HAIR LOSS CONDITIONS CAN BE MINIMIZED BY KEEPING A FEW FASHIONABLE HATS IN YOUR WARDROBE.
Whether you’re into the latest fashions or you’re simply seeking a creative way to minimize your hair loss condition while you’re out and about, you should consider adding a hat (or two) to your wardrobe this summer. Hats are a great way to shield your face and head from the sun, while also looking chic and stylish. If you suffer from a hair loss condition, you realize better than most that hair exists to keep our heads warm and protected from the rays of the sun.
From an aesthetic perspective, one of the things we find about hair loss is, when we lose our hair, we often lose the balance that hair brings in framing our faces and a well-chosen hat is a simple and fun way to help restore the balance that was lost. This summer, hats are trendy in all shapes and sizes. Whether you are spending a day at the beach or the ballpark, or going out for a night on the town, you can find the perfect summer hat that suits your style while minimizing the pure aesthetic effects of hair loss.
Hat Hints for Men with Hair Loss
The Panama Hat
The Panama hat has made a big comeback in recent years. Panama hats are generally made of soft woven straw. These wide-brimmed hats have been made in Ecuador for decades. The Panama hat became widely popular in the U.S. when Teddy Roosevelt was seen photographed wearing a Panama hat. After fading out of popularity in the 50s and 60s, they have made their way back into fashion. High-quality Panama hats can be folded up and then spring back into shape easily. These light-colored hats normally have a dark hat band. Panama hats are perfect for summer because they are cool. These hats complement suits as well as more casual attire.
Celebrities from Brad Pitt to Johnny Depp have been spotted in fedoras on the red carpet in recent years. With today’s hottest starts donning the classic fedora, these hats have surged in popularity once again. You might associate the fedora with Indiana Jones or the Blues Brothers but truth be told, anyone can look good in a classic fedora. In the summertime, choose fedoras in lighter colors and materials. Pale gray, khaki and even white fedoras are cool choices for warm weather. For more formal wear, cock the fedora forward and to the side. With jeans or more relaxed clothing, tilt the hat back a little bit.
For casual wear, instead of a baseball cap – the first choice of 99% of men suffering from hair loss – try something different and reach for a bucket hat. These short-brimmed hats come in an assortment of fabrics. For summer, pick canvas, mesh, linen, or twill. Though you might think of a bucket hat as a fisherman’s hat, you can actually wear this type of hat with just about anything casual in the summertime. Bucket hats are very inexpensive and can be found at most hat shops and department stores. Many bucket hats are reversible, so you get two looks in one.
The safari hat, or outback hat, is actually just a fedora with the brim turned downward. Generally, the brim on a safari hat is about three inches. However, in warm weather, you might want to pick a safari hat with a slightly wider brim to protect your face and neck from the sun’s harmful rays. Safari hats are popular in canvas and straw in the summertime. Pick a safari hat in off-white or cream for the most versatility. You can wear a light-colored safari hat with almost everything in your closet.
Hat Hint for Women with Hair Loss
Floppy Sun Hat
For the ladies heading to the beach or pool, a large floppy hat is a must. These hats are big, bold and beautiful. Ranging in fabrics from cotton canvas to flexible straw, the most notable feature of a floppy sun hat is its very wide brim. Choose from bright colors (particularly yellow), vibrant prints and natural neutrals.
If your hair is thinning, a hat is essential if you are spending considerable time in the sun. To avoid sun burn or sun damage, apply sunscreen to your face, neck and exposed parts of your head. Also, look for hair care products containing sunscreen as well. Finish off your summer look with a cool hat to maximize sun protection as well as style.