Part hair down the middle.
Part the back of the hair horizontally behind the ear to create four equal sections.
Take each of the four sections and secure into a ponytail.
Separate the ponytail into two equal parts. Then, twist both pieces to the right while cross-wrapping the right side over the left.
Repeat twists on each of the four ponytails.
Begin wrapping the twists counter-clockwise around the crown of the head, securing with bobby pins as you go.
Loosen the twists where needed and use extra pins to hide any exposed elastic bands.
When longer tresses just can’t be left to their own devices, this style gives the romantic effect of a milkmaid braid and gets unruly hair off of your neck (and your mind!).