Bubble braids are the lazy girl’s answer to low-maintenance hair

No time for tricky styles? This one’s for you.

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Assistant / July 28 2020

There’s nothing we love more than a lazy girl beauty hack. Each time we stumble upon a new way to effortlessly live our best life (whether it be a cheeky cheat for glorious hair, skin or makeup), we’re reassured in the fact that we’re not the only ones just trying to make it through the day as stress-free as possible. Hashtag relatable.

This particular hair hack goes out to anyone who’s ever struggled to master braiding. Because while that criss-crossing cursed style requires some form of skill, bubble braids do not. And it’s this low fuss solution for us dextrically-challenged individuals that makes us love it so damn much.

Honestly, the method behind this puffy pigtail style couldn’t be simpler. To recreate, start by separating the hair into one or two ponytails at your desired placement (low, high or either side, it’s up to you). 

Then, with clear mini hair ties at the ready, section and tie your lengths at multiple points down the ponytail. Once secured, gently pull at each section to create multiple ‘bubbles’, customising your look with how voluminous or teased you make them. 

Set with a lightweight hairspray for extra staying power and et voila, you’ve got yourself bubble braids. 

Now you’ve got the gist of this easy to master braiding style, here’s some bubble braid style inspiration to get you on your way:

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Main image credit: @revivalmane

Briar was Beauty Crew’s intern before joining the crew full time as a Beauty Assistant in March of 2019. She is a self-professed product junkie, skin care obsessive and she is always on the hunt for the perfect mascara. Her favourite products include Biologique Recherche’s P50W Lotion and Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter.