Dutch Side Braid Tutorial

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I have gotten a lot of questions and comments about the dutch side braid that I have been wearing in my posts, so I wanted to share a tutorial on how to do it. It’s a simple braid to master, just remember to do it with greasy hair (read more of my braiding tips here). Don’t get too frustrated if you don’t get it the first time. It took me 3 tries to get it right the first time I did it, but after doing it several times I can do it in 3 minutes without a mirror. Just keep trying. You will get the hang of it eventually.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Supplies: 1 large bobby pin, 1 hair tie, hair extensions (optional)

Tutorial Steps:

  1. Do a deep side part.
  2. Gather a three inch wide section of hair at the part line.
  3. Divide the hair into three sections.
  4. Cross the outer section of the hair under the middle section
  5. Repeat with the other side
  6. Then add free hair to the outer sections and cross under the middle section
  7. Repeat with the other side
  8. Repeat steps 5&6 until all the free hair has been incorporated into the braid.
  9. Finish the braid with a simple three strand braid and secure with a ponytail band.
  10. To make the braid bigger and fluffier pull apart the braid.  To do this hold the tail of the braid with one hand and gently pull up and out on each section of the braid as you massage the hair. Do this until you are happy with how large the braid is.
  11. Secure the hair with a large bobby pin placed towards the braid side of the head.
  12. Finish with hairspray if needed.

Tips: If the braid doesn’t look quite right pull it out more.

See more hairstyles you can do with a dutch braid here.



19 thoughts on “Dutch Side Braid Tutorial

    1. Carly Post author

      Thanks Elle! Keep at it, it took me several attempts. Braiding always looks easy, but it can be a bit tricky. Thanks for stopping by

    1. Carly Post author

      Thank you! Good luck and don’t worry, if you don’t win this one I have tons of great giveaways planned that you automatically entered in if you stay subscribed

  1. Joanna Ainscough

    This is really cute! Your braid reminds me A LOT of my hair style in my childhood, you know? When I was a little girl and still needed mommy to take care of me before school. She would create the little princess by so many styles of hair on me. Unfortunately, I never got back home with the same look even once. I remember she teased me that I looked like I came back home from war.


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