How to Dutch braid your hair

Ever heard of Dutch braids? They're the super-cool, inside-out alternative to the traditional French braid—and the best part is, with a little practice, you can create them yourself.

Try out these simple instructions and rock Dutch braids to your next holiday party, family dinner or school day...

DIY Dutch Braid Tutorial 

Step 1: Brush your hair and make sure it doesn't have tangles.

Step 2: Part your hair (you can choose a middle or side part) and separate to two sides.

Step 3: Pick a side to start. Take a section of hair and divide into three equal sections. 

Step 4: Cross the first outer strand under the middle strand. Then, cross the other outer strand under the middle strand. 

Step 5: Pick up another strand of hair and cross it under the middle. Then, do the same with a section of hair on the other side. Keep replacing the middle strand with the new sections of hair you are pulling in. 

Step 6: Repeat the process on the other side! Then, practice, practice, practice until you can create amaze Dutch braids.

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by Katherine Hammer | 11/16/2019