The Man Bun Trend Is Making Guys Go Bald

Man Bun

Much to Cady Heron’s dismay, girl world is not at peace. And the issue dividing us is a hairy one – literally. It’s the man bun. Half my friends love it and half my friends hate it. As for myself…well, frankly at this point, I’d just be happy to find a guy who has hair.

Which actually may be hard to find soon, if the man bun trend continues. As of a result of the increasing popularity of the hairstyle, scientists are seeing more and more guys develop traction alopecia, a “condition that causes baldness around the forehead and temples due to the pulling back of hair over a long period of time.”

See that last part? “due to the pulling back of hair over a long period of time.” You know. Like a freaking man bun.

Sabra Sullivan, a dermatologist from Jackson, Mississippi, told MIC that she is seeing guy patients “probably once or twice a week” for the condition. She continued on, saying, “They’re putting traction on the hair follicles that the hair is not really meant to take.” And unfortunately, it’s not reversible – once the hair follicle is damaged, it will not grow back.

So for all my of man bun aficionados out there, I ask you this – will you like him in ten years when he looks like a giant man baby? I think not. As much as I hate to say it, and I really thought that this day would never come, it’s here. For the sake of human, and non-bald mankind, I think it’s time to #EndTheManBun before we are stuck with a bunch of balding dudes. It’s the right, more attractive, thing to do.

[via MIC]

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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, and documenting her love of all things cheese related. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at

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