Hats are fantastic accessories – they are stylish, go with several kinds of outfits, and they even provide wonderful sun and glare protection for your skin and eyes.
You probably have a different hat with every attire in your wardrobe. But is it okay to wear a hat every day?
Hats are stylish and very functional, and we have the best news for you – yes, you can wear a hat daily. That being said, there are some precautions you must take. Read on about why it’s a good idea to wear a hat every day and how you can safely wear a hat while protecting your skin and hair.
Table of Contents:
- Myths Associated with Wearing a Hat Every Day
- Wearing a Hat Every Day Can Make You Bald
- Hats Can Slow Hair Growth (or Hasten It)
- Hats Can Make You Lose Your Hair
- Wearing a Hat Can Make Your Hair Grow White
- Hair Becomes Thinner When You Wear a Hat
- Why It’s Good to Wear a Hat Every Day
- How to Keep Your Skin and Hair Safe with a Hat
Myths Associated with Wearing a Hat Every Day
You’ve probably heard people talk about how hats are bad for your hair and head. The following are some myths about wearing hats and the facts behind those myths.
Wearing a Hat Every Day Can Make You Bald
An excessively tight hat can decrease blood flow to the hair follicles and scalp, which could cause stress and cause your hair to fall out. You could experience gradual hair loss or traction alopecia if you wear a very tight hat daily.
Wearing a well-fitting hat for a few hours a day can actually protect your head from harmful UV light and protect your head from balding.
Hats Can Slow Hair Growth (or Hasten It)
That is simply untrue. Hair naturally goes through slow and fast growth phases, and hats have nothing to do with it.
Hats Can Make You Lose Your Hair
Yes, if a strand of hair gets caught in the weave of your hat, you could accidentally tug and break it while getting off your hat. But hats don’t cause hair loss.
Wearing a Hat Can Make Your Hair Grow White
It’s the lack of melanin in hair that causes hair to turn white, and not hats. As we grow older, the production of melanin slows down. The lesser the melanin in our hair, the greyer it becomes. When there is no melanin, the hair turns completely white.
Hair Becomes Thinner When You Wear a Hat
A hat cannot make your hair thinner unless it is very tight. A tight hat worn constantly can put pressure on the scalp, which can cause miniaturization or scarring of the hair follicles over a long time. Over time, the hair will stop growing or become very fine.
Why It’s Good to Wear a Hat Every Day
- Hats, unlike caps, provide 360-degree protection from sun and ultraviolet light. When you wear a hat, your forehead, nose, eyes, ears, and neck are protected from tanning, signs of aging, and sunburn.
- Hats that have an inbuilt sweatband can keep away the sweat from your face and hair.
When the heat index is high, wearing light clothing, drinking plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated, and wearing a hat can prevent you from getting a heat stroke.
How to Keep Your Skin and Hair Safe with a Hat
Hats generally do not cause skin or hair problems, but there are some measures you can take to ensure it stays that way.
- Today you can get hats that offer ultraviolet protection. Invest in Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) hats that provide this kind of protection.
- Ensure the hats you wear fit well. They shouldn’t be so tight that you can’t easily get them off your head. But they shouldn’t be so loose that they fall off or drop over your eyes.
- Look for hats made of breathable material so that there is some air circulation.
- If you have to wear a hat daily, ensure you don’t wear it for extended periods.
If you sweat a lot with a hat, wash your hair regularly with a gentle shampoo to clean your hair of sweat and grime. WOW Skin Science Himalayan Rose Shampoo with rose hydrosol, argan, coconut, and sweet almond oil gently cleanses the hair and scalp and removes product build-up and grime. Rose hydrosol is rich in flavonoids and antioxidants that support hair follicles and growth. Argan oil keeps hair soft and moisturized. The linoleic acid in coconut oil nourishes every strand of hair. Sweet almond oil rich in vitamins B1, B6, A, and E protect your hair from UV light while keeping your hair moisturized.
- Always wear sunscreen for extra sun protection – even on cloudy days, even when you wear a hat.
- Wash or dry-clean your hats regularly to keep them in good shape and clean. Grimy and dirty hats can get smelly, but more importantly, they could cause skin infections.
Hats are fashionable and provide excellent hair, skin, and UV protection. There are several myths about the daily use of hats. While these are untrue, an ill-fitting hat can cause some problems. Invest in a well-fitting hat (or hats), and you should be able to wear a hat daily.
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