OREANDA-NEWS. Prolonged exposure to the cold without a hat can lead to baldness, decreased immunity and otitis. The hat is definitely needed in cool, wet and windy weather, said the therapist Nadezhda Chernyshova, reports Russian media «Moscow 24».

«Be sure to mention that, especially in windy weather, there is a spasm of the vessels of the scalp that nourish the hair follicles. A person who goes without a hat in the cold and in the wind risks going bald. This is one of the problems that many people simply do not know about», Chernyshova said.

But at the same time, you can take a short walk in the cold, it will even train the vessels. The therapist also warned about hypothermia, which can reduce immunity, cause a runny nose, cough and, if predisposed, otitis.

Chernyshova recommended not to choose too warm hat, otherwise the scalp will sweat, which will also lead to hypothermia.