Jumbo braids are the undisputed queens of thick, low-maintenance braids and honestly, I think they deserve that title. These chunky box braids offer the same fashion and protective style benefits of other braid sizes but with way less effort. They are super stylish and so easy to install, you can DIY the whole thing. what’s not to love?
In this post, I have rounded up some stunning jumbo box braids you can try if you want a beautiful protective style that does not keep you in the saloon chair for the whole day. Read ahead to find the best choice for you.
How would you differentiate between jumbo braids and large braids?
Jumbo braids are thicker and bigger in size compared to large braids. Jumbo braids might feel heavier and may exert more tension on the scalp compared to large braids due to their larger size and volume. When choosing between jumbo and large braids, consider the desired final look, the time available for installation, the desired level of detailing, and personal comfort preferences. Each style offers a distinct aesthetic and practical considerations.
Are Jumbo box braids heavy? Will I lose my edges with this hairstyle?
Jumbo box braids can feel heavy due to their larger size and volume. The weight of these braids might exert more tension on the scalp, so it’s essential to ensure that they are not installed too tightly to mitigate any risk of hair loss around the edges. Proper installation and regular maintenance can help minimize any potential risks to your edges. It’s also important to consider your personal comfort level and hair health when deciding on this hairstyle.
How do I sleep comfortably at night with my jumbo braids?
Before bed, wrap your jumbo braids with a silk or satin scarf to reduce friction and prevent snagging against your pillowcase. A silk or satin bonnet can also be worn to cover your jumbo braids while you sleep, providing additional protection and reducing frizz. Alternatively, you can use a silk or satin pillowcase, which reduces friction and helps to maintain the braids’ integrity.
If your jumbo braids are long, consider loosely braiding them or tying them up in a loose ponytail to prevent tangles during sleep.
Can I do this hairstyle in the summer? Will they feel too hot and heavy on hot summer days?
The great thing about jumbo braids is that they are often made with the hair parted into large sections and do not use so many hair extensions. So, they are very light and can be worn in the summer with barely any hassle. As long as you choose a style that does not have too many sections, your jumbo braids will not feel too hot. Try to go for a style with no more than 8-14 sections. You can also ask your stylist to feather your jumbo braids towards the ends. This will keep the ends of the braids thinner in size and reduce any possibility of heaviness.
How many packs of hair do I need for jumbo braids?
To determine how many packs of hair you need for jumbo braids, consider the desired thickness, length, size of each braid, and the volume of your natural hair. Typically, for a full head of jumbo braids, you may need around 6 to 8 packs of braiding hair, depending on the factors mentioned above. If you prefer thicker or longer braids, you might require more packs of hair. It is advisable to consult with a professional stylist for personalized advice based on your specific preferences and hair characteristics.
Do jumbo braids last longer than small braids?
Jumbo braids can last for up to a month with proper care. But, they do not last longer than small braids. Unlike small braids which are made with smaller hair sections, jumbo braids are made with the hair parted into fairly large sections that can easily become frizzy and loose. If you want your jumbo braids to last long, you’ve got to make sure you go to bed with a silk bonnet or scarf to reduce friction while you sleep. Additionally, you can smooth down any flyaways and frizz with some gel or hair mousse.
Can I wash and moisturize my jumbo braids without looking frizzy?
You can wash and moisturize your jumbo braids without causing any frizz. All you have to do is pour a little bit of shampoo into an applicator bottle with a nozzle or a spray bottle; you can mix the shampoo with some water if the consistency is too thick. Apply the shampoo in between the hair parts and use your fingertips to gently rub the scalp. Next, put the braids in a loose bun towards the front of the head and rinse the scalp. Be sure to focus on the scalp and not the braids. After washing, gently pat the scalp and the braids dry with a microfiber towel. You can further air dry your braids or use a blow dryer to hasten the process. Follow up with a hair refresh spray to moisturise your hair. Apply a few drops of a nourishing hair oil to the scalp to prevent dryness. You can smooth down any flyaways by applying some hair mousse on the braids.
Can I have Jumbo braids even if I have short hair or fine hair?
You can have jumbo braids even if your hair is short or fine. The key to ensuring jumbo box braids are not damaging for your fine or short hair is to match the quantity of hair extensions you use to the density of your hair. Try to avoid braiding with too much added hair as that can become really heavy and put too much tension on your hair strands, eventually resulting in breakage. Here is a video to help guide you on making jumbo braids on your fine hair.
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1. Jumbo Mermaid Theme Passion Braids
This creative hairstyle is perfect for a young woman in her twenties. It is unique and sophisticated. All you’ll need are just packs of light blue and mint green braiding hair extensions. For the ends, wrap the unbraided ends of the hair around small perm rods to achieve the curly ends.
2. Dark Ginger Box Braids
Dark ginger box braids are a stunning choice for a vibrant and stylish look. The deep, rich tones of dark ginger add warmth and character to your hairstyle, making it a popular choice among those who want to make a statement.
To achieve this gorgeous look, you will need packs of #350 ginger braiding hair to create the desired length and volume for your box braids. The dark ginger color will beautifully complement various skin tones and add a touch of excitement to your overall look. Dark ginger box braids offer a striking and sophisticated appearance, making them an ideal choice for those who want to express their individuality and embrace a bold and trendy style.
3. Long Jumbo Braids
Stick with a subtle mix of ginger and black if you love the striking appearance of ginger braid but do not want to commit to dying your hair completely.
What you will need: Packs of braiding hair in #27 for the highlight braids.
4. Large Tri-Color Box Braids with Defined edges
instead of spending time trying to decide what color of braids to get, why not go for a mix of three shades? With Bundles of #613 hair extensions, blue braiding hair, and black braiding hair all mixed together, you are guaranteed a flawless look like this one.
5. Feed-in Jumbo Braids with Large Parts
Try feed-in braids like this if you want your jumbo braids to remain even and thick from the root to ends.
6. Copper Jumbo Braids
A sophisticated shade of copper such as this one tends to look really nice on women with lighter skin tones. Try out this hairstyle with medium-sized parts for a fuller look.
7. Mixed-color Box Braids with Curly Ends
if you’re not a fan of bright colors, you can go for a mix of neutral shades. This mixture of brown and grey will create a lovely contrast against the black shade of your natural hair. Wrap the ends around perm rods to add a curly flair.
8. Large Copper Box Braids
These stunning braids are versatile and suitable for any hair length or volume. Whether you’ve got short or low-density hair, the medium-sized parts will prevent the style from looking too flat.
9. Red Wine Large Box Braids
If you like the eye-catching look of red hair but prefer to go for something suitable for work and a fun night out, this is a lovely compromise. The dark burgundy shade is stylish but not too loud.
10. Blonde Jumbo Braids
Switch up your regular black braids for this amazing blonde variation. It is a lovely color that will compliment any skin tone so do not be afraid to show off your inner blondie.
What you will need: Packs of braiding hair in #613
11. Waist-Length Large Braid
If you’re a fan of length and volume, you really get the best of both worlds with this look. Luscious, full braids cascading the way down to your waist; what could be more perfect than that? Well, maybe a swipe of lipstick to perfect your goddess-like appearance.
12. Jumbo Box Braids for Black Girls
Opt for a single highlight braid if you don’t want colored braids but still want to include an element of surprise in your final look. This hairstyle is also very full and offers volume without too many sections.
What you will need: #27 braiding hair extension for the highlighted braid.
13. Jumbo Butterfly Passion Braids for Teenagers
Try out distressed jumbo braids like this one if you are looking for something different from the regular sleek look. It is a great choice for teenagers who want to show off their creativity. You can add beads to the ends to perfect the look.
What you will need: Pre-stretched pink braiding hair
14. Light Brown Triangle Jumbo Braids
if boxy parts aren’t your vibe, then you can switch things up with triangle shapes. To make the whole look even and neat, start with box parts and then divide each box into two. Be sure to smooth down each section with gel before braiding.
What you will need: Packs of #27 braiding hair extension
15. Medium Braids with Accessories
Add a touch of elegance and uniqueness to your jumbo braids by wrapping coloured Hair threading on a few strands. You can elevate the whole look with a soft glam makeup. Add some eyeshadow along your waterline to make the eyes pop.
16. Knee-Length Medium Braids
Looking for a stylish look you can wear while running errands and also dress up for a night out? This style lets you do both. You can pair it with a sexy dress for date night or rock it while hanging out with friends.
17. Long Knotless Braids
Long jumbo braids like this can be styled in multiple ways. You can pull a few braids to the side or let it all flow down for a straight-back look. You may need to blow out your hair for this style. So make sure you have a good heat protectant on hand before reaching for your blow dryer.
18. Medium Braids with Curls
19. Long Unicorn Box Braids
Release your inner child with this youthful look. The fun blend of colors makes it a great choice for teenagers but young women in their 20s and 30s will also look beautiful in this hairstyle.
20. Curly end Box Braid
if there is one thing that will never go out of style, it is the look of classic black box braids. No matter your age, this version of jumbo braids will look fantastic on you. The curled ends also bring a hint of sophistication that makes it perfect for special occasions.
What you will need: perm rods for the curly end.
21. Long Copper Braids
Ginger and copper-toned hair is really making a big wave among black women right now and it’s not hard to see why. We look amazing in this color, no matter our skin tone. These long copper braids are a great way to hop on the trend without dying all your hair.
What you will need: Packs of #350 ginger braiding hair
22. Purple Jumbo Braids
Opt for purple braids with a deep side part if you have a special occasion coming up and need something to capture attention.
What you will need: Packs of Purple braiding hair
23. Long Jumbo Braids on Black Girls
Get creative with your braids and try making them in leaf-shaped parts as done here. The sleek look of each section paired with the long length is guaranteed to get heads turning wherever you go.
24. Freestyle Large Braids
The perfect symmetry of these artistic braids makes them a wonderful choice for women who love to refine their look with a touch of creativity. It is a very intricate style you can make for special events.
25. Long Medium Size Braids
If you are trying to wear colored hair to work without rinsing too many eyebrows, this is the way to do it. Just add one or two colored braids as highlights and you’ll look striking without raising any alarms.
What you will need: Pack/s of braiding hair in #613 depends on how many braids you will highlight
26. Burgundy Large Knotless Braids
If you do not like to draw too much attention to yourself but still like the idea of wearing red hair. Grabs 5-6 packs of pre-stretched burgundy or dark pink braiding hair to create this amazing look.
27. Blue Large Braids
These neatly done braids are a great choice for young women who want to show off their style and personality. The deep shade of blue looks absolutely beautiful on all skin tones.
What you will need: Packs of blue braiding hair
28. Honey Blonde Box Braids
This hairstyle is perfect for those who love the golden undertones of blonde hair. The neutral honey shade is very flattering on the deep skin tones.
What you will need: Packs of #27 braiding hair extension
29. Multicolored Jumbo Box Braids
As you head out to music festivals and exotic vacations in the summer, this is the ideal hairstyle to take with you. It’s fun, and youthful and just lets everyone know you are living your best life.
30. Knotless Jumbo Braids
These ombre braids are the perfect way to wear multiple hair colours at once. You can even make curved parts instead of squares for a fabulous look that stands out.
31. Shoulder Length #27 Braids
Not a fan of long braids that get in the way of your daily activities? Try these bob length version. It’s great for minimalist ladies who want something light. Accessories the ends with gold hair cuffs for a bit more drama.
What you will need: Packs of Light brown braiding hair extension
32. Chunky Red Braids With Pre-stretched Hair
If you want your jumbo braids to be extremely sleek and shiny, then you have to try making them with stretched hair. Use burgundy or dark red braiding hair packs to draw attention to the perfection of each braid.
33. Heart-shaped feed-in Jumbo Braids
Heart-shaped braids are always elegant and drool-worthy but this jumbo version will really have you turning heads from every direction. This hairstyle is very easy to make on your own. Just make sure each section of hair is perfectly smoothed down with gel before you start braiding.
34. Stylish Heart-shaped Braids on Kids
Your little ones are not left out of the jumbo braids goodness. This variation is age-appropriate for kids over five years old and will not be too heavy for their delicate scalp. You can also try out the same hairstyle for a mummy and me look you can share on Instagram.
35. Dark Red Large Cornrows with Heart Cornrows
Make a bold statement with these dark red cornrows. You can wear them for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day or style them however you like on a regular day.
What you will need: red braiding hair packs
36. Jumbo Feed-In Burgundy Braids
These burgundy braids are another vibrant jumbo braids look that stands out. To keep them neat and frizz-free until your next washday, make sure you go to bed with a silk scarf on.
What you will need: burgundy braiding hair packs
37. Pigtail Jumbo Braids
Pigtails are a timeless and classic hairstyle that suits everyone. You can make them in this jumbo braid style to protect your ends while looking stylish.
38. Waist-Length Burgundy Braids
if you only have time for 4 sections of braids, it is absolutely fine. Just divide each large section into two separate braids to make the style last longer. It is a fun twist on regular pigtails that add a touch of maturity to the final outcome.
39. Heart-shaped Knotless Jumbo Braids
If you want to make your parts the main attraction of your braids, go for these heart-shaped beauties. Each section is slicked down with gel for extra shine and neatness.
40. Bohemian Jumbo Braids
These Bohemian jumbo braids are a great way to increase the fullness of your look. The strands of freetress curly hair added towards the ends add more volume and softness.
41. Accessorized Jumbo Braids
Want a style is is super easy to take down? These four-section jumbo braids are definitely what you’ve been looking for. They are simple at first glance but add in a few hair cuffs here and there and you’ve got yourself a versatile look that can be worn from day to night.
Jumbo Braids come in so many designs and colors so there is never a shortage of options to choose from. From long, waist-length braids to a slew of different colours and shades, there is something for everyone. Don’t hesitate to try out some of the cute hairstyles in this post as you head to your next hair appointment.