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Will Your Hat Really Cause Hair Loss?

hairThe idea that wearing a hat causes hair loss is nothing new. In fact, it’s more of an old wives’ tale that has seen a reemergence since more people are seriously concerned nowadays about hair loss. Many, if not most people believe headwear is an actual cause of hair loss, but are they right?

Well, as is the case in most old wives’ tales, it sounds good, but isn’t true. The average use of just about any type of headwear shouldn’t cause any type of permanent hair loss. In fact, even if you wore your favorite hat 24 hours a day, you could still sport a thick mane underneath.

Why? Well, I’m certainly glad you asked. You see, follicles aren’t overly worried about what you do to the outside of your head; they just want to grow hair, and that they do. As long as you keep blood flowing to your scalp, and avoid too much head trauma, your hair will be just fine. However, there are a few things to be careful of.

Many people feel the need to adjust their hat every few seconds, on top of taking it on and off. Doing this can put stress on your hair and follicles, and as you know, putting stress on things certainly doesn’t make them work any better.

Another indirect way wearing a hat can contribute to hair loss is a buildup of oil and a waxy substance known as sebum. The problem with these substances is that they like to get into follicles and plug them up, resulting in hair loss. A good way to avoid this is simply washing your hair and scalp more often (and well) to cleanse your head of the buildup of these substances. Also, remember that these substances are excreted more in warm conditions, so staying cool helps reduce the chance of either of these substance plugging follicles.

While wearing a hat, many of us with longer hair prefer to somehow put our hair back or up, sometimes too tightly. This can be a problem as pulling hair tightly is one of the leading causes for a receding hairline. Usually, this is only seen with hairstyles such as extremely tight buns, but can be seen less intensely in several people who enjoy putting their hair up or back with a hat.

Under average circumstances, wearing a hat will not cause any hair loss, and if it does cause hair loss it’s usually only temporary and can be remedied. However, remember these tips. Avoid putting too much stress on hair, whether it’s from twisting, pulling, or pushing your hair. Wash hair often to avoid the buildup of substances that may plug follicles. Any permanent hair loss is usually caused by hereditary conditions, so all you baseball players, welders, and construction workers should consult your grandfather’s genes before worrying about your hat as a cause of hair loss.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site:www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

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