One question which comes up time and again here at The Belgravia Centre is ‘do hats cause hair loss?’ Men and women who are experiencing patchy hair loss often ask whether wearing a hat to cover bald spots will exacerbate the problem.
The good news is that our hair loss experts have been unable to find any conclusive evidence of hats causing, or increasing, the rate at which hair is shed.
The only possible way that wearing a hat could cause hair loss would be if it was extremely tight and it was worn frequently. This could potentially, place the hair follicles under enough tension to cause a form of hair loss known as Traction Alopecia.
What is Traction Alopecia?
A form of lifestyle-related hairloss, Traction Alopecia develops over time when hair is pulled extremely tightly, such as when placed in braids or cornrows. This places the hair follicles under strain until they are eventually deformed and the attached hair falls out.
Hats off to the hair loss experts
For men and women undergoing hair loss treatment, wearing a hat of some kind makes perfect sense – as Jude Law, among others, has found. A hat provides a way of masking patchy hair loss without compromising the health of existing hair. Because there is no proof of hat-wearing causing long term problems our hair loss experts are happy for clients to wear headgear with the proviso that it is not so tight-fitting as to place undue strain on the hair follicles.
For hair loss advice, call 0800 077 6666 today, or message us at The Belgravia Centre, to organise a free, no obligation consultation with one of our experts. Alternatively, please fill in our online diagnostic form for a home-use treatment programme that we can post to you anywhere in the world.