I was looking for a simple braid that I had not done before and was getting discouraged until I came across this one. It is so simple and so pretty. You can make it as messy or elegant as you want by how you handle the strands when braiding. Good Luck, and have fun with it!!!
Start this like a regular braid, but drop the top piece through to the bottom and leave it there. Gently twist the 2 pieces you’re left with upward. Add a new 3rd piece in between + drop it through. Twist again and repeat. Keep going until you get to the back. Tie it with a clear elastic, tuck the end under, and secure with a bobbypin.