Bad news for all of those man bun loving hipsters out there – the popular hairstyle may make you go bald. Bummer.
Apparently pulling tightly on the hairline can cause traction alopecia, or gradual hair loss. According to dermatologist Sabra Sullivan, “They’re putting traction on the hair follicles that the hair is not really meant to take.”
The condition is typically seen more with women who wear tight hairstyles, but thanks to the man bun fad, traction alopecia is now more common among men.
But for those who just can’t get away from the idea of wanting to look like Jared Leto, Sullivan suggests to make it a bit looser. “The idea is not to pull so tight… You don’t want to have to go for hair transplants later.”
Just make it stop, please.
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