In our fall series with beauty maven, Maritza Buelvas of Beauty For Bloggers, we’re all about the braid. None of these three braided looks require product and will take you straight through the fall and on into the holidays. We love our all-natural products (especially these), but it’s nice to have a few low-maintenance, hot tools-free ideas tucked away for all the cozy evenings coming our way!

Check out our first braid in the series here – it requires no hot tools or product, then try your hand at this elevated messy pony with four textured braids:


a teasing comb
5 clear elastic bands
hair pins

Giovanni Root Lifting Spray  + Holding Spray


Optional: Lightly spray root-lifting spray throughout the hair.

Part hair into three sections: The back and each side. Tease at the crown and gather hair into a mid-rise ponytail, securing it with an elastic band.

Next, create four smaller textured braids on each side of the head.

Secure each braid with elastic bands.

Texturize and create volume to each braid by ‘pancaking’ each braid (tugging at hair strands to make them thicker and looser).

Organically lay each braid on top of your ponytail to create richness and fullness. Optional: Set with finishing, natural holding spray.

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