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Braiding with hair extensions takes a little bit of practice, but before you know it, you’ll be an expert with beautifully braided hair! Braiding your hair with hair extensions is just one of many styles you can create with your extensions, to create longer, thicker, and even better braids!
Tips for Braiding Hair with Hair Extensions
Before we get started with how to braid hair with extensions, here are a few helpful tips:
Putting in Your Hair Extensions
If you have temporary hair extensions and they are not already in your hair, you’ll need to first install them into your hair before braiding.
If you have a halo hair extension, watch the video on this page for a visual instruction for putting it on.
If you have clip in hair extensions, watch below video for a step-by-step on how to install your clip ins. Different braid styles have different techniques for putting in the extensions, so be sure to watch the videos we recommend.
What You Will Need
How to Do a Basic Three-Strand Braid with Hair Extensions
Here are the how-to steps for creating a basic three-strand with your hair and hair extensions. Watch this video for a visual step-by-step.
If you’d like to create pigtail braids, create a middle part from your front hairline to the nape of your neck and braid each side following the steps listed above.
How to Do a French Braid with Hair Extensions
A French braid begins with three strands and threads in hair from either side, bringing in more hair from outside the three strands as you work down the head.
When creating a single French braid, install your hair extensions vertically on either side of a middle part. The braid will come down the middle of your head and so the extensions will be hidden.
Here’s another helpful video showing how to create French pigtail braids using AmazingBeautyHair hair extensions.
If you have a halo hair extension, you will be working over the clear nylon wire and incorporating the hair extension into the braid once you get to it.
How to Do a Fishtail Braid with Hair Extensions
A fishtail braid uses two strands of hair instead of three. Here is the step by step:
More Braided Styles to Try
To learn how to create a double Dutch braid, follow the steps we outlined in this blog post. This also gives a great step-by-step tutorial on how to create double Dutch braids. Remember, with a Dutch braid, you bring the sections under, not over!
To create a romantic layered braid hairstyle, follow this tutorial.
Here are an additional 7 braided hairstyles to try using your hair extensions.
Choose 100% Human Remy Hair Extensions for the Best Braided Styles
To create the most beautiful and natural looking braid hairstyles, it is best to go with Remy hair extensions. These are made with 100% human hair that is healthy, shiny, and does not easily tangle or knot.
For more hairstyle tutorials and inspiration, check out the other posts on our hair blog.