You don’t know how to Dutch braid? And you are still looking for the right way. No need to find further, check our Dutch braid tutorial below and you will see something useful.
What are Dutch braids?
Dutch braids are a cousin of the French braid and it’s done exactly like a French braid, except that you cross the strands under instead of over. They are the perfect hairstyle if you want your hair out of your face while looking timeless and a bit edgy. A Dutch Braid is basically an inverted French Braid, it’s created by the way three strands of hair are woven under each other, it will work well on most lengths of hair, but if you have very short hair, consider a double Dutch braid instead.
Dutch braid tutorial
Your hair with Dutch braid looks ultra-chic in the gym, at a brunch, or on the red carpet. Following a Dutch braid tutorial is simple but a bit complex for a beginner. Scroll down and you will be clear about it step by step.
Before you start a Dutch braid tutorial, make sure you have the following tools nearby:
- A mirror (obviously) as well as a hand mirror so that you can check the back of your head
- A rat tail comb to separate your hair
- A natural bristle brush for you to tame fly-aways
- Some hair clips
- A Non-stick elastics product
- Dry texture spray or dry shampoo to give your braids body
- Hairspray to keep your braids in place
Now that you’ve got all your materials on-hand, you’re ready for a Dutch braid tutorial
Use a rat tail comb to vertically separate your hair into two even sections down the middle of your head. Keep one side of your hair free (you’ll braid this section first) and clip the other side out of your way. This will help keep your Dutch braids clean and neat.
Use dry shampoo to the loose strands of hair, making sure to apply the product into the roots, fluff throughout for maximum body. You are now ready to start your first Dutch braid.
Start your Dutch braid by taking a tiny section (about half an inch) of hair from the top corner (nearest your face) and split into three sections. First is the front section, second is the center section and the last is the back section. Weave section one under section two (section one is now the new center strand) and weave section three under section one (replacing it as the new center strand)
Your task is repeating this same braiding pattern with the three strands but will be adding a small amount of hair from both sides of the braid to add fullness and continue the braid going down the length of your head.
With the three strands starting to form a braid, take a small amount of hair from the front side (near your temple) and add it to section one of your hair, braiding it under and replacing the middle strand of hair. Take a small amount of your hair from the backside (nearest your crown) and add it to section three, braiding it under and replacing the middle strand of hair. Continue this pattern as you move down with the length of your head. When you get to the lengths of the hair and there is no more hair to take from either side, continue braiding without adding any hair, make sure to keep weaving the hair under the strands instead of over.
Make sure to smooth out the hair as you add it to the Dutch braid to avoid bumps and large fly-aways (your rat tail comb and hair spray are helpful if you encounter these) Try to keep the pieces of hair similar in size when you add them to the braid to keep it looking uniform throughout. If you feel that your Dutch braid drifts too much toward your ear or to the back of your head, you need to pull the strands on the opposite side taut to counterbalance the braid and re-center it.
Continue your braid through the length of your hair and add a rubber band about an inch from the bottom. You are now ready to do Dutch braid No. 2.
Remove the clip of the opposite side of your head and add dry shampoo to prep the hair. Repeat Dutch braid tutorial three through five, make sure to check the mirror periodically for symmetry. Add a rubber band to the end of the hair, leaving about an inch free from the bottom.
If your hair is fine like the tutorial, you’ll want to add more bulk to your Dutch braids. While the dry shampoo definitely helps on that front, pancaking your braids is another suitable way to add volume. Gently pull apart each section of your Dutch braid with your thumbs and pointer fingers. This spreads out the braid and makes it look fuller. It also gives your Dutch braids a slightly undone look, so they look not polished and perfect enough. Don’t forget to maintain symmetry between the right and left braids.
Dutch braid tutorial: Final look
To finish your Dutch braids, mist all over with a medium-hold hairspray.
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