When you make personal care and training products, you get some great questions... or maybe some awkwardly great questions.
We thought we should share a few of the helpful questions with you! From the frequently asked, ‘Should I apply sunscreen before or after I put on my race numbers?’ or ‘What’s the right way to use chamois cream?’ Get answers to our most asked questions!
Q: "Should I put sunscreen on before or after I apply my race number?"
A: Before is best. Apply your sunscreen and let it dry for at least 10-15 minutes, then add your race numbers. Adding anything on top of your race numbers could cause them to rub off and not last as long. Z-up then number-up!
PRO TIP! Remove your race numbers without taking a layer or two of skin off! Heather Wurtele race number hack - Triathlon Magazine
Sam Long @samgolong post-race still rockin' race numbers because he applied sunscreen first!
Q: Can I use the Swim & Sport Shampoo everyday even if I’m not swimming?
A: Absolutely. We recommend using our Shampoo everyday to keep your hair free of buildup like sweat & heavy minerals. Plus, our Shampoo is sulfate-free and safe for treated, colored, or curly hair.
PRO TIP! Have some serious helmet hair or the windy ratty ponytail? Try giving your locks a second lather and rinse. The first wash will wash away the bulk of the dirt and sweat while the second wash will give you a better lather and a deeper clean.
@houstonracing team keeping their hair lovely with Zealios Shampoo & Conditioner
Q: We’ve heard of athletes applying Sun Barrier the night before a race. Is that true?
A: Yep, some athletes shower the night before a race, towel off well and apply a generous amount of Sun Barrier. Come the morning of the race they’ll apply another light layer and they’re set for great sun protection on race day!
@tridmc on @teamzoot race ready with Sun Barrier applied the night before.
Q: Should I put Betwixt chamois cream on my chamois pad or on my skin?
A: We advise applying directly to your skin for two reasons. One, applying directly to your skin will provide better coverage "down-there". Two, you’ll reduce the risk of missing any spots or cracks by applying to your skin :)
PRO TIP! Up your chamois knowledge with 6 Things You Didn't Know About Your Chamois from Bicycling.com
Rach McBride's @rachelmbc ready for a long ride in the saddle with Betwixt