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Can wearing a hat cause hair loss?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

It's a myth that wearing hats causes baldness. As long as the hat is not tight enough to restrict circulation (therefore cutting off circulation to the follicles), a hat will not cause you hair loss.

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