Today I am teaching you how to dutch braid. I am taking it back to the basics and starting from scratch. Dutch braids are very trendy right now and I see them everywhere on Instagram and YouTube. It’s a quick and easy hairstyle to do and its perfect for the gym or for those heatless hairstyle days. Plus, if you sleep with the braids in, you will have some beautiful waves the day after. So, if you haven’t already mastered the dutch braid, then stay tuned and I will teach you!
Now, lets get into braiding. If you are more visual and like to watch videos, then you can watch my “how to dutch braid your own hair for beginners ” tutorial here or click the video down below!
A question I get very often is “What is the difference between a dutch braid and a french braid?”. The simple answer is the following. When you French braid, you cross the hair over and into the middle. When you dutch braid, you cross the hair under and into the middle. The only difference is whether you cross the hair over or under. So, if you know how to french braid, then dutch braiding will be a piece of cake! The technique is 99% the same. For a full step by step guide on how to dutch braid, just keep reading and good luck!
How to dutch braid step by step
ITEMS NEEDED: Brush, 2 small hair elastic, hairspray
TIME REQUIREMENT: 10-15 minutes
SKILL LEVEL: Medium
Step by step guide
Step 1: Brush your hair and split your hair into 2 equal sections down the back of your head. Use a hair clip or elastic to secure one side out of the way, so it’s easier to braid.
Step 2: Take a section of hair and part it into 3 equal sections. Now you have 3 strands of hair like a normal braid
Step 3: Take the top strand and cross it under and into the middle.
Step 4: Take the bottom strand and bring it under and into the middle
Step 5: Now pick up a small section of hair next to the top strand. These 2 are going to be put together
Step 6: Now cross the top strand + the hair you just picked up, under and into the middle. (You can also cross the top strand under and into the middle first. Then add a section of new hair. Both ways gives the same result)
Step 7: Now repeat that on the other side. So pick up a new section of hair next to the bottom strand. These 2 are going to be put together
Step 8: Now cross the bottom strand + the hair you just picked up under and into the middle
Step 9: Repeat step 5 – 8 until there is no more hair to add in. Then braid the rest of the hair like a normal braid. Then tie of the braid with an elastic. Remember to check if the braids are the same length
Step 10: Repeat step 1-9 on the other side so you got 2 braids and then you are done
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