Hate Washing Your Hair? These Four Stellar Summer Braids Let You Get Dirty

We've been braid-obsessed for some time now. Not only for their playful appeal, but because a little braiding is the perfect pick-me-up for limp, dirty, or bad-hair-day tresses. Summer is the best time to up the ante on your braiding skills with a few grungy-hair-approved takes on the classics. Whether you have a thick or fine hair, expert hairstylist Sean Gallagher of Ric Pipino says that the trick to making those braids stick is starting with dirty locks. Hair that's a few-days dirty or dirty-with-product work excellently. An added tip is to use a thickening spray before you get to weaving, making hair a bit more sticky rather than slick. Check out these four beautiful options from Beauty High.
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For a touch of boho, try your hand at a few face-framing braids. Wrapping one or a few braids around the crown, will control any unruly frizz on top, allowing the rest of your hair to hang naturally. It's a great option for wavy and curly hair that wont see a blow-dryer until Autumn.
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For pigtails that are more edgy than elementary, braid two sections of your hair starting at the crown, getting gradually looser towards the ends (think wrapping hair, rather than weaving).
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Try some unkempt milkmaid braids. Additional accessories like headbands are optional, but awesome.
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Finally, and for another option to keep cool with hair off your neck, embrace a little rock-'n'-roll in your 'do. Swoop hair lightly into three sections, leaving as much volume at the top, and tightly braid the ends. Add some more bohemian flair with loose feathers wrapped into your hair elastic.
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