I'm a hair expert – the simple style you need to avoid as it's damaging your locks, and you probably do it daily | The Sun

IT'S the viral hairstyle that women all over the world have been tryingout – including stars such as Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid.

And the popularity of the slicked back bun shows no sign of waning any time soon, as demand surged by 54% in the last month. 

In fact, it was the 7th biggest hair TikTok trend of 2022, with tonnes of women using the style to hide their greasy hair before wash day.

But now hair experts have warned against the look, explaining that it can caused major damage to your locks.

"Whilst this is a really cute style that can work for most occasions, it’s not so healthy for your hair," a pro from hair product company Cloud Nine explained.

"The tightness of this style creates tension, which can cause stress to the follicles of your hair often leading to hair loss.

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"Additionally, using an elastic band, which is needed for this sort of style, can lead to breakage and thinning of the hair where the band is placed."

The expert added that if you really can't give up the look, you should use it "infrequently to avoid dramatic damage to your hair".

A better look to try is a style that's come back around once again – an updo with a claw clip.

It was also one of the most popular hair trends of 2022, amassing over 1.3 billion hashtag views.

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"If you’re looking for a quick hairstyle that’s going to look like you’ve made an effort," the hair pro said.

"But you don’t want to put too much stress on your hair, then you need to invest in a claw clip.

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"There is no need for an elastic band with this style, so it will cause less breakage over time. 

"This look is also very versatile, you can opt for a half up half down look, or use it to take your hair completely off of your face."

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