My favorite braid is the Dutch braid, so of course I am going to try every hairstyle imaginable with them. I’m currently loving this double dutch braid because it’s so easy to do and is an easy hairstyle to build upon as the day goes by. A build-able dutch braid tutorial is coming soon, but for now, I wanted to show you how to do the basic double dutch braid.
These are the extensions I always wear. I am wearing the 18 inch chestnut brown version for this tutorial.
- Do a deep side part.
- Gather a two to three inch wide section of hair in the area you want the first braid.
- Divide the section into three pieces.
- Do a dutch braid by crossing the outer section of the hair under the middle section on each, then adding hair to the outer sections and crossing under the middle section and repeat three to four times.
- Finish the braid with a simple three strand braid and secure with a ponytail band.
- Gather another two to three inch wide section of hair directly behind the first braid and create an identical dutch braid by repeating step three and four.
- Wrap the second braid around to the back of your head and pin under the back section of hair with a bobby pin. Repeat with the front braid.
- Curl hair of leave straight.
- Finish with hairspray if you have fly aways.
Tips: You may want to slightly tease the back section of the hair that is covering the bobby pins to create more volume and keep the bobby pins from peeking through. Also, the more you pull apart and pancake the braid the larger the braids will be. If you have areas of your scalp that are showing through from the braid just pull the braid apart more and smooth over that area.
Get more tips and tricks for perfect braids here.