Think the scientific name is albedo...I have alot of hair albedo..:tongue:
     
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    I wear a hat. Sometimes a cap, or sometimes a safari type hat with a brim to protect my ears and back of neck. I take it off everytime I go indoors or under cover. Never had any problems with a hot head. :D
     
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    Dh always wears his safari hat that he got at Disney World. It has the brim to protect his neck and ears, but the top of the hat is mesh. It keeps the sun out, but allows air to flow through :yes: Works out great for him :)
     
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    OoohOooh, i knew i would be able to tell this to someone eventually!! I was nosing around town the other week and noticed that there is some sun cream you can buy that you can put on your head!! Its not meant to make your hair greasy or anything!

    Now all i have to do is try and remember what it was called and where i saw it :unsure:
     
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    I either use a parasol, which also keeps the sun off your shoulders, or wear a baseball cap. Like Dawn, I take it off when not outside and it doesn't make me hot. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks everyone, I will need to think about something this year, my head does get quite sore at times.

    I'll have a look for the suntan lotion for the head, I wonder if it makes your hair greasy :unsure:
     
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    Jon uses the "scalp screen" as we call it...seems to work quite well, actually. I'll have a look to see what brand it is (maybe Banana Boat?) when we get home and report back. I do recall it being a pump spray, so it was quite easy to apply ;-)
     
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    Thanks Becca :hug2:
     
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    I wear a hat as although it does make your head fell a little warmer you are less likely to get sunstroke and I think it does even out and I feel cooler in the long run.
     
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    True:yes: hats just don't suit me at all :lol: and I can't take it off because my hair is normally stuck to my head :lol:
     
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    I always WANTED to wear a baseball hat (you know, with a cute little ponytail pulled through the back?), but the fact is, I look utterly RIDICULOUS in baseball hats...I usually just pile it all into a ponytail and try not to look into any mirrors as I pass by ;-)
     
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    Haha I have that baseball hat/dream myself. My head is too big for a hat and I don't think my hair would fit through the back
     
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    This is probably the sort of thing you need:

    Boots Soltan Hair and Scalp Protection Spray SPF25 100ml
     
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    Thank you Diane :hug2: I'll have a look at that. I never even realised they did such things.

    I only sat in the garden for a little while yesterday afternoon and I got really burnt :( I have never ever burnt like this before, it really hurts to brush my hair.

    I don't normally have to worry with sun protection if I sit in the garden for an hour or so over here but my even my face got burnt quite badly :(
     
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    I actually have a collection of hats. I love hats. They don't love me. :sigh:

    I do have one that I bought at WDW ages ago. It has a fedora like crown, with a wide, wide brim. It's of tightly woven straw and very comfortable; doesn't make your head hot. I wear it when I remember.

    I have some bucket style hats that I like the best. They are easy to wear and fold up for in my pocket storage. One is actually made of very tightly woven paper! I use that for "swimming" or walking along the water's edge. If it gets wet, it's ok. (Weirdest hat)!

    I have the elaborate purple "pirate hat." :D :D

    We have the market cornered on baseball caps but they look horrible on me for the most part. I nearly never wear them, but Herself looks wonderful in them (or any other hat).

    For me it's all about the sunglasses. If I'm doing a hat, the sunglasses have to be the fixture that make it work. :D

    I've heard/read about the sunscreen for hair/heads and do want to try it myself. My hair is very fine and thin and I've burnt my scalp enough to understand that discomfort when you try to comb your hair! :eek:
     
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    I'll let you know what it's like, I'm going to buy some at the weekend to try :)
     
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    I'm on holiday so don't care what I look like. :lol:
     
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    This is what Jon used, he said he thought it worked well.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1344545365.208092.jpg
     

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