A 22-year-old male asked:
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does wearing a hat cause any type of permanent hair loss or a receding hair line?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: That's silly. I thought we'd already answered that. If it did, male pattern baldness would be in the distribution where the hat rubs the head. If somebody is telling you this stuff, just ignore them.
Answered on Jun 2, 2014

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