Behind his illustrious career, a mystery lies about his hair. When he was younger, he was donning short cropped hairstyles. But, later on, he started growing his hair and had the man bun as his signature hairstyle. It turns out, he was hiding a bald patch underneath that man bun. People have been tweeting about it and posting similar photos to myriad social media platforms. He was riled by all the bashes and rants of the people on the web that he opted to have a hair transplant, as advised by his Welsh teammate, Joe Ledley.
Gareth Bale’s Man Bun is The Culprit for His Hair Loss?
Upon close inspection on Gareth Bale, you can see that he has a thinning crown and a receding hairline. These manifestations point out to male-patterned baldness. Aside from the thinning hair on his crown he also has a bald spot on the back of his head.
It’s not clear whether he intentionally did man buns to cover up his bald spot or the bald spot was the result of the stress that his man bun was straining on his scalp. But, to give him justice, according to the studies conducted by the researchers at John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, certain hairstyles (braids and man buns) that put too much stress on the scalp could lead to hair loss. The condition is called traction alopecia.
There’s no certainty as to what factors caused the sudden hair loss on Gareth Bale’s scalp. There’s a high probability, though, that his man buns were detrimental to his hair growth. The constant pressure exerted by his man bun on his scalp could have lead to traction alopecia.
Lessen The Probability of Hair Loss.
You can’t prevent the occurrence of hair loss. But you can win the odds to your favor to curtail it from happening. Below are some tips to minimize the chances of having hair loss:
- Minimize using braids or knots like man bun and ponytails.
- Don’t apply too much force while combing your hair. Brushing your hair with force constantly could also lead to hair loss.
- Avoid using blowers and flat irons constantly with hairstyles that put a strain on the hair strand and scalp. It could cause hair loss.
Anyone could suffer hair loss. This should not alarm us so much. The chance of hair loss could be lessened by proper maintenance of hair/scalp and avoiding factors that could otherwise trigger it. But, if the progress of your hair loss is at its late stage, you can always visit our center and have your hair transplant. Our doctors and experts would gladly discuss with you the best treatment plan for your hair loss.