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An almost ubiquitous hairstyle these days, it's very hard to avoid coming across someone who has opted to tie up their mane and form a man bun with it.

While that's the style that many have opted for, it seems that the long term effects of it may well be unwanted, as this particular craze can lead to baldness.

The condition, known as traction alopecia, causes hair loss at the temples and around the forehead as a result of the hair being scraped back, and it's on the rise.

Speaking to Micdermatologist Sabra Sullivan stated that she sees patients coming in to her practice in Mississippi with traction alopecia "probably once or twice a week", adding that "they’re putting traction on the hair follicles that the hair is not really meant to take", which results in the death of the follicle as well as permanent scarring.

However, it's not just men who are in danger, as it was also revealed that "any hairstyle that creates overly tight hair pulling, regardless of gender, could produce irreversible long-term consequences".

The solution, if you're insistent on wearing a man bun or pony tail, is to wear it loose, or else get a different hair cut before there's no more hair to cut. 

Via Uproxx


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