North Park: Those hipster man buns you’ve been sporting could lead to permanent hair loss.
According to medical experts, when the hair is pulled back too tightly, it can lead to a condition known as traction alopecia, resulting in bald patches around the forehead and temples.
Man Bun Baldness
Man buns are now causing men to get traction alopecia... Making their hair fall out #themoreyouknow - MIR?ND? ??M?RTINEZ (@Randa_Martinez) September 28, 2015
Put differently, man buns place unnecessary strain on the hair follicles in the front hairline, causing them to become too damaged to continue growing.
Between this and the dirty beard study, hipsters may need to reinvent their game.