Can wearing braids cause your hair to thin? Unfortunately, over time your tresses can start to thin along the hairline due to wearing braids. This can happen for various reasons, two being:
1) Braids are too tight
2) Braids are too heavy
However, these are not the only reasons why you may be suffering from hair thinning; it could be a health problem. If so, it is best to consult your physician if you notice any drastic changes in your strands. Nevertheless, keeping these things in mind will aid you in keeping your hair just where you like it, on your head.