Create a Dutch braid in 5 Easy Steps

All Things Hair Team | 01 April 2019
how to do a dutch braid
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Discover the charm of the Dutch braid hairstyle and learn how to create one yourself!

If you know how to French braid, the next braiding technique you have got to learn is its Dutch counterpart. If you’ve mastered the first one, you shouldn’t have a problem perfecting the Dutch version, because it’s kind of basically the same with just one tiny difference. 

Also called the inverted French braid, or sometimes the “inside-out” braid, the Dutch braid is actually the reverse of a French braid. This simply means that instead of the three sections of hair crossing over each other, they cross under.

As with the French braid, you can play around with this braid and create a lot of hairstyles with it, so it’s definitely worth mastering. We thought you could use a quick tutorial so hit play on the video above and find out how to get it done!

 



How to do a Dutch braid



 

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Prep hair

Wash your hair with Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Dove Intense Repair Conditioner. This pair will give you a healthier looking hair and help prevent even more styling damage.

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2

Brush it

When your hair’s dry, brush it to get rid of tangles, frizz, and flyaways.

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Start braiding

To create a Dutch braid, ake a section of hair from the top of your head and separate it into three equal parts. Cross the left section of hair under the middle section. Next, cross the right section under the middle section. Add more hair to the braid as you go along. Continue this process until you reach the end of your hair. Secure it with a hair tie.

 

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Loosen your braid

Gently pull your braid apart to loosen it and add a bit of volume. Apply a bit of TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse on the braid to tame flyaways. 

 

Easy commuter-friendly hairstyles: Asian woman with long black hair in a Dutch braid wearing a white blouse
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Voila!

Congratulations! You’ve just created a Dutch braid. Enjoy the perks of sporting this hairstyle, like not having hair strands sticking to your neck on a hot summer day. This ‘do is also a practical choice when jogging and commuting. It’s also a pretty and polished hairstyle that you can wear at work. And like other beautiful braids, the Dutch braid will never go out of style.

Get the products you need for this hairstyle by using the following links:
Dove Intense Repair Shampoo
Dove Intense Repair Conditioner
TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse



Other braids to try



Now that you know how to put your hair in a Dutch braid, it’s time for you to try other hairstyles that start with one.

1. Boxer braid

International Women's Day: Asian woman with long black hair in boxer braid wearing a sporty outfit outdoors
Feel free to anything you want with a boxer braid.

If you have an active lifestyle, the boxer braid can keep all your strands in place. This way, you don’t have to worry about your hair when you’re trekking, playing sports, running a marathon, or conquering mountains.

2. Double Dutch braid bun

Closeup shot of an Asian woman with black hair in Double Dutch braid bun
Double braid and double bun? What an exciting hairstyle!

If you have extra time on your hands, try this beautiful hairstyle. It’s just like creating a boxer braid but with an added step at the end. Create two buns after braiding and secure these with bobby pins. Then, make this hairstyle last for hours by spritzing hairspray with a strong hold.

3. Messy two braids hairstyle

Dutch braid: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long dark hair in messy two braids wearing a denim dress
Cute but not childish. Chic but not complicated. Ain’t this hairstyle great?

If you’re not in the mood for a polished look, go for the messy two braids hairstyle. With loose strands framing your face, you’ll be far from looking uptight. Pair this hairstyle with your favorite casual get-up and unleash your playful self.

How do you like the Dutch braid? We hope you enjoy making it as much as we do. And make sure to come to this page for more hairstyling ideas!

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