A while ago I shared with you all how to french braid, my favorite simple braid at the time is the dutch braid. It is very similar to the french braid but reverse! I feel like it is actually easier than the french braid, but that is just how my hands move. So here I am today to show you how to dutch braid! Like last time I will have steps with pictures. Enjoy!

  1. Brush through your hair so it is smooth and has no part line (make sure you keep a brush handy the whole time to take care of any knots that appear).
  2. Take a section of hair at the top of the head about 3 inches wide and a half inch thick and split it into three sections.
  3. Instead of crossing over like the french braid, now cross a side piece under the middle strand turning it into the new middle strand.
  4. Repeat the same step on the other side. Take the side piece and cross it under the middle strand making it the new middle piece.
  5. Now repeat the same step on the other side, but this time before you cross take a piece of hair from that side of the head and add it into your strand. Make sure you smooth out the hair before crossing!
  6. Repeat this step alternating sides all the way down the head until you run out of hair.

    the braid should start to look like this as you continue

  7. Finish by doing a simple reverse braid with the remaining hair and tie off with an elastic to finish!

    end of braid

    top of the braid when it is done

    back of finished braid

    side back view

I hope you found my post useful and as always please leave me a comment letting me know what you think, or any comments you may have! Remember, this braid also takes practice so keep it up!

<3 Adria