Welsh football star Gareth Bale, a winger for Real Madrid, made headlines (pun intended) during Euro 2016 when a bald spot briefly peaked out through his signature bun. A source close to him stated that he'd been using the man bun for 'a while' to conceal his thinning hair problem. This led to several other men trying this men's hairstyle out for themselves, with the results sometimes giving the illusion that they don't suffer hair loss at all.

Like most things, however, a man bun has to be done correctly, and the consequences can be dire otherwise. Pulling hair into a tight bun causes heavy traction on the hair follicles, which can damage them over time and cause even more hair to fall out, a condition known medically as traction alopecia. This warning doesn't just extend to men who are already managing receding hairlines, but to the hipsters who might be putting their prized manes at risk by cinching it all into a top knot.

The takeaway here? Rock your man bun, whether it's to hide a pesky bald head, or just for fun. Just make sure to tie it loose and low, and your follicles will thank you for it.

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It Is A Solution For Many Women Also

It Is A Solution For Many Women Also

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Angelina Wilkins 2 years ago

That's a cute style and a very clever way to cover a pesky problem.

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Can I Pull Any Of These Haircuts Off? Or Shave Head?

Can I Pull Any Of These Haircuts Off? Or Shave Head?

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BehindYou 2 years ago

I think you'd suit both :)

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Can Confirm...

Can Confirm...

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Galeanthropy2017 2 years ago

Woah...my life is a lie

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Gareth Bale Also Has A Little Secret

Gareth Bale Also Has A Little Secret

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Cecilia Horton 2 years ago

Hey teacher!! live that bolds alone!!

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It Makes Perfect Sense Now...

It Makes Perfect Sense Now...

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Cookie 2 years ago

No way. There is not enough hair at the front to cover anything.

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