Have you ever spent the day out in the sun hiding your face under a hat? Maybe you went to the game to support your favorite team only to take off your hat and find it filled with clumps of hair. If this is the case, you should know that it is ordinary, especially as we grow older. Most men believe that wearing hats causes hair loss or at least increase hair loss that has already started. Contrary to popular belief, The Hair Loss Recovery Program wants you to know that wearing hats doesn’t cause hair loss. In the very rare circumstances, it may exacerbate an existing condition, but this can be reversed.
Where Did The Hat Baldness Myth Start?
Everyone sheds between 50 and 100 hairs every day regardless of your choice of headwear. When you wear a hat, instead of falling to the ground or sticking in your brush, they collect in your hat. As a result, when you see a hat full of hair at the end of the day, it is easy to assume that wearing something on your head is the cause.
Another reason people assume that hats cause hair loss is that hats are one of the most used methods of concealment. Those who are losing their hair may choose to wear a hat to hide a receding hairline instead of wearing a wig or seeking hair loss treatments.
When do Hats Contribute to Balding?
While hats alone don’t cause balding, wearing tight hats can cause traction alopecia. Wearing tight hairstyles and tight hats on a daily basis can cause hair loss. Hat’s that pull on your scalp and hair can agitate your hair follicles. Over time, your scalp can develop folliculitis and eventually scar. This not only causes hair loss. It also kills the follicle and prevents any hair from ever growing in that area. This condition is rare but can be reversed if noticed early on.
What is Causing my Hair Loss?
Now that you know your hat is not to blame for your hair loss, it is critical to decipher the real cause. There are millions of men and women who suffer from androgenic alopecia or pattern baldness. Instead of blaming your headgear, it is likely your genetics that is to blame.
Hair loss can also be caused by stress, hormonal changes or even environmental factors. When the DHT hormone in your body is out of sorts, it orders your body to slow down or even stop growing hair. Over time, your follicles may even stop producing completely. As the hair from those follicles weakens and shortens, your hairline will start to recede. Your genetics determine just how far your hairline will recede or how thin your hair will become.
Hair Loss Treatment
There is a comprehensive range of medical advances that have been successful when treating those who are suffering from hair loss. Surgical hair loss recovery treatments, laser hair treatments, medications, and shampoos are all effective options to help slow, stop or reverse hair loss.
How We Can Help
Are you tired of finding handfuls of hair in your hat or at the bottom of your drain? The compassionate experts here at The Hair Loss Recovery Program are happy to help you discover the source of your hair loss. We will work with you to craft a unique solution that stops your hair loss and helps you maintain healthy follicles. If you are in need of our Thornhill hair loss recovery program, give us a call at (416) 439-4247 and get the lush head of hair you deserve today!