Life would have been so much simpler if all our “I woke up like this” posts on Instagram looked bomb. Sadly, they don’t due to bad hair days and days when you are too late to wash your hair. That’s when our good old trusted friend comes to our rescue – braids! We are not talking about any boring braid, a messy fishtail braid that will last all day and take less than 5 minutes to make.

How to do a messy fishtail

Step 1: Detangle hair using a hair brush or comb, now spray the Toni&Guy Casual : Sea Salt Texturising Spray to give your hair a matte, non-slip texture. If your hair is straight or fine, using this hair spray is a must as it gives the braid a gentle hold.

Step 2: Gather all your hair to one side and tie a low loose ponytail with a hair tie.

How to do a messy fishtail

Step 3: Divide hair into two equal sections.

Step 4: Take a small part from the left section and pass it over to the right side. Now take another small part from the outside of the right side and pass it over to the left side.

How to do a messy fishtail

Step 5: Repeat the above step all the way down to form the braid and don’t worry if it gets messy.

Step 6: Secure with a hair tie.

How to do a messy fishtail

Step 7: Lightly pull out few sections from the top of the braid to make it look fat and messy.