Looking after your new buzz cut


What happens after your shave?

We know that your big buzz is a big deal, but don’t worry, we’ve got all the information and tips you’ll need for after your shave! There are different ways you can get your amazing fundraising in to Macmillan and remember your fundraising page will remain open after your shave so that you can continue to collect donations. Find out more about how to pay in.

How to look after your new buzz cut?

First head shave? Here are a few tips on how to care for your new look from our partners Boots UK and Soltan.

Suns out, hats on. Or head scarf, it’s up to you. Your shaved head will be more susceptible to sun burn and damage, so even on those cloudy days, make sure to use a good sunscreen with a high UVA rating to protect your scalp from sun exposure. Soltan recommends a minimum of factor 30+ (but factor 50 is best). Additional measures to reduce the risk should also be taken such as wearing a hat, seeking shade, and staying hydrated too. -Soltan

Don’t ditch the shampoo. Protect your scalp from itching, dryness, and flaking, by regularly using a good shampoo that has the right nutrients in it to care for your hair and your scalp. Don’t forget to give your head a good massage to support blood flow and keep your head looking healthier! -Boots UK

How to donate your hair to charity?

Want to go the extra step after your big buzz? You can donate your long locks from your brave the shave to The Little Princess Trust. By sending in your hair donation, you can help the charity provide a real wig for a child or young person affected by cancer treatment. Find out more about how to donate your hair here.

How long does your hair have to be to donate?

Due to the demand for longer wigs, the hair that is sent to The Little Princess Trust must be at least 30 centimetres (12inches) in length. Any hair type can be donated but needs to be in good condition and a natural colour. For more information on the requirements, see here.