DIY Braided Messy Bun

Hello everyone!

Today I’m going to be showing you how to do this super quick hairstyle that I’ve been loving to wear this summer. It’s really easy to do on yourself, and works really great for those of us with layers. All you need to know how to do is a basic three-strand braid!

Difficulty level: easy

Time needed: 5 minutes

Items needed: 5 bobby pins (varies for everyone,) 2 hairbands

1.) Start by pulling you hair into a ponytail. You can do a high ponytail or a low one (it’s really just preference,) but I prefer a high ponytail.

2.) Section the ponytail into 3, and do a 3 strand braid, securing it at the end with a hairband. Tip: If you put your hair in a high ponytail, personally I find it easier to bend over and have my hair hang (see picture below) in order to do the 3 strand.

3.) “Pancake” the braid by gently pulling on the edges, to make it look fuller and softer. (You only need to focus on the stitching that’s closer to the base of the ponytail.)

4.) Softly roll the braid. You don’t want to do it too tightly or it’ll get rid of the messy look. Secure with bobby pins.

….and that’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. I think it’s a fun spin on a traditional braided bun.

Let me know what you guys think and/or if you have any questions leave them for me in the comments!

Catch ya later!

–Sophia 🙂

7 thoughts on “DIY Braided Messy Bun

      1. I tried this hairstyle on me today cuz I didn’t shower and I was cleaning the house, so I wanted my hair out of the way. It worked great! And it seriously was VERY easy, which is a rare occasion for my non-obedient hair.

        1. I’m so happy to hear that! That’s awesome, I’m so glad that it was really easy to do and worked out nicely. 🙂

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