Discover the charm of the Dutch braid hairstyle and learn how to create one yourself!
What you’ll need
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
Loosen your braid
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
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
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
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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