We all know that braids are very stylish and definitely the perfect way to diversify your normal hairstyle with just a little effort. However, some common braid hairstyles such as normal braid or French braid are no longer novel and delightful as you have done them over and over again and you’re tired of it? Then why don’t you try to create some interesting accents to look more stunning with the Dutch braid hairstyle?
What is the Dutch braid hairstyle?
The Dutch braid is called by many names, one most popular among them is “reverse French braid” as its structure is similar to the traditional British braid and French braid but more versatile and spectacular. In fact, the Dutch braid is considered as an upgraded version of the French braid as it is done exactly like a French braid, except that instead of crossing the strand over, you have to do it under.
This braiding technique may look difficult for the beginner but it is actually quite easy to do as long as you follow the steps strictly. This fabulous hairstyle literally works well on most lengths of hair, brings you a neatly, feminine, and graceful look. Especially, a double Dutch braid in the combination with short hair is an exquisite choice that couldn’t be more perfect to have a youthful dynamic appearance.
So what are you still waiting for without joining MCSARA to learn how to do a Dutch braid for an alluring look right away?
Following these steps to making a Basic Dutch Braid
1. Start with neatly brushed, dry or damp hair
Comb your hair gently from the hair tips to hair roots to eliminate all the knots and tangles. You can do a Dutch braid on either dry or damp hair. Braiding on damp hair is an effective non-heating curling method preferred by many girls, taking the braid out after letting the hair dry completely and you will have natural beautiful curly hair without heat-damages. In case, your hair has so many baby hair or flyaways, you can tame them by using a smoothing product such as serum or pomade or misting them with water.
2. Brush your hair straight back, then gather a small section at the top of your head
Brush your hair straight back and take a small section from the front hairline. This section should be wide as the width of your forehead.
3. Split the taken section into three equal strands
Use the right hand to hold the right strand, and the left hand to hold the two others. Then clamp the middle strand using the index finger and the middle finger, and hold the left strand against your pinkie and palm. Ready to start braiding.
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 will be starting from the right side (If you want to begin from the left, just do everything in the opposite). Firstly, 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 unless your Dutch braid could end up to be just French-braiding despite the original intention of creating Dutch braids.
5. Expand the Dutch Braid
Gather a thin hair strand from the right side of your head and add it to the right tresses to create a bigger strand. Then cross this strand under the middle one. Use your fingers to smooth down the hair and make sure the braid is tight.
6. Do the same on the left side
Take a small hair strand from the left side of your hairline then add it to the left strand before crossing it under the new middle strand obtained at step 5. Smooth down any disturbing hair and ensure the braid is tight.
7. Continue to braid until you reach the nape
Repeat the process above until you reach the nape of your neck. To achieve a neat and tight braid, make sure that the size of the additional thin hair is consistent and equal.
8. Finish off with a basic braid
After finishing all the steps above, continue to make a normal braid (if your hair is long) with the remaining hair and fix it with an elastic band.
9. Loosen the outer strand to make the Dutch braid look more fantastic
That’s how to make a perfect Dutch braid, not difficult at all right? Besides the basic Dutch braid, you can also transform to be more dynamic with a double Dutch braid. The steps to do a double Dutch braid is similar to a basic Dutch braid except that you have to part your hair into two equal sides at first and start doing basic Dutch braid on each side.
Wishing you quickly having a beautiful hairstyle as desired! Don’t forget to visit MCSARA’s store to be updated with the latest information about hairstyles, hair care, hair extensions, etc.