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'Man buns' cited as a new cause of baldness
11/16/2015 10:37:28 AM

Buns

A growing trend among millennials is to put their hair in what they call "manbuns," reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.It’s popular among urbanmenlucky enough to have particularly thick tresses.But Dr. Sabra Sullivan, a dermatologist from Jackson, Miss., recently created a mild male millennial panic when she said man-buns wearers risk going bald in due course, because "men are putting traction on the hair follicles that the hair is not really meant to take,” she said in an interview with Mic.com.

"Traction alopecia,” a form of gradual hair loss, is caused by sustained tension, often seen with cornrows, braids, and—increasingly—man buns.

The condition isn’t limited to men. In fact, it’s more commonly found in women who regularly wear their hair pulled back taut and high on their heads. But as man buns continue to gain momentum, gradual receding hair lines could be increasingly seen in men.

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