Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Loose French Braid Hairstyle

How to make a French Braid loose, messy, big and loopy! :)

I've seen a lot of these messy looking bohemian style braids on teens and tweens lately. This idea isn't anything new, but seems to be a trendy hairstyle right now in 2011. I've even seen a few hairdos like this on TV, in movies, and on models in magazines (as I'm sure you have as well.)

messy french braidYou could make lots and lots of hair styles using this technique. I think a braided headband or milkmaid braids would be adorable made with the braid loose like this. You could also make the braid with a side ponytail like we did and add a messy bun or curls to the bottom. So many options!

Here's a video tutorial showing how to add a little mess and loosen up a french braid:


The princesses hair is naturally very straight and smooth and sometimes it is difficult to make it look messy, but still cute. If you have straight hair, you may try adding some texture before you start. If you have wavy or curly hair, this braid should work great with minimal effort!

24 comments:

  1. Thank you! I have wondered how to do messy braids like this for so long! I realize my problem was I always puled the entire section, rather than just a bit from the top.

    Awesome!

    Allison

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  2. I'm going to try this on my 11 year old. I think this is a perfect braid for her age!

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  3. Lovely. I think this would be great for an outdoor wedding for the big girls too or a little bridesmaid.

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this! I cannot wait to try it. Thanks!

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  5. I like that one very, very much!

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  6. Cool! I am so very glad I have you to turn to figure this stuff out and then make great tutorials for it as well. :)

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  7. How fun! Thanks for posting the video - it's super cute. Plus, I love being able to see how you hold your hands when you work. It makes it tons easier to figure out new things :)

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  8. this is so elegant looking! Love it!

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  9. I love this one! One of my favorites.

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  10. I absolutely love your blog. You've given me so many great ideas for my hair :) Do you think you could check out my blog? http://sydpinions.blogspot.com/ thanks

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  11. This one is GORGEOUS!! I wish I wouldn' have just cut my daughters hair. I would have loved to do this!

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  12. I like the messy look. I like not having to be perfect.

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  13. this is a beautiful style. I really love the ladybug hairpiece, where is that from?

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  14. I did this style on my 12 yo and it turned out great. Her hair is very fine, and this made the braid look full instead of wimpy. :)

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  15. I agree with Renee! :) I love your blog! I take lots of your ideas and do them on my little sis and me! :) Thank you!

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  16. It's a reverse french braid or dutch braid, right? I have mastered this kind of braid style, but never once think to loosen the strain after it. Duh! Have to try this soon. Thanks you for showing this great, simple tips :)

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  17. I do that braid on both sides of my head and then put it in a ponytale. It is really awsome for when you play baseball and softball. I love it!!!

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  18. usually, when i loosen the braid like that, the hair always falls out. any tips? and what sort of parting is that?

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  19. I love all the hair styles you create! your so creative!

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