Beautiful hairstyle or head warmth: why you need to wear a hat in winter

Yes, of course, a hat can ruin your hair, electrify your hair and generally make it dirty faster than without it. And in general, it is quite difficult to choose a headdress, especially for this cool and fashionable jacket.

However, the diseases that you can get by neglecting a hat in the cold season are much more serious than the rapid contamination of the hair or the problem of matching a hat with a jacket. Let’s analyze some of them. 

Everyone has heard about meningitis? Meningitis is an inflammation of the soft membranes around the brain and spinal cord caused by bacteria or viruses. This disease can be the result of hypothermia, which you can get if you go without a hat in the cold season. We hasten to reassure: meningitis is mainly a viral disease, but it can be easily “picked up” due to weakened immunity due to hypothermia.

Surely you have noticed people on the street who wear headphones or headbands that cover only their ears instead of a hat. Near the ears are the tonsils and mucous membranes of the nose, and not just the auditory canals. People who wear headbands and headphones are afraid of catching ear diseases such as otitisnot to meet later hearing loss, sinusitis и sore throat. On the one hand, everything is correct, but on the other hand, most of the head remains open, so a hat is the best option anyway. Choose one that covers your ears completely. In addition to new diseases, hypothermia can also exacerbate old ones.

Prolonged exposure to cold and hypothermia can also cause headache. This is due to the fact that when you go out into the cold, more blood begins to flow into the brain, the vessels narrow, which causes spasms. If this happens, you should consult a doctor and check the vessels, but it is important not to forget about the warming of the head and the whole body. Also, do not forget about the more severe consequences of hypothermia of the head: the likelihood trigeminal and facial neuralgia.

One of the most unpleasant consequences of the cold for girls is deteriorating hair quality. Hair follicles suffer already at a temperature of -2 degrees. Low temperatures provoke vasoconstriction, due to which nutrition is poorly supplied to the hair, growth is weakened and hair loss increases.

In addition, due to a lack of nutrients, the hair becomes dull, brittle and split, often dandruff appears on the scalp. 

So, once again, let’s go over the problems that can be acquired if you go without a hat:

1. Meningitis

2. Cold

3. Weakened immunity

4. Exacerbation of chronic diseases

5. Otitis. As a result – sinusitis, tonsillitis and further down the list.

6. Inflammation of nerves and muscles.

7. Headache and migraine.

8. And like a cherry on the cake – hair loss.

Still don’t want to wear a hat? 

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