The Dutch braid is a pretty hairdo that can be worn for a number of occasions as well as styled in various ways, so that it suits casual events as well as formal parties. Glamcheck brings you easy steps on how to make the Dutch braid in three different styles.
Simple Dutch Braid
We will start with the most basic style of the Dutch braid. If you can master this, then making other hairstyles around this type of braid won’t be that difficult. So, here are the 5 steps for making the simple Dutch braid.
How to Make Dutch Braid
You will be really playing around with the hair, so it is imperative that they flow well and can be parted easily. Therefore, brush your hair nicely to remove all knots and tangles.
Next, divide your hair into three sections, just like you do when you make a normal braid. However, keep the middle section really wide and the other two side sections should be thinner.
Now focus on making a braid with the wide middle part. So once again, you will divide this part into three more sub parts. Next, take the right subpart of hair and place it under the middle section. Similarly, take the left subpart of hair and, again, place it under the middle section. So, in a way, you are actually channeling the way a normal braid is made. However, instead of placing the sections over each other, you simply put them beneath.
Once you have made the first link of the braid using the above step, next you will slowly start to incorporate hair from the two main side parts. So, when you go ahead and make the second link of the braid, add strands of hair from the right main part to the right subpart. And place both of them together under the middle section. Repeat this same step on the other side, using the strands of hair from the left main part and left subpart.
Repeat step 4 until you reach the base of your neck, at which point you will normally run out of strands from the two main side parts to add to the subparts of the middle section. When this happens, proceed by making a simple braid till you reach the end of your hair and then secure it with a hair elastic. And, your Dutch braid is ready.
With a few times of practice, it won’t be long before you become adept at making the simple Dutch braid in a jiffy. Once that happens, you can try out your hand at the more intricate and exquisite versions of it, such as the ones below.
Crown Dutch Braid
Though it looks rather intimidating, the crown style is not all that difficult especially when you know how to make the simple Dutch braid.
How to Make Crown Dutch Braid
To get started on this, instead of making three parts running down the back of your head, you will create the three sections running from the left side near the crown of your head (just above the ear) to the right side. For girls who are left-handed, do it the other way around ‐ starting from the right to the left.
Now repeat all the steps listed for making the simple Dutch braid with this section of hair that runs across your crown. Once the links of the braid reach the neck area on the side, you can simply make a bun, braid or ponytail with the remaining hair.
Diagonal Dutch Braid
This is yet another variant of the Dutch braid, and you will see that the different styles are created by simple changing the partition and direction of the braid. So in this case, you will make the three sections diagonally across the back of your head. The rest of the steps remain the same as that of making the simple Dutch braid.
Dutch Braid Variations Diagonal Dutch Braid
You can also add flowers or floral accessories to your Dutch braid hairstyle to make it look prettier and princess like.
If you liked this hairstyle, perhaps you could try out the more elaborate and fancier versions of it such as the two row Dutch braid and its variants.