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Myth Debunked: Wearing Hats Doesn’t Cause Hair Loss

One of the biggest fears any man may have is losing their hair. And, while this issue might avoid you, over 80% of men worldwide have some hair loss at some point in their lives. Yes, we know that this might be hard for you. For the other 20%, we can’t say anything more, but – you’re lucky! Genetics plays a huge role in hair loss, and therefore, if you have it or don’t have it, you should thank your mom and dad or your grandfather or grandmother. You Never really know whom you got the hair loss gene from.

People say that in most cases, it’s from the maternal side, but this hasn’t been proven, and we can’t say that it’s true. For those people who have hair loss, as we said, in more than 95% it’s thanks to genetics. For the other 5%, hair loss might occur because of different factors. Stress, constant pulling of your hair (yes, it’s a disease called trichotillomania), some accident or regular yearly hair shed fall into this category. But, there is something that is often mentioned, and in this article, we’ll see if that is true or not. And it’s that wearing a hat causes baldness. 

It’s ironic. When you see people outside who have hair loss, they wear hats to cover it up in most cases. So, why would they wear them if it will make their condition even worse? We’ll find out shortly. Before we dive into all of this, we need to take a closer look at how hair loss works and the science behind it. We need to see the process behind balding to provide you with the best answers and debunk this myth once and for all. Have you ever watched “Mythbusters”? Well, science helps them to debunk myths. That’s why we need some science to come up with a valid conclusion.

Hair Loss

It needs to be mentioned that we will mostly talk about Male Pattern Baldness. Although women can also have hair loss, compared to men, they are in the minority. In this article, we’ll cover the male side of this problem and answer some questions. 

As we said, Male Pattern Baldness, often referred to as “MPB” is a genetic issue, which makes your hair fall out. That’s in simple words. If we want to dig a bit deeper, we would see that a cause is a little hormone called DHT or dihydrotestosterone. It’s a male steroid created by your body daily, the same as its more popular brother testosterone. When you grow up, DHT is essential. It helps your body to develop male characteristics. Think of facial hair, body hair, muscles, and so on. So yeah, it’s an important hormone. But, DHT can cause some “damage” when you are an adult. It binds to the hair follicles and, if you’re genetically prone to it, DHT will start to attack your har. In simpler words, your hair will begin to miniaturize and will grow weaker and thinner every cycle (hair grows in a cycle). If you are prone to it – it is a pre-existing genetic disposition. And there is little you can do about it. 

You’ll probably lose your hair first on your hairline and get the classical “M” shaped hairline, and after that, your crown might start thinning as well. There are some medicals you can take and try to battle this issue. One of them is “Propecia.” It’s a prostate drug, but when taken orally in a smaller dose, it stops hair from falling out. People take this medicine, but what you need to know is that it has various side effects, some of which very dangerous.

Think of erectile dysfunction, libido loss, and brain fog. So, if you want to try this medicine, definitely talk to your doctor before it. We aren’t professionals, and we really can’t say if you should take it or not. Another medicine is called “Minoxidil,” It’s a liquid type medicine that you apply directly to the place where your hair might fall out. People say it’s effective, but as with Propecia, six months to a year need to pass for you to see if it’s working for you.

So, yes, hair loss can be treated to some degree, and even if you take this “Propecia” or “Minoxidil,” it doesn’t mean your hair fall will stop. The chances are 50:50 that the medicine won’t work for you, and you’ll have to wait for over a year for the first results. Now that we know what’s the science behind hair loss, let’s jump to the topic of the day. Can wearing a hat make your hall out?

Hair Loss And Hats

Short answer? No. And if you’re looking for a bit more complex solution, here it is. In 99% of cases, wearing a hat won’t make your hair fall out. That’s not how things work. Some people say that your scalp can’t breathe under a hat, and your hair won’t have enough oxygen for it to function normally. Total nonsense. Your hair will be just fine. Some say that if you sweat too much under a hat, it can damage your hair follicles. Although sweat, dirt, and other things can get stuck on your scalp, washing your hair regularly will get rid of it and make your scalp and hair fresh.

Another thing we heard is that wearing a hat will make your hair thinned out, and some people find individual strands of hair inside. Firstly, if you wear anything on your head for more than an hour, it will make your hair look flat and give an illusion it might be thin. For the second part, a few strands of hair shouldn’t worry you as scientists say that an average person loses about 100 hair per day! Yeah, we didn’t believe ourselves when we read this the first time. But it’s the truth.

So, a few strands of hair in your hat aren’t a sign of anything. But, can then hats cause hair loss in any situation? The only condition where it can cause some hair loss is if you wear your hat very tight and therefore pull strands of hair when you take it off and put it on. It’s called traction alopecia. So, it would help if you were careful that your hat isn’t tight on your head as it might pull a few strands of hair – but you will notice this as it will hurt.

Another thing you should keep in mind, but this is an extreme one, is to know from which fabric is your hat made of. What do we mean? Well, certain people might have an allergic reaction to specific materials. Therefore, if you are allergic to a material from which your hat is made, you might want to look for another one. These allergic reactions may make your hair fall out. Again, this is pretty subjective, and different people might react differently. Some may have some redness on the scalp, but hair might start to fall out for some.

Another thing you should keep in mind is to clean your hat regularly. As we said, some hair will stay in your hat. Imagine a shock you would have if you would notice, after a year of wearing, tens of hair strands inside the hat. It could make you stressed out and feel desperate, where it isn’t time to. It has been proven that often thinking about hair loss and stressing over it can cause even more hair fall, and therefore you enter the never-ending cycle.

To Sum Up

To conclude, no, wearing hats won’t cause hair loss. We know that this topic has been discussed a lot in the hat-wearing community, and frankly, we were a bit suspicious as well. But science has our backs. And if you read a bit on the Internet, you’ll notice that a lot of people agree with us when we say that hats won’t cause any baldness. There isn’t any reason to, and quite frankly, it would be stupid.

If you notice that your hat is filling up with your hair, or you see more hairs lying around your pillow, or while showering, then that should investigate a bit. Maybe you are experiencing hair loss, and your hat doesn’t have anything to do with it. You should contact your dermatologist and talk with him about further measures you should take.

As for the hats, just rock them. Don’t overthink about it damaging your hair follicles, and wear any hat you like. Hats are made to rest comfortably on your head, and we doubt that their existence has a hair damaging aspect. They can even sometimes help you hide your bedhead. 

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Man Hats & Long Hair: Best Hat Types & Wearing Tips

Long hair among men has become popular in the last couple of years. The fact that nowadays there is so much variety when it comes to hairstyles, clothing and so on makes men with long hair not so rare. Therefore, we need to leave a bit of article space for them as well. Studies show that more than 18% of men have longer hair – past their ears.

Since this is a blog that covers hats and everything there is about hats, we’ll mix up these two things. We’ll talk about what are the best hats with men with long hair and we’ll see what are some tips on wearing those hats with long hair. There are many different styles you can go with and we’ll cover the ones which are most common among the younger generation.

Knit Caps

Longer hair keeps your head warm and so do knit caps. During winter, you can see most people wear this type of hats around. Knit caps are simple, warm and they can be very stylish depending on which color you buy. They also go good with a pair of sunglasses. What makes this type of hat so good is the fact that it pretty much doesn’t matter if you have longer hair or not. There are other types like a straw hat for an example which can sometimes be hard to mix up with long hair and doesn’t look quite good. 

Knit caps are different. You just pop them on your head and you’re ready to go. It pretty much doesn’t matter what head shape you have or what type of hair you have. Knit caps look good on everyone. And, if you have long hair, things are no different. It will look good on you. The general idea behind wearing such a hat with long hair is to let your bangs show. Everyone likes to see healthy-looking hair, especially on a male. Therefore, you should use this to your advantage. Stand out from the crowd. Let everyone show you have long hair and combine it with a knit cap.

We said that this type of hat is often used in the colder months since it provides warmth to your head. But, don’t be amazed if you see dudes wearing this cap during hotter summers as well. Yeah, it might sound a bit silly, but if you push this hat a bit back you’ll get a cool, laid-back look which will make you again – stand out from the crowd.


Fedoras are a favorite type of hat for many people around the world. Even more, people would know about it but they are afraid of how stylish it looks and think that they aren’t up to it. Wrong. Even though that fedora is a bit more stylish than let’s say a baseball cap, you can still wear it on many occasions. Fedora has a large brim that amazingly frames your face and puts a spotlight on it. Now, don’t be afraid. It doesn’t do that in a bad way. Like, if you have a zit, it’s not like a fedora will show it even more to the world. It’s nothing like that. 

Fedora goes exceptionally well with long hair. Put it on your head and tuck the hair behind your ears. What you’ll get is a look that most rock stars will be jealous of. You can also put your hair over your ears and let it fall naturally although it’s not a look that will suit everyone. Most women wear their fedoras like this though. 

Another good thing about wearing a fedora is that it is very lightweight and you won’t even reckon it’s sitting on your head. This might not sound like a big deal, but it is, especially in the summertime. During summer, it gets hot and therefore at some point, your hair will probably get sweaty. This is an even bigger issue if you have a bit longer hair since the hair can soak up the sweat and become oily really fast. Having a hat on your head which isn’t lightweight will create an even worse situation for you and we guarantee that after one extremely hot day, you won’t even consider wearing a hat ever again.

However, since fedoras are made from light and quality materials, this won’t be the case. As we said, you won’t even feel it on your head so you can relax and just rock your new summer look.

Baseball Caps

Yea, you thought we won’t mention them since we started with fancy hats like the fedora, right? Well wrong. How can we not mention one of the most popular hats out there? Baseball caps are worn by millions or even billions of people in the world. Yea, fedoras are great, but you can’t wear them on every single occasion. Knit caps are also great, but the same goes for them. However, baseball caps are a bit different. It’s cold? Wear a baseball cap. Hot? Same thing. Want to protect from the sun while you’re running? Well, the baseball cap. Want to go out to the club and look cool? You know the answer. You get the point. Baseball caps are so versatile that it comes as no surprise that they are part of the wardrobe of almost everyone. And yes, you don’t need to be a baseball fan to wear it. It’s okay.
Since baseball caps are so popular and can be worn on every single occasion, the question that arises is if they go well with long hair? And, the answer is yes. And they go perfectly. 

We said that it is of huge importance that a hat is lightweight. Baseball caps are like that. They are also very adjustable. Something that most hats lack. Take a fedora for an example. It has an average hole where your head goes into and it will suit most people. But, not everyone. If your head is a bit bigger or wider, you’ll have trouble if you try to put it on. Furthermore, you’ll need to squeeze your head in and probably stretch the hat once for good. Imagine that you even have long hair and want to put it on. It could be a huge issue.

On the other hand, baseball caps and other sports caps that simply have a visor, have an adjustable strap which lets you configure how it will sit on your head. Will it be loose or they’ll have a grip. It’s a neat feature to have since that means you can buy a hat and not worry too much about the size of it. Baseball caps will suit everyone, even the big brain ones.
But, how does long hair go with such a hat? Similar to fedora. The general point is that you tuck your bangs behind your ears, put some sunglasses on and go to the street with style. You can also wear it in reverse mode. Have you seen rappers wearing a cap like this? The visor turned back, to their neck? Yes, you did. And admit it, it looks cool. You can do it as well! Apply the same concept – hair behind your ears, and reverse your hat. Sweet.

Nowadays it’s also popular to wear a man bun. If you don’t know what it is, look it up since it’s a bit hard to explain. Girls will know. The man bun is a no issue for a baseball hat as well. On every hat of this type, there is a hole between the adjustable strap we talked about and the rest of the hat. Now, this is made so that women can put their ponytail through it and wear a hat that otherwise they couldn’t. Your man bun can go there as well. It would look weird if you wore the baseball cap over your bum. It will look like you have something on your head and it will seem weird. Put your bun through that hole and rock the hat. 

Long Hair No Issue

As you can see, if you have longer hair, don’t feel bad that you can’t wear hats. You can! And to be honest, it can look even better on you than it would on me who have shorter hair. Use the hair you have to your advantage and stand out even more from the crowd. The hats we mentioned go really well with long hair and you should utilize it as long as you could. You never know when that precious hair you have might start to fall out? So, use it while you have it!

And yes, we know that we probably didn’t mention all the hats that are out there. The list would be too long. We covered the ones which are being used mostly during the past couple of years and truth to be told, it will stay like that for the years to come. Therefore, take our advice and wear hats. It will make your life a whole lot better.