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IF you have long hair and it’s started falling out randomly - one surprising cause might be the hairstyles you are putting it in. 

A medical cosmetic has revealed there are four common hairstyles that people are doing, which are surprisingly causing bald patches. 

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Dr. Lily Talakoub has revealed four common hairstyles which may be causing bald patchesCredit: Tiktok/@drlilyt
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She claims that having your hair in a bun can be damagingCredit: Tiktok/@drlilyt

Dr. Lily Talakoub shared a video with her 50.4k TikTok followers, urging them to get their heads a break.

She captioned the video: “If worn too tight these hairstyles can cause traction alopecia!

She first started off by showing a picture of Hailey Bieber, modelling the ‘off-duty bun’ or ‘ballerina bun’.

This is where the hair is scraped back and tied in a tight bun at the back of the head. 

She showed an ‘after’ picture of a woman's head with bald patches on the side. 

The second hairstyle is a high ponytail - where the hair is scraped back and tied at the top of the head. 

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Dr. Lily then showed a picture of a woman balding in the centre crown on her head and claims this is as a result of the hairstyle. 

The third style is braids, where she claims balding will begin from the hairstyle. 

And the final hairstyle is using hair extensions.

She then shows a picture of a person's hair thinning at the roots. 

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Another common hairstyle which could be causing hair loss is the high pony tailCredit: Tiktok/@drlilyt
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The doctor claims that it can cause bald patchesCredit: Tiktok/@drlilyt

Many people rushed to the comments section to share their thoughts. 

One wrote: “Who else aggressively took down their buns and ponytails.”

Another asked: “Can you do hairstyles good for making hair longer?”

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And Dr. Lily replied: “Hairstyles that are loose and don't pull on your scalp!”

A third advised: “A general rule is don't keep your extensions in for more than 24 hours!”

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Dr. Lily also claims braids can cause hair loss if they are too tightCredit: Tiktok/@drlilyt
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Having hair extensions in can also be the cause tooCredit: Tiktok/@drlilyt
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