Do Hats Cause Hair Loss?

Your hair follicles will very likely shrink to a point where they will no longer grow, if you have a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). But there are a lot of myths going around when it comes to hair loss. One of those myths talks about hair loss being caused by hats and wearing them. I’m going to stop you right there. Hats do not cause hair loss if you treat your scalp, your hair and your hats correctly. So what can you do?

Throw away those small sweaty hats that don’t fit

Most cases of hair loss caused by hats are because the wearer doesn’t know how they’re supposed to wear the hat or a-balding-man-wearing-a-hattake care of it. Although we have to be honest, sometimes it is in fact caused by an allergic reaction to the hat. But we can’t blame the hat for not knowing you’re allergic, can we? Let’s dive into that a little bit deeper.

Most hats nowadays have the ability to adapt to the wearer’s head using a click-system. That’s both a bad thing and a good thing. It’s good because now we have more hats to choose from to actually fit us. It’s bad because now people are able to make the hat so tight that it actually cuts off a lot of circulation. When you’re wearing a hat, you want it to be tight enough to not fall off when you turn your head, but loose enough to keep some breathing space. This is important because you don’t want to deprive your head of the nutrients and blood it needs. Your scalp needs nutrients just as much as any other part of your body in order to continue growing healthy hair.

Take a shower – your scalp will love you for it

Now imagine you’re sunbathing. Without a hat, of course. What happens to your skin when it gets warm? That’s right, it starts to sweat and you might even see loose pieces of skin letting go. What do you think happens when it’s warm and you’re walking around with your hat on? You guessed it, your head starts to sweat. You might not feel likevarious-hats-different-colours showering on a warm day when all you want to do is lie down underneath the air conditioning. But please, for the sake of your hair, take a shower. And while you’re at it, make sure you wipe down your hat too…

All of the bacteria which happily multiplies inside that warm, moist hat of yours, will adjust to their new home and they won’t feel like leaving any time soon. By washing your hair, you’ll eliminate the chance of any dirt being able to cause inflammation on your scalp. It’s important to wipe your hat too as it’s like mopping the floor with the tap running if you’re more than happy to put your clean head in that dirty hat again.

Scalp Micropigmentation – What can you do next?

You’ll be happy to know that if these tips came a little too late for you, not all is lost. There are ways to replace what you’ve lost and you can have a hair treatment to give you the appearance of having a head full of hair again. Scalp micropigmentation, is a great way to get a beautiful head of hair again. For alopecia, thinning, receding, bald hair, and other hair loss scenarios – Skalptec will help you.


Scalp micropigmentation is a popular hair loss solution when it comes to men and women who have to deal with losing their hair. Skalpec provides the following SMP services for men and women:

Early signs of hair loss can be a very worry and anxious time. Click here to find out about 4 early signs of hair loss.

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Why having scalp micropigmentation is the perfect choice..

There is no major surgery with scalp micropigmentation and it’s more affordable than having a hair transplant. Skalptec’s hair replacement treatment is low maintenance & with very little discomfort, and you won’t have to take any pharmacy medicines afterwards. This can be truly life changing, we have the solution to your hair loss problem that you’ve been looking for.woman-before-after-scalp-micropigmentation

We highly recommend scalp micro pigmentation and we carry out our treatments to the highest standards in our clinics for satisfied customers every day. Skalptec will tell you what is involved, and we can easily arrange a full consultation.

Our technicians are some of the best in the world – seriosuly it’s true just ask our customers and look at the UK national awards we have been rewarded with over the years. You will see amazing results. Maybe you’re considering your options at this point (it’s ok to take your time) or you’ve come across Skalptec for the first time, or a friend recommended you.

If you need help take your first step and talk to us. We have achieved recognition and awards for SMP over the years and we can provide the best possible experience. You can find Video Reviews, Case Studies and Before and After pictures on our website and on You Tube.

No matter what your circumstances give our friendly team a call or email us. We’ll reassure you, we want to limit anySkalptec logo for browser stress, and help you to fully understand everything. We totally understand your concerns and we’ll listen to all your questions.

How to become a SMP technician with Skalptec?

Setting up on your own can be daunting without the right support and mentorship. Whatever you need, we’ll help you to find your way and to build your personal reputation as a world class scalp micropigmentation technician. Find out more by clicking here.


Client Hair Micro Pigmentation

Skalptec has various treatment clinics in various UK locations including:

  • Liverpool – Terence Jones Owner and lead technician of Skalptec & 3 time UK National Award Winner (our Head Office is located there). Click here for more about Terence.
  • Newcastle – Terence Jones Owner and lead technician (MPUK National Award Winner 3 times for Scalp Technician of the year). Click here for more about Terence and his clinic.
  • London – Proficient lead technician. Click here for more about our service.
  • Shrewsbury – Michelle Watson lead technician (our newset clinic opened recently). Click here for more about Michelle and her clinic.

You will also find some of our top technicians in:

To learn more about Skalptec and the services that we provide and to learn how we can help you to cover anything from the early signs of hair loss to full baldness. contact us we’ll help you to get a clearer picture – one of our experienced scalp technicians will be here to help. It might even be better than what you had before! In any case, your friends will all be asking where you got it done because it will look amazing.