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09/25/2015 05:08 pm ET

Is Your Man Bun Making You Bald?

Consider yourself warned.

If you’re a man who possesses hair so thick and luscious that you sometimes throw it into a casual up-do, and you’d like to keep it that way, THIS IS A WARNING.

Tight buns can cause baldness, meaning your man bun could put you at risk. Traction alopecia is a condition that occurs when someone wears their hair pulled back tightly over a long period of time. The result is not pretty: acute baldness around the hairline and temples. 

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This condition is becoming more common in men as more guys put their hair up, dermatologist Sabra Sullivan told Mic.

"I see it probably once or twice a week," she said. "They're putting traction on the hair follicles that the hair is not really meant to take."

Doctors usually see this condition among women, but Sullivan agrees that the man bun trend may be leading to an increase of traction alopecia in men.

Traction alopecia worsens over time, so it could be a couple years until people start to notice damage from the 'do, according to Huffington Post Australia. 

C'mon guys! Protect your locks. We'd hate to see the likes of Jared Leto, Andrew Garfield, or, dare we say it, David Beckham looking as smooth as an 8-ball someday. 

Looking for a new, potentially less destructive hairstyle? Consider the man braid. 

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