The messed-up side plait is a versatile hair style for summer. At the beach, the simple style keeps thick hair in check for carefree daytime glamour. At night, unravel the plait for naturally textured waves.
Get the look with organic hair products
1. Apply a texturising spray like John Masters Organics Sea Mist, Sea Salt Spray ($27.30 at Green Organics), to freshly washed hair and comb through.
2. Then rough-dry with your head upside down to remove moisture from the roots, using your fingers to maintain natural texture and inject body in your organic hair style.
3. Take a low side part and pull hair to the opposite side. Split hair into three sections, taking the outside section into the middle to create a thick plait.
5. To give the plait a more lived-in look, pull at a few of the loops slightly to loosen it up and brush your fingers up the plait to add texture.
Tame stray fly-aways with a de-frizzing balm like John Masters Organics Hair Pomade ($35.50 at Green Organics).
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