this has definitely become my go-to braid because it is so easy and you don't even need a hair tie! it may sound silly that not needing a hair tie is my main reason for loving this braid- but i can't tell you how many times i want to put my hair back and can't because of it!
the only pre-requisites for this braid is messy, unruly hair and a pair of hands.
1. start a basic side braid...
key tip: don't lessen the mess as you braid- keep the hair below ratted and messy- do not comb through!
2. about halfway down bring two sections to one side and keep one open as a loop
3. loop all extra hair up and through the open loop (sorry photo doesn't show as well as i'd like it to- it was tricky to capture!)
this is about how it should look at this point
4. pull apart hair to keep it messy looking aaaand....
there you have it!