Back in the day, wearing hats used to be associated with a gentleman’s fashion and overall image, but nowadays, it seems as though most men are wearing hats less often. One can only guess as to why it seems men have lost interest in the accessory, but for the most part, it seems to be because many people think that wearing hats affects their hair in ways in which they don’t want it to. Specifically, some believe that wearing hats makes their hair fall out and others don’t like how their hair looks after taking off a hat, or in other words, getting hat hair. Many of today’s young men often link how good they look with how good their hair looks, which explains why men don’t want to wear something that potentially damages it, but what if they had no reasons to avoid hats?
How to Solve These “Problems”
As mentioned before, one of the biggest problems people relate to wearing hats is their hair falling out, but what if all that was a myth? Recent remarks by multiple scientists have shown that wearing hats often has nothing to do with going bald, rather, it is the effect of genetics at work, or in some cases it may be a side effect of aging. Nevertheless, there are ways of wearing your hat that can be bad if your hair is thinning. For example, you shouldn’t wear your hats too tight, as this could cut circulation to your hair follicles. And you shouldn’t wear any hats that pull your hair tightly, for example, very tight beanies or swimmer’s caps can cause your hair to fall out if worn too frequently. Something else you should keep in mind is that if your hats are dirty and you continue to use them, you could get a scalp infection and that would risk hair loss. However, if you wear clean hats made in your size, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
Now on the topic of hat hair. One of the most irritating things about wearing a hat is taking it off and revealing flat, frizzy, ugly hair that has lost its shape. There are not many ways to avoid this problem, but here are a few things that can help. First off, most hat hair is caused by tight hats, so once again, remember to wear a hat that is your correct size. Second, before wearing your hat, make sure your hair is completely dry, not even damp, because if not, your hair will dry and take the shape of the hat, which you probably do not want. Furthermore, before wearing your hat, try spraying a volumizing product on your hair to give it long-lasting shape, even under a hat. You could also try applying leave in conditioner, which also helps prevent getting hat hair. Lightly spraying a bit of healthy hairspray (a natural oil base hair spray) to your hair can be beneficial, preventing it from getting frizzy and full of static.
If you end up with hat hair and you’re not at home or if you have a short amount of time, but you desperately want to fix your hat hair try these few tips. One of the most important things to remember is when your hair gets in this condition, do not use a comb, although it may seem like the most logical thing to do. What you want to do is brush your hair running your hands through it. To take it to a step further, take a towel and soak it in very hot water. Next, rinse it very well and wrap it around your head. The steam from the towel should help get your hair back to its original form, kind of like how a clothes steamer steams the wrinkles out of your clothes. If none of these methods work and you still want your hair back to normal, don’t be afraid to wash your hair in the sink and start off fresh.
You Have Nothing to Worry About!
Although you can’t always prevent accidentally pulling out a few hairs when wearing hats or getting hat hair every so often, that shouldn’t stop you from completely forgetting about hats. Ironically enough, some men that are losing hair or are already bald actually prefer to wear hats because they like how they look and feel on them, not to mention the many controversial debates on if the natural human oil released by the scalp actually protects the hair or even if it helps with the growth.