Hair Myth or Fact?

Hats can cause or exacerbate hair loss.


This myth concerning hat wearing about during the First and Second World Wars when, after returning home from wearing helmets for months or years, it was noticed that many of the soldiers’ hair had thinned considerably. However, this hair loss was due to stress and also to the fact that these men were returning home at an age when male pattern hair loss commonly occurs, not because they were wearing hats. In fact, in the winter months winter wind and weather can really dry out your hair and can cause permanent damage and breakage…so hats serve as hair’s first level of defense!