One popular way to sneak around wash day is by throwing your hair in a slicked-back ponytail or bun. This is is a quick and relatively easy solution to oily strands (without loading on the dry shampoo) that looks stylish at the same time. Here's a quick guide on how to master this style, if you're curious.
But like many buzzy beauty ventures (exfoliation, protein-rich hair treatments, et al.), it's possible to go overboard. Unfortunately, overdoing the slicked-back look can wreak havoc on your hair and even result in localized hair loss, amongst other forms of breakage. Don't sound the alarm just yet: Below, we asked board-certified dermatologist and hair loss expert Ben Behnam, M.D., FAAD why this occurs and how to prevent it.