from the roots

In more ways than one, braids were historically used as a form of expression and cultural significance. Braiding was more than just a hairstyle and instead seen as a social art giving women the opportunity to bond, socialise and share stories.

“We all have the option of how we want to express ourselves through our life, hair, style or whatever we decide. We shouldn’t be pigeonholed into any one category.”

— Solange Knowles

Deeply rooted historic statements…

…to trendy fashion focused styles

Good things

come in threes

For the ultimate way to update your 'do, X-Pression lets you take
your creativity to the next level. Take your pick from Classic, the original African braid; Crochet, for bigger, bolder styles; and Weave On, a stunning new collection of hair pieces to totally transform your look. All styles come in a number of colours, lengths and textures so you can mix and match to your heart's content.

Which style is your favourite?

Classic braidsare available in nine traditional-looking styles, including the world-famous Ultra Braid. The latest addition is the Kingky Braid– designed to help you create an array of statement looks, while feeling light and supremely comfortable to wear.

The Crochet Braids collection offers seven styles spanning small delicate box braids to larger-than-life twists – and everything in between. They're made from lightweight synthetic fibres and most importantly they are easy to crochet, making application simple and finished in a flash!

For Weave On, X-Pression has channelled the same style and quality in its range of braids into an exciting 14-piece weave collection. Choose from either a pre-styled look or create your own bespoke version.

get the look with...

Crochet braids

Ultra Braid

“I want to have the freedom to wear a long weave down to my ass tomorrow if I want to, and then wear it in crocheted braids, and then have it so straight that my edges are laid.”

— Solange Knowles

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Ultra & extra:

the best of

the braids


Famous for the ‘Original African Braid’, X-Pression is loved for giving braid wearers more length, versatility and affordability. With a loyal fanbase across the world, X-Pression has broadened its offering, building on being the number one choice for authentic, ethnic style plaits to fast-becoming a leader in braided wigs and innovative pre-looped braids.

Ultra Braid, a favourite across the globe with an enviable colour pallet of 50 tones to choose from, has gained an enviable reputation for creating popular styles such as box braids, cornrows and long ponytails. The style possibilities are endless! In addition, Ultra Braid Pre-Stretched is ingenious, saving on prep time and leaving a natural, effortless tip finish.

hot water set

Styling with ease. Enjoy alternative looks by using the hot water set method to achieve different types of curls and waves.

super soft and light weight

Made with 100% Kanekalon fibre, X-Pression boasts more density and length than standard brands and is suitable for all braiding styles.


Suitable for a variety of braiding styles to achieve your desired look, whether that’s crochet, braided or in bulk, Ultra Braid allows you to achieve your own unique


Available in 50 tones, there’s something for everyone. Step out of your comfort zone, get creative and style with ease.

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on trend

You don’t need to look far for braid-inspo, thanks to insta-stars to the hottest salon stylists. We love award-winning hair session stylist & educator Lisa Farrall’s  collection called ARMOUR.

photo credit: Lisa Farrall

Wig_london | lisafarrall


pep talk


Stuck in a hair rut? X-Pression is the answer. Get started by browsing and buying, you won’t regret it.


Don’t settle for standard hairdos! Go longer, bolder, brighter – with X-Pression, the sky’s the limit.


Love the latest crocheting method? X-Pression has your favourite
application approaches covered