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Hats and Hair Loss: The Truth

A good hat can be both functional, and a fashion statement. But can it also be to blame for your hair loss? Age, genetics, and illness can certainly play a part in the loss of hair. Lack of sleep and stressful events can also cause hair loss. But your hat is not likely the culprit.

In general, wearing a hat can actually be good for your health! Since over 70 percent of body heat escapes through your head, wearing a warm hat can keep your ears and head from getting cold in the winter. By preventing heat from escaping through your head, your entire body will stay warmer and your body temperature will remain regulated.

Wearing a hat with a brim will keep sun and sweat out of your eyes in warmer months. It will also minimize exposure to damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. And for some, wearing a hat will keep others from noticing thinning hair. But are those hats the cause of hair loss in the first place? No!

It is a common misconception that wearing a hat strains hair follicles, causing hair loss. Wearing a dirty hat can lead to scalp infection, however, which in turn accelerates hair loss. But that is the extent to which hair loss and hats are connected, experts say.

With so many benefits associated with wearing a clean hat, you might want to sport one more often. Just don’t let hair loss be the reason that you never take that hat off!

While covering your scalp with that hat might be a temporary fix to a hair loss dilemma, there are long-term solutions that will boost your confidence, with or without a hat on.

Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic process that can create the natural appearance of a fuller head of hair through injecting small amounts of pigment into the skin. Most of our clients complete their treatment within 2 to 3 sessions, with results that last years!

To learn more about the skin micropigmentation process, contact the experts of Hairline Ink at 585-250-0835 today or start a chat with one of our online representatives.

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