Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Guest Post: Can You Lose Hair From Wearing Your Yankees Cap Too Much?

When someone looks in your closet do they see a collection of baseball caps? Do you choose which cap to wear based on how you are feeling? However, lately you have been a little disturbed. You have observed, to your horror, your hair is getting thinner. How could this be? You’re in your thirties. 

You think to yourself could it be your beloved Yankees cap causing you to go bald? Say it ain’t so! The thought of losing your hair and going bald is frightening. What’s more, you have been wearing baseball caps since you were a kid. Do you really need to give up your cap? 

Panic sets in and you start researching ways to reverse the hair loss or at the very least stop it from falling out. According to U.S. News and World Report, American men spend more than a $1 billion every year on hair products to keep a full head of hair. But then you calm down because… 

Hair loss doctor, Dr. Ballon has said, “It is a myth that you will loss hair or have premature baldness if you wear a cap.” There is no medical research to support the belief wearing baseball caps contribute to hair fall. So, why do so many guys think this is possible? 

Simple, when you take off your cap you might see hair left. Your mind starts playing tricks on you and you assume you’re losing hair when, in fact, it is normal to lose 100 hairs a day. 

However, there is one way for your baseball cap to cause hair loss. For this to happen, you would need to wear your cap so tight that it cuts off circulation to your hair follicles. Continuous blood flow is vital to the growth of a normal hair follicle. Obstructing this flow causes your hair to become damaged, which leads to thinning hair or baldness. 

So, if you want to keep wearing your Yankees baseball cap for years to come without worrying about losing your hair, there are some precautions you can take.

  • ·         Wash your hair often to stop the buildup of bacteria and oil.
  • ·         Wash your baseball cap regularly to kill bacteria as well as to remove excess oils.
  • ·         Wear your baseball cap loose. Remember, if it is too snug it could cut off blood flow to your hair follicles.

About the author:

Sherry Harris owns the blog Sherry's Life which helps people with their stylish hair needs around the world. Check out her blog at

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)