Most of us know somebody, whether it's a friend, relative, or coworker, that rocks that totally sweet and stylish hairdo known as the Man Bun. Heck, I've been guilty of pulling my mane into a bun. Turns out, hipsters everywhere are slowly making themselves go bald.


So here's the science:

Traction alopecia. "It's really, really common," Jackson, Mississippi, dermatologist Sabra Sullivan told Mic. "I see it probably once or twice a week." The condition, which causes acute baldness around the forehead and temples, is a direct result of hairstyles that pull the hair over long periods of time.

"They're putting traction on the hair follicles that the hair is not really meant to take," Sullivan said, adding the behavior could lead to follicle death plus permanent scarring. "Traction alopecia in men is becoming more common," she said and agreed that man buns were at least partly to blame.


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