25 BIG BRAIDS HAIRSTYLES

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Are you looking to spice up your look by rocking a stunning braided hairstyle? If you’re a braids lover, you’ve come to the right place. 

Big braids make you adorable, and it gets even better since they are the quickest protective hairstyles to get. Big braids have two other names. People might say jumbo braids or large braids; they still mean big braids. 

You can make big braids using a large amount of braiding hair. You can also style it to any length and in multiple colors.

Below are 25 big braid styles that are worth trying! 

1. Jumbo Box Braids

Jumbo Box Braids

Jumbo Box braids are made by creating boxes and making individual braids on each box. You can make a jumbo size by using a handful of braiding hair and adding it from the beginning of each braid. 

Jumbo Box braids are easy and fast to make, although they don’t last as long as smaller-sized box braids. Your hair might get heavy if you make a jumbo box braid full, so avoid that. 

Catch the gaze of people passing when you rock a Jumbo Box braid.

2. Big Knotless Braids

Big Knotless Braids
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Big Knotless braids are achieved by starting a braid with natural hair and gradually adding braiding hair until the braid is thick or big. 

The braiding hair should be added very close to the natural hair to avoid tension on the scalp. Big Knotless braids are lightweight and flexible and can be styled differently.

So, if you’re going on a date, style up your look with a Big Knotless braid.

3. Big Lemonade Braids

Big Lemonade Braids

You might see a hairstyle with big cornrows from one side of the head to another; it’s a Big Lemonade braid. Beautiful, isn’t it?

The hair can be parted into any style, but the cornrows are always to one side. Styling the hair this way makes the hair look full. A small section of single braids is done on the side facing the cornrow braids. 

Big Lemonade braid is for you if you don’t mind rocking just one style.

4. Triangle Jumbo Braids

Triangle Jumbo Braids

You may not like math, but when it comes to fashion, there’s no denying the beauty of Triangle Jumbo braids.

To make a Triangle Jumbo braid, make horizontal lines from one side of the head to another, then make triangle parts on each section. Next, each triangle is braided from the roots with braiding hair. 

Triangle jumbo braids can be done in any color or length and can be styled in many ways. So, get ready to light up the party.

5. Big Knotless Braids With Beads

Big Knotless Braids With Beads

Knotless Braids have rapidly become everyone’s favorite because they are lightweight and painless. The braid is made by braiding the hair with the knotless method and adding beads at the end. 

The beads make the braid so unique and irresistible. You can spice up your braids by using beads of any color of your choice. 

However, avoid adding too many beads to prevent the braids from getting heavy. The lighter the weight, the comfier you feel.

6. Jumbo Knotless Braids With Curly Ends

Jumbo Knotless Braids With Curly Ends

The Jumbo Knotless Braids with Curly Ends is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a quick and easy hairstyle

It is made by braiding Jumbo Knotless Braids and curling the ends with a rod or a thread. It is best to use a curling rod. When using the thread method, ensure the thread is thick enough to prevent cutting. 

The braid is also called Coi Leray Braids, named after a female artist, Coi Leray. Although, Coi Leray Braids are usually scanty and of a shorter length. Adding curly ends to the braids can help reduce salon time. 

7. Two Big Ponytail Braids 

Two Big Ponytail Braids
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Ponytails are always fantastic to don and quite fast to make too. We know two heads are better than one, so why not make two ponytails instead of one? You guessed right, they look way better. 

Two Big Ponytail braids can be done by sleeking two sections of the hair and adding pre-made ponytail braids. Or braiding a ponytail on each section. 

You can choose to add different designs to switch up your two Big Ponytail braids. This can be doing a side part, adding some cornrows, or adding a swoop. 

Make sure to wrap the hair in a satin scarf every night to make it last longer.

8. Big Cornrow Braids

Big Cornrow Braids

If you need a quick hairstyle and do not like sitting in your braider’s chair for long, you should get big cornrow braids. 

Big cornrow braids can be made into different styles, including straight backs, an updo, lemonade braids, and many more. They are all made with the same method: adding braiding hair to each section until it becomes big. The braid is also budget friendly to maintain.

9. Short Jumbo Box Braids

Short Jumbo Box Braids
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Short Jumbo box braids are basically jumbo box braids with a shorter length. The braids are made by making short jumbo braids with box partings. The ends are secured with black rubber bands and sealed with hot water to avoid them from unraveling. 

Short jumbo box braids will do the trick if you plan to roll back the years with your looks.

10. 4 Jumbo Box Braids

4 Jumbo Box Braids
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4 Jumbo box braid, as the name implies, is made by dividing the hair into four box sections and making individual jumbo braids on each side. 

The braid can be styled in just one way. So you can only spice it up with hair accessories or pins to give it an elegant look. 

All you need to make the 4 jumbo box braids look gorgeous are holding products and a solid grip to attach the braiding hair. 

11. Big Twist braids

Big Twist braids
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Big twist braids are made using a large amount of braiding hair to make individual twists. It is usually better for the twists to be tight so they do not unravel, and the ends should be dipped in hot water to seal them. 

The knot braids or knotless method can also also be used to achieve big twist braids. You will look fly when you rock this braided hairstyle.

12. Jumbo Braids With Curly Ends

Jumbo Braids With Curly Ends
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Jumbo braids with curly ends are made by braiding individual jumbo braids and adding curls to the ends. Adding curly ends to your jumbo braids is a great way to spice up your braids.

A jumbo braid with curly ends can be styled into a half up, half down, high or low ponytail, and many other styles. You can also get the hairstyle in any color.

13. Big Braided Ponytail

Big Braided Ponytail
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A big braided ponytail definitely gives you a classy vibe.

The sleek look provides the face with an instant lift. A big braided ponytail could be a high or a low ponytail, and different parting designs can be added to give a different look. Using a good holding gel and spray for the sleeked part and using a dryer afterward is essential. 

If you have thick 4c hair, you may consider blow drying your hair to stretch it out before getting a big braided ponytail hairstyle.

14. Jumbo Knotless Braids With Color

Jumbo Knotless Braids With Color
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Black braids may get boring over time, and sometimes you just need some color in your life! 

Jumbo Knotless braids with color can be achieved by using any color of braiding hair. You can go for bright colors like blonde, pink, and red or warm colors like burgundy, brown, etc. 

Different colors can also be combined for Jumbo Knotless braids with color. 

15. Large Goddess Braids

Large Goddess Braids

Goddess braid is a hairstyle that involves adding curls to the braids. 

Large goddess braids are made by making large individual braids and adding curls, either using a crochet pin or adding the curly hair as the hair is being braided. 

The braids require maintaining the curls regularly with water and leaving it in a conditioner to prevent the curls from tangling or straightening out.

16. Big Braids Bun

Big Braids Bun

If you dislike hair touching your neck or body, a big braids bun is a perfect choice!

All that is required to get a big braids bun is to make individual big braids, pack the braids into a ponytail and roll the ends into a bun. The bun can be secured with a big hair band and can easily be styled back if it unravels.

17. Jumbo Box Braids Bob

Jumbo Box Braids Bob
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Jumbo box braids bob is a charming hairstyle everyone should try! 

The braid is made by parting the hair into box parts and making individual jumbo box braids in a short length. The ends of the braids are secured with small rubber bands. The braiding hair used in making the braids do not require stretching, so the same braid size can be maintained to the end.

Also, for the braids to cube out and form the bob, they should not be dipped in hot water so they don’t become straight.

18. Big Braided Updo

Big Braided Updo
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Big braided updo involves making big cornrow braids from all corners to the middle of the head. 

Braiding hair is added to each cornrow braid until it becomes big. The cornrow braids can be Feed-in or Ghana weaving braids. This braided updo requires low maintenance and does not require styling.

So, if you’re not a fan of a dangling hairstyle, the big braided updo is one to try!

19. Crochet Big Braids

Crochet Big Braids
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Crochet big braids are always a great option because the hair is pre-made. 

The braids are installed using a crochet pin. Individual braids or cornrows can be made with natural hair before installing the crochet hair. 

Crochet big braids are cost-effective because they can be reused. When installing the braids, the cornrows underneath should not be made tight so that the braids can pass through easily.

20. Two Big Cornrows

Two Big Cornrows
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Wondering how to gel your hair and make cornrows with it? There’s no need to worry, a two big cornrows look is the perfect hairstyle for you. 

Two big cornrows involve sectioning the natural hair into two parts and making two big cornrows from the front of the head to the nape of the neck. 

A side or middle part can be done when making two big cornrows. Braiding hair is added gradually from the start of the braid until it is thick.

21. Big Braid Mohawk

Big Braid Mohawk

Big braid Mohawk is a simple yet edgy hairstyle. Let’s talk about making a fancy hairstyle.

Big braid Mohawk is made by sleeking both sides of natural hair to the middle and making a big braid from the top to the back of the head. 

Using a premade braid would make it easy to achieve a big braid Mohawk. 

22. Big Yarn Braids

Big Yarn Braids
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Big yarn braids are waded with yarn wool. The braids are done by making individual braids but with yarn wool

Big yarn braids can save you some coins because the yarn does not cost as much as the braiding hair. The braids are lightweight and can be styled in various ways.

So, if you want a stunning hairstyle without spending much, the big yarn braid is a great option.

23. Big Zig Zag Braids

Big Zig Zag Braids
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Big zig zag braids is an old hairstyle that gives Y2K aesthetics.

The braids involve sectioning the hair with straight lines into equal sections, then braiding each section from left to right to create a zig-zag design. 

Big zig zag braids are commonly made into a straight back, but they can also be made into an updo.

24. Big Braids Dread

Big Braids Dread
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Dreadlocks are so versatile and can also be made into braids. You can make individual braids or cornrow braids with dreadlocks. 

Big braids dread is made by braiding dreadlock strands. The hairstyle does not require any braiding hair, only dreadlocks.

25. Jumbo Butterfly Braids

Jumbo Butterfly Braids
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Jumbo butterfly braids look the best when they have curly ends. Jumbo butterfly braids can be done in two ways. 

They can be made by using braiding hair to make big braids and pulling out a small amount of hair on each side of the braid to create the butterfly look

Or the butterfly effect can be created using passion twist hair. 

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