Let's Talk Hats For Hair Loss

hats for hair loss

Hats are often used as a flattering accessory when dealing with hair loss, but what matters most is how you feel on the inside. The ultimate goal is to wear not only something that suits your personal style, but helps you feel confident. In this article we will cover different headwear options available, as well as the best styles for your comfort level. 

Head Coverings and Hair Loss

When dealing with hair loss, many women can understandably turn away from headwear as it is an uncomfortable step away from your natural hair. Wearing head coverings when dealing with hair loss may feel unnatural, but it can also help to boost your confidence if you are insecure about showing your hair thinning. Regardless of the option you may choose, all that matters is that in the end you feel good about your decision. 

Studies have shown that loss of hair has directly impacted self-esteem and sense of identity negatively but rocking a head covering can be a way for you to tap into your personal fashion sense. With so many different options, there are opportunities to express yourself by donning the latest fashion trend or using your creativity to spice up your look. 

Most Popular Head Coverings

Some of the most popular head covering options include:

  • Wigs: Wigs have widely been known as a solution to those suffering from hair loss, and in more recent times, the use of real hair over synthetic hair in wigs has become more popular. It is a great alternative in seeking the comfort of having a full head of hair on your head. With all the different colors and styling available, wigs are a great way to preserve self-image. 
  • Hats: One of the most traditional options, hats are oftentimes used to conceal partial or complete hair loss. Hats are a great way to have full coverage over your scalp, not only keeping you warm, but protecting you from strong UV rays. Fuller coverage hats like bucket hats, sun hats, and cloche hats are great styles to shield thinning hair.
  • TurbansTurbans are also a popular headwear option for women suffering from hair loss. Turbans offer flexibility and ultra-comfortable styling. Turbans are also extremely effective in protecting your scalp against outside factors as they are designed to wrap snugly around your head. Not to mention there are many fashionable ways to wrap turbans, so as to frame your face well. 
  • HeadscarvesHead scarves are a lightweight option for head coverings. One of the most popular fabrics for headscarves is silk because it feels so nice against the scalp and is compatible with various hair textures. Similar to turbans, there are many ways you are able to wrap a head scarf. 

Best Fabric Options for Hats for Hair Loss

When dealing with hair loss, you will have to take extra precaution and care. When considering hats to conceal hair loss, think about these fabric options that will be gentler and more comfortable for thinner hair:

  • Silk: Silk is definitely one of the best fabric options in head coverings. In particular, those suffering from hair loss will find the texture soothing and soft against their hair. Its breathable texture also allows for less causation of frizz. 
  • Cotton: Cotton is another comfortable fabric option. Its flexible property is able to hold well in various elemental settings. It is also lightweight when wearing for longer hours. 
  • Wool: Wool can be a soft and comforting option especially for colder climates. While your head can be more exposed with thinning hair, this option will help retain your body's temperature while still breathable. 

Headwear Supplier Organizations

If you are in need of assistance or aid, there are a number of organizations that devote themselves to providing comfortable and free headwear options: consider Locks-of-LoveHair We Share, and Matter of Trust, to name a few.

A Last Word on Hats for Hair Loss

The hats and other head coverings that tend to work best for people with thinning hair are able to stay on securely, fit comfortably, contain a soft interior, and provide coverage over the ears and neckline. While we would like to reiterate that hair loss can be a personal and intimate matter, you are not alone. If you are fighting hair loss and are turning to head covering options, there are plenty of options that will fit your personal taste. Losing your hair does not have to identify you and having options of different coverings can be helpful in helping you regain your confidence in the meantime.

Hair loss can feel disheartening at any age, but at Revela, we’ve got your back. If you’re looking to jumpstart your hair regrowth journey without spending months waiting around, take a look at our Hair Revival Serum. It revives dormant hair follicles and works to increase the appearance of thicker, fuller-looking hair—in fact, 82% of our trial participants saw a visible boost to their hair in just 6 weeks. Fight back against hair loss with Revela.

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Reviewed by: David Zhang, PhD |

David is an immunologist and bioengineer with over a decade of medical research experience. He completed his PhD at Harvard University, where he worked on developing life-saving cancer therapies. He received his undergraduate degree in immunology from McGill University and his master's degree from the University of Toronto

Written by: Revela Editorial Team |

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