Wearing a hat cause balding?Created by:
One of the myths surrounding hair loss is that wearing hats will cause or contribute to premature baldness. Fortunately, this is not true. There is no scientific research that shows wearing a hat contributes to hair loss. In order for a hat to cause hair loss, it would need to be tight enough to cut off circulation to the hair follicles.
One of the reasons many people believe that hats cause hair loss is because of the amount of hair left inside a hat when you take it off. Whenever you see this, you might worry that your hair is quickly falling out. But we lose hair every day, as much as 80 to 100 strands daily. Usually, you will see this as you comb and brush your hair or when you shower. However, your hats may catch some of this hair and as it builds up over time, it may seem as if there is a lot of hair in your hat.
What Does Cause Hair Loss?
There are a number of reasons for hair loss:
- Stress or illness
- Hormonal problems, such as hyper- or hypo-thyroidism
- As a side effect of some medications
- Fungal infections
- Wearing tight hairstyles such as pigtails or cornrows
- Overuse of chemicals found in permanents or relaxers
Finally, genetics plays a part in male baldness or hair loss. The gene that is sometimes responsible for male baldness is inherited from the mother because this particular gene is found on the X chromosome. For men whose fathers became bald, this could be good news. It seems you should look to your grandfather, on your mother’s side, to find out if you have a higher risk of baldness due to genetics.