Guys with man buns beware!
The fashionable updo among hipsters has an unsightly side-effect called traction alopecia that can cause acute baldness around the forehead and temples. According to dermatologist Sabra Sullivan who spoke with Mic, the condition is common:
“I see it probably once or twice a week.
“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.”
The baldness is a consequence of the types of hairstyles that tug on hair over extended periods of time. The result can be permanent damage and scarring from follicle death. Not only man buns, but any extremely tight hairstyles can also cause damage for men and women.
On the bright side, there are preventive measures that people can take to avoid baldness. Sullivan explained:
“There are lots of men who wear man buns and don’t get traction alopecia.”
“The idea is not to pull so tight. You don’t want to have to go for hair transplants later.”