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Warning: Stop Rocking the Bun!

Warning: Stop Rocking the Bun!

Warning: Stop Rocking the Bun!

Warning: Stop Rocking the Bun!


Bad news for those who like to wear their hair with the top not look worn by celebrities like Rihanna, Hailee Steinfeld and Kate Hudson who all sported the look at last week’s Met Gala in New York.

But copying this red carpet favorite may lead to permanent hair loss! A prominent British hair transplant surgeon has issued a warning to those who love the look.

“Wearing hair in tight ponytails, pigtails, or braids over time can cause trauma and damage to the area where the hairline meets the forehead.” says Dr. Edward Ball.

It turns out that those who prefer to wear their hair this way may be causing a form of gradual hair loss called traction alopecia.  Traction alopecia is caused by forceful pulling of your hair.

Even men who prefer to rock the man bun are at risk.

Calum Best, a well-known British reality TV star, and male model previously revealed he underwent three hair transplants and believed it was due to his pulling his hair too tightly into a ponytail in may have caused him to go bald in his early 20s.

The ultra-tight scraped back hairstyles that women have been wearing for years to make themselves appear more youthful has even acquired its own slang term, the “Croydon facelift.”

The look has been favored by model Kate Moss (who coincidentally hails from Croydon) and was also once popular with singer Katy Perry and former British X Factor judge Cheryl.

The look occasionally pops back into fashion among the A-list, with Nicole Kidman, Sienna Miller, and Victoria Beckham all having paraded face-lifting ponytails.

But if you must pull your hair back, be delicate. You do not need to pull your hair so tight that you damage your hair follicles, besides you don’t want to be wrinkled and bald, so retire the “Croydon facelift.”

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