Although braids never really go out of style, big and voluminous ones are certainly in the trending spotlight. Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with lusciously thick locks to create this look (I’m looking at you, Blake Lively!) If your hair is a bit on the finer side, here are some tips and tricks to get you your fullest braid yet!
Add some texture. First of all, second day hair is the absolute BEST for creating a beautiful braid – freshly washed hair is less than idea for this look. When it hasn’t been washed recently, it has more grip and texture. If you need, throw in a few loose curls to create some added texture. And don’t worry about making it look pretty – it doesn’t have to be neat.
Make it dirty. When trying to create a big braid, dirty hair is your BFF. Grab your dry shampoo or texturizing spray/powder and apply it all over. Like I said earlier, this will help with grip and overall volume. I always tease my hair at the crown, too, for an extra big hair look.
Mess it up. Once you’ve finished braiding your hair and secured the end with an elastic, pull the braid apart. Starting at the bottom of the braid, gently grab the loops on the left and right side and pull outward, doing so all the way to the top. This will give you that messy, undone look rather than a sleek, tight look.