Bandanas and Hair Loss – Some Must-Know Facts


Blog, Hair loss | Dr Dhanraj Chavan | July 21, 2023

Bandanas and Hair Loss - Some Must-Know Facts

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If your hair has started to look different and lacks volume, it’s time to think if you are doing anything wrong with your hair. Sometimes the daily hair care routine can cause hair damage, and it can include the way you tie your hair regularly or wearing a scarf, bandanas, or hat to protect yourself from the sun. Facts about headgear like bandanas and scarves causing hair loss are very few, yet there is a conception that it may cause a receding hairline.

Our hair goes through a cycle of growth, rest and fall to allow new hair to grow. The fall phase is also called the shedding phase, and on average, a healthy individual sheds about 50-100 strands that are considered normal by hair doctors. If someone is shedding more than that and the area is getting bald, it’s a matter of concern.

Do bandanas cause hair loss?

Bandanas are like scarfs tied on the head with knotting at the back of the head. Bikers mostly wear these to secure their head under the helmet. Girls also wear this unisex headband to hide a bad hair day or as a fashion accessory. But repeatedly wearing a bandana can make your hair break around the hairline. Wearing a tight headband daily adds stress on the scalp and hair follicles which can gradually lead to traction alopecia. 

Do bandanas cause hair loss?

The fabric of your bandana is not the reason for the traction but the hairdo that is being done under the bandana is. Generally, hair is pulled back tightly to secure it under the bandana, and this stress can cause weakening of the hair follicles and leads to hair loss, thinning, and speeds the process of balding by reducing the anagen growth cycle.

Can you manage bandanas and hair loss problems?

Traction alopecia, if caught early, can be reversed through hair treatments. To avoid the stress on the hair under the bandanas, try setting them loosely and use your bandana to secure your hair instead of a bobby pin, which pulls the hair and adds pressure to the scalp and hair follicles. Give hair breather days by not covering them with any hair tie.

Get a hair loss evaluation at HairMD to determine the stage of alopecia or any other hair problem you face. The hair doctors can help you reverse your traction alopecia via various treatment options.

Are you looking for hair fall solution? Get in touch with the best of our hair doctors in Pune to cure your hair loss. To book an appointment for a hair treatment or hair transplantation, contact our dermatologists near you, call +919584584111.

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