If you have dry/curly hair, you'll know that although you don't have to wash your hair that often, you can have days when your hair is neither flat nor voluminous - just a bit meh. I typically wash my hair every 4-5 days (that's all my hair needs I promise!) and this hairstyle has become one of my favourite ways to jazz up my hair on days 3-4. Best thing about it? It's super simple and looks stunning. So, let's get started!

Step 1: Part your hair - this is totally up to you. I generally like to part mine to the side, but it's all personal preference.

Step 2: Take a section from the front of your hair, braid it and use a bobby pin to secure it to the back of your head. Make sure to pull it backwards whilst braiding so that it sits on your head when you pin it down.

Step 3: Repeat on the other side of your head! If you have parted your hair on the side, I like to use less hair on the part of my head where the parting is as there is less hair there to use and this makes it look more balanced.

Step 4: Keep your hair down, or if you want to go for a more casual look, secure it into a low, loose bun. If you need to, spritz a bit of hair spray to keep everything in place, and ta-dah! You're done. 

I find this just adds that bit of interest to my hair when it's feeling a bit lack-lustre, and in fact, I think it actually looks better when my hair is a bit dirtier. It's perfect for uni/school as it's really casual but also very pretty. What tricks do you have for when your hair is a bit worse for wear? Let me know in the comments! 

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  1. I love the way that braids look on blonde hair, this looks fab! I have dark hair and you don't get the same definition when braiding - I will be giving this a go though as it's such a simple style but looks great! xx

  2. Cool :)

    I'll try it :)


  3. That looks so pretty! I might have to try this with my hair for work :)

    Kate xo // www.beautybabbles.com

  4. Guessing we have the same hair structure, finally I found someone! I love this hairdo, it is so easy yet it looks like you actually put some effort in your hair.

    Melane | Oh Sweet Remedy

  5. Yeah, that is one of my favourite things about having blonde hair! Let me know how it goes :) x

  6. Thanks - let me know how it goes! x

  7. There aren't many of us! Yeah, that's why this hairdo is so great :) x

  8. I really need to learn how to do more things with my hair. I'm so boring with it, and I hate washing it. Braids seem like an idea :)




  9. i really like those kind of braids but i feel like they're not flattering on me, that being said i really need to learn more hairstyles

  10. I'm exactly the same - I'm useless with hair! x

  11. Maybe it's worth just setting aside an hour or two just to mess around - I'm sure you'll find something that works :) x

  12. I love the hairstyle in the picture! I love braiding my hair, but my arms get tired so fast.. xD

  13. This is lovely! I never spend much time doing my hair and with so many layers, I always struggle to braid my hair. Hopefully when I grow my hair out a little more, I'll be able to do more braids. xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  14. themannequinjack .March 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    This is such a cute spring look! I've just cut my hair so it might be a little short for this style, but it looks fab on you xx

  15. Thank you :) Just play around, you might be able to figure something out :) x