Before beginning a dutch braid, ensure your hair is properly brushed and free from tangles. Divide your locks into three even sections; cross one of them under and over onto another strand to begin braiding it.
Repeat this process on both left and right strands, adding new pieces each time you cross one under and into the middle one. Continue this until you reach the nape of your neck.
Let’s dive into how to make a dutch braid!
How to Dutch Braid
If you have long hair and need an easy way to keep it out of your face, a Dutch braid may be just the solution. This popular style can be worn casually or for special events – making it more versatile than you realize!
Start with neatly-brushed hair that’s free from knots or tangles, then part your locks down the center into three equal sections. Take the top section and cross it under the middle strand, adding extra hair from right section as needed and crossing under new middle strand. Continue this process, gradually increasing length strands each time until reaching nape of neck where style should end with some bobby pins and hairspray to secure.
Dutch braids resemble regular French braids in every other aspect, making this style simple for anyone to master. Simply switch over and under as necessary while braiding.
Everyday Hair Inspiration posted an in-depth YouTube tutorial showing how to do a Dutch fishtail braid step-by-step. Start by sectioning off three equal sections, then braid like you would normally in three-strand braiding until reaching the crown of your head; switch into Dutch fishtail braid by taking one strand from each section and crossing it under another, continuing this pattern with left and right strands until reaching nape of neck; secure with some bobby pins before spraying some hairspray over for a polished look!
Dutch Braid for Short Hair
For those with short bob or lob styles, a Dutch braid can add an elegant flair to casual looks. Perfect for brunch dates or coffee dates alike, this stylish braid will bring fun into any look! To start, spray your locks with texturizer for grip, then take a small section behind your ear and divide it into three equal strands before weaving through them by crossing outer strands under middle one before repeating this process until reaching nape of neck before transitioning back into regular braid.
If you want a chic braid that will capture the attention of your crush, consider going for a jumbo-sized Dutch braid. It looks chic and cool and is sure to draw stares – making this style great for younger girls who want to add an eye-catching edge to their everyday style.
Halo braids are another creative way to wear Dutch braids. This unique style looks similar to regular braiding but features an eccentric boho vibe, making this an excellent way to dress up for special events or show off a new haircut.
Dutch braids can make for an eye-catching ponytail look without being too formal, perfect for girls who want a polished yet casual style. Start by texturizing your locks with texturizing spray or gel, so they hold their style all day long; create a standard ballerina bun, then wrap the Dutch braid crown around it before finishing it off by adding flowers or bobby pins as embellishments to this updo.
Dutch Braid for Long Hair
If you’re searching for an adorable yet versatile braid style, give the tight Dutch braid a try. This adorable hairstyle keeps your locks out of the way while showing off some serious braid game. To achieve it, brush all of your hair to make sure that it is free from tangles before smoothing cream detangling spray or smoothing cream can help detangle and add shine. Next divide hair into four sections using rat tail comb and add colored extensions to each section before weaving all four into Dutch braids before tying into a ponytail at base of neck.
This braid is perfect for an evening out on the town, romantic date or casual brunch with friends. What’s particularly appealing is that its more flexible nature makes it easier to wear on windy days or in the office; plus you can easily pull some of its strands out for a loose, bohemian aesthetic.
To achieve a Dutch braid, first section your hair into three equal sections and divide into three equal parts. Next, begin weaving a three-strand braid by passing both left and right sections underneath the center strand of each side section strand, picking up thin pieces from both left and right strands as needed until reaching your nape of neck – once complete tie in a ponytail securing with an elastic band!
Dutch Braid for Medium Hair
Dutch braids can be an easy and attractive way to keep your locks out of your face and look cute at the same time. And because it’s quick and simple to do, you’ll always have one on hand for when running errands or hitting up a quick workout at the gym. BioSILK provides this tutorial on how to create this style with clear elastics and hairspray as tools; additionally you will require a rat tail comb or brush in order to untangle knots before beginning braiding.
As the first step, divide your hair into five sections using the sharp end of a rat tail comb and weave a tight Dutch braid, adding more hair as you weave along each strand and crossing them under. Repeat these steps until reaching your nape of neck before tucking it all away into a mini bun for finishing touches.
Alternatively, for something even more elevated try adding a space bun! Not only can it show off your love of 90’s nostalgia but it looks adorable when worn with any ensemble!
To achieve this look, begin by parting your hair down the center. Next, twist a section from either side and add it to a Dutch braid; repeat this process for each side of your head. When completed, pin both braids into a space bun using hair pins; use hairspray if necessary to secure it further and pin any remaining sections into a chignon bun style if desired.
Dutch Braid for Thick Hair
No matter how long, medium, or thick your locks may be, a Dutch braid style is sure to meet them all! All it takes to get your ideal Dutch braid is co-washing and detangling (vlogger Franchelli is fond of using the Tangle Teezer), followed by using smoothing gel or pomade like Ouidad’s Clear Control Pomade ($26) that tames your locks without leaving sticky residue behind.
Start creating an adorable side Dutch braid by attaching a ribbon to one section of hair and weaving that section into a four-strand braid, adding more strands with each stitch. Continue this process until you reach the end of your locks, and secure with an elastic band.
Pancake your braids by pulling apart and flattening out some strands to give the appearance of more width. Be sure to let a few loose strands slip out for an authentic, messy appearance.
If your mane is thicker, try using a rat-tailed comb to separate your mane into sections with differing volumes and weave a loose Dutch braid on thicker sections while cornrowing thinner ones until reaching the nape of your neck.
Wrap both braids into a bun and secure them with bobby pins for an attractive yet functional updo that is great for any event or special occasion. Add flowery pins for a romantic flair!