Avid sports fans everywhere love to get decked out in their favorite teams’ jerseys, sweatshirts, and hats. The baseball cap sporting a team logo is probably the most popular novelty of affection donned by men. One of the biggest myths about male hair loss is that wearing a hat will cause you to go bald. You can rest easy sports fans, it’s simply not true.

Men both young and old struggle with male pattern baldness. When young men start going bald early the solution, they often turn to is a ball cap. That nasty hair loss myth tends to haunt them because some assume they are perpetuating the problem by wearing a hat. Panic can set in when men start noticing strands of hair inside their hats. Typically, that discovery is no different than when women find hair strands in their hairbrushes. It is normal for everyone to lose about one hundred strands of hair each day.

Millions of men experience hair loss in their lifetime and the two main causes are Androgenetic Alopecia, which is hereditary and Anagen Effluvium, which is caused by certain medications or chemotherapy. The hereditary form of male pattern baldness is predetermined and typically starts to occur in men in their late thirties and early forties. The family genes are in total control and there is no set timeline for Androgenetic Alopecia. Sometimes hair loss is a side effect of medications, and in those cases it’s no great mystery as to why balding is occurring. Again, it does not make a difference if you wear hats often or not.

If you find yourself suffering from hair loss, we encourage you to contact a Transitions member hair loss center near you to arrange a private, confidential hair loss evaluation and consultation.

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