To get the look, all you need is a texturising spray to ‘rough’ up the hair to give it a more disheveled feel.
The best one I’ve used for this style is Redken’s Wool Shale Gel-Slush Texturiser.
This spray is amazing, shake it up then spritz on the hair. At first your hair will feel slightly tacky – that’s when you mess it up as much or as little as you want. It will then take on a ‘wool’ like matte feel which is perfect for this hairstyle.
For this type of braid, I sometimes put a slight wave in my hair (use either tongs or straighteners, whichever you feel most comfortable with) just to create a little volume and wave to my poker straight hair. I then spritz the Wool Shake all over and mess it up with my hands. Next up, just braid as normal at the side. Try pulling the plait out a little once you’ve tied it at the end to make it ‘fatter’ and less neat. The messier the better with this look!
Instead of just tying off with a hair bobble or clear elastic, try a thin piece of ribbon left long to drape down for a change!
Redken Wool Shake Gel-Slush Texturiser is available from Hairtrade.com (link here) and is priced at £12.70 (RRP £15.15).