Literally meaning “it makes people bald,” this is a hilarious variant of “令人头疼” (lìngrén tóuténg, meaning “to give someone a headache”). It’s used to describe a tough problem that is continuously pestering the speaker. As young people today worry a lot about becoming prematurely bald due to an unhealthy lifestyle and stress from life, prevention and treatment of baldness is a hot topic. Therefore, Chinese netizens find this usage vivid.
Nǐ de yìshùshǐ lùnwén xiě wán le ma？ Xiàzhōu yào jiāo le。
Have you finished your art history thesis? The deadline is next week.
Hái méi ne。Zhèxiàng zuòyè zhēnshì ràngrén tóutū。
Not yet. This assignment is so stressful.