Curejoy Expert Dr.Janardhana Hebbar Explains:
This so called “myth” gained credence as most people who wear hats do so to hide their baldness, making people believe that it is the cause. If your hair thinning or falling started with you wearing head gear, then it is a sheer coincidence that the onset of baldness overlapped with your new fashion accessory or work gear.
The most dreaded and common hair loss is androgenic alopecia, is completely determined by how you’re genetically coded. Head gear might be the last thing on the checklist of ‘things to avoid to prevent hairfall’, so unless you are already suffering from some hair ailment and loosing hair, keep your cap on.
Some care that you would need to take to ensure that your caps/hats do not impair your hair growth or damage your existing crop. Avoid wearing a tight fighting cap or headgear for a prolonged time as it might restrict blood flow to the hair follicles. Constantly and carelessly doffing of your hat for the ladies might please the ladies but could aggravate an existing hairfall condition. A flat cap or hat worn for a long duration can negate your hair bounce making it look thinner. Ensure that you allow air to dry up any sweat (from hot summers or exertion from exercise/work) accumulated from long hours of wear else sweat can clog up the pores in the scalp ceasing or hampering hair growth.