Exude plaited perfection with a super cool, easy to achieve set of dutch braids. This free-spirited hairstyle is an easy way to add a bohemian touch to whatever your plans, great for poolside primps, weekend errand runs, and dialling up for low key events and weddings.

So before we get started, let's start from the beginning. What exactly is a dutch braid?

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A dutch braid, also known as a reverse braid or boxer braid, involves crossing the hair underneath the three sections of your braid, as opposed to over, as you would with french braiding.

Commonly, dutch braids are often proven to be slightly more difficult to master than french braids, with this in mind we have made our very own step-by-step dutch braid tutorial to help you nail down the classic but chic look once and for all.

Dutch Braids vs French Braids - Is There A Difference?

While you may be under the impression that Dutch and French braids are the same, there are a few key differences.

Firstly, with a French braid, you are crossing sections of hair over one another, and with a Dutch braid, you will be
crossing them underneath (as noted above).

Due to the differences in technique, the Dutch braid gives a 3D impression, whereas the French braid sits at more of a
smooth flat appearance.

Dutch Braids Step By Step Guide

What You Will Need

To secure the ultimate dutch braid hairstyles, you will need the following:

● Hair Gel or Hair Pomade
CLOUD NINE Luxury Paddle Brush
● Fine Tail Comb
● Clear Hair Ties

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Now you’ve gathered your equipment, you’re ready to learn how to do a dutch braid.

For optimum results we recommend carrying out this style on day two or three hair - freshly washed hair can make this a little more tricky due to extra fly aways.

Step 1: Using the CLOUD NINE Luxury Paddle Brush, brush through your whole hair making sure to get rid of any knots
our tangles.

Step 2: Once combed through, begin by sectioning your hair using a fine tail comb - create a centre parting all the way
to the bottom of your head.

Step 3: Using a hair tie, tie one side up, to keep it out of the way.

Step 4: At the very top of your crown on the other side, create a triangle section and split into three. Remember, to create a dutch braid we must begin the technique under rather than over.

Step 5: Begin by passing the inner strand of hair under the middle strand.

Step 6: Take the outer trang and pass it under the middle strand.

Step 7: As you would a french braid, begin adding a small section of hair to the strands, before passing under. Take your
time to ensure it is neat and evenly distributed.

Step 8: Continue the previous steps passing hair into the braid each time.

Step 9: Once you are at the bottom, secure with a hair tie.

Step 10: Repeat on the other side.

*Top tip: Try your best to keep your sections as tight as possible in order to create a more defined braid. If you want to
create a softer feathery style braid, pull out the edges of the braid for a looser finish.*

Note. Don’t worry if you don’t get the hang of it the first-time, practice always makes perfect!

And there you have it, your ultimate guide to achieving a gorgeous dutch braid, happy styling.

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