Messy texture is best for summer hairstyles when the heat and humidity are bound to interfere with cleaner looks. My philosophy is if you can’t beat it, work with it!
I opted to add some texture to my straight hair but you can skip this step if you prefer. If you know how to create an inverted French braid or Dutch Braid, this style shouldn’t take longer than 15 to 20 minutes to replicate. If you don’t know how to Dutch braid, now is a great time to learn. The technique is the same as for a French braid except that you fold the strands under instead of over. Follow this how-to post to master the technique and start enjoying all of the fun styles you can create with these versatile braids. It’s ideal to create this pretty ponytail on hair that isn’t squeaky clean so skip the shampoo and let’s get started.
Click through the slideshow below for the step-by-step tutorial.
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