We all know the struggles of having thick hair. Yes, it is beautiful and it has so many benefits but it also can get in the way and it can also be distracting. Your lovely long, thick hair can also bring you a lot of heat and this is especially true for those summer seasons. You never know when you just might need to pin it up or tie it back! This is why we have created this article exactly for you! In this article, we can offer you some amazing braids for long thick hair that you can try out on your own at home or get a friend or your hair stylist to do for you! If you would like to keep that long, thick hair completely out of your face and relax knowing that you will not be bothered by “flyaways” or baby hairs that tickle you, then you can just do a simple French or Dutch braid and then you can either continue braiding until you have no more hair left or you can tie the rest of your loose hair up into a ponytail or bun! You could even do just a simple braid from the top of your head right down to the tips of your hair. This is easy if you have little time for doing your hair and it looks great when it is both neat and messy, so if you find yourself in a hurry it will not matter! Something really cool and elegant is tying your hair up into a high ponytail and then taking a thick piece and braiding it, then creating a bun with the leftover hair and using the braid to secure it!