You can develop traction alopecia if you often wear your hair in a tight ponytail, bun, or braids, especially if you use chemicals or heat on your hair. Are you tired of losing hair to braids? The most common cause of hair damage and hair loss is inappropriately taking out your braids. Braids come in various styles and forms that actually make good protective styles. With the video below you don’t have to worry about hair loss or damage from braids.