#1 Question: Will wearing a hat or baseball cap cause thinning hair and hair loss?
Answer: Not only is this myth not true, hats actually help protect your scalp and hair from sun damage. However, wearing a dirty hat can lead to a scalp infection, which in turn can accelerate hair loss. Some people wear hats to hide thinning or balding hair. For adults experiencing hair loss, there are many hair regrowth treatments available. Many are specifically designed using laser technology to treat female and male hair loss.
#2 Question: Does using sunscreen on my scalp make my hair thin or cause it to fall out?
Answer: Absolutely not! If you have thinning hair or have a bald spot, it is very important that you use sunscreen to prevent sunburn or damage to your scalp.
#3 Question: Will swimming in chlorine or salt water cause my hair to dry out or fall out?
Answer: There are many causes for thinning hair and hair loss including genetics, swimming in saltwater or chlorinated water is not one of them. However, the oceans with high salt levels can dry out your hair’s natural moisture causing it to look and feel parched and brittle.
#4 Question: I work outside - will the constant exposure to the sun cause my hair to become brittle or lead to baldness?
Answer: No. And using tanning beds won’t cause hair loss either. Keep in mind that hair loss occurs at the follicle level (below the scalp) and sun exposure happens at the scalp level.
#5 Question: Does hair grow faster in the summer?
Answer: The short answer is no. There are however studies demonstrating men’s beards grow faster in summer. Unfortunately this does not translate to the hair on their heads or women’s heads either.
#6 Question: Will cutting my hair make it grow faster?
Answer: There is no season or shortcut to growing hair. While trimming your hair will keep it healthy, it won’t make your hair grow faster or thicker.
#7 Question: Does hair need to be protected from UV ray?
Answer: Yes. Just like the sun can damage your skin without protection, the same is true of your hair. The sun breaks down keratin leaving your hair strands weaker and more susceptible to breakage.