Hello doctor. Thank you so much for taking the time to loo at and answer this question.
I know a question like this has been answered many times before, but I have a slight variation in the question concerning baseball caps and hair loss. My job (part-time) requires me to wear a hat and I have to wear it for about 5-8 hours straight each shift. I keep it a little bit loose so it doesn’t cause a cut off in circulation, but my question is, sometimes I adjust my hat, for example take it off and put it back on or shift it around a little bit.
I’ve read on other sites that putting your hat on/taking it off if you do it often/a few times can cause hairs to pull out/fall out. I do not know if there is any truth to these sources, so I am asking a professional. Is there ANY risk of thinning by wearing a baseball cap for long periods of time 3-4 times a week?
Also, how about hair nets, do they cause any damage/thinning to your hair?
Thank you so much and I hope this question doesn’t cause any irritation as it is a common one.
If the hat is not pulling on your hair, taking it off and putting it on over and over again should not cause any impact. Same goes for hair nets.
Basically, if something is tugging on your hair for extended periods of time, that is when you run the risk of developing traction alopecia, which is commonly seen in women with tight braids.