Boom. A fuller, better, beefier braid, no extensions necessary.
Bonus tip: Color can also help your hair appear thicker for a fuller-looking braid. "By adding multidimensional highlights to your hair, you can create the illusion of thicker hair through contrast," adds Meri Kate O'Connor, senior colorist at Eva Scrivo. You can also add a clear glaze to your hair. "This helps the cuticle feel thicker by adding a layer on top of your hair strand," O'Connor adds.