There is a sort-of myth that wearing hats, tight ones in particular, can cause balding, or at least speed it up. Another one is wearing ponytails, or, more generally, hairstyles that tightly pull the hair. Popular online articles seem to unanimously say that wearing hats of any sort do not induce any baldness, whereas ponytails do but only slightly. I have provided links below)
The problem with these popular online articles is that not a single one of them cites any peer-reviewed studies. In fact, I can't find a single reputable study on this myth online, with the exception of this study.
I would just like to get a hold of all the scientific literature on this subject so I can put it to rest. I am certain there are many papers on this topic that I have just not found.
[HatHat-Induced Baldness Articles]Articles:
- http://www.livescience.com/33764-hat-hair-loss-baldness.htmlWill Wearing Hats Make You Go Bald?
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/does-wearing-a-hat-make-you-bald_us_570e56f8e4b03d8b7b9ef20eDoes Wearing A Hat Make You Go Bald?
[PonytailPonytail-Induced Baldness Articles]Articles: