Are Beanies Bad For Hair Loss?

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Are Beanies Bad For Hair Loss

Are Beanies Bad For Hair Loss?

Are Beanies Bad For Hair Loss
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

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Does your hair seem to look thinner after you have been wearing your beanie for extended periods? Will your beanie cause you to lose your hair?

Tight hats are bad for your hair. When you wear a beanie, you will experience friction to your hair, potentially causing your hair to break at the follicle. If you wear your beanie hat all of the time, it may appear as if you are balding.

Do beanies cause hair loss?

Yes, beanies do cause hair loss, and the hair loss is mainly through friction where your hair is rubbing on the fibres of the beanie.

Beanies are tight, snug to the head, and have become a fashion item by their very nature. However, the tight snug may look good, but the truth is your hair is breaking off due to friction.

You may notice some thinning of your hair if you wear your beanie continuously. 

How do beanies make a bad hair day worse?

You may think your adorable fluffy beanie is the solution to a bad hair day, but in reality, you are only compounding the issue.

Not only have you introduced unnecessary friction that will wreak havoc with your hair, but your scalp is not breathing.

Your hair will become oily as your scalp starts to sweat and opens sebaceous glands to deal with the heat.

Beanies dry the scalp. This tight snug-fitting woollen hat can wick moisture away from the scalp making the scalp excessive dry. One dry hair starts to break at an increasing rate.

The only way to mitigate the hair breakage is to wear a loose-fitting beanie made from natural fibres with an open weave. 

This will allow your scalp to breathe, but it’s not going to save a bad hair day.

Are beanies bad for hair loss? 

Yes. Beanies are bad for hair loss, despite what you may think. It’s a fact that beanies cause friction and dry the scalp, and the combination of both is disastrous for your hair.

Will beanie hats cause permanent hair loss? Who knows? There are no scientific studies to say either way, but the fact is you will experience hair loss through friction braking.

If you wear your beanie non-stop, this could amount to a lot of hair loss over a few months or winter.

For guys, if your hair is becoming thinner, is it your beanie or male pattern baldness? How will you know if your hair is covered most of the day?

If you must wear a beanie, opt for a loose-fitting beanie, you might think you look cute, and you probably do, but you need to listen to the truth.

Your beanie hat is causing your hair to break off at an alarming rate due to a dry scalp and friction.

How to avoid hair loss when wearing a beanie

Keep your hair moisturised and in good condition, use quality hair products to alleviate the causes of friction from wearing your beanie.

Top 5 Reasons to go abroad for a Hair Transplant

1. Save at least 60% on the cost

A hair transplant in Europe is at least 60% cheaper than in the UK. And most packages are all inclusive, including your accommodation and airport transfers.

2. Europe has some of the most experienced surgeons in the world

Europe has more clinics, which have been established and running for much longer than clinics in the UK. The price is also lower, making it more accessible for people.

Surgeons in Europe will have carried out hundreds, if not thousands more procedures than UK based surgeons. Because of this some UK clinics will bring in surgeons from Europe to carry out your procedure.

3. Hair restoration clinics in Europe are state or the art

Many facilities in Europe are dedicated hair restoration clinics. They only perform that type of treatment. As such all equipment, facilities, techniques and staff are specialists in hair restoration. 

Hair restoration is only now becoming more popular in the UK, so many UK clinics are general cosmetic facilities that carry out various procedures.

4. Get even more value by making your transplant into a holiday

Europe is such a popular holiday destination for many reasons, the culture, history, sights, cuisine, shopping, great weather, your money goes further, it’s widely English speaking, and it’s just 2 or 3 hours away by plane. 

The list goes on! So why not travel a few days earlier, grab a low cost Airbnb or hotel, take a friend or partner and enjoy the city for a few days before your transplant.

5. Hassle free process

It’s so easy to get an assessment and price. Contact the clinic, arrange an initial consultation in the UK with your surgeon, or do an online consultation by sending a few pictures and answering some basic questions. 

Once you’re happy, pick a date and you’re done! The clinic will send you all the paperwork and itinerary so you know exactly what’s happening. You don’t pay until you go for treatment. 

You just hop on the plane. A transfer car will meet you as you get off the plane and take you to the clinic. It’s such an easy process. Easy!

Top 5 Hair Transplant Tips

1. Know your post-op timeline – The key dates!

  • You need to take the upmost care in the first 7 days
  • You can leave the house after 7 days, but I advise you take at least 2 weeks off work.
  • You won’t be able to wear a hat or exercise for up to 4 weeks after.
  • Around 2 – 4 weeks your new hair will fall out, you’ll look a little red and sore – similar to sunburn.
  • Around 4 months your new hair starts growing and looking good.
  • By 6 months you can’t tell you’ve had a transplant.
You can get a haircut after the first month, or you can keep it short yourself with clippers until it starts to grow back.

2. Pick the right time to schedule your treatment

Good clinics will be busy, so you may have to wait 2 months to get an appointment – this is a good thing. So knowing that and knowing your post-op timeline (above) means you can plan the perfect time around your social or work calendar. 

If you have important social events coming up, particularly if you know you’ll be photographed then you may plan your transplant 6 months in advance, or wait until your calendar is free.

3. Set your expectations

If your hair has receded at the front you’ll want the clinic to draw an expected hairline on your head or on pictures of you as soon as possible. They’ll then also talk about the number of grafts or hairs you’ll need and how thick the result will look. 

The sooner you can establish this, the sooner you’ll know exactly what to expect. A good clinic will also take into consideration a natural looking hair line for your age and your face and head shape. Have an honest conversation and be open to their expert feedback.

4. Knowing what the journey home looks like

There’s no way around it, you’ll have to go out in public to travel home. The worst part is sitting at the airport for 2 hours or so whilst you wait for your plane. 

I found it was best to embrace it. People are nice for the most part and won’t stare, and if one or two do who cares – you will never see those people again! You may even be at the airport with other transplant patients, I wasn’t the only one! 

Take a travel pillow and have someone pick you up if possible, so you can exit swiftly and get back home as soon as possible. It’s natural to be self-conscious, but it’s over fast and well worth it.

Tip! Just take carry-on luggage to keep your check-in and wait time down.

5. Choosing the right clinic

  • Pick somewhere you can travel to and from easily
  • Check their reviews online, not just on their site!
  • Do they have a good quality website and professional looking emails?
  • Can you see actual case studies of previous patients online?
  • Do they have an address? Can you see it on Google street view?
  • Can you meet your surgeon for a consultation beforehand?
  • Do you know someone who’s been there before – first hand opinion is amazing!
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

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