Double French Braid Messy Bun Hair Tutorial

I love when there is something in particular that you guys request or want to see more of. I received a lot of inquiries about my hair after this post and this post, so I made it a point this weekend to photograph a hair tutorial! My double french braid messy bun hair tutorial is an easy, everyday go-to hairstyle that works particularly well in the summer heat.

Double French Braid Messy Bun Hair Tutorial

All you need for this hair tutorial is a brush, a few clear elastics and/or hair ties, bobby pins, and a light-hold hairspray.

I typically start with second or third day hair for this hairstyle, but if you start with clean hair add some dry shampoo or texture spray to give your hair some grip and grit. Brush through to smooth your hair out, create your part, and section your hair into two. Tie back the side of your part with the least amount of hair so it’s out of the way while you work on the first section.

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Double French Braid Messy Bun Hair TutorialWorking on the side of your part with the most amount of hair, pull back a large section and start to french braid. Braid down to about the nape of your neck, then gather all of the hair into a ponytail and secure with a clear elastic.

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Repeat the same process on the other side. (See, I told you it was easy!). Once both braids are finished and secured, loosen them up a bit for a more undone look.

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Then, pull the two braided ponytails together, twist into a bun, and secure with a hair tie. Use bobby pins as needed, but remember that we aren’t going for a perfected look.

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At this point, you can further loosen up your braids if they got pulled tight again when you made the bun. I personally also like to soften things around my face, so I pull some hair out around my hairline. Then, finish with a light-hold hairspray. This one has been a long-time favorite, and it smells amazing.

Double French Braid Messy Bun Hair Tutorial

Double French Braid Messy Bun Hair TutorialAnd, you’re all done! You should be left with a perfectly imperfect double french braid messy bun.

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The double french braid messy bun is perfect for those days when you want your hair off your neck and out of your face. Plus, it’s quick! Once you get the hang of this hairstyle, it should take no more than five minutes. Just remember – the messier, the better!

If you give this hairstyle a try, I would love to see it! Send me a Snap, tweet or tag me on Instagram – I’m everywhere @msinthemidwest.

 

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  • Biana Perez

    This is such a creative look!! I can’t french braid to save my life, but I so wish I could!! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • I’ve been wanting to try a double braid and you make it look relatively easy! Thanks for the inso friend!

  • One of my faves!! Love this for these crazy hot temps. It’s ridiculously hot! Love this, Karly!

  • This is seriously SO pretty! I wish I could french braid because I absolutely love the way this looks! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • Awe, thanks friend! Like I told Christina, I might have to do a post on how to fake a french braid. I do it all the time when I don’t feel like doing the real thing!

      • Um YES! You definitely need to do that tutorial! I can’t French or Dutch braid so save my life so bring on the faking it!

  • you make this look so easy! i cannot braid to save my life, so i’m just gonna wait till you come visit me. haha!

  • So pretty! I’ve always wanted to be able to french braid my own hair, and I love the fun twist on this <3
    Green Fashionista

  • Debra Stachelski

    I love this hairstyle on you, so, so pretty!

  • This looks amazing!! I am always wishing my hair was longer/thicker so I had more braiding options. How neat that you had requests for this. That always makes me feel good because I’m like “people are reading!” Ha.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Christina Sotherden

    That looks fantastic! I love this look and am always looking for ways to have my hair up in this heat! I’m not too good at french braiding but I might try to figure a way to make this work!

    • I think I might have to do a post on how to fake a french braid – I do it all the time, and it makes things a little easier. This would be so pretty on you!

  • This is so pretty! I can never get my hair to look neat in the back when I try to do anything outside of the norm with my hair- but yours looks perfect! Also, obsessed with your makeup in these photos!

  • Jenn

    I love hair tutorials! This hair style looks so good on you!

  • Loveee this! Definitely going to give it a try because washing my hair is becoming rare now and I’m all about hairstyles to hide the grease, ha!

  • Gorgeous girl I love this! The perfect Summertime hairstyle to beat the heat with!

  • Your hair looks so cute like that, and I love how easy you make it look too! I just don’t think my hands know how to move when it comes to my hair, but I definitely need to give this a try!

  • Very pretty! You make it look so easy! 🙂

  • Michelle Mullins

    You look fantastic! I almost always opt for a braid on one side into a bun, but I definitely want to try this out for a back-to-school look 🙂

    Michelle | http://www.landofstyleandsass.blogspot.com

  • This is SO pretty, lady- whenever I French braid, the braid always ends up too small. I love how thick your is! It even happens when I grab larger pieces of hair, it’s so weird, lol.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Thanks, lady! I’ve found that loosening up the braid and pulling it apart a bit makes it look thicker/bigger because I don’t have thick hair at all!

  • Such a cute post! I am so bad when it comes to doing my hair. I usually just wear it down, but I’ll have to try this 🙂
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

  • Beautiful look on you! Your hair just looks so pretty in a braid, and I love how simple yet put together this looks!

  • Darcy from A Memory of Us

    That’s cute! I love finding new ways to do my braids!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  • Mande K

    Darling! Loving all the steps – but I always thing braids look way better on blondes (the hair tends to have many different shades which shows off the style more, vs. one tone plain brown!)