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8 Interesting Facts About Jumbo Knotless Braids

If you’re looking for a quick, affordable, stylish, and comfortable hairstyle, maybe jumbo knotless braids would be one of the best options. 

Jumbo defines the biggest size of the paths and braids, so the hair would be divided into a few large boxes from which each thick three-strand braid would start.

Key Facts About Jumbo Knotless Braid

Jumbo knotless braid might not be what you’re looking for if you need something that you can keep for a long time, or if your hair is short.

Therefore, check this article first, and get to know the most important 8 facts to be aware of before getting jumbo knotless braids. 

1. Big and Visible Paths

jumbo knotless braids with triangles

When you opt for jumbo braids, the squares, triangles, or whatever shape you choose for the pattern, would be large sizes. 

Hair pattern for jumbo knotless braids. Free picture from, by Gift Habeshaw

The sections must be very precise and nicely drawn, and their geometry needs to be pleasant, in order to get a beautiful look. 

More than that, knotless braids are usually thinner at the root than traditional box braids, so the scalp would be even more visible than on other types of jumbo styles (regular jumbo box braids or jumbo twists). 

2. Comfortable and Easy to Wear

extra long jumbo knotless braids
Large Extra-Long Braids (Model: Ina Shan, Photographer Baciu Foto)

Jumbo knotless braids are much more lightweight, and they aren’t tensed at all. Therefore, this style is comfortable, painless, and harmless to the hair and scalp. 

PS. If you want over-the-knee length, don’t expect them to be lightweight… but they’ll be less heavy than medium or small ones of the same length.

You can also style it in various ways including ponytails and buns (if the length of braids allows that), and you can do it even right after being installed.

3. Quick to be Installed

Jumbo braids are fewer and thicker than other sizes of braids styles, so they’ll take less time to be installed. Usually, they take between thirty minutes and three hours, depending on the number and length of braids, and the hairdresser’s speed. 

4. Less Costly

jumbo knotless braids

Jumbo knotless braids would be way cheaper than small ones, as working time is also less. However, don’t be too happy because they would also last less. Generally, these three values are directly proportional.

5. They Don’t Last Much

Don’t expect jumbo braids to last as much as small or medium braids, because they don’t. As the paths are so large, the hair is much more expected to get messy and frizzy. 

Jumbo braids usually last about two or three weeks, depending on the number of braids, hair type, and care, but nevertheless much less compared to small braids, which last two months. 

6. Less Access to Wash

colorful jumbo knotless braids
Colorful Jumbo Knotless Braids (Model: Ina Shan, Photographer Marian Nikitov)

You can wet, clean, wash and moisturize your hair during your jumbo braids journey, but you’ll have less access, and it would be hard to deep wash your hair and scalp. 

7. You Can’t Hide Your Natural Hair Color

Even if you can use any type of color for the synthetic hair added, the color of your natural hair would be clearly visible at the base. 

8. Your Natural Hair Must be Long Enough

If your hair is short, it may not be long enough to cross the large path and knit in that jumbo braid. And even if the braids can be installed, short hair would easily stick out of jumbo braids, unless you use rubber bands and products to stick it in place. 


Are jumbo knotless braids damaging to the hair?

No, they won’t damage your hair. It is one of the safest protective styles on the market.

Do jumbo knotless braids make my hair grow longer?

Yes, they keep your ends from breaking and prevent the hair from getting tangled, so it helps. You can also use haircare products while wearing them.

However, don’t expect overnight growth, as they aren’t magic. But try to braid only half of your hair, measure it after three weeks and see the results with your own eyes.

Can I swim with jumbo knotless braids?

Yes, you can swim with jumbo knotless braids, but don’t forget to squeeze them, if you don’t want them to rain for eternity. 

Are jumbo knotless braids heavy?

Unless their length isn’t over-the-knee, they wouldn’t be heavy. Jumbo braids are thicker but fewer than other types of box braids. When they’re knotless, there would be less pressure on the scalp, so the feel would be very comfortable.

Jumbo braids are an easy-to-wear, low-maintenance hairstyle, suitable for vacations or anytime you want to take a short break from dealing with your natural hair.

Choose knotless ones if you want them to be safe for your hair and scalp, painless and pressureless.

Don’t forget to love your hair!