Man buns, while hip, may make you go bald

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LOS ANGELES, CA -  Men pulling their hair back has been a style choice since the days of America's founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson even favored a decorative bow.

Now making the rounds in Hollywood, a style descendant known as the man bun or the hipster top knot. You need only scroll the pages of any gossip rag to see the likes of Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt tying their hair atop their heads in pineapple fashion.

Now, a new study touts some pretty hairy information for the sporting the up-do. The man bun, macho (and classic) as it seems, may make cause baldness.

The reason, called traction alopecia, causes your hairline to pull back, way back. It seems the man bun puts too much pressure on the follicles and ends up literally tearing your hair out.

So onto the next trend. Perhaps a return of the mullet? The "party in the back"  style never did too much damage, except to your reputatation.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.