One of the most beautiful braided hair styles is the Dutch braid. At a first glance, it may seem a tad intricate, but we're here to let you into a little secret - it’s not as difficult as you think! Just follow these easy steps:
Step-by-step guide: Dutch braid
Step 1 - Detangle hair & create distinct sections
In order to braid your hair easily it's vital you give it a brush through and detangle any knots. If your hair is a little on the frizzy side you might want to add a bit of serum too to make it more manageable to work with.
Once you're happy with your starting point, section your hair into two so that you have a top layer and a bottom layer. Then within the top layer, separate this out again into three which will be the sections you will begin braiding with.
Step 2: Begin the braid by crossing the right strand under the middle strand
The main difference between a Dutch braid and a French braid is that you are braiding underneath rather than over. This is why a Dutch braid is sometimes called an inside-out braid or reverse braid.
So to start your braid, take the right hair strand and cross it underneath the middle strand.
Step 3: Cross the left strand under the middle strand
Now repeat the step but use the left strand and braid it under the middle strand.
Step 4: Keep braiding all the way down
Continue steps 2-3, pulling hair into the strands as you braid all the way down.
Step 5: Secure with a hairband & hairspray
Once you've reached the end, secure it with a hairband and finish with a spritz of hairspray to keep all the tray hairs at bay.
Double Dutch Braid
Perfect for festivals and need-to-wash-hair days alike, use the same steps to create a double Dutch braid (aka boxer braids) look.
All you need to do is part your hair into two sections (straight down the middle) and follow steps 1-5.