I love when there is something in particular that you guys request or want to see more of. I received a lot of inquiries about my hair after this post and this post, so I made it a point this weekend to photograph a hair tutorial! My double french braid messy bun hair tutorial is an easy, everyday go-to hairstyle that works particularly well in the summer heat.
All you need for this hair tutorial is a brush, a few clear elastics and/or hair ties, bobby pins, and a light-hold hairspray.
I typically start with second or third day hair for this hairstyle, but if you start with clean hair add some dry shampoo or texture spray to give your hair some grip and grit. Brush through to smooth your hair out, create your part, and section your hair into two. Tie back the side of your part with the least amount of hair so it’s out of the way while you work on the first section.
Working on the side of your part with the most amount of hair, pull back a large section and start to french braid. Braid down to about the nape of your neck, then gather all of the hair into a ponytail and secure with a clear elastic.
Repeat the same process on the other side. (See, I told you it was easy!). Once both braids are finished and secured, loosen them up a bit for a more undone look.
Then, pull the two braided ponytails together, twist into a bun, and secure with a hair tie. Use bobby pins as needed, but remember that we aren’t going for a perfected look.
At this point, you can further loosen up your braids if they got pulled tight again when you made the bun. I personally also like to soften things around my face, so I pull some hair out around my hairline. Then, finish with a light-hold hairspray. This one has been a long-time favorite, and it smells amazing.
And, you’re all done! You should be left with a perfectly imperfect double french braid messy bun.
The double french braid messy bun is perfect for those days when you want your hair off your neck and out of your face. Plus, it’s quick! Once you get the hang of this hairstyle, it should take no more than five minutes. Just remember – the messier, the better!
If you give this hairstyle a try, I would love to see it! Send me a Snap, tweet or tag me on Instagram – I’m everywhere @msinthemidwest.