Does wearing a cap really make you go bald?

South Africa
September 9, 2008 5:58am CST
There reason I started this discussion is because I love wearing caps and have done so since I was a young boy and my mother and every one else has told me that it will make me go bald. I am now an adult now and still wear hats and caps yet my hair extends half way down my back with no signs of balding. So I believe its just an old wives tale to make us stop wearing caps. What do you think about the whole thing?
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Balding - Some people are bold by choice
In my opinion, wearing a cap or hat should not make a person bald. Hair grows from the inside out, hats are worn on the outside. The only damage I could think of would be thinning of the hair from the stress of the cap going on and off. It could also depend on your overall genes, if you are prone to go bald you will, if not you won't. I can also say that too much wearing of a cap, will not allow the scalp to breath, the blood circulation in the scalp helps in hair growth. If I were you, I wouldn't worry about it so much unless I show a significant change in my hair.
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
I'm not really sure about this thingy but I usually discourage my boys at home to wear caps for the same reason, I hope this is just a myth though.
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@rainmark (4302)
9 Sep 08
Wearing cap is not really make you bald,only if you wear it tighly and if you pull your hat will cause hair loss,so if you wear it in right fits it will not cause hair loss, coz some cause of hair loss is your genetic.happy myloting!