Baldness becomes a problem for men over their 40s. But not infrequently this problem also afflicts younger men. Many people think that this problem is caused, one of them, the habit of wearing a hat. Is it true? Aside from that, if you wish to have a hat that can’t be found in stores, we recommend you to design a hat yourself.
A dermatologist at UCLA Health said that she often receives questions about the relationship between wearing a hat and baldness. The problem is not with the hat, but due to the wrong way to wear it. The thought that hat causes baldness arises because people who start thinning hair usually cover it with a hat. Then when the condition gets heavier, the hat is considered as a trigger.
“The main cause of hair loss is genetics,” said a plastic surgeon specializing in hair recovery and assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Michael Wolfeld.
Hair loss in men or androgenic alopecia is caused by the progressive miniaturization of hair follicles which are sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a breakdown product of the male testosterone hormone. This condition occurs hereditary alias genetic and can occur at any time after puberty.
News & World Reports states that hats do not cause the danger of baldness, but dirty hats can cause scalp irritation.
So, hats can also actually contribute if worn in dirty conditions and very tight. “If someone is wearing a very tight hat and for a long time, every day for years, it could cause hair damage,” said Wolfield. And the damage to the hair will lead to a loss.
The opinion was reinforced, Goldbach. According to him, the use of caps that are too tight can cause irritation or inflammation of the hair follicles. This does not automatically cause hair loss, but it can be a contributing factor.
Other experts, Dr. Adam Friedman, professor of dermatology at du George Washington University, said that the dye and textile content in hats also influenced. That expert stated that if the hat material causes the wearer to suffer from an allergic condition, it can cause inflammation that leads to hair loss. It can be worse if the hat is worn in a sweaty state.