Side-swept Dutch Braid: How to Create This Braid for Long Hair

Ever heard of the side-swept Dutch braid? It's an elegant take on your regular Dutch braid that's perfect when you need to glam up for parties and weddings. Read on to learn how to create this hairstyle. 
Asian woman with long hair in a side-swept Dutch braid wearing an off-shoulder blouse

A Dutch braid is one of the easiest types of braids to do. It is also timeless and versatile—you can experiment with it and upgrade it to create glamorous looks. One of these is the side-swept Dutch braid.

When going to parties or other special events, a side-swept Dutch braid can make you elegant and dainty. It suits women with long hair well, as cascading locks can blend seamlessly with a side-swept Dutch braid. Curious about how to make this hairstyle? Let this tutorial show you how.



Steps in Creating a Side-swept Dutch Braid



1

Prep hair

Nail a side-swept Dutch braid with soft and bouncy hair. Got flat, thin locks? Use Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditionerto boost your hair’s volume while nourishing it. 

 

2

Part hair and start braiding

Using a tail comb, create a deep side part on the right side of your hair. Then, take a small section of hair from the right side and start creating a Dutch braid. To do this, divide this section into three parts. Cross the left part under the middle part, then cross the right part under the new middle part. 

 

3

Keep braiding

Continue braiding, adding more hair as you go along. When your braid reaches ear level, add a section of hair from the right side of your hair (where your side part is). Keep doing this until your braid reaches past ear level.

4

Secure your braid

When your side-swept Dutch braid goes past your ear, stop adding more sections and just proceed with a basic three-strand braid. Secure your braid with an elastic. 

 

5

Hide your elastic

Wrap a small section of hair around your elastic to make your hairstyle look more polished. Secure it with a bobby pin. 

6

Widen your braid

Gently pull the sides of your Dutch braid to make it look bigger and thicker. 

7

Spray heat protectant

Spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Sprayon the rest of your hair. The spray will protect your hair from the curling iron heat and keep your strands from getting damaged. 

8

Curl your hair

Curl the rest of your hair to complete your hairstyle. To do this, wrap a small section of hair around your curling iron, clamp it for a couple of seconds, and pull the curling iron away from your face. Keep doing this until all sections of your hair have been curled. 

9

Finished!

With your long hair in a beautiful side-swept Dutch braid, you’re glammed up for a daytime party, whether it’s a birthday gathering at your tita’s garden or your best friend’s baby shower. You can also wear this to a wedding when you’re a bridesmaid or a guest. Even brides can sport this ‘do as their second look at the wedding reception. 

How do you like your side-swept Dutch braid? It’s an easy hairstyle that you can create yourself in just 10 minutes or so. It’s also the perfect hairstyle to wear when you want to show off your decolletage in an off-shoulder top. You can even complement this ‘do with statement earrings.

Now, what are you waiting for? Gather your styling tools and try the side-swept Dutch braid. It’s going to be fun, we promise!

Next read: Looking for more ways to style your long hair? Check out these easy braids for long hair. They’re super chic and can take your everyday look to the next level. Try them now.