Beach Ready Perfectly Messy Milk Braids | Hair Tutorial

By Dana Fox

Hi you guys! It’s Emily from The Freckled Fox back again to show you guys how to do this super simple style that’s perfect for a breezy Summer day or night. I especially love wearing styles this relaxed hairdo to the beach or to the lake, because I don’t want to be worried about what’s going on with my hair the whole time and styles like this with braids are perfect for looking cute before going in, while you’re swimming, etc, and afterwards! Lets get on with the directions:)

Tools & Supplies:
– two hair-ties or small rubber bands
– bobby pins
– hairspray

Steps 1-3: (1) Begin by ‘scratching’ your head to loosen up your hair a bit from your scalp. Split your hair in half down the back with an uneven part, and (2) split one of those in half again vertically. Braid the first section from top to bottom in a loose dutch braid, by starting with the top rectangle of hair and (3) adding in random chunks of hair into the braid before sending a piece under, instead of over like with a normal braid. I pulled out some fringe pieces before starting, but if you’d like to you can wait to that till later.

Steps 4-6: (4) Pull the sides of the braid apart as roughly as you want (we’re not going for neatness here:)), to help your braids appear thicker and fuller. (5) Repeat step 3 and 4 with the back section, and the same thing on the other side of your head. Loosen up your whole head and give it a spray. (6) Take your two front braids and criss-cross them in the back (if you have hair above your shoulder-blades then don’t cross them in the back) and bring them up and over to the top of your head, about 3-4 inches from your hair line. Pin them well.

Steps 9-12: Criss-cross your back pair of braids in the same fashion, (7) only pin these closer to the front of your hair. (8) Make sure that you’re tucking the hair-ties under the braids so they’re not visible. Tug out more flyaway’s if you wish, (9) scratch your scalp again a bit to keep it loose, and spray it all again for good hold to finish it up!

Lately I’m in love with hairstyles that aren’t too picky about neatness or order, because they’re quick to put together while still looking great, and also because everyone can do them! I hope that you love this style and decide to give it a try, and I know that both Dana and I would love to hear what you think about it so be sure and leave some feedback, and thanks for reading today! xo

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Emily is an overachiever through and through who loves spending her time working as a natural light photographer, a fashion and beauty blogger on her site The Freckled Fox, an NPC fitness competitor, a hairstyle enthusiast, and online shopper extraordinaire. Most of all she’s a lucky wife and mother to her four kiddos, 4 and under. Addictions include list writing, peanut butter, going barefoot, and posting to her Instagram.


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  • http://www.niceandcleanfulham.co.uk/ heather gilmour

    Great hairstyle, but i never would do it to myself alone.
    Tenancy cleaners Fulham

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    Great hairstyle, but i never would do it to myself alone.
    Tenancy cleaners Fulham

  • Linda van Andel

    Oh wauw, this looks so good!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    Oh wauw, this looks so good!

  • Rena Blank

    This looks great! My hair needs to get a little bit longer for me to do this! xx
    Rena Kiss and Make Up

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    This looks great! My hair needs to get a little bit longer for me to do this! xx
    Rena Kiss and Make Up

  • http://www.losergirlwins.com Sarah From Loser Girl Wins

    I can’t wait to try this. So cute and there’s an 85% chance this won’t look weird with my face haha

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    I can't wait to try this. So cute and there's an 85% chance this won't look weird with my face haha

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

  • http://hi-lotts.blogspot.com.ar/ Lottie

    This is awesome! I love all yout tutorials to make braids, Emily :) xx

    Lottie | Little Once Upon a Time

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    This is awesome! I love all yout tutorials to make braids, Emily :) xx

    Lottie | Little Once Upon a Time

  • http://www.acutedesigns.org/ Gina

    love this one, emily!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    love this one, emily!

  • http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/ Sara Fleming

    So gorgeous! Must try this.

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    So gorgeous! Must try this.

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Krzteli

    I love love this look! Perfect for summer. Thnx for sharing the tutorial. :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    I love love this look! Perfect for summer. Thnx for sharing the tutorial. :)

  • http://codydollartist.tumblr.com/ Cody Doll

    I can’t wait to try this out for the beach. It will perfect!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    I can't wait to try this out for the beach. It will perfect!

  • http://www.mochaandmoccasins.com/ Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

    Emily is so gorgeous! I love how the braids turned out.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    Emily is so gorgeous! I love how the braids turned out.

  • http://always-in.xyz Jessica

    Such a cute hairstyle. I’m definitely needing to learn how to braid. 😛

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    Such a cute hairstyle. I'm definitely needing to learn how to braid. 😛

  • http://www.badtastetoastblog.com/ BadTasteToast

    This updo is SO beautiful! Wish I would be able to do this but with my hair it never looks like in the tutorials.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    This updo is SO beautiful! Wish I would be able to do this but with my hair it never looks like in the tutorials.

  • Yolennie

    Her hair color is perfection! This style is so beautiful, love it!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    Her hair color is perfection! This style is so beautiful, love it!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com
  • http://www.thelittleliongirl.com renilebeau

    These are gorgeous!! Definitely going to try!
    http://www.thelittliongirl.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    These are gorgeous!! Definitely going to try!
    http://www.thelittliongirl.com

  • Tara Edie

    Braids are the only regret I have about cutting off all my hair. I love (loved…how sad…) that summertime allows girls to channel their inner Pippi.
    http://www.southbysunset.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    Braids are the only regret I have about cutting off all my hair. I love (loved…how sad…) that summertime allows girls to channel their inner Pippi.
    http://www.southbysunset.com

  • Willie Bohman

    Yeah, that’s damn stylish.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    Yeah, that's damn stylish.

  • Yuliya

    This is fabulous! I can’t wait to try it!
    Thank you :)
    Yuliya xx
    http://www.redqueentales.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    This is fabulous! I can't wait to try it!
    Thank you :)
    Yuliya xx
    http://www.redqueentales.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    Awesome!! I added some beet powder to my clear one the first time I put it out, just to make sure we attracted them. I also just dissolved the sugar in the water without boiling.They loved it!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

    We have 4 hummingbirds so far around our deck. They are such beautiful birds. I have fallen in love with them and want to make them some feeders like yours!