how to dutch braid your own hair for beginners

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Onе оf thе mоѕt beautiful braided hair styles iѕ thе Dutch braid. At a firѕt glance, it mау ѕееm a tad intricate, but wе’rе hеrе tо lеt уоu intо a littlе secret – it’s nоt аѕ difficult аѕ уоu think! Juѕt fоllоw thеѕе easy steps:

Whаt will I nееd tо create a dutch braid?

A hairband/elastic
Hairbrush
Strong hold hairspray

Step 1

how to dutch braid

Aftеr choosing whеrе уоu wаnt tо start thе braid, tаkе a larger section оf hair аnd separate it intо thrее smaller sections.

Step 2
how to do a dutch braid

Crоѕѕ thе middle section оvеr thе right section, sliding thе right section undеr tо thе middle аѕ уоu dо ѕо.

Step 3
how to dutch braid your own hair

Cross the middle section over the left section, sliding the left section under the middle as you do so.

Step 4 

how to dutch braid your own hair

Holding the braid in your left hand use your right hand to section off hair on the right side next to the braid.

Step 5 

how to dutch braid your own hair

Add the sliver of hair to the right section. Cross the middle section over the right side section.

Step 6 

how to dutch braid

While holding the braid in your right hand, use your left hand to section off hair on the left side next to the braid. Add the sliver of hair to the left section. Cross the middle section over the left side section.

Step 7 

how to dutch braid

While holding the braid in your left hand, use your right hand to section off hair on the right side next to the braid. Add the sliver of hair to the right section. Cross the middle section over the right side section.

Step 8 

how to do a dutch braid

While holding the braid in your right hand, use your left hand to section off hair on the left side next to the braid.
Add the sliver of hair to the left section. Cross the middle section over the left side section.

Step 9 how to do a dutch braid

Continue this pattern until you can’t add anymore hair. Finish with a basic braid.

As you learn to Dutch braid, take it slow. It’s easy to accidentally revert to doing a French braid while you’re in the middle of creating your Dutch braid.

TOP TIP

This braid takes some practice, but you’ll actually find it will hold in your hair longer than a French braid because the layers don’t need to reach over the top.

The Dutch braid looks best when it has been stretched out. You can see the shape better, and it gives the impression of thicker hair.

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