Though hair loss causes can range from genetics (male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness) to various physicial and psychological medical conditions (diffuse alopecia, traction alopecia, etc.), wearing a hat does not cause or facilitate baldness. This is a myth.
Personally speaking, I had worn a hat almost my entire life starting when I was about 14 years of age. When I first started losing hair between the ages of 21 and 22, I was told the same thing. "Wearing a hat all the time will cause you to go bald". In fear, I stopped wearing a hat as often until I realized that my bald spot in the crown of my scalp was getting bigger.
There are many people who do not suffer from hair loss who wear a hat all the time and still have a full head of hair. Though this is apparently a common belief by many, I can assure you that it’s a myth.
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