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Why do people wear hats at the bathhouse?

Why do people wear hats at the bathhouse?

  The felt hat is an important accessory when steaming. The difference between a steaming session with a hat and one without is immense. This is because the head tends to heat up faster than the rest of the body, especially when a person is sitting down or standing up in the parilka (steam room). This makes it hard to raise your core temperature without feeling overheated. Felt is a great insulator, meaning that it keeps the air inside of it at a constant temperature. Most commonly is it used for insulating against the cold (in the form of coats and boots) but it is equally as effective at insulating against […]

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