Messy Dutch Fishtail Ponytail

Hi everyone! Today I’ve got a fun dutch braided ponytail to show you. This actually used to be a big go-to hairstyle for me a couple of years ago–I literally would wear it all the time!

It’s been so freezing cold lately, but as you can see from the pictures spring is slowly coming. 😉 I love it when all the trees start to blossom after winter!

I haven’t done this hairstyle on myself for a while, so I decided, why not do a tutorial for it? I’ve also worn this hairstyle for basketball multiple times and it’s great for jazzing up a boring ponytail. 😉

Items needed: 1 hair tie, 1 small elastic, 1-2 bobby pins (if needed)

Time: 5-10 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  Begin with a side part..
  2. Pick up a small section of hair near the part line and divide into two pieces..
  3. Take a small piece from the right section, cross it underneath and add it to the left section.
  4. Next, take a small piece from the left section, cross it underneath, adding it into the right section.
  5. Cross a section from the right underneath to the left and then pick up a section of hair, crossing it underneath and adding it into the previously crossed section. This  is the same as doing a dutch braid where hair is brought in. The two main sections is how the fishtail effect is created.
  6.  Next cross a section from the right underneath to the left, bring in a section, crossing it under as well.
  7.  Now repeat steps 3 -6 crossing sections underneath and bring in hair until you get just past your ear..
  8. hold the two sections in one hand and go back in pancake the braid by tugging on the edges of the braid..
  9.  Finish with a regular reverse fishtail braid, pancaking as you go along..
  10.  Tie off the end with a hair elastic…
  11. All you need to do now is gather the remaining hair into a ponytail and secure with a hair tie (you could either do a medium height ponytail or a low one–its up to you.)
  12. I wrapped some hair around my hair-tie to finish off the look using the topsy tail trick I showed you in my boho bubble braid combo.
  13. And you’re done!

If you couldn’t already tell, I love fishtail and dutch braids, so this hairstyle is right up my alley. I hope you like this style as much as I do! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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4 thoughts on “Messy Dutch Fishtail Ponytail

  1. This must be a sign that I should learn how to Dutch braid!!!!! I enjoyed reading this tutorial. By the way, where did you get the music for the videos?

    1. Haha! That’s great, thank you!

      That’s actually a really good question–any music you see that says ‘by ALL RELATED‘ is made by my two older brothers and one of my cousins (they just let me use it, which is awesome! 😉 )

  2. Lovely hairstyle and photography Clare! And thank you so much for the video, it was very helpful – I finally know how to do dutch fishtails! 🙂 ❤

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