The best protection against skin cancer of the scalp is a hat, but it's tricky to wear one without collateral damage to your hairstyle. Caile Noble, hairstylist at Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon, offers tips on how to banish hat hair.
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Those with short hair should avoid wide-brimmed hats that need to be pushed down over the forehead — a sure way to end up with a flat top. Instead, Noble, recommends donning a fedora. Style hair as usual, then gently place the hat toward the back of the head, so it sits on the crown. Those with long locks can wear wider-brimmed styles. To avoid hat hair, Noble says, part hair in the center and smooth it down, tucking strands behind the ears. "Put the hat on at the front of the head first, so it touches down on the forehead then push it back onto the head," he says.