If your hair is thinning how to wear a hat on it safely seems a noncence then take propecia

There's absolutely no scientific evidence to suggest wearing any type of hat affects your hair loss directly. This is not to say you should wear anything for too long. If your hair is already thinning, it's more likely to fall out of the roots. At this stage, hair is more likely to be pulled out by combing or brushing. Similarly, if you are regularly taking a hat off and then putting it back on, pick a style which is not likely to catch on thinner hair and pull it out. If there's a band or other part of the hat that could catch, keep the hat on for longer, removing it only when you're sure you will not be wearing it again.

Although everyone claiming expertise will tell you genes are genes and, if they start thinning your hair, that's got nothing to do with your hat. But if you chose to wear a hat which is a very tight fit - perhaps fearing it might blow off in a strong wind - this could reduce the circulation of blood through your scalp and damage the follicles. You would always know when this was a risk because wearing the hat would be quite painful. Similarly, if you were to wear a hat made out of a fabric that did not encourage good ventilation, you might sweat more. Experts suspect that excessive sweating may slow down the growth of hair. But this is slightly speculative.

As to appearance, wearing a hat for too long, can make the hair lie flatter against the head. The longer the hair, the more pronounced the flattening and the result can be your hair looking thinner. Experience also suggests you're more likely to find split ends and other damage. In all this, don't forget the problem really lies with your genes and not the hats. Propecia is the ultimate answer no matter what your decision on covering up the problem. So long as you continue to take the Propecia, the hair loss will stop and, in some cases, will regrow. But when you stop, have the hat ready because the hair loss will resume.

Propecia and how it works

Male pattern baldness (MPB) has plagued men since the beginning of time. While it is considered part of the aging process, a little less than half of the male population does not show patterns of baldness until their late forties to early fifties if at all. It is a response of the body to hormonal changes where some men are more sensitive than others are.

Hormones change with the growth and aging process. Sex hormones increase at puberty, reach a maintenance level during peak fertility, and wane at the later part of life. These hormones affect the appearance of the body to signal to potential mates they male is fertile.

MPB is the body's response to the production of Dihydrotestosterone post puberty. Dihydrotestosterone is responsible for male sexual development. It contributes to the development of the genitals and body hair. It affects production of sperm cells in the testes, growth of the prostate and affects libido.

Propecia (Finasteride) development

The body continues dihydrotestosterone after puberty. Its negative effects are predominantly on the prostate and scalp hair. It is the major cause of prostate enlargement and male pattern baldness. Merck pharmaceuticals developed Finasteride after studies in the late seventies looked at low dihydrotestosterone production in pubertal males and its affects. They found that these boys had smaller prostates, and did not produce the normal sexual body hair. The subjects lack a sufficient quantity of an enzyme that bound to dihydrotestosterone making it active. They created Finasteride, to mimic this affect in males that produce enough of the enzyme. They tested Finasteride to see if it could inhibit the enzyme that allows the body to react to dihydrotestosterone and stop the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH: enlargement of the prostate). It did. The FDA approved Finasteride as a type 2 a reductase (the enzyme needed to work with dihydrotestosterone) inhibitor for the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

A reported side effect of Finasteride for BPH was participant's fond their hair was growing back, and showed a reversal or MPB. After a 5-year study on its affects on hair loss, the FDA gave approval to list hair re-growth as a use for Finasteride and Merck began marketing it under the name of Propecia in 1997. Since then Propecia pills has been one of the few FDA approved proven treatments to effectively reduce and in some cases reverse male pattern baldness.