Growing up, we always called the “Dutch braid” an inverted French braid. I didn’t know there was another name for it, so when someone asked me if I knew how to do a Dutch braid, my answer was pretty quick “I don’t think so.”
Just doing a little research, I found out that they are the same. If you know how to French braid, this hair tutorial is super easy.
Basically, you just reverse the direction of the braid. If you’re not quite an expert in the French braid department, that’s okay!
I broke down the Dutch braid steps for you, so you’ll be up (like a pro) in no time.
Step 1: Divide the hair on the top of your head into three sections.
Step 2: You’ll start braiding, but instead of your strands crossing over the middle piece, they’ll cross over the bottom.
Step 3-4: After you’ve crossed down a couple of times, take a section of hair from the side and add it to one of your strands. You will cross this section of hair under the middle strand.
Step 5-6: Repeat on the next side, making sure to be consistent and keep crossing under the middle strand each time.
Seventh step: Keep braiding down.
Step 8: Once you reach the base of the neck, continue braiding until you reach the bottom.
Step 9: (Optional) Twist the bottom of the braid around itself into a bun and pin in place.
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Once you master the steps, try starting from the side to create a beautiful side braid. This technique can be used in many different styles. Happy braiding! xo. Katie
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