6 Reasons To Try a Loose Plait Hairstyle

This fuss free hairstyle is set to become your new everyday hairstyle and here is why... 

If you’re looking for a new way to style your hair that requires minimal fuss (yet has bucket loads of style points), look no further than loose plaits.

Okay, we can tell there are some naysayers out there who still need some convincing, so click through our gallery to be instantly inspired and/or scroll down to discover the top reasons for trying the hairstyle of the moment, right now!

1. They are Instagram famous

The back view of a blonde woman with a very loose side French plait
These braids are all over the gram. Credit: Instagram.com/jessthehairdress-er

From A-list stars to our fave Instagrammers, loose plaits have become hugely popular this year. Credit: @jessthehairdress-er

rear view of a woman with braided ombre hair
It’s even being pinned on Pinterest! Credit: Instagram.com/shar_stylist_

Adding to this, Pinterest has reported a 70% rise in saved pins for the style, so if you want to beat hair boredom you should keep this hairstyle on your radar. Credit: @shar_stylist_

Editor’s tip: Before creating your loose braid wash your hair with the TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Shampoo and Conditioner. Then apply the TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Thickening Balm through your hair before blowdry. This range will give your hair lift, adding body, and make your braid look lovely and full.

2. It’s super easy to create

The back view of a blonde woman with a loose braid over her shoulder
Loose braids a breeze to do. Credit: Instagram.com/mack_hair

Who needs to be spending hours on their hair every morning when you can spend more time in bed? Credit: @Mack_hair

The back view of a brunette model with a very loose traditional plait
Impress all your friends with your new plait. Credit: Instagram.com/ravensbeautybook

Loose plaits will not only allow more time for beauty sleep but will also wow all your colleagues when you make into work. Credit: @ravensbeautybook

back shot of a woman with icy blonde hair and highlights in a loose plait
When it comes to loose plait hairstyles, we say: the messier the better. Credit: Instagram.com/jaggercloset_shop

And any braid rookies out there can rest assured that they too can give the style a try, because the messier the finish, the more style points you’ll earn! Credit: @jaggerscloset_shop

3. It will make you feel like a boho Queen

Blonde woman with long loose messy braid
Be a boho beauty with this easy hair trend.

If you’re anything like us, you will love pretty boho tresses.

Sophie Turner long blonde hair with loose braid at Emmy's 2017
Sophie Turner gives this look the red carpet seal of approval. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Get the look by wearing your hair in a braided style overnight and in the morning you will have soft, heatless curls, which you can then show off in this Sophie Turner-approved hairstyle.

4. The fuss-free style can be worn anywhere

Close-up of a brown haired girl
We can’t think of a place where this trend would be inappropriate. Credit: Instagram.com/chantelledidit

What we love most about loose plait hairstyles, is that they can be worn anywhere and any time. Don’t believe us? Try us… Credit: @chantelledidit

brown hair model with loose plait down back shown from behind
From a HIIT class to a special occasion, loose plaits will see you through. Credit: Instagram.com/emmaco

High-intensity gym class? Check. Date night? Check. Prom, graduation, wedding? Check, check and check, this hairstyle has got you covered no matter what life throws your way. Credit: @_emmaco_

5. They can be dressed up

Emily Ratajkowski long brown hair in side braid with ribbon at end of braid at fashion show
Take a cue from Emily and dress up your loose plait with a ribbon. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you have a special occasion lined up, why not dress up your loose plait hairstyle with a strip of ribbon? Make like Emily Ratajkowski and finish your look off with a black satin ribbon secured around the end of the braid.

The back view of a bride with a loose braid and a chain flower accessory
Why not weave an accessory through your braid? Credit: Instagram.com/luellasbridal

Alternatively, you can try a ribbon headband or weaving ribbon through your braid for a unique, showstopping finish. Credit: @luellasbridal

6. It’s A-list approved

Elizabeth Olsen bronde coloured hair in loose side plait braid hairstyle at premiere
Elizabeth Olsen wears her hair in the carefree style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Not only is this style loved by Pinterest fans, but A-list stars like Elizabeth Olsen, Drew Barrymore and Whitney Port have also been spotted wearing the style at red carpet events and movie premieres.

Close up of a woman with dark brown hair in a loose braid with streaks of green pink and blue hair colours
This braid is perfect for showing off your hair hues. Credit: Instagram.com/ana_negulescu

And did we mention that it also looks really cool when worked with colour trends? Credit: @ana_negulescu

Side view of a blonde woman with a loose waterfall braid
It’s really the most versatile look around. Credit: Instagram.com/emmachenartistry

See! We told you it can be worn anywhere. Credit: @emmachenartistry