Faux Fishtail Bubble Braid

January 24, 2017

I have been doing this hairstyle quite a bit lately! Especially when I’m feeling super lazy but still want to look put together!! I like to call it a faux fishtail or bubble braid, but there really is no braiding involved! It’s seriously so easy and it’s perfect for wet or damp hair, which creates tousled curls that can be worn the next day.

First I sweep all of my hair to one side and secure it with a tiny elastic. Clear elastics are all I have at the moment, but if you’re going to try this for yourself I would suggest using ones that match your hair colour.

I then take a second elastic and secure it in place about two inches below the first.

I separate the hair in between these elastics, creating a hole for the lower half of hair to be flipped through. This is known as a Topsy Tail! It twists the hair inwards, mimicking the look of a disheveled fishtail braid.

I then add another elastic roughly two inches below the last and repeat the same step. Once I’ve run out of hair, I like to spray some of my favourite dry shampoo (Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo) for texture and massage each section so it looks a little more full.

I have extremely thin hair, so unfortunately my braids never really end up being big or voluminous. But you can imagine how cool this would look on someone with thick hair!


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