Feeling lazy? We feel you 100 percent. When you鈥檙e in total chill mode, the last thing you want to do is spend time styling your hair. That said, there are times even on the most laid-back of Sundays when your cozy-girl look isn鈥檛 complete without you doing something more to your hair than a spriz of dry shampoo and a shake. That鈥檚 where this rope braid comes into play. It鈥檚 a fun and easy way to combine two braids into one that鈥檒l leave your 鈥榙o looking fresh in no time 鈥 even on those I-wanna-stay-in-bed winter days.

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STEP 1: ROUGH UP YOUR 鈥楧O

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First, prep your hair so it has hold and texture for those braids! Spritz on a light texturizing spray so your hair has added lift and gripping power (a bonus of texturizing spray is that it鈥檒l soak up oils and grease from day-old hair).

STEP 2: BEGIN YOUR ROPE

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Begin roping your hair on one side by working with two strands. Create an easy rope braid (like you would a French braid) by roping your first strand (the one that鈥檚 closest to your ear) with your second strand (the one that鈥檚 closest to the scalp). Keep a slight tension on the strands as you move down your head so you don鈥檛 unravel the rope braid. Secure the ends with an elastic band.

HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE

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On the other side, you can either repeat another rope braid or really take it to the next level with a fishtail to keep this style extra interesting.

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Widen your braid by tugging at the ends to create further fullness and liven up dirtier hair 鈥 this technique is known as pancaking.

STEP 3: BRING THOSE BRAIDS TOGETHER

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Pull the second braid through the first rope braid to add dimension to this look and hold your style in place. We love the relaxed braid-on-braid vibe here 鈥 and the best part is, it doesn鈥檛 have to look perfect.

Step 4: TIE 鈥楨M TOGETHER + PIN聽DOWN STRAYS

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Tie the ends of each braid together with *one* elastic band to unify your look. Then, pin any loose ends or strays in place with bobby pins. You can choose to hide your pins or leave them randomly exposed so they peek through for that ultra-relaxed, cool-girl vibe.

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Tag us on Instagram @britandco with your favorite go-to winter 鈥榙os!

Hair and Art Direction by Maritza Buelvas
Photography by Jennifer Coffey
Modeling by Casey Shteamer
Location Beauty for Bloggers Studio