X Dutch Braids

Hey Everyone!

Today I’m going to show you all how to get this super cool look that I made up a few weeks ago. I really love this look since it is super wearable, but really unique.

In the front, it looks like you’re wearing basic dutch braids, but in the back, you’ve got this super cool hairstyle. The beginning is a tad tricky to understand, but stick with me, and you’ll see that in order to complete this look, you only have to know how to Dutch braid.

difficulty: intermediate

time: 10-15 minutes

items needed: 3 rubber bands

 

1.) Begin with a side part. I am parting my hair on the left side of my head, so the right side is referred to as the ‘thicker’ side.

2.) Using one of the rubber bands, pull you hair into a half up. I started my half up from about an inch above my ear, all the way back.

3.) Using your thumb or a comb, start a diagonal line from the top of the thick side of the hair (right side) all the way down to the left. Section of the right side of the diagonal.

4.) Undo the half up, but don’t let your hair down. The top of your hair stays in your original side part, but for the crown area, split it down the middle. (if this proves too difficult, then you can just keep the side part for the entire half up section.) Section off the thin side (left section) of the half up. If you think of your head as a square, the top left corner and the bottom right corner are now sectioned off.

5.) On the thick side (right side) of you hair, pick up a 1 inch section of hair near your hairline. Split into three, and begin a dutch braid. Try to keep it going around your head slightly, rather than straight back.

6.) Once you are past the crown of your head, adjust the braid to go diagonally down your head, gathering hair from the bottom left section. Once you run out of hair, continue with a regular three strand braid, and secure with an elastic.

7.) Pull on the braid gently to pancake it, and make it look fuller.

8.) Let down the two sections of hair (left top section and lower right section.) Starting at the top left section, pick up a 1 inch section of hair, and begin a dutch braid. Once you’ve past the crown of your head, you should have picked up all of the hair from the top left section.

9.) Now that you’ve passed the crown of your head, you’ll notice that the two braids will intersect. To do this, simply continue with a regular three strand braid, until you’ve gone over the first braid.

10.) Now that you’ve passed the first braid, continue your dutch braid, gathering hair from the last section (bottom right.) Once you’ve run out of hair to gather, continue with a three strand braid, all the way down, before securing with an elastic.

11.) The second braid will look much thinner than the first, but that’s okay! Just pull on the edges to pancake it to your liking.

 

…and that’s it! I hope you all enjoy this tutorial. This hairstyle looks complicated, but it’s really not. the hardest part is figuring out the sections. After that, it’s all dutch braiding!

Thank you so much for joining me! If you have any requests for future hairstyles, let me know down below in the comments!

Catch ya later!

–Sophia ๐Ÿ™‚

10 thoughts on “X Dutch Braids

  1. Wow, that is breathtaking, Sophia!!! I absolutely LOVE your hair! I’ll trade ya: my hair for yours. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great post! โค

    1. Aw, you’re so sweet Emily! I’m glad you like the hairstyle! Oh, come on…I’m sure your hair is gorgeous! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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