Easy solution to make your braid flashy again!
Just take your hair and divide it into the three strands that you want to braid together.
Take one of the strands and braid that one within itself (if that makes sense).
I use the bottom one so that I can try and braid the layers that are apt to falling out throughout the day.
Then I use a bobby pin and clip that to the bottom of the braid while I braid the 3 original strands together.
Then just tie with an elastic and there ya go!
Here is Lauren Conrad on Chelsea Lately with her hair done in this same simple way!