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Long hairstyle tutorial: low, messy braid

/ 02.17.2015
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  • Low, messy braid hairstyle
  • Low, messy braid hairstyle

If you're in need of a quick, easy hairstyle for long hair, look no further than this loose braid. It's fast to style and looks great with all kinds of accessories from stretchy headbands to barrettes. It's also a great entry-level plait for anyone whose braiding skills are a little rusty.

To find out how to recreate the look, just follow the tutorial below.

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with clean, damp hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream and rough-dry with your blow-dryer. The cream will keep your hair flyaway-free while it dries.

Step 2
Spray the roots with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, then muss and scrunch your hair with your hands. To increase volume, massage the roots with your fingertips wherever necessary.

Step 3
Gather your hair at the nape of your neck and loosely braid the hair all the way down to the ends. Start a couple of inches above the nape and use a French braid until you reach the bottom of your head, then continue with a regular three-strand technique.

Step 4
Loosen the style with your hands and gently pull a few pieces out to frame your face and soften the overall look.

Step 5
Complete your new braid with a generous mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to give it great hold and to prevent flyaways.

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