Although the braided look use to mean it was a last minute hairstyle day, thick braids are super in now. They’re really gorgeous and are truly timeless!
Today I’m sharing my favorite 50+ braided hairstyle looks for 2021!
How To Get Gorgeous Braids:
Any style with braids can be tricky because you need super thick hair. Even the braided hairstyles in this post that look thin are actually done on medium hair.
When you braid your hair, it instantly looks thinner than it actually is. That’s why you need a lot of volume before braiding.
If you want the super thick look, I recommend trying out extensions. My favorite hair extensions by far are Barefoot Blonde hair extensions. They have tons of different legnths (in case you just want volume), offer a free color swatch test, and are relatively affordable.
For super thick low braids, I use the classic clip-in extensions. The “up” extensions are great for higher, ponytail braids. Make sure you purchase based on the look you want because each type of extensions work differently!
If you want more info about hair extensions, check out my post here. I’ve had many different kinds and can definitely break down the differences.
Luxy hair extensions also have great reviews, although I have never personally tried them.
If you’re on a budget, you can find a bunch of hair extensions on Amazon for super cheap. Keep in mind that the quality won’t be great and they won’t last super long, but you can get a few cute braided looks out of these extensions.
I don’t really recommend the clip-in braids from Amazon. It’s impossible to match your hair color exactly and they come out looking pretty shiny and fake.