How to Do a Dutch Braid?

Life gets boring if there is no fun and experiments similarly your look and personality also looks dull when you always carry the same hairstyle. Your hair is the natural crown so why not make that crown look more beautiful. No doubt every hairstyle is unique and beautiful in its own sense but a Dutch braid is one of the best hairstyles for an everyday look. It can make anyone look beautiful but it is a perfect choice for those who are too much involved in sports and physical activities. It keeps your hair in place and gives you a new style. In starting it will take a little time to do a Dutch braid but as you know practice makes a man perfect, slowly you will become the master of this braid. Read our article and learn these easy steps to do a Dutch braid.

Steps to do a Dutch Braid

1.) Prepare Your Hair to do a Dutch Braid:

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It is completely your choice whether you want to make a dutch braid on wet hair or dry hair. The most important thing that you need to remember is that your hair should be free from knots and tangles. For this, use a wide tooth brush to disentangle your hair. If you desire to get waves when you open the braid then create a Dutch braid on wet hair. Comb back your hair smoothly before you start your work. If you want to make a double Dutch braid, then part your hair from the center or side.

2.) Hold a Section of Hair from the Top:

Since you have already prepared your hair, now it is time to do a Dutch braid. This is the first important step so there should be no chance of mistake. If you want to include your bangs in this braid then start from the hairline. If you do not want to include the bangs then gather a section of your hair from the top of the head. Make sure that it is one inch thick and 5 inches wide. If you are afraid that by the end your braid will get an ugly pouffe then to avoid this tie the gathered hair with elastic to ensure a good and tight braid.

3.) Divide Half of Your Hair into Different Sections:

Just like a normal braid, a Dutch braid is also created with three sections of hair. If your hair is thick there that chances they will fall out of the braid. It can also make your work tough. So to avoid apply a hair spray before the next step. It is the first major step to do a Dutch braid. Divide the section of hair that you have gathered on the top of the head in 3 parts. Make sure that are no fly-away hair and tangles. You can use hair spray for a better look. Comb your hair properly so that further work becomes easier.

4.) Steps to do a Dutch Braid:

Now your actual work starts. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to do a Dutch braid perfectly if you are doing it for the first time. Once you get into practice you can create it in just 10 minutes. Follow the steps given below to do a Dutch braid that makes you look charismatic and stunning.

  • After dividing your hair into three parts, cross the right section of the hair under the center section. This is just the reverse of a French braid.
  • Now cross the left section under the center section.
  • Keep on adding hair while continuing the process. This is easy and you just have to go with the flow. First, the right section should cross the center section and then the left section.
  • When you cross the right section of the hair under the center section add hair to this from the right side of the head.
  • Cross the left section of hair under the center section and add hair from the left side of the head.
  • Every time when you cross the right and left sections of hair under the center section include small sections of hair from the right side and the left side.

5.) Continue the Braid:

This is the last step to do a Dutch braid. You have to continue braiding until you reach the nape of your neck. Make sure that your Dutch braid is tight enough. If you want a messy touch then keep the braid loose. Keep combing your hair while braiding to prevent knots and tangles in your hair.

6.) Finishing Off the Dutch Braid:

Your Dutch braid is almost ready now you just have to use an elastic band to stop it from opening. You can use a hair spray to freshen the look of your Dutch braid. You can enhance the beauty of your Dutch braid by using some hair jewels.