This is my first post like this and I got my lovely husband Jamie to take the photos for me. Let me know what I can do to improve these kind of posts for you! Also excuse my make up free face!
Ok, back to the hair. So this look is for that ‘I need to look good but I don’t have time to wash my hair’ situation (perfect for camping festivals maybe?) I did this with three braids based on how I wanted my hair to be parted but I get that the asymmetry would really annoy some people but you can totally do this with either two braids by not including the third, or by adding in a fourth.
You will need:
- Dry Shampoo if your hair is greasy or a texturing spray if you have clean hair
- Bobby Pins, more than in the photo, way more
- Styling Comb (optional)
- 3 Little Hair Bands
- Hair Brush
- Hair Straightener
- So start with thoroughly brushing your hair and spraying in either a texturising spray or a dry shampoo so that your hair is thick and voluminous.
- Split your part off to the side if you want to do the three braids like mine, if you want to do 2 or four braids it will work better to have your part down the centre.
- Braid about a third of your hair from the larger side of your part. Use this to frame your face and try to keep as close to the face as possible. Trying to pull hair from the front section only is the best way to ensure this. Plait all the way to the end.
- When you finish your braid, tie off with one of your bands and start to pull out your plait to make it look thicker. Do this slowly and carefully as it can be easy to over pull and ruin your hard work! I like it pretty messy and I knew I was going to be pulling this back and bobby pinning the hell out of it so I wasn’t too careful.
- Set that braid aside and pull about a third again from the other side of your hair and start to braid down the back. Again, I wasn’t too worried about being neat because I feel like messy texture is just perfect for this look and and you’ve always got bobby pins to fix any mistakes!
- I decided to stop and tie up the braid one I got to the other side of my head as I wanted to keep some length in the final braid but you can totally keep plaiting to the end of your hair and make is even fuller looking, you will just lose length.
- Pull out your plait again to give it the fullness.
- With the final third start to braid straight down and then incorporate your other two sections into a braid. If you are doing two or four braids, you will have to split the ends and try to make them into equal sections.
- Once you have finished your plait, start to pull out your plait again, make it look super big and full.
- Now we start putting it up. Pull your plait across to the other side of your head and pin to your Tuck the end of the plait under the braid and pin back.
- Play around with pulling sections of hair and pinning back loose sections until happy will the way it sits.
- As a final touch I curled the loose strands on the side of the face.
Tag me in your photos if you recreate this at all!
Thanks for reading!