Wearing a baseball cap with your favorite sports team’s logo on it has become more than just something guys do when they attend a sporting event. Today, wearing hats has gone beyond being a fashion statement – to a staple of many men’s daily wardrobes. As many of them move out of the teen years into the older age brackets, they begin to ponder if that daily hat wearing has led to the scant amount of hair that rests on their head, exposing bare scalp.
Wearing hats too frequently causes hair loss is one of the most common myths associated with balding. So don’t think it’s the reason you are now considering a hair transplant because there is no relationship between wearing hats and hair loss. Instead, look at factors like major illnesses, poor diet, environmental impacts, stress and most importantly your family history.
Androgenic alopecia is an inherited cause of hair loss and is responsible for the majority of balding in men and women. This genetic predisposition is inherited from the mother, on the X chromosome, however there is genetic contributions from either parent. This polygenetic contribution to hair loss means that you can’t blame your hair loss on one parent as it requires participation from both mom and dad.
In androgenic alopecia, the production of a hormone called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the culprit. DHT essentially attacks the hair follicle causing it to slowly deteriorate and eventually die. Once the hair follicle is dead it cannot be regenerated from any medication or treatment. Only transplantation of new hair follicles to the area will restore hair growth.
In any event, hair loss has a troubling effect on the psyche of many men and women today and numbers of them are flocking to solutions that will fix the issue. Hair transplantation offers the only sure way to restore hair to areas of balding scalp so you can look and feel your best once again.