We all know that braids are very stylish and definitely the perfect way to switch up your daily hairstyle. However, have you ever found some common braided hairstyles such as normal braids or French braids to be no longer attractive, as you have done them over and over again? If so, why don’t you try something stunning and unique with the Dutch braid hairstyle? In this post, we’ll guide you through a tutorial on how to make a Dutch braid. Keep reading to get inspired!
1. What is the Dutch braid hairstyle?
In case you are still confused about Dutch braids, we’re here to help you get a better understanding of them before diving into the how-to steps.
Dutch braids go by many names, with the most popular being the “French reverse”. This is because their structure is similar to the traditional British and French braids yet more versatile and sophisticated. In fact, the Dutch braid is considered an upgraded version of the French braid since it’s done in nearly exactly the same way as the French braid instead of crossing the strand over, you have to do it under.
This amazing hairstyle really fits most hair lengths, giving you a neat, feminine and graceful look. However, it will look best if your hair is long and thick enough. In case you want to have longer and more voluminous hair, consider using high-quality hair extensions from Macsara. We offer 100% Remy human hair extensions in various types, textures and colors for you to choose from. Our hair extensions look and feel as natural hair and will give you a perfect blend!
2. How To Do Dutch Braid: Step By Step
2.1. Start with neatly brushed hair
Gently comb your hair from the ends to the roots, not the other way around, to remove all knots and tangles. You can do a Dutch braid on dry or damp hair. Wet braiding is a safe yet effective method of curling hair without using heat that is popular among many girls. Remove the braids after letting your hair dry completely and you’ll have naturally beautiful curls without heat damage.
In case your hair has too many baby hairs or frizzy hair, you can tame them by using a straightening product like a serum or pomade or spritzing your hair with water.
2.2. Comb your hair back, gathering a small section on top of your head
Comb your hair back and take a small section from the front hairline. This part should be as wide as the width of the forehead, so that you’ll create one large braid down the center of your head. You can also gather your hair at about eyebrow or eye level to have a half-up, half-down ponytail, making your Dutch braid more special.
2.3 Divide the section into three equal strands
Use your right hand to hold the right strand and the left hand to hold the other two strands. Then squeeze the middle strand with your index and middle fingers, while holding the left strand to your little finger and palm. Ready to start braiding.
2.4. Start braiding
You can start braiding either from the right side or the left side as long as it is comfortable for you. In this case, we’ll start from the right (if you want to start from the left, just do everything in reverse). First, cross the right strand under the middle strand, then continue to cross the left strand under the new middle strand. Remember to cross these two strands under, or else your Dutch braid ends up being just a French braid even though the original intention was to create a Dutch braid!
2.5. Expand the Dutch braid
Gather a thin section of hair from the right side of the head and add it to the right braid to create a larger section of hair. Then cross this strand under the middle strand. Use your fingers to smooth the hair and make sure the braid is tight.
2.6. Repeat on the left side
Take a small section of hair from the left side of the hairline, then add it to the left side before passing through the middle section obtained in step 5. Smooth out the tangled hair and make sure to braid it tightly.
2.7. Continue braiding to the nape of the neck
Repeat the above process until you reach the nape of the neck. To get a neat, tight braid, make sure that the size of the excess thin hair is consistent and even.
2.8. Finish with a basic braid
After completing all the above steps, continue to do the normal braid (if your hair is long) with the rest of your hair and secure it with an elastic band.
2.9. Loosen the outer strands to make Dutch braids look even better
Starting at the end of the braid, gently pull the outer strands to loosen them if desired. For a more carefree look, tease even the thin strands at the roots.
So that’s all you need to know about how to Dutch braid your own hair, not difficult at all, right? Besides the basic Dutch braid hairstyle, you can also make a more dynamic variation with the Dutch double braid hairstyle. The steps for a double Dutch braid are similar to the basic Dutch braid, except that you must first divide your hair into equal sides and begin a basic Dutch braid on each side.
In wrapping up this step-by-step tutorial on how to make a Dutch braid, you’ve unlocked a versatile and stylish braiding technique. With a bit of practice, you’ll be weaving stunning Dutch braids effortlessly. Don’t hesitate to visit our hair extension collection to get long, voluminous hair today! Contact us via WhatsApp (+84) 37 9989 559 for the best deals!