Messy Braids for Moms on the Go

Brianne DiSylvester

Flickr photo by Kinnéidigh Garrett
So busy you don't have time to even wash your hair? Whether you're swamped with kids or work, we've all had those days.

I work from home and often get so sucked into tasks that I forget to shower.

When I do venture out of the house with unwashed hair, I rely on messy braids with a bun.

It looks hipster-chic without even trying.

Find out how to get this style.

Start by parting your hair on the side. On the larger side of the part, take a large chunk of hair from the hairline to about three inches back.

Begin braiding your hair -- you can braid in big chunks like above or keep it smaller by braiding more tightly.

Once you reach the end of your hair, secure with a bobby pin. Gather the rest of your hair and put it in a bun by making a ponytail, folding it over, and tying a hair band around the base.

You can leave the bobby pin in or remove it after your hair is in the bun.

Voila! Instant chic.

What is your go-to I-didn't-wash-my-hair-today style?

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