Are hats bad for your hair?
Myth or fact
Hats, caps and beanies are fantastic accessories that can dress up your outfits in addition to their functionality. They can protect the head from the heat and cold. Unfortunately, wearing hats can apparently make you go bald or lose your crown.
According to dermatologists, one logical way that can make you lose your hair is if you are actually wearing your hair often in tight braids, encouraging the strands to be pulled off your scalp contributing to hair loss.
For example, African-American women wear their hair in really tight braids since they were young. This practice can actually contribute to traction alopecia - hair loss caused by too much pulling.
However, if you are just wearing your hair in tight styles every so often, this is not likely to cause hair falling off. The tension is not enough to pull off your hair. So yes, the short end of it is that wearing hats cannot really cause hair loss or baldness.
Another explanation why hair loss can occur when wearing hats is that it is supposed to deprive hair of oxygen and nutrients. However, this theory is not really proven and supported with scientific evidence. As such, it is unlikely that this will cause hair loss and baldness.