Textured Summer Braid

Textured Summer Braid TutorialHey, guys! It’s Katie here again. It’s really warming up here in the Midwest, and you know what that means—friends and swimming and BBQs and… frizzy hair. Honestly, if it weren’t for braids and buns, my hair wouldn’t stand a chance in the summer.

I would definitely have to chop it before we made it to the cooler fall months. It’s not an issue, though, because there are LOTS of braids to choose from! Here’s a fun one I like to use to switch things up a little.

Step 1- Textured Summer BrainStep One: Divide your hair into three sections, as if you were going to do a normal braid. Braid the center strand and secure with an elastic.

Step 2- Textured Summer Braid DIYStep Two: To begin your braid, cross the two side pieces over the middle section. 

Step 3- Textured Summer BraidStep Three: Finish out the braid just like a standard braid.

Step 4- Textured Summer BraidStep Four: Once you reach the bottom, secure with an elastic and remove the first elastic.

Step 5- Textured Summer BraidStep Five: Finish your braid off with a pretty piece of fabric or ribbon, and you’re all done! 

Textured Summer Braid DIYTextured Summer Braid via A Beautiful MessAs you can see from some of the photos above, my hair gets pretty dry in the summer, so it’s nice to be able to run some coconut oil through my hair and throw it in a braid for some much needed conditioning. Happy braiding! xo. Katie

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  • Voww!! such a simple and cute idea to apply..thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Such a cute hairstyle- love it! I do love a messy braid <3

  • So cute and fun! I am so envious of your bangs! On a sidenote could you please do a tutorial on how you wore that awesome bandana style when you guys went to costa rica? I am going to the beach this summer and would love to do that with my hair.
    Thanks for the great content!!!

  • Love this!! Looks way more complicated than it teally is – win! Will be trying this out for sure!


  • The braid looks so much cuter with the bow at the bottom! I usually put the bow at the base of the ponytail, but this inspired me to change things up! 😉


  • This is a great idea and so simple, will be sure to try it out on my travels , thank you!

  • It took me a second to realise there were more than three strands. I really wish I had the face shape to pull off all my hair back. Do you have any tips for how to style this out with whispy growing out bangs?

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  • I’ve heard that honey is supposed to be really good for helping with frizz, but I’ve never actually tried it.

    This braid is seriously adorable. I really need to learn how to braid.

  • i love this idea! i’m always trying to figure out ways to make my braids appear thicker – this might be the trick i was looking for 🙂
    xo jac

  • That’s nice, I’m definitely going to try that. I usually braid my hair during the summer, so it isn’t in the way. And this I can easily do.

  • this is so adrable 🙂 too bad my hair is short and i can’t make it 🙁

  • I will definitely be trying this look, so simple and cute my favorite combo!

  • Thanks for the inspiration to keep growing my hair out! 🙂

  • Cool idea! Love her hair colour 🙂
    My fiancée is always tyring to get me to braid my hair, will def get around to doing it now!

    Anisa – The Macadames. xx

  • I’m trying this tomorrow! What a great idea! I’m so bad with braids so we will see if this one works for me.

  • Oh so pretty!! I’m definitely going to try this, looks so good on you!


  • This textured braid is so whimsical & spunky. It’s just a tad different than a regular braid but has more pizzazz. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

  • This is perfect for summer!! Love it!

  • This is really cute. I wish my hair would grow out faster so I could try this.

  • Adorable! I would love to be able to do this, but my hair is so fine and brittle there would be tons of those nasty looking ends sticking out every where.

  • So cute! Braid within a braid haha, but looks so cute and complex even though its pretty straightforward!

    Lauren | http://www.livelovelauren.com

  • I feel like all I wear is braids people are starting to think that is all my hair does. I appreciate the new idea and will for sure use it.

    Oh Hey, Hooray!

  • I am about to travel the Mediterranean so this is handy to know! Thank you 🙂 I love Katie’s hair colour too!

  • I love this hairstyle, simple and easy to do! I will definitely try it 🙂

    Hui Chere

  • Try a texturising spray such as a sea salt one (added bonus: beautiful waves when you take it out!) or even a texturising powder, I think VO5 do one 🙂

  • this is so adorable!



  • This braid is perfect for the summer! My hair becomes unpredictable in the hot months (who am I kidding? It’s unpredictable in ALL the months) and so this is a great way to keep it out of my face and still cute!


  • Cute! I love braids so much. My hair is not quite long enough to do this one but I know what you mean about dry ends in the summer.


    Laurali Star


  • Very original, you can see a braid hairstyle tomorrow in our video-post!


  • Love this hairstyle! We’ve been living in topknots lately because of the heat!

    Grace and Charlotte xx

  • What a fabulous idea! I love it!


  • I absolutely love how simple this actually is, but it looks so nice compared to just a usual braid! I can’t wait to give this a go! 🙂
    Have a lovely rest of the week!

  • love this, and always love your hair videos too 😀
    your hair tutorials are always my fave, even if i already know how to do the style 😉
    can never get enough of dreamy hair <3

  • This braid is so cute, I’ll have to try it before I cut all my hair off.



  • What a cool idea Katie! I would never have thought of this – totally trying it out tomorrow!

  • This is by far the easiest braid tutorial with such cute end result <3 …i will try this for next summer, when my hair will be longer…


  • my hair is currently like this and will be many times more this summer (: thanks for sharing! i love katie!

  • Katie, love this! I have long hair so this will be really fun to try!

    X Courtney from: http://nikitaandvesper.com/

  • This is lovely Katie! I wish I still had long hair, but I’ll definitely be doing this style on my sister 🙂

    -Kris | http://love-loft-life.com

  • What a simple and cute idea! Never would have thought to do that. Totally trying that on my daughters’ hair this summer.

  • OOOOOOO! 🙂 How pretty.

    Love the tie at the bottom. Where do you get that? Or did you make it?

    Hope you have a beautiful day!!! <3


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  • This is such a great idea! I am giving it a shot tomorrow!


  • I love braids. They are so perfect for the summer and super easy if you are in a hurry.

  • Katie, you must’ve heard me crying from 1,000 miles away. My hair is SO DRY and gets so tangly in the summer and I was this close to chopping it all off. Thank you for this tutorial!! You’ve saved my hair.

  • I never would have thought of this, how easy and fun. Another reason to keep growing my hair out!

  • Oh Katie ur always having a good hair day! I have long very silky hair. Wish I could try all ur fancy hairdos but nothing stats in my hair because of the silkiness..it just falls flat! ? Love to have hair like yours

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