If you have been anywhere near the internet, other people, or civilization in the last few months you’ve probably noticed the “man bun” trend that has appeared out of the blue to inspire hipsters everywhere.
In addition to being hip, however, some experts claim that this trendy hair style might be causing premature baldness in twenty-somethings everywhere.
The condition man buns are causing is called traction alopecia and it is the thinning or balding of the hair due to tension of the hair follicles.
“They’re putting traction on the hair follicles that the hair is not really meant to take. Traction alopecia in men is becoming more common,” Dr. Sabra Sullivan told Mic News, “It’s really, really common, I see it probably once or twice a week.”
Prolong “tightness” of any hair style can result in traction alopecia, and subsequently, baldness. This condition is certainly not limited to guys, and many “tight” hairstyles with the ladies can also cause this condition.
“Tight equals baldness,” A licensed Las Vegas braider summarizes.