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i know this is an old tune im singing, but i keep hearing that wearing a hat, even after months of the ht, can slow or even limit the growth of the grafts, in my mind it dosent make sense, the grafts and just hair in general needs blood, not oxygen from the air, can someone give me some input on this, can hats really make a significant difference on how your hair grows? iv been wearing one non stop since my ht and my results although its early , seem slow

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I dont think it would make any difference, unless its super tight which might restrict the blood flow?

4510 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2012

 

2350 FUSS Dr Feriduni December 2013

 

HT 1:Total Grafts 4510: Singles 715, Doubles 2123, Triples 1369, Quads 303 ( 10,280 Hairs )

 

HT 2:Total Grafts 2352: Singles 350, Doubles 1601, Triples 401, ( 4,755 Hairs )

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The idea that hats cause hair loss or decrease hair growth is a myth.

 

Several months after a hair transplant, wearing a hat will not affect the growth. Hope this helps!

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"

 

Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum

 

All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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I don't believe it has a direct effect if the grafts are solidly secure.

 

However I would give your scalp a chance to breath and wearing a hat could cause you to sweat more.

Does the hat rub against your scalp/hair at all?

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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor.

I think you should by all means protect your head from direct exposure to the sun. However the incisions will heal faster if the head is uncovered. I don't think wearing a hat can obstruct hair growth, but depending on your skin type it can be bad for your scalp. Each time I wear a hat for a longer time (2-3 hours or more) I develop redness from sweating or get a zit on the recipient area.

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We've worked with 2 fighter pilots and one competitive motorcycle racer. All 3 were "back in the helmet" so to speak at 12-14 days and all 3 grew as fast as or faster than predicted. 3 results does not make a study, but may reassure you.

 

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

William H. Lindsey, MD, FACS

McLean, VA

 

Dr. William Lindsey is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

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