What is a Dutch braid and how do you do it?

Mitch | 24 March 2018
how to do a dutch braid
10 MINS Style Easy

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


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.


Brush it

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


Begin Dutch braiding

Take 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.


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. 

And you’re all set! That was easy, wasn’t it? So tell us: which one do you like better? The Dutch braid or the French braid?

All products used on this tutorial are available at Lazada.com.ph. Click on the links below to buy them now!

Dove Intense Repair Shampoo
Dove Intense Repair Conditioner
TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse





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