Tips for Every Hair Type

Hacks to Make Your Braids Look Thicker

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Braids are a popular hairstyle that can be worn as a protective style or for everyday wear. They come in many different styles and colors, but the basic three-strand braided ponytail is the most common braid. Many people find themselves frustrated with how thin their hair looks because it makes them feel like they have to keep their hair pulled back all day long to hide it. If you want to make your braid look fuller without spending hours on styling products, then check out these tips.

How to get bigger braids without extensions

When you are trying to go for a more natural look, braids might not be the answer. If you want your hair to appear fuller and thicker, try these steps:

  1. Brush out tangles with a wide-tooth comb,
  2. Braid hair loosely until desired thickness is achieved
  3. Secure ends of the braid with elastic band or bobby pin
  4. Mist scalp and hairspray
  5. Remove band/pin
  6. Tousle hair
  7. Style as desired.

You want to find a way to make your braids look thicker. With the proper technique, you can have luscious strands in no time. We will discuss creating the illusion of thick hair with braid extensions and some simple styling techniques.

The best way to make your braids look thicker is by adding extensions. Extensions are additional pieces of hair that clip onto the end of the braid and add length and volume. There are many different extensions, but we’re going to focus on weaves in human hair because it’s affordable and looks natural when applied correctly.

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Create thicker braids instantly

Braid extensions are an excellent option for people who want fuller-looking braids but don’t know how long it takes to grow their locks out or have enough time before an event. Braiding over a thick section of hair will help add thickness too. For example, if you’re wearing cornrows, you could braid over your hairline on one side, giving more volume on that side and making it seem like there’s more hair volume.

I’ve had thin hair my whole life. It’s something I’m used to, but it does make styling a little more difficult. Thankfully, some tricks can help you look like you have thicker hair than you do! If you’re looking for an easy way to try this out, braids are the answer. You can braid your hair tightly or loosely, and the result will be the same: fuller-looking locks in just minutes.

No matter how thick your hair is, it cannot be easy to find a braid that looks full enough. However, these techniques are quick and simple for everyday wear or even fancy occasions! Your goal should be to have a braid that has no gaps in between the strands of hair. If you have long hair, try using two or more thin braids instead of one thick braid.

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