How To Avoid Man Bun Hair Loss

How To Avoid Man Bun Hair Loss

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Man buns have been around for a while now. In the last couple of years, we have seen an increase in the number of men sporting long hair that is pulled back into this trendy hairstyle.

The man bun hairstyle is a popular look for men these days.

However, the style does have its drawbacks – namely, hair loss. It is a common misconception that only women experience hair loss.

The truth is, men can also suffer from hair loss. The good news is that you can do things to avoid man bun hair loss.

There are a few things that you can do to help prevent hair loss when wearing a man bun. This blog post will talk about avoiding the problem and what causes it.

1. Give your scalp a break from the constant pulling of hair

Man Worried about Hairloss

Try to wear hairstyles that do not put too much stress on the hair or you can keep them loose, and make sure you gently tug on your hair before putting it up to check for elastic tightness.

If you want to continue wearing a man bun, make sure it is balanced and even at the top of your head, so there isn’t an apparent weight pulling one side down or causing tension in any area.

The constant pressure on the roots of your strands can lead to thinning and breakage, especially if you’re using elastics that are too tight or just not the right size for your hair.

It would help if you also avoided tight rubber bands and instead used scrunchies or cloth bands to tie your hair back.

2. Get rid of tangles using a wide-tooth comb

Man detangling hair using a wide-tooth comb.

Start at the ends and work your way up to the roots. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair and massage your scalp regularly to increase blood flow and promote healthy hair growth.

Take a multivitamin supplement that includes biotin, which is known to help strengthen hair follicles.

Consider using a hair loss prevention shampoo or treatment like minoxidil or finasteride to help you maintain a full mane.

3. Use the right shampoo for your hair type

Man using the right shampoo for hair.

If you have thinning hair, look for a shampoo designed to promote hair growth.

If you have a dry scalp, use a moisturizing shampoo. If you have oily hair, use a light clarifying shampoo.

You can also use a conditioner and leave-in treatment to help you manage your hair.

The best way to maintain healthy hair is to wear hairstyles that cause less stress on the follicles, so they don’t fall out as often. If you notice thinning or bald patches in your scalp, take steps now to prevent further loss of hair.

4. Consider getting highlights

Man giving himself a highlights.

If you have areas of your scalp that are balding or thinning, get highlights to help camouflage them. The different colors will make the hair loss less noticeable. Talk to your stylist about what color is best for your hair type and skin tone.

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But go easy on hair dye if you want to color your hair; make sure not to use dye every time you wash your hair, or it can dry out and damage your locks. Also, avoid using permanent dyes as they are known for causing more stress on the follicles than other types of dyes.

If possible, try to stick to a non-permanent dye or semi-permanent one.

5. Hot tools can damage and break the hair

Man using blower.

Don’t use heat styling tools (like blow dryers and flat irons). Along with your favorite style, these tools damage the hair follicles and can gradually cause thinning or even baldness.

Try using a natural styling method that doesn’t rely on heat. For example, dampen the hair slightly and twist it into a small bun that can sit on top of your head while you go about your day.

The key is to keep the bun away from the heat of your scalp, which will minimize further damage to your follicles. Another option is to try scrunching (or scrunch drying).

This will allow you to let your hair dry naturally while adding volume and texture to it when it’s wet. Plus, scrunching with a product in your hair gives the same type of lift that styling with heat does, but without all the potential damage.

6. Applying Coconut Oil To Hair

coconut oil will help keep the moisture in your hair.

If you use coconut oil to style your hair, make sure that it is 100 percent pure and unrefined. This type of oil will help keep the moisture in your hair rather than letting it escape into the air like other types of fats do. You can also try applying aloe vera gel or jojoba wax to your mane to help keep it healthy and hydrated.

These are a few ways to prevent hair loss when wearing a man bun. By following these tips, you can maintain a full head of hair while still rocking your favorite style.


Do man buns recede hairline?

There is no definitive answer, as there are various factors that can contribute to hair loss. However, wearing a man bun can stress the follicles and lead to hair loss over time. If you are concerned about losing your hair, try some of the tips mentioned in this article to help prevent it.

Do I need a special shampoo for man buns?

No, you do not need a special shampoo for man buns. However, if you have thinning or balding patches on your scalp, look for volumizing shampoos designed for this purpose.

Are man buns acceptable at work?

Man buns are acceptable at work if they are neat and professional. Make sure to tie your hair back with a cloth or elastic band, as this will help keep it out of the way.

If you have thinning areas on your scalp, make sure that these cannot be seen by wearing your hair pulled up into a bun away from those areas.

Is it bad to wear my hair in a bun every day?

Wearing your hair in a man bun every day is not necessarily bad, as long as you take care of it properly.

If you find that wearing your hair up all the time leads to thinning or bald patches on your scalp, consider changing up your hairstyle and leaving some down instead.

What causes Man Bun Hair Loss?

A few factors can lead to hair loss in men who wear man buns. One of the primary causes is traction alopecia.

This type of hair loss is caused by wearing hairstyles that put tension on the hair follicles.

The man bun is one such style. Another cause of hair loss in men who wear man buns is stress. Finally, hair loss can be hereditary, and some men may naturally have thinner hair that falls out more often than others.

Not all men who wear man buns will experience hair loss, but it is essential to be aware of the risks so you can take steps to prevent them if necessary.


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