Is My Man Bun Making Me Bald?
Is my man bun making me bald?
Man buns are cool. Man buns are loved by celebrities, athletes, models, and women. 82% of women between the ages of 18 and 24 find men with man buns attractive, making the idea of a man bun even more appealing. Social media is full of are guides advising on how to achieve the perfect man bun look, celebrating man buns in all their variety. However, despite the gloss of the bun, there is a dark side of man buns. Unwittingly this exceedingly cool hair style can come with a devastating side effect: hair loss.
How Do Man Buns Cause Hair Loss?
Styling your hair in a man bun requires repetitive pulling of your hair which can trigger a hair loss condition called Traction Alopecia. If you have been wearing a man bun for a while and have noticed a thinning or receding hair line you could possibly be suffering from Traction Alopecia. A thinning or receding hair line can also be symptomatic of Male Pattern Baldness, click here for more information. It is important to note that man buns do not cause Male Pattern Baldness because Male pattern baldness is hereditary. However, man buns can accelerate the pace of hair loss if you are suffering from Male Pattern Baldness, keep reading to find out more.
What Is Traction Alopecia?
Traction Alopecia is a form of hair loss that is gradual and caused because of constant pulling of hair strands or excessive pressure applied to scalp and hair. Constant and repetitive pulling of the hair puts a strain on the hair follicle, making hair fragile and prone to breakage. The strain on the hair follicle can become so intense that it can cause the hair follicle to separate from the hair bulb entirely, causing hair loss, as well as causing inflammation around the hair bulb and scalp.
I’m Wearing a Man Bun and Suffering from Traction Alopecia. What Should I Do?
If you style your hair in a man bun and are experiencing hair loss and thinning it is advisable to stop wearing the man bun or to wear it a considerably more loser than you currently are. This will help to halt further hair loss. Massaging your scalp gently can also counteract the effects of Traction Alopecia because this helps to stimulate blood growth and hair growth.
Treatment for Traction Alopecia
It might also be helpful to seek treatment such as ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion which has been specially formulated to treat hair loss conditions such as Traction Alopecia. Traction Alopecia can be effectively treated with ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion. This 3 month treatment pack will restore hair growth by revitalising your hair follicles and increasing the rate at which blood flows around the scalp and passes nutrients to the hair bulb (Microcirculation), which restores hair growth and stops excessive hair loss. The patented formula, which contains Si Matrix PF, contains all the nutrients which your hair needs to grow, making hair thicker and stronger.
What Is Male Pattern Baldness
Male Pattern Baldness, also known as Androgenetic (genetic) Alopecia which causes hair to thin and usually forms a pattern of hair loss that is circular on the top of the head. Male Pattern Baldness can also be identified through a thinning and receding hair line that starts at the temples, gradually working its way backwards to form a distinctive ‘M’ shape.
Male Pattern Baldness happens when hair follicles become minimised to the point of extinction because of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is an unfortunate by product of testosterone.
DHT causes the reduction of hair follicles, making hair thin, fragile and more prone to fall, resulting in balding. DHT also shortens the growth (anagen) stage of the hair growth cycle, which means that hair lost is not quickly replaced. To learn more about your hair growth cycle, click here.
How Wearing a Man Bun Makes Male Pattern Baldness Worse?
Wearing a man bun makes Male Pattern Baldness worse, accelerating the pace of hair loss because Male Pattern Baldness thins hair. Hair that has become thin because of Male Pattern Baldness is more likely to break or snap when pulled tightly, in styles such as the man bun, making hair loss occur more rapidly. Therefore, it is advisable to deter wearing a man bun if you are experiencing symptoms of Male Pattern Baldness or if it runs in your family.
Treatment for Male Pattern Baldness
ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion is effective at treating Male Pattern Baldness by preserving the hair you have and preventing further hair loss, whilst also making existing hair thicker. To prevent the spread of Male Pattern Baldness, hair follicles need to be stimulated to prolong the Anagen (growth) phase of the hair growth cycle. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion contains the patented Si MATRIX PF which helps to reactivate the peripheral micro circulation (blood flow around the scalp), as well as increasing the supply of oxygen to and nutrients to the hair bulb which stimulates hair growth and revitalises hair follicles, helping to extend the Anagen phase. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion also contains revolutionary treatment for connective tissue recovery which helps to prevent the excessive shedding which happens when the hair is in an extended period of Telogen (the final stage of the hair growth cycle when hair falls), as a result of Male Pattern Baldness and the strong presence of DHT.
ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Shampoo and Lotion helps to preserve the hair that you have left and reduce hair shedding. Preserve the hair you have and stop continued hair loss because of the spread of Male Pattern Baldness which will inevitably result in complete balding unless treated with ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Shampoo and Lotion.